With no one watching, and no one reporting, the powerful can get away with whatever they desire. A free press is there to protect our freedoms that many would take away from us one piece at a time.
The GOP attacks on the press, led by the #BLOTUS is not surprising. Those that slither in the dark never want the light of truth to reveal their actions.
All of us need to do whatever we can to support journalists and reporters, and all the investigative digging that is done to keep us free.
When was the last time a US president’s lies filled an entire page of the New York Times? When has there been a time in our nation’s history when so many ignored the lies to continue supporting such a real loser?
The growing shame of our country is not the ignorance, greed and total immorality of #BLOTUS. The true shame of our nation is the willing acceptance and continued support of such a man by all those who do not care about the reality of what he is and what he grabbing.
The only thing more confusing than how the #BLOTUS got into office is how he stays there. Is there no limit to the blind allegiance the GOP base will offer this family? Maybe he did actually tell the truth (once) when he bragged about being able to shoot down someone in broad daylight and still have the support of his base.
When I was younger I swore an oath to defend the United States, even giving my life if necessary to protect our freedoms and way of life. I have never rescinded that pledge. I am a patriot, and I respect the office of the President as the highest office in our country.
But, President Roosevelt was right. Being a patriot doesn’t mean one has to stand by a president who cannot tell the truth and whose ego is so warped that he is obsessed with his small hands, his small crowds, and his tiny margin of victory.
I do not want a reality show, ratings-driven egomaniac with his finger on the button. I want a a leader worthy of this nation. If BLOTUS truly represents the values we hold as a nation, I, for one, have to reconsider what it means to be a patriot.