That is the last phrase in the Pledge of Allegiance. More specifically, “indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”.
Let’s break this down so you can see how our country has lost its way.
A quick google turned up a few definitions on Mariam-Webster:
· “The maintenance or administration of what is just especially by the impartial adjustment of conflicting claims or the assignment of merited rewards or punishments”.
· “conformity to truth, fact, or reason”
We are supposed to be indivisible with liberty and justice. How well is this working these days under Trump? Simply look at who he has pardoned. Are those people being served “justice”? No.
Justice is “conformity to truth, fact, or reason”. How well is that working in Trump’s administration? Do you trust Trump? Do you think he always speaks the truth? No.
Furthermore, everyone believes that Trump has done something seriously illegal. Why else would he bow to Putin and why else would he hide his financial status and tax returns? We have a President that is beholding to Putin. Putin’s life is about destroying the United States and its allies. How well is that going? Very well, indeed! Trump is destroying America and our relationships with our allies a piece each week. Is justice being served by allowing him to do that? No. And Congress stands idly by watching it all go down the shitter. We no longer have checks and balances that our forefathers put in place so this would not happen. They knew it could happen and took preventative steps to thwart it. It was not good enough.
In other words, we no longer are “indivisible with liberty and justice for all” because there no longer is justice for all. Trump is treated as a person above the law… above justice. Therefore, if our country has no justice, then we are no longer indivisible… we are divided. When we are divided, we lose our liberty and strength. (Remember the adage, “divide and conquer”. Simply put, our pledge of allegiance is no longer valid. It is an antiquated phrase that no longer has any meaning. Our country is NOT what it previously was.
I shake my head in disgust at the Republican Congress who try to act tough by saying that they know what Putin did in 2016 and then say “it better not happen again in 2018”. Really? They “know” what happened in 2016, but they are not going to do one damned thing about it! Nothing! Sanctions? Really? Trump finds a way to nullify those. Putin knows that the USA will do nothing to stop the meddling or to punish them for doing it.
This is like having a person walk up to our President, shoot him, and immediately deny it. And then having everyone around the shooter say, “I know you killed the President! Just don’t let it happen again this year!” They will then go on to punish the person; “And you no longer can buy McDonalds French fries. There! Take that! We showed you!”
No; that was not meant to be funny. It is the equivalent of what is happening now. Heck, Japan attacked us and we joined World War II and hit them with nucs. Russia attacked us far worse by meddling in our elections! They put one of their own in office as the President of the United States. Seriously! Putin stole our liberty and justice, yet, we simply say “You better not do that again!” Seriously? That isn’t even a slap on the wrist.
Folks, we have the equivalent of a Russian mob boss as our president! Heck, even Kim Jong-Un knows that. He understads more about what is happening to our country than most of our citizens. Again, that is not meant to be funny. It is serious. And Congress is NOT going to stop it from happening. They are only interested in the few things they want and are willing to sell YOUR souls and YOUR country to get it. Just to rub it in the nose of Democrats. That’s right; they will let our country collapse and be destroyed just so long as they can run one or two things into the other political group’s nose. Do you recall the phrase “cut off your nose to spite your face”?
And yet, people continue to go about their lives as if nothing is happening. Not everyone, but the vast majority. Why, you might ask? Because until what Trump does directly affects their daily routine, they will ignore what is happening outside of their little “world”. When the day comes when their life is seriously impacted by this fiasco, they will look around and say “What happened!?” “Who let this happen?” Are YOU one of “them”?
But by then, all will be lost. It will be too late to stop it. It will be like dominos falling.
We CANNOT take 4 years of this! We simply cannot!
People, you need to rise up. Our ancestors did and they did it for YOU. We owe it to our grandchildren and great grandchildren to do something to secure their future. We were given liberties and justice by people that came before us. They made this country for US. Do not let devious people take it away from our future children. Do not be complicit and do not be complacent. Show the world that our country is not a fluke and we are more than our government representatives. Take back your country NOW! Find a way NOW. If there is not a group to join, then make a new one. Find a way to force change. Restore “liberty and justice for all”.
Be relentless until the Russians are out of our government and then make it so they can never do it again. No threats and nothing illegal. Just make it happen.