About a month, or so, ago I recently received a Jury summons from the Federal Courts.. The nice thing about modern Technology is that I can go online to register and get an exemption, so I don’t have to wonder if the post office delivered my paperwork.. Nice.
After I had finished with that I was looking around at the FAQs and found an interesting link.. Judging an Injustice: During Asian Heritage Month, Japanese Internments Are Recalled | United States Courts
This article made me think about several different, though maybe the same, things.
First I understand that the United States of America is NOT a PERFECT COUNTRY. Yes, we have wronged other people in the past, and sometimes we still do, though we usually try, in out own way, to do what is right.. If you want to think about this then consider the number of countries who offered aid when Katrina hit New Orleans, or even the countries who decided to aid us when we were moving in to save the nation of Kuwait from the Saddam Hussein. Could other countries say the same, like Russia?
The main idea, from the linked article, I took away from this is: for whatever reason we do it, whether it is the Japanese, Muslim, Native Americans, or any other people, grouping many people into one discriminatory label is NOT RIGHT.
The people who made who had the Japanese moved into camps were NOT RIGHT, and as the article says. the opinion from the military that the Japanese were NOT A THREAT was ignored. I had even seen a story, I think it was from the History Channel people, that said the military commander for the Hawaiian Islands refused to round-up the effected people in his area of command.
The Federal Government is like a very large circus, I DO NOT MEAN TO INSULT THE CIRCUS, with different acts going in different rings, and the President/Ringmaster is supposed to make sure all runs as smoothly as if it were organized.
Each President who gets into that position comes with his own ideas about how things are supposed to work and tries to implement his own ideas… Most of them have spent time in the Military, so they have an idea about organizational structures and discipline, while others have been in some kind of public office, which gives them the same type of training but, they all learn that even though they are the ones in charge, and responsible for the way their underlings function, they still have limits that are imposed on them by others.. Congress makes the rules and budget, the Executive carries them out.
To be fair to the Donald I would have to point out that he has acted, as the head of a commercial organization, as the person with the final word. Much like the present Governor of Florida, Rick Scott, Donald’s experience is with the ability to make the rules that he saw fit to make, once he got into the White House he found that much of what he knew before was fairly useless..
Maybe he did not do so well in his Civics Class.. Or doesn’t really understand the setup of the constitution. I don’t know. What I do know is that Trump was a blustery blowhard before he got into the White House, and on his campaign trail, and so it should come to no surprise that he has continued to be so in the White House.
There is much that he does as the President that is worth a critical look. The outright travel ban on some Muslims, his dubious relations with the Russians, and his attempt at what appears to be an effort to cover up or hide those relations, and his efforts to control, or intimidate his own Justice Department.
Then again when it came to his firing of FBI Director Jame Comey you have an example of the Democrats desire to “have their cake and eat it too” when, after the President fired Comey Chuck Shumer criticized Trump for doing the very thing Chuck had been calling for several weeks before.
After the Charlottesville riot, Trump had a press conference where he spoke of the violence from both sides, and he was attacked in the press because he did not concentrate his remarks on the Alt-right groups. The extremist who espouses violence go against the very principle that makes this country great and it does not matter which groups they represent, right or left.
Pure politics does not help the people. Party politics, when pushed to the max, does not help and is probably the main reason that Donald Trump is now President Trump.
If you are going to find something wrong with President Trump do it because he has done something wrong and not just because he is in a different party..
P. S. I saw a video of Michael Moore who asked a question… If they do find collusion with the Russians, and Trump is Impeached.. if they put him up for trial “do we try him as an adult?”
That Joe Guy.