The UnConditional Bottom Line

Patriotism — How is Yours?

What is it Worth?

A mean looking eagle in front of the American flag just spoiling for a fight
A mean looking eagle in front of the American flag just spoiling for a fight

Craig Martineau

Sep 8 · 2 min read

This is an extremely crucial time in American history.

Teddy Roosevelt Patriotism means to stand the country. It does not mean stand by the president
Teddy Roosevelt Patriotism means to stand the country. It does not mean stand by the president

From the time of the Founding Fathers until this present day, there have been many challenges to our Republic.

BUT -

This time it is different.

Not only do we have a president that is a narcissist and has no feeling or compassion for the emotions and plight of others, but he is also the puppet of at least one man whose stated goal is to demolish the United States of America.

He is well on his way of achieving that goal.

As of RIGHT NOW, supporters of the president are chomping at the bit to shut down the true news in lieu of “FAKE NEWS”.

This, in itself, creates a barrier, a division in our society.

In addition, this president has soiled the office of the president with lies, crimes and illegal activities that amount to high crimes and misdemeanors.

The House of Representatives will be taking up his abuse of the emolument’s clause.

The Republican Party see the current situation as the proper time for which they have waited. They are trying to slash spending on the elderly, the sick, the children. This includes Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security.

This money does not belong to the United States Treasury. Citizens and corporations have paid for these funds through payroll deductions.

While there have been egregious crimes committed by the president’s cronies and the flaying of the Clean Water and Clean Air Acts in addition to other laws to protect the environment and endangered species, the Republican party has done nothing to lasso these criminals and apply the rule of law.

It is ironic to note that the very people that voted for the president are at the receiving end of his monstrous policies to strip people of their rights and dignity.

These blind followers will find that they will be wallowing in the same pigsty and suffering with everyone else, except the very rich.

BUT-

This is only the beginning. He has denigrated our longstanding partners. We have stood shoulder to shoulder to defeat fascism only now to see it rise again. Will they stand with us to defeat a common enemy every again?

I do not know where we are headed. I can only hope that he is defeated in the next months and we can start rebuilding a country that stands for JUSTICE FOR ALL.

Written by Craig Martineau

Every day is bringing a new horror, a new debasement of what America used to stand for.

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Retired. I write about Current Events, Personal Experiences on Medium, on Blogger with several sites, WordPress, Substack and Gumroad.

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