What if Iran-Contra saint had blessed Donald Trump’s invocation to advocate the art of the nuclear deal between the Soviet Union and Government is the Problem creator?
Imagine a self-serving Congress, dominated by men terrified of a shady dealing vengeful dictator of an Obstruction of Justice email, hellbent on launching a missile attack on congressional healthcare, erected a firewall of invested investigations to cure ALS, Alzheimer’s and Medicaid for America’s human bookends: children and Seniors.
Maybe Frank Capra’s DC existed periodically, but World Wars and a Cold War produced a New World Order with a Foggy Bottom evacuating with abnormal frequency, a Military Industrial Complex.
So who wouldn’t be concerned about an ‘unpresidented,’ president sipping ‘covfefe’ atop the throne of our Democratic Republic – evidently 30% of us!
After 1917 and WWI Mustard gas, a call for morality, even in war, began its long journey on the, we can’t beat God giving, road to glory. A hundred years later, however, Good Samaritans are out gunned and every hero, demon challenged — nonetheless, we persist.
Even in the age of, Swamp Thing, we have heroes: Senators Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski; Congresswoman Maxine Waters — Sally Yates, Marilyn Nance, J.K. Rowling and Ida B. Wells.
However, knowledge is still Intel: In July 1950 of The Unknown War, American soldiers killed hundreds of Korean civilians near a village called No Gun Ri — and throughout Truman’s Police Action, over two million North Korean civilians were killed – thus, as the Treaty of Versailles created Hitler, we created Kim Jong-Un.
Arguably, we hold these truths to be self-evident: a nation’s Moral Code is only as strong as its people’s weakest link…
- Alt-Right, hellfire bent on spinning Obama global view off our world stage
- Those insisting America is for only white Christian men, honor flags that dishonor our Constitution, while genuflecting America before statues of anti-America Americans – savoring memories of the inhumane owning and defiling of fellow human beings
- Denying ratification of Equal Rights Amendment; twirling Elizbeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Alice Paul like trinkets on display, then laid to rest in gender inequality
- Diminishing LGBTQ while they preserve, protect and defend, non-existent full citizenship, income parity, voting and pursuit of loving happiness privileges
- In a land where prisons are for profit, from classrooms to cells is too great a student debt – and banning former felons from voting booths, an American defining moment
Yet, for a century, life at war with itself has tried to bestow this wisdom upon us: there is little sustainable profit in the business of anger and oppression, but where there is individual fear and envy, anger and oppression cannot be silenced – merely inconsistently, contained
Whether Wall, K or Main Street; rich or poor, rural, suburbs or inner city, gay, straight or undecided — Americans, citizens and non, have been herded to the pinnacle of, Trump ordered brutality Bluff – and staring back at us across the abyss, are Kim Jung-un clones, toeing the line for suicide by dictate.
Vision blurred by pride and miss-placed loyalty, each side has forgotten, world history is replete with shortsighted leaders threatening all life on earth — each side shadowed by real and imagined demons, risk being thrust into the void, to control a planet we’ve rendered, out of control.
Imagine our moral call is the last call to save us from a hell fire inflicted by demands for, unchartered waters, while denying the warnings of melting icebergs and rising oceans.
In 2017 America, who can we expect to make the moral call, American Mayors or Trumpcare?
Timing is Divine and often, auspiciously, makes heroes, even saints, out of mere mortals…
- William Robertson Coe, philanthropist for the academic discipline of American Studies
- Even heroes who are not of the world, even as I am not of it
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?
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…