Can we ever get back on track?

Jan 13, 2019 | 1 comment

Presumably, our Founding Fathers thought through every contingency when they designed our Constitution.  That balance-of-power thing?  And the checks-and-balances thing?  And all the oversight contingencies?  What the hell happened?

We seem to have become a nation of slogans.  “Make American Great Again.”  “Me Too.”  “Lock Her Up.”  “No More Thoughts. No More Prayers.” “Stronger Together.”  And on and on and on.

Meanwhile, our friends and neighbors are not being paid, our food is not being inspected, our prisons are not being funded, and the nominal leader of our country confuses his own fictions with fact  and is incapable of telling the truth.

When I was a child, our shining moral example was the story of George Washington and the cherry tree and “I cannot tell a lie.” It seems a sad commentary on our nation’s “progress” that the story has now segued into a scowling man and a wall and “I cannot tell the truth.”

I really don’t care about where we went wrong.  I’m much more concerned about how we can get back on track.  Fast.  Before it is too late and there are no trees left at all, cherry or otherwise.

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  1. Cate Gable

    I woke a couple mornings ago just raving. How, how can we have such a vile prez and why do we continue to put up with him? His tweet to Elizabeth Warren was so mean and rude and stupidly, moronically childish. It was racist and outrageous. It insulted not just her but our Native American neighbors and friends. I’m afraid I don’t understand why we don’t have enough—so much more than enough—information to unseat this criminal. Packing the Supreme Court, getting rid of EPA regulations, shutting down the government, stopping legitimate immigrants at the borders, taking kids away from their parents……are members of the GOP really thinking these are sufficient policy changes to keep this low-life in power? This is what America has become?

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