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The Most Powerful Man In The Free World!

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We pay the consequences of our folly. We must learn from history. This article written in August of 2017 should serve as a potent call-to-action in the short time we have before the 2018 mid-term elections!

Look -- up in the sky -- It's a bird -- It's a plane -- It's the President.

Strange visitor from another planet (have you seen his birth certificate yet? What about his taxes -- does he have a Social Security number?):

  • With powers and abilities far bigger and greater than the world has ever seen -- he promises
  • Yes, it's the President
  • Simpler than a speeding toddler
  • Less powerful and more impotent than the nuclear deterrent he threatens to use
  • Buys Chinese steel with the signature of his "small hand"
  • And who disguised as the Commander and Chief Speaks faux truth and justice to the right-wing racists who make up the rancid underbelly of our great nation

On August 12, 2017, our country rocked on its heels as a violent confrontation took place in Charlottesville, Virginia. A gathering known as Unite the Right convened to protest the removal of a statue of General Robert E. Lee, symbol of the Confederacy.

Did they have the right to protest? Yes. Did progressive proud Americans have the right to protest their protest? Yes.

Then what was the problem? This is America where we are all entitled to our opinions.

Perhaps burning torches, long rifles, swastika armbands and the Nazi chant "Blood and Soil" might have seemed a tad radical and an abuse of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Add to that the alleged ISIS-style terrorist attack of a car mowing down peaceful protesters, killing one and injuring others, and you've certainly created a climate where violence and mayhem will flourish. This is domestic terrorism plain and simple.

Bottom line, peaceful even not-so-peaceful protests are part of American culture.

However, there's a huge difference between a group of citizens protesting the removal of a statue and white nationalists including Klu Klux Klan and other extremist groups convening en masse to exhibit their disdain for American values.

It's pretty easy to make the case that this was a premeditated terrorist assault on our American way of life.

If as liberal and tolerant a man as our esteemed Attorney General, Jeffrey Beauregard Sessions, states:

"The violence and deaths in Charlottesville strike at the heart of American law and justice. When such actions arise from racial bigotry and hatred, they betray our core values and cannot be tolerated... justice will prevail."

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