We have become a damaged nation. Somewhere on our way to being a more perfect union we tripped and fell and lost our direction and our soul. We lost faith in ourselves, and in our country as well. Before the first American death from Covid-19 was recorded, Trump told award-winning journalist/author Bob Woodward how dangerous the virus was. He knew…He lied…and 214,000 plus human beings have died and some of us are fine with doing nothing about it! His supporters say “Look what he has done for the economy” but a more accurate version of that statement would be “Look what he has done to the country!”.
We now are fine with stealing children from their parents and lock them in cages. We are OK with saying the Klan and Nazis are just “fine people”. We let enemies put bounties on the heads of our soldiers and we do nothing. We accept medical advice from a politician but not from doctors. It is now becoming commonplace to have militia threatening and killing citizens at what they may believe is the direction of the president. Some of us cheer when this fool demands we arrest Barack Obama and Joe Biden. What was truth is now fake and some of us prefer to have a co-conspirator in charge, who wants nothing more than to “do away with our ballots”, rather than a real leader who wants to keep our democracy safe and strong.
When the era of this common criminal comes to an end we, as a nation, need to take additional steps on our journey to that more perfect union. We need to ensure that no man or women, no matter what their station or rank, is above the law. We need changes to laws to ensure that no president that is named as an unindicted co-conspirator in a felony can ever again escape immediate arrest, trial, and imprisonment for their crimes. We need to hold everyone equally accountable for their illicit actions. We must condemn racist buffoonery as well and ensure we become that nation we used to be, the one that is not the joke at gathering of leaders but the true leader the world once again!
The current occupant of the White House has been recently called the “poster child for incompetence”. That seems an accurate label to me. It is time for him to go and for a REAL leader to take his place!