It's no secret as to where my sentiments lie in regards to President Donald J. Trump. I'd like to say that nothing has changed. However, that would not be entirely accurate. I have changed. Just when I thought it couldn't get any worse, it has.
Many still cling to the belief that the office of the President demands respect beyond whomever might hold the office. I disagree. Vehemently. Respect must be earned on EVERY level. A title is nothing more than costume jewelry if it is not truly earned and kept through a bond created by honesty, intelligence, and empathy - traits that this President has shown little, if any, affinity for.
The latest round of moronic responses to legitimate questions including those about the Civil War and Andrew Jackson show a man who woefully lacks in intelligence, subtlety, and intuition. In fact, they would be laughable if we were talking about a comedian instead of the Leader of the Free World.
I suppose that James Baldwin may have expressed this concern best:
Ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.
* The opinions expressed in this post are strictly my own and do not necessarily reflect those of any other person or entity.