Posts in category "Constitution"

As Trump tramples on our rights, where are the Republican leaders?

  When he flouts an American value and tenet, Trump’s barely called out by the House or the Senate. But a line must we draw In this country of law Says the Constitution by the men who did pen it.  

Trump's treatment of CNN should put a free press on alert

  It’s about time the media  unite And affirm what is  their  legal right. And  when Trump tries to cow Let them firmly show how They  will all hang together and fight.    

Trumpolini: A Rule by Fiat?

  Trump reminds many of this dictator, A notorious human rights hater. Mussolini, by name. They may not be the same. But Trump seems like a good  simulator.      

Sieg heil, Trump

  You’ll infuriate the Fuhrer, your President Trump, If you disobey  taking a loose step. How parlous ’twill be on the log any bump; Much safer a “Hail!” and a goosestep.  

Colin Kaepernick tells the nation to have a conscience

  “‘I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,’ Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game. ‘To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other... Read more »

Was our nation created for the likes of a President Trump?

  It’s almost certain that  Trump will be The  candidate of  the GOP. Did the founding fathers risk lives and honor For such an unprincipled demagogue conner?

On freedom of speech at a Trump rally

  [The following was prompted by reading that a Progressive ChicagoNow blogger was going to attend a Trump rally] In life there is many a peril Floods, fires and animals feral. But add this to the rest: If you ever protest At Trump rallies, you’re fish in a barrel.

Trump, what if? It's time to take the sideshow seriously.

  Like most everybody I love a good jest. Especially one that convulses the chest. But the humor’s much darker When a carnival barker May be the next president. Who would have guessed?

A final verdict on Antonin Scalia

  Of his greatness we’ll quibble and fudge; If  granted, I would not begrudge. But in too many cases He left out common faces. Of which God is the ultimate judge.

Constitutionally, Rubio is unfit to be president

  “We need to put people on the bench who understand that the Constitution is not a living, breathing document ; it is to be interpreted as originally meant.”  [Marco Rubio at the last Republican Debate]   It says how it can be amended. By  the courts it has often been bended But Rubio’s  said... Read more »