Seattle Fights and Wins (& Limerick!)

Once there was a bully named Donald Trump

he built gold towers and sat on his rump

thought he’d kill Democracy

mocked and threatened Liberty

but Lady Justice gave him the face palm

 

~ EC

2.5.17

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Gotta love my home city. Bravo to Attorney General Bob Ferguson and his team for suing Trump and DHS and winning! You can watch the ruling here by Federal Judge Robart. It’s almost painful to watch the Justice Department attorney attempt to defend something clearly unlawful and unconstitutional.  This judge is a Republican appointed by W in 2004. He shuts down the arguments with some clear facts that this attorney cannot dispute, but she tries.

And to wake up and hear that Trump’s appeal of the decision failed is wonderful news. Granted the courts will be dealing with the matter of ruling it unlawful and unconstitutional still, so it will be some time before it is settled fully.

No one is above the law, including and especially the president.

Some mixed blessings coming out of this debacle are:

1) we are seeing people coming out in droves to support charities, to protest, to learn more about our government and participate

2) we are seeing our democracy put to its ultimate test by a plutocrat/autocrat/tyrant/demagogue/fascist and we are seeing it fight back and reject attempts to dismantle the Constitution

Republicans are starting to condemn his actions and violent unsettling outbursts, his bromance with Putin …and now we need more and more of them to grow some spines and stand up for our democracy and what is right for the country and world.

One fight at a time.

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13 thoughts on “Seattle Fights and Wins (& Limerick!)

  1. A side of your writing I’ve never read before.

    Amazing poem and powerfully truthful.

    Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty. ~ Plato

    Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy. Deceit is a poison in its veins. ~ Edward Kennedy

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