During the Senate trial of Donald J. Trump, I watched and heard the senators pledge allegiance to our flag, and I wondered if many of them thought about and believed in the words they were saying. Do they understand and believe that in their pledge they are giving their word to uphold with loyalty and obedience “one nation, indivisible” and to assure “liberty and justice for all”?

After pledging their allegiance, 43 senators voted to acquit Donald J. Trump. Their action emphatically spoke louder than their words. In fact, the acquittal of Trump was a pledge by these senators to divide the nation, and their vote is clearly a vote to promote liberty and justice for some and not all. Their vote is a call for anarchy and chaos.

Andrew Stancioff, Spruce Head