Demand Reality, Not A Reality Show

US Senate

Today, I want to bring your attention to two founding principles of the United States of America: the rule of law and the right to a fair trial.

You have an absolute right to your personal politics. You have an absolute right to take a side. But the “right” to have personal politics and the “right” to take a side are granted to you by the “Rule of Law.”

Please, let’s stop arguing who is right and who is wrong; the Constitution says that the decision is to be made by a trial in the Senate. That said, our Senators must hold a fair trial.

The legal definition of a fair trial is one that is conducted fairly, justly, and with procedural regularity by an impartial judge, and in which the defendant is afforded his or her rights under the U.S. Constitution.

Among the factors used to determine whether a defendant received a fair trial are the effectiveness of the assistance of counsel, the opportunity to present evidence and witnesses, the opportunity to rebut the opposition’s evidence and cross-examine the opposition’s witnesses, the presence of an impartial jury, and the judge’s freedom from bias.

Please write to your Senators and demand that a fair trial be held. The soul of our constitutional republic is at stake.

Author’s note: This is not a sponsored post. I am the author of this article and it expresses my own opinions. I am not, nor is my company, receiving compensation for it.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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