Friday, October 20, 2017

Is It Asking Too Much?

Is it asking too much that the President focus on the important things and speak truth rather than lies?  That he not try desperately to find a way to use nuclear weapons, but to find ways to avoid it? That he show respect to all people, whatever their beliefs, race, or nationality?  That he dig deep and find empathy for those who have suffered from natural disasters? That he find a way to express sorrow to parents, spouses, children and other family members of fallen service men and/or women?  That he surround himself with people who know more about government, and when they offer assistance to him, he accepts their advice? Is it asking too much that the President appeal to the better angels of the citizens who wish their own country harm?

Is is asking too much to expect the President to simply be a decent human being?

Is it asking too much that members of the House of Representatives and Senate act as agents of "checks and balances" as they were elected to do?  To ask them to have the integrity to do what they know is best for the country, rather than what is best for the Party? To pass bills that they know will be for the good of the people, and raise them up, instead of tearing them down? 

Is it asking too much for them to simply be decent human beings? 

I don't think it was an accident when both former presidents Bush and Obama made similar-sounding speeches admonishing both President Trump and his followers. I think they are so alarmed at the direction this country is going that they were compelled to speak out.  And, I hope they will influence other people of integrity to speak out, too.

It's time to drown out the naysayers who want nothing more than to bring down our government, and who better to do it than former office-holders of both parties?

Stay tuned.


Peggy said...

Oh Betty,
I don't know what to tell you. He is just about the worst thing that has ever happened to US politics. George W Bush is an eloquent voice of reason by comparison. . . . and I realise that I was actually way too hard on him when he was president. How times and perspectives change!

Olga Hebert said...

It isn't asking too much and we more of us better start demanding it.


we're fucked

Anonymous said...

Nice to see you back again Betty.
Trump gets plenty of press attention on this side of 'the pond', but I'm still not sure what the British public make of him as American politics and government is a mystery to most 'Brits', and we have enough idiots running our own country.