David Souter’s Warning

Last night Trump gave his best speech ever, best because it didn’t sound much like Trump. He refrained from crude insults (though there were subtle ones) and refrained — at last — from mentioning his “massive victory” in November. He promised that America is on the verge of being a full blown utopia and — since he didn’t mention anything about costs — apparently it will be cheap, quick, and easy.

His words, however, had their usual way of being in serious disconnect from reality, including the reality of his own deeds. He called for unity and an end to trivial squabbling, not apologizing for the fact that he has been the Petty Squabbler in Chief.

He continued pushing his skewed idea that immigrants are a major cause of crime. And repeated again the bald-faced lie that our borders are completely open. And he simply failed to mention a large number of areas that are in great need of attention, such as the continual push in Wall Street for the freedom to cheat America, the serious disparity between the rich and the poor, the huge burden of college debt, and so on.

For a fact-based rebuttal, including a list of serious omissions in Trump’s speech, listen to Bernie Sanders:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eK-5ivYb3o&t=604s

And now might be a reminder of how great is the danger of surrendering our democracy to folks like Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller, and their puppet, Donald Trump, listen again to this video of former Supreme Court Justice David Souter from four years ago:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWcVtWennr0

 

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About mthayes42

I am a retired pastor, interested in the Bible, cross-cultural ministries, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and the current and past history of western civilization.
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