A latest survey stated that over half of Republicans assume probably the most corrupt and illiterate president in U.S. historical past can be reinstated as president in August. This isn’t solely a constitutional impossibility, however a nightmare situation. Our democracy is already beneath assault from Mitch McConnell and his minions, with out resurrecting Beelzebub. The Republican Occasion grew to become the get together of hate and riot beneath Trump. Gerrymandering and voter suppression underpin their battle towards honest and free elections. Whitewashing treasonous insurgency has solely highlighted their duplicity.
It was confirmed again and again that the 2020 election was probably the most scrutinized, honest and trustworthy in our historical past, but Trump supporters ridiculously imagine he gained. That many additionally imagine in QAnon is much more scary. Do these adherents ever cease to research their principle that Democrats eat youngsters sounds a bit insane? But when so, I need mine with Chianti and fava beans.
Each Hitler and Trump had comparable modus operandi. Inform a lie sufficient occasions and the weak-minded will imagine it true. The extra Republicans are confirmed unsuitable by information, the tighter they maintain to their alternate actuality. It has turn out to be a part of their character; to surrender their beliefs would go away them adrift in a world they really worry. One of these worry and insecurity encourages dogmatic beliefs, which have brought about wars, genocide and terror. But our supposed civilized society has fallen into dogma vs. actuality. I solely hope actuality wins.
It’s crucial that former President Donald Trump be prosecuted for the crimes he dedicated whereas in workplace. If he isn’t prosecuted, a future president will be capable of have interaction in lawless authoritarianism with out worry of penalties.
The crimes which might be worthy of prosecution embrace the next:
- Publicly inciting a violent riot towards American democracy on Jan. 6.
- Partaking in 10 acts of obstruction of justice in making an attempt to dam the Russia investigation, per the Mueller report.
- Partaking in clear election interference with Georgia’s secretary of state.
- Colluding with the Russians in the course of the 2016 presidential marketing campaign. He had marketing campaign chairman Paul Manafort give polling knowledge and marketing campaign technique to the Russians so they may goal their on-line disinformation marketing campaign to assist Trump.
If Trump suffers no penalties for these crimes, the way forward for American democracy is in peril.
Simply wished to thank the great couple who tapped on my automobile window on the submit workplace to offer me a field of hats to cowl my head from most cancers hair loss. There certain are good of us left on this world!
Bless their little hearts — the anti-voters are again in Austin, making an attempt as soon as once more to persuade us with their pointless and restrictive voting payments that they solely wish to shield your vote.
Come on, GOP Texas legislators, you aren’t fooling anybody; we all know what you’re doing. Tons of of Texans this previous weekend waited and waited to talk towards your “odiferous” and onerous payments to, together with different objectional guidelines, restrict 24-hour and drive-thru voting, to offer partisan ballot watchers alternatives to intimidate voters and to make it extra burdensome for the disabled to vote.
On this present legislative session, they’re now numbered Senate Invoice 1 and Home Invoice 3, however they’re nonetheless filled with the identical dangerous and anti-democratic provisions meant to restrict ease of and entry to voting, particularly to minorities.
The GOP proposals I discover most despicable goal the disabled and people who would help them in voting by anticipating them to take oaths and fill out varieties and penalize them if it’s not finished or finished in error. How very insensitive and shameful to go after those that have already got important life challenges and people good folks whom they ask to assist them to vote. Actually? Has there been a major variety of of us feigning disabilities making an attempt to solid unlawful votes?
I encourage Denton File-Chronicle readers to name, write, e mail your Texas legislators voicing opposition to SB 1 and HB 3.
And please hurry, as a result of the anti-voters in Austin are in a rush too.
I learn with quiet amusement the articles within the July 13 version of the Denton File-Chronicle that included the entire excuses why the a number of highlighted highway tasks are nonetheless not accomplished and are being prolonged, and so forth. I seen on Web page 6A that Mountain Cascade now has 265 days to finish their water principal undertaking.
A observe that some could discover fascinating: The Allies landed at Normandy on June 6, 1944. They drove throughout Europe, defeating the European Axis powers, liberating Europe and bringing Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy to their knees, acquiring a give up from the Germans on Could 7, 1945. That was 335 days. You’d assume that Denton might get just a few miles of roadwork utterly finished in that period of time in the event that they actually put their minds to it and never only a water principal undertaking on a bit of 1 undertaking.
The boys of ’44 and ’45 destroyed roads, constructed roads, destroyed and constructed and repaired bridges and harbors, and all whereas beneath fireplace. Quite a lot of these are nonetheless in use right now. All the excuses printed and implied appear fairly skinny whenever you get proper right down to it.
Looks like if the very best pursuits of the residents had been really being taken care of, these tasks would have been monitored and accomplished accurately the primary time and could be far within the rearview mirror by now.
Simply my opinion. Thanks for listening.