U.S. Vice President Mike Pence at a news conference at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, October 17, 2019. Photo by Huseyin Aldemir/Reuters. PBS website

Great moments in life require freedom and courage. Loyalty to the Republican Party and its hierarchy characterizes Vice President Mike Pence. The request that he invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump challenges his lifelong orientation. Could he disregard a lifetime discipline?

This is similar to the spiritual crisis faced by Prince Arjuna in the Hindu classic, the Bhagavad Gita. The prince faced his enemy on the battlefield. It included teachers and family loyal to the…