THE WEARING OF THE MASK!
Recently someone argued that what we were experiencing with the current protests related to George Floyd’s murder, discrimination against people of color and the poor signaled the end of our democratic republic. They cited the old saw that no government has lasted more than a few hundred years.
I must remind them that there is a difference. Our democracy has always presented itself as dream based on ideals set forth in our founding documents. That we, as a people, have dedicated ourselves to achieve those ideals.
None of the previous societies/civilizations/governments were founded on these ideals. We suffer unrest because we have dedicated ourselves towards achieving those goals; not because we are failing, but because we are still trying.
We, and the founding fathers realized that we will probably never have a perfect union because times and societies change. That does not mean that we should give up the quest for “a more perfect union”. But rather, that we should continue that quest realizing that only in doing so will we survive as people and as a nation.
Trump After letting the Covid 19 kill hundreds of thousands of Americans won’t need the Ocean to feed Americans
The decision of using the U.S. Army to disperse legal protestors so that the President could have a photo op reminds me of playing as a child.
I can see the President’s staff sitting around with their juicies and snacks saying, “Wouldn’t it be neat to show the President holding up a bible in front of a church and if we use the U.S. Army, mounted police, and helicopters to clear his way of protestors,
it will also show how powerful and courageous he is.”
This President who cannot even fire even a subordinate woman face to face chastises governors.
Everything looks like a nail. From WWII on psychological studies have shown that given a weapon, a person will use it even if gains them nothing.