Treasonous Democrats and the Cult of Trump

 

Monday, February 5, 2018, President Trump declared that Democratic lawmakers who didn’t stand and applaud during his State of the Union address the week before as un-American and treasonous.

Specifically, “They were like death and un-American. Un-American. Somebody said, ‘Treasonous.’ I mean, yeah, I guess, why not.”

and

“Can we call that treason? Why not.”

 

He made the remarks during a speech at a manufacturing plant in Ohio, which followed the general self-reinforcing and self-aggrandizing style of many of his campaign rally type speeches he gives in areas he knows already support him.

I served my country in the U.S. military for 22 years with deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan and for Operation Desert Storm. I have debated with myself on the necessity of effectiveness of the wars and even my part in the military-industrial complex, but I have always understood who and what I served.

“…I will support and defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic…”

I served under George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. I never and was never asked to swear allegiance to any of them. United States Senators and members of Congress take the same oath.

Treason: “Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason…”               from the Cornell Law School website

So, which presents a greater danger to the United States as a democratic republic; a president who requires a cult-like allegiance to his person, especially in public displays, or the lawmakers who felt strongly enough about certain issues or statements during the address that opted to not stand and clamp for part or all of his address?

Posted in America, American Dream, At War, Elusive Dream, Justice, Our Democracy at Work | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Variations on the Theme DACA and Racist Immigration Policies

Saturday, January 27th: Feeling forgotten and betrayed Dreamers and their supporters take to the streets and the State Capital in Madison, Wisconsin.


Variations on a Theme

 

 

Posted in American Dream, Daily Post: Weekly Photo Challenge, Immigration, Justice, photos | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Path of Silence

For everyone unfamiliar; the world is softened by snow and not just visually. This natural archway of trees and snow was so quiet I think it could have soothed the worst demons someone could have rolling around in their soul.
Silence

Posted in Daily Post: Weekly Photo Challenge, Inner world, photos | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments