I’m just a plainspoken Colorado criminal defense lawyer, but the way I see it…
I rarely write of purely political things in this blog, except to the extent they touch on criminal justice and human rights.
I’m not a Democrat, I’m not a Republican; I’m not any kind of ‘crat or ‘can, other than an American.
But we hold these truths to be self-evident:
- That no woman is created to be the involuntary plaything of a wealthy boor.
- That old men in Washington neither have dominion over young women’s bodies.
- That old men in Washington who also by chance are wealthy boors have even less unwanted access to young women’s bodies.
- That religious affiliation is not the test of a patriot.
- That Americans don’t build walls; we tear them down.
- That torture is the tool of the terrorist.
- That the value of a human life is not related to the value of his, or her, or zir financial portfolio.
- That a Supreme Court held hostage by a political party is no longer supreme.
- That the White House is not a Green House of greed.
- That men and women did not sacrifice their lives for this country so that their President could boast of the size of his crowds, or the size of his anything else.
The new American president is a pig who isn’t worth his own droppings.
I happen to be reading Bob Dylan’s memoirs. Dylan has a particularly fine version of his own hero, Woody Guthrie’s, anthem to America. It’s on the Bootleg Series 7 album, the soundtrack from Martin Scorsese’s Dylan performance film, “No Direction Home.” It’s on Apple Music, probably Spotify, almost certainly at your local library. It might even be closer to hand.
Find it. It may sustain you. Whoever you are, whatever you believe, whatever gender, color, sexual preference, this land is your land. This land was made for you and me.