I have gained new respect for Sandra Day O’Connor. She gave a speech last week in which she said, in effect, that the United States is getting close to being a dictatorship, especially in view of recent attacks on the judiciary. The judiciary is, and needs to be, an independent, co-equal branch of the government. Attempts to unduly influence it, or silence it altogether, undermine the very fabric of our republic. Those who attack the judiciary just because they don’t like the decisions handed down are doing a huge disservice to our country. Unfortunately I think that the people who genuinely care about this country are greatly outnumbered by the people who don’t. Sandra Day O’Connor seems to really care about our country. Hers is a voice of reason in this often irrational world. It is too bad that she no longer sits on the Supreme Court. I hope that those who still sit there have heard what she has said and will heed her wise words. Also, when our citizens go to the polls this November, I hope they remember Justice O’Connor’s concerns, and I hope they will make their choices accordingly. Just remember, it is not the Democrats who are pushing us toward dictatorship.
Several towns in Vermont have approved resolutions to impeach the president. Some people are bent all out of shape about that. In a lot of ways it is like The Emperor’s New Clothes. Some people admired the emperor’s new clothes while others said, “Hey, he’s naked.” The people today who are admiring our president’s policies are seriously deluding themselves. The people who are speaking up and telling it like it is have a right, even a duty, to do so. George is not King.
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