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WE THE PEOPLE

In an episode of Start Trek The original series, as if there is any other Star Trek, Captain Kirk once said as he read from a version of the Declaration of Independence on an alien world:

Look at these three words written larger than the rest, with a special pride never written before or since. Tall words proudly saying We the People, it was not written for the chiefs or the kings or the warriors or the rich and powerful, but for all the people! …They must apply to everyone or they mean nothing

The just completed Democratic National Convention embraced that concept, proudly showcasing the future of America in all its diversity.  Race, Nationality, Gender, Sexual orientation, Religion, and Socio-Economic statues of all types were highlighted at one point or another.  It was a beautiful spectacle to watch especially when you consider what we will probably witness in the upcoming Republican National Convention. The Republican party, which has always lacked the diversity of Democrats, has been hi-jacked by Donald Trump, a man who cannot comprehend the indisputable fact, America is great because of its diversity.  He stokes the fears, racism, bigotry misogyny and homo phobia of those in MAGA hats who would fight to see that they don’t lose “their country”, as if it ever was just their country.  Individuals with no desire to see Americans living in harmony as one people, no desire to be part of the coalition of the righteous that rejects their beliefs and is growing stronger every day.  No desire to see America finally become the nation it was created to be.  A nation in which all people are created equal.  He panders to the rich at the expense of the poor and the middle class, bragging about the stock market and offering large corporations multi million-dollar bail outs while allowing the unemployment benefits for those suffering financially to expire.  To Donald Trump it is We SOME of the People

As Americans how can we ask someone to lead us as a people, one people, when regrettably that person doesn’t have the desire of the capacity to understand the meaning of three simple words. WE THE PEOPLE.

Cam was wrong. We are hypocritical

Cam Newton’s recent comments to a female reporter at a news conference has brought the predictable outrage. Many taking to the airwaves to call him sexist, belittling, disrespectful all the predictable adjectives. While Newton was wrong and deserving of all the arrows being slung at him many of those criticizing him now both publicly and privately can spare me their righteous outrage. Last November many of them went into the voting both and pulled the level for a man who routinely demeans women to be the next President of this country. Have we evolved as a country when it comes to gender equality when that same man can say as a star you can grab a woman by the pussy and millions of Americans just shrugs it off? When Great Britain, Germany, France, Israel, Australia and a host of other developed countries throughout the world have had a woman lead them and we still have people wondering can a woman be President? Newton was wrong but don’t condemn him because it is the politically correct thing to do while simultaneously holding the same beliefs and doing nothing to change the gender inequality gap that plaques this country.