by Burt Prelutsky

If you want to Comment directly to Burt Prelutsky, please mention my name Rudy. burtprelutsky@icloud.com

One of the ongoing problems with life in America is that only the political rabble who make the laws have the authority to change them, and there is nobody with the power to ensure that the laws they pass are laws they have to abide by. For instance, even though it was only the Democrats in Congress who voted for the Affordable Care Act aka liar-nObamaCare, all of them, including the Republicans, were exempted from its vile mandates.

Or consider the fact that although Martha Stewart went to jail, having been convicted of engaging in insider trading, you never see a member of Congress go to jail for financial crimes, even though, nearly without exception, they magically increase their wealth ten or thirty-fold within a very short time on the job.

Heck, even when one of the herd, say, for instance, Rep. Charley Rangel, was found guilty of financial shenanigans, which included not paying his income taxes, he didn’t go to Leavenworth; he was merely censured, which, in legal terms, is the equivalent of being sent to bed without his supper.

Until the day comes that the politicians have to obey the same laws as the rest of us, they will continue to give the lie to the absurd notion that they are public servants. They are the public’s masters, and don’t you ever forget it. Unfortunately, they alone have the power to change their ways, and, as is the rule with tyrants, they see no compelling reason to do so.

America’s revolutionaries went to war with Great Britain because they were taxed but lacked representation in Parliament. The day may eventually come when Americans will once again revolt, but this time over the form of representation they receive, which would more aptly be called misrepresentation.

These days, a great many of our senators and House members feel their mission is to protect foreign invaders and put their interests ahead of the interests of American citizens and to pretend that only these foreign trespassers have dreams that deserve to be realized.

When they’re not pandering to members of minority groups, the Democrats spend their time waging guerilla warfare against a sitting president; increasing the nation’s debt to the breaking point; pretending it is a civil right for extremely weird people to use the bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice; and legalizing the recreational use of an addictive drug in order to increase tax revenue that will then be used to provide homes for the demented who would be better served if they were housed in mental institutions. These morons also feel obliged to provide sanctuary to felons so long as they are citizens of other countries.

The real mystery is why any American, who should, you’d imagine, be grateful for tax cuts, a strong military and a president who keeps his campaign promises, would vote for any of these clodhoppers.

⦿ Speaking of promises kept, it took President Trump to keep not only his own promise, but the promises of three prior presidents, by moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Because the terrorist group Hamas governs the Palestinians, it was no surprise that thousands of would-be martyrs stormed the border of Israel armed with hand grenades and Molotov cocktails, or that Israel fulfilled their demented desire to die for their cause. A cause, by the way, that has nothing to do with creating a state adjacent to Israel, everything to do with eliminating the state of Israel.

I have no idea why we continue to provide money for the Palestinians, but, then, I have not yet been able to figure out why we continue to subsidize Mexico with our tax dollars.

The good news is that not only did Trump provide a reality check by moving our own embassy, but several other nations, including the Czech Republic, Honduras, Guatemala, the Philippines, Hungary, Paraguay and Romania, have indicated they will be soon be following our lead. That shows the power of leading from in front, instead of from behind, as was liar-nObama’s preference.

On the other hand, in retaliation, Turkey is calling back their ambassador to the U.S. Which, in turn, raises the question why this evil Islamic theocracy is so often referred to as one of our allies and why it is allowed to maintain its membership in NATO. If I were an Iranian mullah, I would be asking: Why Turkey and not us?

⦿ How is it that when a championship sports team visits the White House, the media can’t wait to announce that one or two half-witted basketball or football players refused to take part in the ceremony because they so despise President Trump?

However, until one of my subscribers let me know, I was unaware of the fact that when President Trump rolled out the red carpet for the Alabama Crimson Tide to celebrate their national football title, not only did everybody on the guest list show up, but the players, both black and white, asked for and were granted permission to form a prayer circle with the President.

You would think that would be at least as newsworthy as some overpaid, overhyped, professional athlete announcing himself a Never-Trumper.

⦿ Most of you, I assume, are aware that I am not religiously observant, even though I fervently subscribe to Judeo-Christian values.

The closest I come to religious beliefs is when I consider how unlikely it is that schmucks like Lois Lerner, James Comey, scum-Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch, John Brennan, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, liar-Hillary Clinton, Lisa Page, James Clapper, Susan Rice, Samantha Powers, Robert Mueller, scum-Adam Schiff, mad-Maxine Waters and Barack liar-nObama, will ever be held accountable and be forced to pay a price for their betrayal of the public trust. At such times, I find myself thinking how unfair it would be if there isn’t a Heaven and Hell in the afterlife where accounts could finally and fairly be settled.

⦿ James M. Barrie, the Scot who wrote “Peter Pan,” once observed: “The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story and writes another, and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.”

It’s an interesting notion, made more interesting because the man who said it achieved such fame, fortune and affection, in his own life, and yet the words convey such a sense of personal regret. How different and in what way better could the future that Barrie had envisioned be from the seemingly charmed life he lived?

A fascinating sidebar to “Peter Pan” is that prior to Barrie’s giving the name to the Darling’s daughter, nobody had ever been named Wendy.

If you want to Comment directly to Burt Prelutsky, please mention my name Rudy. burtprelutsky@icloud.com 

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