Watching the Trump Impeachment Hearings that began today, I couldn’t help but flash back to 1973 and the Nixon Impeachment Hearings. During the time of those hearings, we were driving to and through Canada, both on vacation and a job seeking trip would allow us to immigrate.
I remember the hot prairie air blowing through the open windows of our Scout as we drove down the long straight Interstate highway through the American Plains, as we listened to the testimonies on the radio, and constantly having to find a new radio station as one after another faded out as we drove.
Once our vacationing through Banff National Park was over, we headed to Victoria on Vancouver Island to stay with relatives of relatives as I looked for a teaching job. Fortunately once there, we found that they were as interested in Nixon’s Impeachment hearings as we were so the television was always on and we were able to keep up with what was happening.
Luckily in September, after the schools had opened in BC, I was offered a teaching job in a one room school which I took, and that started a new adventure in our lives and allowed us to immigrate.
Note to comment: Today everyone knows Nixon did a crime, but at this point of his impeachment process most of his supporters still supported him and thought he was innocent of everything and the impeachment a sham. At least back then some of the Republican members of Congress possessed ethics and a backbone and put country over party. I believe history will bring out the truth again this time.
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