I suppose I shouldn't be surprised. It was Doctor Hunter S. Thompson who once said, "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." Things don't get a lot weirder than they have over the past few months. Surreal. The good doctor would be shocked and tormented by the goings-on in Washington currently. The greed-heads and the human jackals have taken over. This is no time to curl up into a fetal position and wish that it would all go away.
Not when the "President" and his minions are "looking into" changing the First Amendment.
Yes, you read that right. In an interview with ABC's Jonathan Karl, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus asked about a Trumptweet that said, "the failing New York Times has disgraced the media world. Gotten me wrong for two solid years. Change the libel laws?" Karl asked, "That would require, as I understand it, a constitutional amendment. Is he really going to pursue that? Is that something he wants to pursue?"
"I think it's something we've looked at," Priebus replied in the affirmative. "How that gets executed, or whether that goes anywhere, is a different story."
A different story, indeed.
Now the "president" is looking into messing with the First Amendment. Never mind that the Second Amendment seems to be etched in stone and not up for any sort of discussion. Never mind that freedom of speech is what gives his wispy orange head a place to take his petty rants on Twitter. Never mind that it is the bedrock upon which our Constitution is based. And surely it creates a nifty little vortex if you start arguing about the right to free speech, since it is protected in the First Amendment an all. But what happens when that protection gets legislated out of the rule book. Having a rather unhealthy looking rust-colored skin may also have the effect of making it too thin for public service. You thought that being "President" was going to be easier? Imagine all those ninnies out there with access to a keyboard. Or a smart phone. Or a Twitter Account.
"If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." Harry S. Truman
"Air conditioning broken in Oval Office. Can't get good help. Sad." Donald J. Trump