The latest from this White House and the discredited person who sits in the big seat.
All through the campaign, Americans heard two phrases over and over again. “Lock her up” and “Build that wall, have Mexico pay for it”. The first chant would remind someone of a history lesson about the goings on in a fascist or third world dictatorship. The second was a misguided attempt to exploit the fears of a misinformed public who were convinced that the candidate had actual knowledge of the immigration issue and could force a foreign neighbor to do his bidding. This President, while he has never stopped campaigning, has failed to apply himself in any attempt to govern in a democracy. Out of desperation to hold his base he may yet fall back on the ‘lock her up nonsense’. This is because he is in constant need for an enemy. In regard to the wall, now that the reality of Mexico not paying has set in, the threats are now pointed at Congress and the American people. “His Majesty” is demanding funds for a wall or a Government Shutdown. Who does the think he is? In the 1630s England’s Charles II sent Parliament home and ruled autocratically. Result was English Civil War”
Congressional Republican, do you realize that you are the enemy now? It has been the Democrats, it has been the media, it has been the intelligence community. It is now you. What are you going to do?
Which would you prefer in the White House; crazy person or one who is just a bad guy? It’s probably a good time to make that determination to better understand the mental state of the person who occupies the Oval Office. Is this guy balanced? He demonstrates deep insecurities while he rambles in his public statements, has delusions about his abilities and accomplishments, makes wild and unsubstantiated accusations. He then does a complete 180-degree turn in his next outing. On the other hand, there are those who have often considered him to be an individual with no moral compass; a person who would say anything and do anything to achieve an agenda. He has demonstrated throughout his career an affinity to lie, cheat, bully, and betray and his present life seems to be no different. So take your pick. Do his actions warrant an in-depth psychic analysis, or a good spanking?
Just when you thought you had heard about enough garbage from this President(?), he gets you again with something even more outlandish then he did the week or even the day before. His latest, is his attempt to justify and defend his already indefensible comments in relation to the tragic events in Charlottesville VA. His feeble and outlandish comments comparing George Washington with Robert E. Lee only further supports the argument that he is morally, ethically, and intellectually unfit to be President.
Americans do not erect monuments to our great leaders to memorialize their shortcomings, character flaws, or misguided actions. We raise monuments to honor and recognize the contributions and great sacrifices they made to create, protect, and preserve this great nation. As human beings, they had their faults. Yes, Washington and Jefferson were slaveholders in an era of slaveholding. It was wrong and indefensible. But they gave us our country, our independence, our Constitution. They, arguably, more than any other of the great collection of individuals we know as the Founding Fathers, started us on the journey to the place that we hold in the world today. And yes, they had their issues. We acknowledge them, as we should, but it is not why they are honored such. We memorialize Lincoln for many of the same reason, recognizing that he to had faults. He used his office to jail opponents, and shut down publications that criticized the Union war effort without due process. Many question his real feelings in regard to slavery; after all he notably stated that if he could preserve the union without freeing the slave he would. We memorialize Lincoln for his leadership in preserving the country in time that we needed the most. We do not honor F.D.R. because he supported and approved of the internment camps that incarcerated Japanese Americans, during WWII. We Remember and memorialize him for his guidance, leadership, and confidence building during that war and the economic crisis that preceded it.
Robert E. Lee? What great contribution did he make to the American story? What is his legacy? He, for his part fought to end the great Union that the above-mentioned individuals fought so hard to create and defend. In fact, he had the choice to protect the country or to fight to end it. He chose the later, along with Jefferson Davis and all of the other major and minor players of the Southern Confederacy. Should they be remembered, yes? Should they be memorialized? That is another question. For those who wish to give them praise and honor, place their likenesses in a Park of the Confederacy, or a museum where people who want to revel in the glory days of the Old South can choose to do so, but not in a public palace where their images all too likely, will only tend to raise resentment in a time when we are all becoming more sensitive of our origins.
For the U.S. President to equate the character, actions and contributions of men like Washington and Jefferson to Gen. Lee and Mr. Davis is sickening, outlandish and wrong. It is the twisted history of a twisted mind in an attempt to trash the truth for personal gain. It is something we have seen this man do time and again and unless WE ALL, (are you paying attention Congress) stand up and say NO MORE, he will continue to get away with.