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Lies, Leaks, Laughter and Legal Loving – Headlined on OpEdNews.com & Featured on PoliticusUSA.com

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Descending the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D. C. taking pride in our love of God and Country, while hating people who look like fired U. S. Attorney Preet Bharara, resenting those who think like fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates and defaming Americans who act like fired FBI Director James Comey, believing that makes America great – turn back, face Abraham, lock eyes — pledge allegiance to the rights and privileges we promise each other every time we dare utter, Land of the Free, Support our Troops and Justice for all.

What’s the Big Deal about a president firing an FBI Director over the investigation of a foreign power’s invasion of America’s electoral process?

America!

President Trump has right and might to fire We the People’s government civil servants, but minus provable justifiable cause, he taunts Section 4.

The United States Constitution insists, we are innocent until proven guilty – and that our Founding Fathers presumed, there would be more than a few presidents, impeached – reasoning, one of the greatest dangers in preserving, the Exceptional Experiment of self-government, would be investing in one man the power to be easily corrupted.

That isn’t to say, our Founding Fathers expected most presidents, after Washington, would be crooks, but rather being cognizant that training for every new president would come from their life experience, preceding election, and the challenges faced in their first year, as President.

However, despite impeachment of Andrew Johnson, for the most part, between Lincoln’s 1865 assassination and Nixon’s, under threat of impeachment, 1974 resignation, Americans, and the Congresses they elected, have largely averted eyes, hearts and minds from the task of removing presidents, even when in conflict with American laws.

Besides, catapulting the greater good for all, above protecting party political power’s financial rewards, is just too inconvenient, too time consuming and requires too much honesty, civics and adult supervision.

And when is it best to be assured of another’s loyalty?  After years of association, or when unexpectedly thrust together by voters expecting an ensemble of team players, working for the good of all of the people, all of the time?

The question is rhetorical, because the relationship between a President of the United States and members of the Department of Justice, though both within the Executive Branch of Government, is not meant to resemble, a buddy system.

Serving in the Second Continental Congress, I imagine Franklin and Jefferson were not alone in expecting America might someday, with or without foreign stimulus, elect itself a Kingfish like loudmouth, glad handing women, back slapping Justice Department personnel for a desired decision on behalf of a compromised subordinate with a story to tell.

They may have even imagined a full House of Goodlatte and Paul Ryan, loving party more than inspiring a, Home of the Brave.  Isn’t the very antithesis of a democratic republic, blessing presidential naivete with excuses for unprecedented ignorance of and disregard for our Constitution.

Nonetheless, America has survived and thrived many growing pains, even while our Exceptionalism was being stained by the shameful practice of cultivating generational prejudice and bias.

For decades America’s exceptional love has been on a great divide trajectory with both major parties morally deteriorating:

  • Conservatives like Pence, sanctimoniously claiming their faith is an inherent right to wage war on women, LGBTQ and now the non-existent American Sharia Law
  • Increasing Leakers, both revered and reviled
  • Political money changers offering the poorest of excuses, Republicans: it’s not our fault; Democrats: it’s not fair

What is love of country if not loving all its citizens?

In Nebraska, because of her short haircut, eight-year old soccer player Mili Hernandez was accused of being a boy and disqualified.  Her team responded by cutting their long hair, to resemble hers.

I love Checks and Balances, how about you?  I love impeachable tweeters, how about you?

I love fireside chats when POTUS has a clue.  I love the FBI, Obamacare, not Trump guy, how about you?

I love Electoral College, instead of mob rule…

Like, Climate Change, we cannot deny we have not always embraced all in loving kindness – America needs more supremely loving victories – I like it! How about you

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Despite Trump, there’s a better World A-Coming — Headlined by OpEdNews.com 5-4-17

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Most Americans, have always worked hard to get ahead, but if you weren’t as pale as Andrew Jackson, you had to run faster and slave longer to be acknowledged:  hero.

Not so for Groper-in-Chief proponent of foxy sexual harassment, walled in by conflicts of interest, threatening affordable healthcare and scientific discovery shutdown.

Whether shouting from baseball stands, religious altars, white hoods or Bully Pulpit, mocking or demeaning others is the act of cowards with horrific potential and tragic probability.

Yet, we still walk among heroes — in classrooms, hospitals and neighborhoods; in the aftermath of tornadoes, hurricanes and floods — good Samaritans clothed as strangers, saving us from the reality of erratic humans and weather extremes.

Though a nation too steeped in denial and consumed by belly-up fear, spun by spin:  hot-air, broken promises and past glories, blowing in our face like ice cycles in Spring, no divider-in-chief can wall in American heroism, if women, children, scientists, educators, activists, surgeons general, attorneys general and peaceful protesters advocate for reason, equal justice for all, renewable energy, clean air & water, free public education and a financially secure EPA – knowing true heroes rally to save — not incite to riot.

Heroes are rarely loud or torturous or self-aggrandizing; rarely thinking themselves superior or even worthy.  They are teachers & nurses, doctors & lawyers, the insightful friend — and stranger just in the nick of time.

Yet, heroes aren’t only those saving families in trapped cars, breathing life anew into infants, but are the daily bread care propelling us forward, in melodic ensemble:  there’s a better world a-coming.

Now we petition, march and campaign to renew elections with an informed electorate.  We must be risk-taking heroes for our children because their children are depending on it.

We are the descendants of depression, inheritors of progressive winds and stewards of the immigration legacies of legends.  Heroes and immigrants, come in all sizes, shapes, shades and sexes — but where there are dreamers, there are detractors; where the best & the brightest, also fear of change; where innovative ideas, old habits; where God Bless America, assassinations in the streets; where just say nofatted calf feasts for drug lords; where genius, envy; outreach, duck & cover — for every protagonist, an antagonist and every hero, a villain – where heroes seek balance, cowards create chaos.

Despite a James Comey two-step or POTUS MIA side-stepping, Not the White House Correspondences Dinner, broadcast chambers maintain empty barrels, oblivious to America’s greatness is in the kindness of strangers, mentors and Nature.

Heroism?

  • White Congressional males or Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton, Hetty Green, Hellen Keller & her teacher Anne Sullivan, Frances Perkins, Georgia O’Keeffe, Amelia Earhart, Marion Anderson, Rosa Parks, Martha Raye, Katherine Graham, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Reagan, Shirley Chisholm, Maya Angelou, Audrey Hepburn, Coretta Scott King, Madeleine Albright, Hillary Clinton, Oprah, Simone Manuel, Simone Biles and Ruth Bader Ginsburg?
  • Newborn William Billy Kimmel’s doctors, nurses and scientists who develop ways to save the lives of babies and the elderly or Climate deniers

May 1884, Moses Fleetwood Walker squatted to catch baseball fans off guard.  Seven years before Tax Day was knocked out of the Ides of March, Jackie Robinson stole bases in 1947 almost as fast as a 1936 Buckeye Bullet winning four Olympic gold medals.

Yet we still need Sam Cooke and Woody Guthrie lyrics to apologize to Adam Jones – but I know, a change is gonna come, oh yes, it is.

Since, Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country, the GOP has diminished equality for non-whites, non-males, non-straights and non-documented American dreams.

Caveat Emptor:  Halliburton gulf oil deaths, Pharmaceutical price hikes and Healthcare that denies covering pre-existing conditions.

We choose who we honor as heroes:

  • Mike Flynn or Desmond Doss who earned his Medal of Honor by saving 75 wounded at Hacksaw Ridge?
  • Donald Trump or Jimmy Kimmel?

MOBs don’t fire honor and too often, America’s forgotten heroes are women.

Change that makes a better world, allows truth to set us free from the darkness of Lincoln’s betrayers and  Emerge  into the light of Heroes.