Friday, January 20, 2017

A Day of Mourning........

We used to be a nation that expected a free press to question our leaders.

We used to be a nation where presidential candidates of both parties released tax returns to assure the public they had no conflicts of interest.

We used to be a nation where presidents put their financial affairs in a blind trust, or in Jimmy Carter's case, sold their peanut farm because Americans understood how dangerous financial conflicts for a president could be.

We used to be a nation where marital infidelity and multiple wives would have been the end of a campaign, especially for the party of "family values."

We used to be a nation where bragging about groping women was wrong.

And as of today, we aren't.


RobinH said...

I am currently applying the same remedy to politics and the weather. Which is to take refuge in a pile of yarn.

Nance said...

Oh, I share your despair. Here in NEO (Northeastern Ohio), it is grey and rainy, and I choose to think it is Nature mourning Our Shame.

Another blogger gave this as a great way to Maintain Your Zen: picture him being led away in handcuffs.

I find it very useful, especially since I can do it without seeing his face.

Mereknits said...

I am in mourning today and won't watch a speck of news, or read the paper. I find it unbelievable we are where we are today.

kayT said...

Don't mourn, friends. This nation -- and WE -- are a lot stronger than the orange one.