Donald J Trump promised if elected president:
-to deport eleven million people who had come into this country illegally. He hasn’t and he won’t.
-to repeal and replace “Obamacare.” He hasn’t and he won’t.
-to jail Hillary Clinton. He hasn’t and he won’t
-to build a great wall on the Southern Border which Mexico will pay for. He hasn’t and he won’t.
However, since becoming president, he has repeatedly threatened that if he didn’t get his way on the wall, he would shut down the federal government. He has.
Good going Donald, what a winner. I’m sure your voters are proud of you!
As for the rest of us, well, like some loathsome disease we want him gone. And somewhere deep down in the recesses of our minds where we keep hidden and suppressed our most terrible thoughts we recall the wish of Henry II – “will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?”
But we reject that thought, that wish with its awful consequences. We want the voters or the Congress to free us from this ignorant cruel man’s yoke, not four knights, not even one.
Still, a program of gigantic grievances imposed upon people brings out fierce thoughts even from the best of us. I’m sure I’ve quoted elsewhere from Patrick Henry’s maiden speech in the Virginia House of Burgesses which carried in it not a wish but a warning.
As recalled in the United States History website: “Speaking of George III, he stated that, “Caesar had his Brutus, Charles the First his Cromwell and George the Third — .” At that point he was interrupted by cries of “Treason!” from delegates who easily recognized the reference to assassinated leaders. Henry paused briefly, then calmly finished his sentence: “…may profit by their example. If this be treason, make the most of it.”
Be warned Donald J Trump by their example and profit from it.