DJT in all his Glory
The four years that our country was subjected to DJT were shocking, frightening, and depressing – not only for the majority of us citizens, but for the world.
That previous occupant of the White House, with the help of a feckless, power-obsessed Senate and House, and an overtly biased Attorney General, shamelessly took every advantage of the excessive powers of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of our government.
Trump personally abused his position, behaved corruptly, without honor, and thus far has gotten away with it! To top it off, to this day he petulantly refuses to accept the results of a fair, certified and ratified election by claiming, against all evidence to the contrary, and every court ruling, that HE actually won. It is sickening that so many were duped by his lies and “fake news”, culminating in the January 6th 2020 debacle. Even multiple legal proceedings and charges against this man, past and present, don’t seem to faze his loyal fans. The 1920 quote from H.L. Mencken at the beginning of this compilation is shockingly accurate.
As a result of all this, we’ve seen just how many vulnerabilities exist in our system of government. The founders obviously took too much for granted – presuming that character, honor and integrity would prevail in (most of) those we elect to represent us. They also assumed that if any weaknesses or malfeasance cropped up, they’d be addressed by the “balance of powers” they instituted between the branches of government.
This growing malignant predilection toward abuse of power and dishonesty has become so rampant, that we as honest citizens MUST insist these issues be addressed in great depth, and with the utmost seriousness. None of this is acceptable in ANY branch of government. We MUST demand that our “representatives” muster all their courage and integrity and rise to this challenge. It’s no exaggeration to say that not doing so risks our very democracy!
Darkly looming in the not-so-distant future is the spectre of the same corrupt creep and his motley crew not only dominating the headlines again, but also the electoral process, and heaven forbid, the entire government. I just don’t have the stomach for it – do you?