Tuesday, December 8, 2015


If we ever needed evidence that politics in America is taking us down the drain to the everlasting septic tank, it is the latest from the Donald and the White House. Trump proclaims that he's going to ban all Muslims from coming to this country, and the White House says he's a terrible person for saying that, and besides--he has fake hair.

I can't even begin to describe how out of touch with the requirements of law the Donald's statement is. One of the founding principles of the American republic was and is--freedom of religion. I shudder to think what might happen to this country if someone with as little grasp of the requirements of law as the Donald seems to have ever gets to be president.

As for the White House. Why don't they stop name-calling, talking about people's personal appearance, filling out their March Madness brackets, trying to bully NFL teams into changing their names, shooting off their mouths about breaking news before they have all the facts, etc., etc., and try to look out for the best interests of the country for a change?

One small example of things left undone while the March Madness bracket gets filled out: If the White House had been paying attention about a year ago and done what was necessary to stamp out ISIS when it was a nascent organization [read "put boots on the ground"], instead of creating a power vacuum which Russia happily stepped in to fill, then we wouldn't be having the domestic terror problem we've got now and ISIS would be a distant memory. I guess it's more fun to talk about the Donald's hairpiece than to do something productive to provide for the common defense.