George Washington’s iPhone

On the six month anniversary of the Insurrection of 2021, I’m going to take the opportunity to wax eloquently on the current state of non-public servants holding political office, and the ones who play them on TV. For those of you who are suffering from short term memory issues, on January 06, 2021 the defeated presidential candidate inspired a group of wackydos to overthrow the democratic process of certification of the new president.

The lead up to the insurrection placed my home state firmly in the public eye. For once the public officials in Georgia did their job without impartiality. They resisted the threats coming from the most powerful person in the world and his delusional minions to “find” just enough votes to overturn the will of the people. It’s so rare that we get to say something good about the Republicans in Georgia that I thought it was appropriate to call out the honor and bravery shown by these officials in preserving the democratic process. Of course their brethren in the state legislature have been working day and night to see that the candidate with the most votes doesn’t win again if he’s not the “right” candidate.This might be the one time in Georgia political history that the right thing happened for the right reasons. I’m glad I lived long enough to see it.

Now, I’m not going to recount the hundred of things that our elected officials should have done to prevent the situation that caused people to storm the Capitol and try to overthrow our government. There will be investigations and trials that will eventually ferret out the agents of destruction working from inside the halls of government. Sadly there is one collective group of people who don’t want to get to the bottom of the insurrection. In fact, a Georgia congressman is trying to sell the insurrection as just another tourist day at the Capitol. Here you see him trying to keep the “peaceful tourists” from entering his work place and laying waste to everything. Hypocrisy and lying are like autonomic reflexes with these people. These people are known by one name, Republicans.

There’s an old saying that, “A Republican is just a Democrat that’s never had anything bad happen to him”. I’m not suggesting that Liz Cheney has converted, I’m just saying that mobs of folks with pitchforks and torches around the Capitol might have opened her eyes a tad as to what “serving the Public” is supposed to mean. We’ll see. There are a few others, but none as high profile as the spawn of Darth Vader. I hope she will use her place on the select committee investigating the insurrection to hold accountable the ones who threatened the lives of our elected officials and our democracy.

Anyway, the group of people who want to serve the public by destroying the government were on the tube again. Kevin McCarthy has decided to name some Republicans to the bipartisan committee. I expect it will be the usual stooges, Jim Jordan, Devin Nunes, Mo Brooks. Their purpose will be to be the monkey wrench thrown into the gears of the investigation and to offer the Donald and his acolytes an excuse for the attempted coup. I expect a lot of smoke screens, whataboutism and sound bites provided by Putin/Trump for distribution by the Faux News. There will probably be some diversion into Federalism and the sanctity of the Constitution as it was written by the founding fathers.

While the congresscreeps drone on and on about the founding fathers and their interpretation of the founding father’s interpretation of the Constitution I’d love to be able to ask one question,

“What do you think would happen if you walked into The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia and passed your iPhone around for the Founding Fathers to see?”

I put forth the theory that the congressperson would probably be burned as a witch because the Founding Fathers had no concept of what the future was going to bring in technology. 

What the founding fathers did have the vision to see was how a tyrannical despot could get elected and try to hold on to his power. They counted on the other equal branches of government to hold that despot in check. I see zero candidates on the Republican side that embrace that theory and have the courage to speak out about it.

J.D. Vance, you’ve broken my heart.

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