For the latest nonsense from Democrats (House Dems plan measure to censure Trump over 's---hole countries' remarks
), the Republican House leadership ought to allow it to come to the floor then add amendments condemning presidents Truman and Johnson for their equally crude language in private conversations.
Beren wrote:It's the system rather than the people themselves, and I wonder whether breaking up the US would really help. It would just make it easier for them to go to war with each other, I'm afraid.
So what is the alternative, go the Augustus route and keep the forms of democratic institutions while depriving them of any real power? Leave the governance of our country to "the best and brightest"? Who gets to decide who "the best and brightest" are? To quote G. K. Chesterton, "There are no wise few. Every aristocracy that has ever existed has behaved, in all essential points, exactly like a small mob."
jimjam wrote:In the interest of being "Fair And Balanced"
There is another problem with the current debate over Mr. Trump’s mental condition: It assumes his behavior isn’t voluntary, and that his shocking or “unpresidential” conduct is a symptom of mental illness. This kind of thinking contributes to the stigmatization of mental illness. It’s entirely possible that he simply has certain personal qualities we don’t find ideal in a leader, like being a narcissistic bully who lacks basic civility and common courtesies. That he is, in a word, a jerk. But that alone does not make him mentally unfit to serve.
There you have it folks. Donald is either a mental case or a jerk. Or, perhaps, both.
I refused to vote for Trump because of his revealed character, not because of his policy positions (not that I agreed with all of those, either), but I didn't assume that because he lacks the character needed in a president he must be mentally ill. Unfortunately, Democrats can't use that argument to call for Trump's removal from office, the voters already knew about it when they elected him. So instead the Democrats invent nonsense about his mental capacity.
We are all ignorant, only in different ways, and no one is as ignorant as an educated man outside his own field.
To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.