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“Here’s Where We Are” – U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel – OpEdNews.com Headline

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On America’s 243rd birthday, can all Americans prove, in unity, if not civility, that our individual character defines us, obeying our Constitution’s laws makes us exceptional and Justice for All equals National Security.

Our military, nation’s capital and sacred Lincoln Memorial were not transformed into a political event footnote, until our Trump led by the nose Media, aided and abetted by our undivided attention, cast it so.

We are the wind beneath Trump’s GOP wings, rocket-firing his flight of fantasy by fulfilling his most ardent individualized American Dream:  dominating every news cycle.

To save an America made in Trump’s own image, we need, by example, to help all to see the wisdom and self-preservation of, love thy neighbor as thyself – even those for whom, pursuit of happiness remains separating and caging asylum seeking families – and stop expecting someone to listen after we call them stupid.

When the last rockets’ red glare yields to darkness and the last ferociously expensive ego tank display has returned to its rational place, perhaps we will realize how thankful we should be to Donald Trump, his offspring, son-in-law Jared, bankers Deutsche & John Mercer and his comrades, Mitch McConnell and Vladimir Putin.  For without the special brand of patriotism of the trumped, we might still be living under the delusion that our U. S, Constitution, like the World Trade Towers, is an implacable, indestructible diamond rock of Gibraltar – insulated from all harm, foreign or domestic.

However, with Trump’s image replacing Lincoln’s as our national reflection, reason and character profaned by our 45th now reduces American institutions to footstools, vulnerable to our enemies within.

A people mesmerized from sea to shining sea, by torrential texts, towering tweets and insidious instant grams of nonsense worthy of talking heads, weakens our power to perceive the difference between truth and reality show pretense.

America’s education, communication and debating skills have been so debased that the vast majority of Americans unquestioningly believe every utterance of Corporatism’s ads for over consumerism, Mark Zuckerberg’s conjured Boost-it numbers con and thinking a narcissistic reality show host has any intention of letting go of the greatest gig he’s ever fallen into – certainly not after he’s ordered, received and rehearsed for a military show of force around the exterior of our 1600 Pennsylvania Ave property.

In our 243rd year, it’s about time, and how we deal with the timing of past due consequences:  some as old as sexism and racism, others evolving as immigration and Opioid addiction – and some threatening the very life of our planet, as Trump threatens our legal foundation, calling, time out on obeying a federal court order while displaying a not so veiled threat of how easy making America Marshall Law again, could be.

Our Constitutional crisis is that our Constitution is in crisis – and all it took, was, blind obedience to one apathetic ruthlessly unethical man – being the natural outcome of a GOP evolving from Lincoln’s greatness to grandfathering grotesque gerrymandering corruption to make America as unrecognizable as it was, 28 June 1969.

On America’s 243rd birthday, with a birther belching bogus battle stations, with buffoonery besieging Lincoln’s reflection with tanks, invigorating MAGA with, Viable and Possible Census discrimination, our next wish had best be for recapturing mental stability.

We owe our country the birthday present of a, cease and desist order for both arguing about and cheering for, the wrong things – for doing so, we are the wind beneath the wings determined to whitewash our power to be decent human beings:  a Military Industrial Complex mudslinging our Land of the Free, back to Betsy Ross’ Stars and Stripes – forever.

No matter who said what Sinclair Lewis thought, on 4 July 2019, Donald Trump and comrades celebrated, Fascism coming to America, wrapped in the flag.

How long simple ones will you love simplicity?  How long will mockers delight themselves in mockery – and fools hate knowledge?

Most are aware of Trump’s idolatry for Hotpicks:  anti-democratic strongmen, whose anti-humane treatment of scientists in the land of Putin prompted Americans to organize, during America’s 200th birthday year, as the Helsinki Watch, forty-three years before our USDA scientists would need its watchful eye, and a media to, snap out of it, and help preserve, protect and defend curiosity, empathy and knowledge from a president incapable of recognizing that his duty and our honor would be better served if he lavished as much brotherly love on our southern border as he does on Kim Jong Un’s.

Birthdays are a good time for self-reflection, particularly for those still willing to maintain Trump’s grip on America’s nuclear war power.

Proclaim this:  Impeachment isn’t enough – Trump/Pence and members of their Acting Administration, not being, Too Big to Fail – need to go to jail.

 

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The New World:  Enough is Enough – And So Say All of Us – OpEdNews.com Headlined

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From Molly Pitcher to Molly Bloom – Clara Barton to Obamacare – Marian Anderson & Elenore Roosevelt to #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo, it’s #TimesUp – because our K & Wall Street ruling class are being served:  this far, and no farther!

From apostles of twin abusers (National Restaurant Association and National Rifle Association), and Congressional Republicans over employing national security shield — deserting and disenfranchising our American Dream, 2018 is scattering Nassar chauvinists and trumped supremacists!

Following in the shadow of Truman’s Korean police action; Eisenhower’s Vietnam War enabling; Kennedy’s Camelot Cold War racing past Cuban missiles to the moon — LBJ & Nixon lies downgraded The Greatest Generation to cannon fodder, targeting anti-war protestors as an, Executive Privilege.

From Eisenhower/Nixon’s Dulles brothers v. Dean Acheson to Trump/Pence v. Sally Yeats, Preet Bharara and Robert Mueller – our, High Confidence:  we now overcome.

After 242 years, grossly underpaid teachers, are emulating their students who grasp the civic duty to protect intellectual curiosity’s potential to reason, from disintegrating schools & text books, bullying and gun violence.

Yet, as we memorialize what we’ve lost from Columbine to Parkland, we’re missing who’s sacrificed, by enabling trigger happiness:  military marksmanship training in school cafeterias — guaranteeing a dusting of lead poisoning with an afterglow of brain damage.

What is Past being Prologue, is replete with men like Joe McCarthy, William Rehnquist, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and Mike Pence who, for power sake, cloister, clothed in deceit, closeted by faith in hypocrisy.  Trusting in, and embellishing generational Domino Theory, they diminish us from Lincoln into maniacal Nixon paranoia and Trump’s suffocating thinking for ourselves.

Yet, by First Lady examples, Jackie Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush and Hillary Clinton we learn, while all men are created equal, persistent women give us enlightened clarity — infusing equality and justice together – as we renew Exceptionalism with, a child shall lead them.

Our primary national anchor preventing American progress, remains older men like Charles & David Koch, Foster Friess, Rudy Giuliani, and Chuck Grassley who, as trumped demagogues, continue to embroil America further into the crippling backslide of men who believe, they alone created the United States of America.  Trusting in the lost ways of a white male dominated society, such leaders, both manipulated by and manipulating fear, choose alternative facts over history’s lessons:

  • Our anti-everything 1950s, tragically wounded our Out of Many, One, but despite devastating 1960’s assassinations, we began again before truly grasping how challenging the journey forward would be
  • Now in a Herstory state, Change grants all colors, POVs and sexual persuasions, freedom to rise
  • Neither first, above or greater than anyone, we learn actual communication heals, better than virtual pretense or Twitter offense

We are marching, not to the vainglory of self-righteous pied pipers waving Old Glory while profaning Bible but striving toward Lincoln’s understanding:  we are stronger together!

We march into Governorships, The House & Senate – not just in a Blue Wave, but with a wave of forward thinking humanity, individually and collectively insisting proudly, we’re moving on.

We’ve evolved old unreasonable Domino Theory into:  One victory for all, begets more cleaning house victories for Americans, until America is a Home of the Brave, fearing not a Land of the Free welcoming all who welcome freedom.

Now, which America, post Trump/Pence:

  • 180-degree reversal of global view, 12 September 2001
  • Prioritizing separation of church and state over walling out freedom seekers
  • Never Again denying anyone life, liberty or the pursuit of happiness

From Huntley/Brinkley & Cronkite, to four 1963 days & nights of non-stop murder coverage, America now needs citizen leaders and news professionals to resurrect from the ashes of Watergate our Fourth Estate soul — because Americans deserve more information than conditioning and more education than ignorance.

To abridge being self-hypnotized by waves of opinionated affirmation, we need select communion over Snapchats – and cure our human condition with empathetic connection over Opioid, cell phone and gun addictions.

Boosting voting rather than Facebook, adjusting political priorities and raising inter-personal expectations, we rise above successions of TV/radio hosts and repetitive opinionated panels, confusing conjecture and gossip, for, the first rough draft of history.