Time for a brief reference to the Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights (Amendments 1 - 10) | National Center for Constitutional Studies:

Amendment 1
- Freedom of Religion, Speech, and the Press

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Amendment 2
- The Right to Bear Arms

A well-regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.

Within the context of the current situation, there is a focus on Amendment 2 but what about Amendment 1? I have seen numerous abuses of that amendment. Citizenship requires an all or none choice to follow the laws of the land.

What I am seeing now is an abuse and disregard for Amendment 1 by the supposed “leader” of the U.S. but it follows a pattern of self-serving decisions that continue to hurt the country. He hates it when someone or some organization refuses to accept everything he says as truth.

Where are the other so-called elected officials, the Senators that choose to ignore the actions leading us to ruin? By no standards are his actions those of a President. They are the actions of a deranged child bully. 

What will it take for you equally self-serving “Senators” to take the actions necessary to save the country?

The Profile of a Child Bully

Donald Trump Is Afraid of the White House Protests - The Atlantic:

Past presidents have sought to play a healing role when the nation is on edge, but Trump’s instinct is to plunge into combustible circumstances in ways that rouse his base. He encourages protests that align with his interests. Eager to see an economic revival, Trump last month egged on demonstrators who pressed Democratic governors to ease stay-at-home orders despite the coronavirus threat. “LIBERATE” Michigan, Virginia, and Minnesota, he tweeted. (Some protesters showed up in the Michigan state Capitol with guns and tactical gear).

At a campaign rally in December, he watched as security removed a protester. “Get her out,” he said from the stage. He faulted a security guard for being “politically correct” in his methods. “He didn’t do the greatest job,” Trump said. At a Las Vegas rally during the 2016 campaign, Trump said of a protester who’d shown up: “I’d like to punch him in the face,” and also criticized security personnel for treating the person too gingerly.

Bullies only know one way to handle any disagreement with their agenda: get rid of the source. The President of the U.S. Is supposed to be a leader capable of negotiating to keep the balance of power internationally AND working with his own people to find a balance for the good of all. This moron only sees himself and what he wants. He is a weak person with power sanctioned by the office, a recipe for disaster.

If we continue to leave him in office, he will destroy any remaining good in this country.

Trump walks back his incendiary Minneapolis ‘thugs’ post – Twin Cities

Trump walks back his incendiary Minneapolis ‘thugs’ post – Twin Cities:

President Donald Trump spent Friday walking back his post-midnight “thugs” tweet about Minneapolis protesters that added to outrage over the police killing of a black man.

Trump’s later repeated condemnation of the killing and outreach to the man’s family was a marked change in tone from his earlier comments that also invoked a civil-rights-era phrase fraught with racist overtones.

“When the looting starts, the shooting starts,” Trump had written in a tweet that was quickly flagged by Twitter as violating rules against “glorifying violence.” Trump later said his comments had been misconstrued. “Frankly it means when there’s looting, people get shot and they die,” he said.

The child bully shows true form when challenged by the possible loss of votes or undue bad news coverage. Bullies all act the same way. Push until challenged then back off and make excuses.

We have a child bully occupying the White House and no one in power has the balls to do anything about it. While this post is about our resident child, the real message is to all the so-called Senators and Representatives that forget who put them in these positions of power. 

Grow a pair and start doing the job to which you were elected!! Get rid of this ridiculous buffoon and start governing!!

Is He a dumbass or just an ass?

Democratic lawmaker goes on epic rant after GOP colleague admits hiding positive coronavirus test:

"Every single day of this crisis this State Government Committee in Pennsylvania has met so that their members could line up one after one after one and explain that it was safe to go back to work," he said. "During that time period they were testing positive. They were notifying one another. And they didn’t notify us."

"I never ever, ever knew that the Republican leadership of this state would put so many of us at risk for partisanship to cover up a lie," he said during the nearly 12-minute tirade. "And that lie is that we're all safe from COVID."

Rep. Andrew Lewis, R-Dauphin, said in a Facebook Live address Wednesday night, hours after he publicly announced he had tested positive, that he informed as few people as possible about contracting the coronavirus because he wanted to protect the privacy of those around him and because he was only in close quarters with a handful of house colleagues.

So coronavirus has become politicized and the ones doing it have paper-thin excuses for doing so. What an ass! Andrew Lewis gives his excuse for not telling his colleagues he had tested positive, …"because he wanted to protect the privacy of those around him and because he was only in close quarters with a handful of house colleagues.”

Nice of him to want to protect privacy; what about the health and welfare of his colleagues and the hundreds of others they probably contacted in the following days who could have been infected?? And oh! By the way, most of those others would be his political opponents. Any idiot with half a brain could understand the basic transmission process yet this “leader” ignores it. 

Two choices.

First, he is woefully ignorant about virus infection transmission. That is hard to believe and if it is true, do we really want someone that uninformed making decisions for the masses?

Second, he intentionally kept quiet, knowing full well he could intentionally infect those of the other party. Much easier to believe, more plausible, and sadly, the new political norm.

(160) Black Light Experiment Shows How Quickly COVID-19 Can Spread | NowThis – YouTube

(160) Black Light Experiment Shows How Quickly COVID-19 Can Spread | NowThis - YouTube:

For all of those who feel the need to “be free” again, here is a sobering video clip spanning a decade, showing how subtle viral spread can be. At least take a few minutes and watch it, if not for yourself, how about for someone you love?

Who do you want to believe??

Georgia church closes two weeks after reopening as families come down with coronavirus - The Christian Post:

Catoosa Baptist Tabernacle, an independent Baptist church led by Pastor Justin Gazaway in Ringgold, Georgia, restarted in-person services on April 26. Church representative Joan Lewis told The Christian Post on Monday, however, that they decided to suspend “in-person worship services for the foreseeable future” on May 11 after learning several families had contracted the virus.

This is an example of what will be happening in this country over the next few weeks. Forty-seven states opened to some level, on May 15, so it will be interesting to see if things work out the way everyone hopes. I have little confidence in the American people and the patience they supposedly have for these situations. Thus far, that has proved true. Despite all the medical doctors and scientists who are saying it's too dangerous to open now, people seem to want to play more than they want to pay attention to factual information. I understand that many people want to open because many tens of thousands of people are going bankrupt because they're unable to work. That is a big issue. Our society will not be the same as it was before the coronavirus. The world has turned, and we will face a new and yet unknown reality. The world will be both different and sadly, the same. We're not yet prepared for the next onslaught of a virus, which will come. It's just a matter of time and the severity will depend on how well we're prepared for it. My concern is that we have leadership who would rather play and make money than take things like this seriously. Whether they prepare us will depend a lot on their mentality, their perspective on trying to find some way to deal with this immensely complex preparation process needed to adjust to all of this chaos. Our current leaders cannot do that, because they're too focused on themselves. With a new world order must come the leaders capable of envisioning the societal behaviors needed to live within that order.

[Bill] Gates, who co-chairs the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that’s at the global vanguard of infectious disease research and treatments, told Trump right before he took office only a few weeks later that he ought to make preparedness for the danger posed by pandemics a priority of his administration. That’s according to a Wall Street Journal report Monday recapping Gates’ years-long effort to warn decision-makers about the threats posed by infectious diseases. “I feel terrible,” he says now. And, “I wish I had done more to call attention to the danger.” ~2020 BGR Media

I really hope the scientists are wrong, have miscalculated the spread, but who should we believe first? On one hand, we have a crazy child taking unproven medicine and not using his own safety protocols because he thinks he is immune. On the other hand, we have decades of educated, tested scientists and doctors. If anyone asks me why I still social distance and wear a mask when I do go out, my response: Are you willing to bet your life and the lives of those you love on the idiot child? Not me.

McConnell’s Unintentional Criticism of TrumpMonkey

Sometimes, even turtles make mistakes.

Our Senator-Turtle is no exception. His attempt to once again take a stab at former President Obama becomes a glaring criticism of his beloved Moron in Charge:

But I think it’s a little bit classless frankly to critique an administration that comes after you. You had your shot. You were there for eight years.“
”I think the tradition that the Bushes set up of not critiquing the president who comes after you is a good tradition."
— McConnell’s remarks

Obama’s intention was to endorse the end of a destructive child, a child that continues to leave a trail of dirty diapers across those few remaining things that were good in the country.
For eight long years the “turtle herd” did everything in its power to hinder the attempts of President Obama to improve the state of those ignored by most Republicans and their rich, elite cronies.

McConnell has his own history with Obama. In 2010, he declared the “single most important thing” for Republicans was to make Obama a one-term president. And last year, he bragged about blocking Obama’s judicial nominees, then laughed about it. -Huffington Post

“Classless” should be a word reserved for a foul mouthed, rude, insensitive, self-centered racist, sexist bully who couldn’t manage his way out of a paper bag much less lead a country. To use that term for a leader who gave 8 years of his life for the betterment of the country shows the true character of this supposed “Senator.” 

Sadly, this type of drivel has become daily fare for this political party. 

To McConnell: Spoken like a true politician. How dare you call Obama classless! Crawl back into bed with the other spineless, self-serving roaches.