“Despotism is the enemy of the people. The free press is the despot’s enemy.”
US Senator Jeff Flake
Yes, I’m as shocked as you are that I would choose to quote something said by the junior senator from Arizona, Jeff Flake.
Why am I shocked? Because he’s a Republican senator. And there’s usually very little said by any Republican politician that I consider to be quote worthy. However, when someone speaks the truth, it doesn’t matter to me whether that person is a liberal or a conservative, a Democrat or a Republican. If it’s the truth, it deserves to be quoted.
And in this case, what Senator Flake said is not an “alternative fact,” it’s not “fake news.” It’s simply the truth.
Written for today’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.