And so the saga continues here in the good old USA. The bully-in-charge has still not met a formidable opponent. Bob Mueller has chosen to play by the rules. He could have stepped up and challenged the questionable rule for not indicting a sitting president, but chose instead to turn the responsibility over to Congress. The Democratic leadership also have been playing by the rules while the Constitution of the United States is being trampled on.
Following the rules of fair play is what got us into this mess. If the past administration had let the people in on what was going on with Russia and the Trump Organization during the primaries, people would have been outraged. But in the name of political fairness (whoever concocted those rules?), the nation was not made privy to the numerous schemes and methods being used to throw our election into the hands of this grifter and his cohorts.
Justice Department Memo Trumps Law of the Land.
And we’re all so sick of it. I’ve lost my voice yelling at the news emanating from our flat screen. (At least Charley has gotten some solace in the temporary, eerie quiet of our home.)
We are a republic. A nation steeped in the belief of a democracy where the majority rules and the good of the people is placed before personal gain. We have veered far off this chosen route and no captain has stepped up to right the course. I sincerely question the ability of those we’ve placed in charge.
Have any of them not seen A Christmas Story? Scut Farkus’ reign of terror ends when Ralphie finally beats the crap out of him in front of the other children. In the scene where Dorothy finally fights back and throws the water on the Wicked Witch of the West, who does not find cause for celebration in hearing the immortal words, “I’m mellllllltttting!”? And at the end of To Kill a Mockingbird, when Boo Radley kills Mr. Ewell, does anyone question what needed to be done to save Scout? Where is my Robin Hood?
If we’ve learned anything from these iconic stories, it’s that bullies do not respect those who don’t stand up to them on their own terms.
Are we simply a nation run by the minority? The illiterates who don’t bother reading anything, let alone a 400 page document explaining how Russia interfered with our 2016 election to put a puppet, an illegitimate president, in charge of our country? The 37% relying on Fox TV hosts and people like Bill Barr (who avoid the truth at all costs) to do their thinking for them?
Where are the heroes of the day? Who is going to bring down Trump and his gang of thieves and opportunists? How is this country going to be made sane again? When and where does the buck stop? Who do we double dog dare to stand up for what is right?