Mr. Trump Forges Ahead To Establish And Solidify Trump’s America

The late, great President John F. Kennedy once said; “The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie – deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent persuasive, and unrealistic.  Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”  As Mr. Trump continues to move forward relentlessly through all of the adversity and rightful pounding that he is taking and convince far too many people that he and his campaign were in no way involved with Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, I could not prevent myself from reflecting on the poem ‘Invictus’ by William Ernest Henley; it follows:

“Out of the night that covers me, black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be for my unconquerable soul,

In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud.  Under the bludgeonings of chance my head is bloody but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears looms but the horror of the shade, and yet the menace of the years finds, and will find me, unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate, how charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.”

Invoking this poem is not meant in any way, directly or implicitly, to state that I believe that the way that Mr. Trump is comporting himself as the leader of America is honorable or warranted and that he is being treated unfairly by the press and the public.  As a matter of fact, I find his behavior deplorable.  That notwithstanding, over time, famous and infamous people and honorable and dishonorable people have quoted this poem or have quoted portions of it.  Among those people were; Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela, President Barrack Obama and even American domestic terrorist Timothy McVeigh.

However, what it is meant to state is that Mr. Trump is an extremely tough and determined man who is extremely dangerous and just happens to be the most powerful man in the world!  And since the way that he is conducting himself has obviously gained traction with our Republican led congress and they are blindly supporting him, it is extremely important that all of the American people take notice of what is happening, remain vigilant – and in November, take action to replace Mr. Trump and those elected officials who are supporting him.

Of course, Mr. Trump and his supporters have the right to express their feelings about how they believe America should be run and fight for those beliefs.  But it has been shown via polls many times already that they are in the minority; that their way of thinking is not who Americans are.  To be able to effectively address this problem is only one among many of the reasons why all Americans, especially those who are of voting-age, must get informed, stay informed about politics and vote.  We must be made to realize that all elections, from local level to federal level, are important.  You should determine right now that whether or not you agree with  and support Mr. Trump, you are going to get informed, stay informed and always fulfill your civic responsibility.

America has always been great, is great now, and will continue to be great as long as all of us do our part to assure that those whom we elect to be our leaders will be true statesmen and will uphold their oath to the Constitution and carry out their sworn duty to protect America against all enemies foreign and domestic.  That is not what they are doing now.  Instead, it is as if they have sworn an oath to Mr. Trump and the Republican party rather than to the Constitution.  And we can rest assured that If we refuse to do our part by failing to perform our civic duty, we will inevitably end up in Trump’s America or a mirror image of it just under a different name.

So whether you are a Democrat, Republican or Independent, always remember, your vote is the most important one of all…unless you don’t use it!  Help keep America great; be sure that you get informed, stay informed, and vote from this point forward!

Eulus Dennis – author, Operation Rubik’s Cube and Living Between The Line

Mr. Trump Continues To Defy Gravity; Nothing Can Bring Him Down…So Far

I continue to be perplexed by how the Republican led congress is addressing the entire Donald J. Trump situation and especially how they are dealing with it as it relates to Russia and the investigation into Russia meddling in America’s 2016 election.  I am mesmerized by the fact that Russia obviously interfered in our election, it was confirmed by all of our intelligence organizations, and yet Mr. Trump and the U.S. congress have done absolutely nothing about it.

Not only that, but they have done absolutely nothing about shoring up our electronic and other defenses to assure that this does not happen again.  Case in point, the State Department was granted $120 million to fight Russian meddling in our elections.  They have spent a total of $0.  Enter Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.  He was recently fired by Mr. Trump via a tweet and will depart on March 31.  He made what arguably could be the best speech of his tenure when he addressed the American people regarding his pending departure.  But this should not cause us to bestow the ‘white knight’ title upon him.  After all, not only has he regularly been complicit with Mr. Trump in his tomfoolery but he is the Secretary of state and is responsible for that big fat ‘$0’ that was spent of that $120 million.

What makes things even more bizarre and captivating is that our congress has witnessed Mr. Trump refuse to say one negative word about Russia and Vladimir Putin, refuse to put the additional sanctions into place that congress passed almost unanimously, seen a number of high-level officials who were a part of Mr. Trump’s campaign admit to lying under oath about their contacts with high-level Russian officials and be indicted for various reasons – some pleading guilty, and watched as time-and-time again Mr. Trump has released trial balloons to determine whether he can get away with firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller.  They have watched Devin Nunes – Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee that was supposed to be conducting a meaningful and bipartisan investigation into Russia meddling in our election, act as an extension of the White House in his efforts to protect Mr. Trump.  To top all of this off, Republican congress members have denigrated the FBI, CIA and other U.S. intelligence organizations all in their effort to protect Mr. Trump.  And finally, the Republicans on the aforementioned House Intelligence Committee recently closed this investigation and wrote a report that, for all intents and purposes, vindicated Mr. Trump and his campaign without even informing the Democrats on the committee.

This is frightening because these are the people that we have elected to represent us and protect the Constitution.  To see them conduct themselves in this way is all but unimaginable.  One would think that with so much evidence that points to the fact that Mr. Trump is selling out our country to Russia, all members of congress would be repulsed and say to Mr. Trump in no uncertain terms and emphatically, no, we will not allow this!  But instead, for whatever reason, Republicans have sold their souls, gotten onboard with him and determined that they are going to ride it out.  These actions by these so called leaders who long ago abandoned the title ‘statesmen’ without doubt, if one can envision it, adds to the scale on the side of the scales of justice that says ‘power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.’

America, it is incumbent upon all of us to fix this problem and fix it immediately.  We can do that in November and assure that this problem where our own elected officials show no real commitment to protecting our Constitution and defending it against enemies foreign and domestic will be removed from office.  The most efficient and effective way that we can do this is through our vote.  I Challenge all Americans to get informed, stay informed and fulfill your civic responsibility by getting out and voting.  All elections are important; the fact that we are saddled with a Mr. Trump is simply a prime example of where we fell short in a national election.

So whether you are a Democrat, Republican or Independent, always remember, your vote is the most important one of all…unless you don’t use it!  Be sure to vote this November and from that point forward.  I assure you, it is worth the effort!

Eulus Dennis – author, Operation Rubik’s Cube and Living Between The Line