Trump wants to rule the world

People like Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, and Kim Jong-un have one thing in common; they want to rule their country.  Each would jump at the chance to rule the world.

Trump has no interest in respecting the constitution and the sanctity of the three branches of government: the executive, the legislative, the judiciary. He also has no interest in displaying an iota of decency. Conflict of interest covers him like a fungus. He has daily shown the world his nastiness and petulance, bloviating verbal vomit by tweet or mouth by the hour. Maya Angelou was right: “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”

During a recent White House meeting  Trump publicly offered to “destroy the career” of a Texas state senator who was proposing legislation a sheriff disagreed with. “Who’s the state senator? Do you want to give his name? We’ll destroy his career,” Trump said.

It is time for Republicans and Democrats and Conservatives and Liberals and Independents and everyone else to put their differences aside and protect this country by removing this man from office.


Our admirable foolish pride helps Trump

I am not jumping up and down with joy because Hillary Clinton is the Democrat’s nominee for the presidency. However, you can bet I’m going to vote for her because Donald Trump is a direct threat to what freedoms and rights we do have at the moment. You’re a fool, delusional, or, astonishingly gullible, if you don’t think the man is a flat out racist and bigot and misogynist, if you’re going to vote for him, you are, to some degree, a bigot.

Now, there are friends of mine who, like me, love Bernie Sanders and wish to hell he’d won the nomination. Sanders has urged his followers to vote for Clinton, pointing out, correctly by the way, that now is not the time for a protest vote. Some, marching under the banner of admirable but misguided foolish pride, have rejected his advice. Some have even gone so far as to treat him as if he betrayed his own message. Rubbish. He realizes, like many of us do, that our country’s very ability to keep what shaky and unfairly distributed freedoms it currently has, is at risk. He realizes that the very freedoms we do have is what allowed his candidacy to succeed far more than anyone predicted (except Sanders) in the first place. He realizes that if Trump wins, these freedoms (and many others) that allowed his candidacy may not be around next time. Trump is already lining up freedom of the press in his cross-hairs.

When it comes to how a leader must treat the public, consider Trump: “[T]he better he understands how to treat them psychologically, the less the workers will distrust him, the more supporters he will win among these most energetic ranks of people. He himself has nothing in common with the mass; like every great man, he is all personality.”

By the way, Hitler said that, not Trump.*

Scared yet? I am. I’m also voting for Hillary Clinton.

*(The Rise & Fall of Third Reich, Simon & Schuster, 50th Anniversary Edition, pg. 48)