Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston



Friday, August 17, 2018

President Reagan's daughter, Patti Davis and President Reagan's son, Ron Reagan:

Patti Davis: 

"Those of us who are horrified by the vilification of the news media, those of us who cringe at the sight of angry mobs jeering at the cordoned-off journalists at Trump rallies, far outnumber those who are swept up by this ugly passion. We are still in the majority. But if we are silent, if we don’t speak up, if we don’t raise our voices and say, “This is not America,” it won’t matter that we are in the majority. Silence didn’t create this country; brazen, unwavering commitment did. And one of those commitments was to a free press — one not controlled or hampered by a demagogue who has a good day only when he’s being flattered."

Ron Reagan: 

"You asked if there was any other president we could remember would say anything like this about a fellow American citizen, and the answer is no. Not politically. 

Donald Trump does not appreciate or grasp the dignity of the office he holds. Trump has had the opposite effect. He is not growing into the dignity and the grandeur of the office. He is dragging it through the gutter. That is who he is. No larger self that he is going to assume. This is what he gets. 

Aisha was correct at the beginning. What do you think you are going to get when we install in the office an imbecilic sociopath?"

1 comment:

Shaw Kenawe said...

From my friend and sometime commenter here, Jim Grill: "During a discussion I illuminated my reasons for disliking Trumpity and theGOP. Then I was asked,"Why are you afraid of Trump?"

"I'm not. It's the Sidewalk Principle."


" The Sidewalk Principle. Just because I chose to step around dog shit on the sidewalk in no way means I am afraid of dog shit and it in no manner negates my right to