Daily Archives: February 20, 2018

I Guess His Golf Game Is More Important Than The Lost Lives of Teenagers

Imagine this, if you will: In an ordinary suburb in an ordinary town in America, a former student walks into what was his high school, pulls the fire alarm and start shooting at the students and teachers as they leave their classrooms. By the time the police arrive, 17 are dead, most of them students. The next day, the President gives a tone-deaf speech to the nation, blaming mental illness and the lack of information provided to law enforcement that might have prevented the shooting. He does not mention the elephant in the room, which is that a teenager was able to legally purchase a weapon made for war.

He makes the perfunctory visit to meet the survivors recovering in the hospital and to meet the police officers who rushed to the school to stop the killer.

Then, what does he do, do you ask? Does he personally visit the families of those who were killed? Does he attend the funerals, providing as much support as much he can to heartbroken parents and siblings? Does he rally Congress to finally enact common sense gun laws that protect innocent civilians while respecting the rights of lawful gun owners?

No. He goes golfing. Ironically, this golf course, which is being played at his private golf course, is not too far from where teenagers are being buried and heroic staff members are being eulogized by the students whose lives they saved.

I guess the President’s golf game is more important than the lost lives of teenagers.

 

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Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic Book Review

The American democracy, as it has stood for centuries is defined by one statement:

“Of the people, by the people, for the people.”

The problem is that some politicians or those who aspire to become politician sometimes forget that it is voting public who is in charge, not the other way around.

Earlier this year, conservative writer David Frum released his new book, Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic. In the book, he describes that since the 2016 Presidential election, the fundamental tenets of American democracy are being undermined. Standard political practices and long-held beliefs about how the country should be run are slowly disappearing, only to be replaced by a President who cares more about his own image than he does the people who voted him into office.

 

Mr. Frum is surprisingly not a liberal. He is a conservative. But he is so clear in this book that Trump, his administration and his cronies are not in office to serve the American people, but to line their pockets.

I absolutely recommend it.

 

 

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