Tuesday, January 19, 2021

One Last Day

It's been four full years since he started talking about American carnage.  

That's all it took to bring our democracy perilously close to its knees.  Members of Congress did not vote to certify the election of the next President of the United States.  One of those votes they wanted to discount was mine.  

I take umbrage with this.  

I've always been willing to do some of the heavy lifting required to maintain our democratic norms.  I've protested and voted and written and recruited and advocated and made my presence and my opinions known.  Nobody elected by someone in Nebraska has the right to say that my vote does not matter.  I've done the work (and even if I hadn't); I get to speak 

Of course, by saying that I am assuming that we are dealing with the same set of facts.  Living here in the real world, I often forget that there are a disturbingly large number of individuals who barely believe that the earth is round.  

And, they get to vote.  Some of them get to vote in Congress.  

And then there are the Jamie Raskins of the world, who are unwilling to lose our republic and who are willing to put personal grief aside to work toward that end.  That's where I'm focusing my energy today, on the content of his character to stiffen my spine and strengthen my resolve to keep the pressure on, to hold those responsible accountable for their actions, to do what I can to insure than this will not happen again.

That's a fitting way to spend the last day of the worst presidency in our history.


  1. If only we could be sure of being rid of him at once and for all time.
    The man's soul is so stunted that I am afraid the world will have to endure many, many lifetimes of it as it tries to evolve.

    1. His need for a military send off..... refusing to greet the Bidens..... massive military and gates in DC.....he's killing our country one value at a time. If the media ignores him, except for his court appearances, I will be a very happy girl.


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