By Philip Drucker

Los Angeles Free Press

On July 4, 1776, the rebellious MS 13 Colonies declared their independence from His Majesty George III, the all too human English monarch whose legacy is that of “the mad king who lost America”. With freedom came the opportunity to try a social/political experiment. They created a country on the enlightened, but still highly radical concept of self-rule. A country where political power wasn’t based on sanguinity, nepotism, or cronyism. Where opportunity wasn’t deemed by way of royal fiat, but by the rule of law. It was an imaginary, political utopia where no one was above or below the law. A total shot heard round the world in the dark. It was a great time to be an American.

The Framers knew they couldn’t create a perfect union and future generations, when necessary, would have to rise to the constitutional challenges they encountered. Now is one such time. A man-child sits in our highest office. He’s in the midst of a life-long, virulent Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride to satisfy his demented, churlish and shallow self-interests. Unbalanced and obsessed, he is without any regard for the safety and well-being of those he’s sworn to protect, wantonly placed himself and his equally deplorable family of mini-me miscreants above the law. The results are alarming.

The opaque tools of his trade are lies, more lies, manipulation and obfuscation. In the back of his reptilian, salamander letter, black fungus mushroom mind, he knows that without the truth, self-governance of the people, by the people and for the people is not possible. Free speech, the right to be heard, to assemble and present our grievances are all gone once covered by a collage of half-baked lies, half-truths, misrepresentations and omissions.

It wasn’t by accident that the House of Representatives, the People’s house, was given the power of oversight over the Executive Branch. The presidency is a petri dish of power and privilege likely to spawn a despot. The subpoena power, the right to public hearings, are part and parcel of the people’s right to the truth. Not Will.i.am Barr’s redacted truth, but the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. We will get the entire Mueller Report. We will get the orange weasel’s taxes. We will remove the shroud of secrecy surrounding this faux news presidency and expose his avarice, dishonorable actions and many, many morbid misdeeds.

With the truth on our side, like the better nature of our angels before us, we can win a civil war. We can re-define the meaning of a human being. We can enact the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments.

With the truth exposed on television, radio and print, images of violence and oppression seared into our collective memories, we can right the wrongs of lingering slavery and outlaw discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. With the truth on our side, we shall always overcome.

Now is the time to secure our page in American history.  Let’s remove the narcissist sociopath who would be king. As the patriots who came before us, we will again secure the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for our generation, and for generations to come. Then, with the despotic tail lights of the dump Trump truck regime dimming in our rear-view mirror, what else might we accomplish? Abolish the electoral college in favor of the popular vote? Legislate for single-payer healthcare? Comprehensive immigration reform? Gun control? Si, se puede? Yes, we will. It’s a great time to be an American.


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