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Have Courage.

Here are the closing statements from the lead House manager about why Donald Trump is a threat to all of us. ALL of us, Republicans included:

I’d like to thank Rep. Justin Amash for standing up against your party and doing the right thing. I agree with you on almost nothing, Justin. But it must have taken an incredible amount of courage and integrity to do this. You know what is right. This is a manly thing to do.

Also worthy of praise for being men and women of courage and integrity are these Americans:

  • Marie Yovanovich
  • Bill Taylor
  • Alex Vindman
  • Fiona Hill
  • Jennifer Williams
  • Laura Cooper
  • David Holmes
  • George Kent
  • The Whistleblower

I’m sure I’ve missed a few who deserve praise.

What feats [they] did that day: then shall our names.
Familiar in his mouth as household words
Harry the king, Bedford and Exeter,
Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester,
Be in their flowing cups freshly remember’d.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remember’d;
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition:
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.

Henry V, Shakespeare

Is there such a speech to praise leaders who hold their people in such contempt that they would convince them that they are losers? That the whole world is laughing at their manhood? That they are powerless without a villain to “protect” them? That anyone not like them are “takers”, below them and unworthy of respect? That the only way to get back what they’ve been told they have lost is to treat children badly? That would trick them into giving up their birthright as a free people and relinquish the money they have been saving for decades?

What do you call a person who coerces Americans to view their neighbors as their enemies for his own benefit?

Somebody scour Shakespeare for me. I don’t think even Othello’s Iago meets this criteria.

One Response

  1. Who was Henry V. Shakespeare, and what did the “V” stand for? 😉

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