Monday, January 30, 2017

So Sorry To Wax Political -- But The Supreme Court Is Not A Beauty Pageant...

I couldn't make this stuff up -- if I tried.

Now we learn that 45 will televise the announcement of his preferred candidate/selected ideologue for the Supremes (largely in the manner of his prior beauty pageant stylings).

No President has ever done that. And it is demeaning of the office; the court -- and the process.

We are witnessing, in real time, the transmorgrification of our federal government into a "Reality TV Show" -- and especially so, insofar as our Executive Branch is concerned.

Disgusting -- but he clearly needs to change the subject from his impotent and unconstitutional Muslim banning executive order fiasco of the weekend past, so he is moving up -- and televising -- his pick.

That's insulting to the intelligence of most Americans. [In truth, there has been little of any real moment on the wires lately, about Kenilworth, so we are filling the space -- and dead air -- here. Smile.]



Anonymous said...

not dead air. We all have to, respectfully, decline to support many of the items/issues presented by the current president.

Condor said...

Thanks Anon.!

Agreed. . . namaste. . . .

Condor said...

And now, Anon.. . . since 45's Muslim ban contradicts a core value of American democracy -- the former President -- as he promised he would, has weighed in. Respectfully. Per the Washington Post:

". . .Mr. Obama, who has remained publicly silent about his successor since leaving office 10 days ago, pledged before leaving office to only speak about Trump's policy moves “where I think our core values may be at stake.” On Monday, his spokesman Kevin Lewis said in a statement, “With regard to comparisons to President Obama’s foreign policy decisions, as we’ve heard before, the President fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion.”

Alluding to the widespread protests taking place in major airports and cities in response to the new immigration policy, Lewis said that Obama “is heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country. . . .”

“Citizens exercising their Constitutional right to assemble, organize and have their voices heard by their elected officials is exactly what we expect to see when American values are at stake. . . .

Pitch perfect.


Anonymous said...

I am very concerned for our country. I want to believe in what 44 said to Anthony Bourdain; "...that things will be ok. Democracy doesn't move in a straight line."

But, I'm not so sure. It looks as if we are on a path to a train wreck and the GOP is at the controls...saying go faster, go faster.

Condor said...

It is madness. . . And even so, the founders' checks and balances. . . Are working.


Bob Johnson said...

I would read RC Sproul's book The Cross and Crescent.

Bob Johnson
Former Memphis Schering-Plough employee

Condor said...

Thanks so much Bob -- I am familiar with the author.

That said, I support the expression of any genuine viewpoint -- especially when respectfully presented -- on comparative religious studies.

I do think there are differences -- but I am certain that the founders intended for us never to prefer one faith, over another -- for any official state/federal business.

So for me, it genuinely doesn't matter to me HOW the two are different. I know they are. Just as I know each has an equal claim to practice their faith -- or none at all -- here in America.

Our founders escaped horrific persecution, often on a religious basis, to pass this human right down to us. I will guard it with my very life. My ancestors arrived here mostly to escape just such religious persecution.

That is a defining freedom the vast majority of Americans cherish.

And one Mr. Trump seems unable to grasp.

So. . . to wander perhaps dangerously out on the thinning pond ice here -- it is dishonest, in my view, to conflate the faith of Islam -- with any force of radical terror.

Just as it would be wrong to blame Christianity for Timothy McVeigh's domestic terror -- or more recently, Dylan Rouf's heinous acts -- though both claim to be devout Christians.

The religious, properly observed, do not advocate violence of any sort.

Now I'll hush.

Namaste -- do stop back!