Donald Trump is not a good person. I know that. You know that. Hell, the entire civilized world knows that.
As a fitting conclusion to his first year in office he and his toadies shut down our government. Reprehensible is the first word that comes to mind. He is much like a terribly spoiled three-year old who still believes he’s the center of the universe.
But, this isn’t about the greedy, cheating, racist, lying, sexual predator we have as our country’s leader. This is about good people. Good people know when to stop defending those who do not deserve defending.
Donald Trump doesn’t deserve defending. If you are a good person, stop defending him.
Actually, nothing has changed, has it? The truth is it has always been about us. What are we willing to ignore? How much are we willing to put up with? How low are we willing to go?
Peter Story, a Methodist Bishop from South Africa once remarked that during the apartheid years, he was always deeply ashamed of his nation for the immorality of such an unjust system. Every day of this presidency and this administration I am identifying more deeply with the pain he felt and what he was saying.
Where is our basic decency? When will we say enough is enough, and begin to reclaim the standard human decency that has always created hope around the world?
Congratulations to Doug Jones the new US Senator from Alabama! Congratulations to the people of Alabama! Congratulations the people of the United States!
Decency won big! Democrats won big! The Senate won Big! The people of the United States won big!
And the world watched as the people of Alabama said, “ENOUGH!” The win for Doug Jones is a statement that even in the one of the deepest red states in our nation there is a growing desire to return to common sense, common decency and common values.
Thank you to all who stood up, spoke out, and most especially, all those who exercised their right to vote. Citizenship is alive and well.
This is an actual photo of a FEMA Meal Kit provided to Puerto Rican victims in the aftermath of their devastating hurricane, and is yet another travesty. When will our government begin to truly provide the necessary aid our citizens deserve?
I do not know about you, but canned chicken and Cheetos do not constitute and entree for me. And candy bars don’t make the most nutritious dessert. It reminds me of when the government insisted that ketchup was a vegetable for school lunch menus.
What this actually amounts to is a shameful disregard for common morality. We should hold our officials to at least a minimum standard of decency. And this doesn’t meet it.