Justice Tempered with Forgiveness

Open letter to Senator Franken
Dear Senator Franken,
I respect your resignation, and your attempt to not only do what is right – but to begin the road back to regaining the public trust for you and your party. I don’t think at this moment we can distinguish between what is “unacceptable behavior” and what is a sexual predator. You are not a sexual predator. You are a typical guy (in the least complementary sense) of your generation, but given your public profile, there simply is no place to hide from the tsunami of overdue reckoning flooding the western world at this time.
I hope you come through this a stronger, wiser man. I hope our country comes through this crucible a stronger and more equal society.
You need to be held to account, others need to be held to account! Hopefully your acceptance of your fate will make it possible for us to hold others, whose behavior is clearly more egregious, to account.

Published by Carole J. Garrison

I’m a conversationalist, an observer, a passionate participant in life. And now, in my later years, I’m a recorder of the lessons of my life through essays, stories, and novels. I live in the fourth moment of life, just outside the normal distribution of most people and it is from this place that I write.

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