- I would think there would be a hue & cry from Americans at the idea of building a wall at their border. (In Medieval England of you heard a hue & cry you were duty-bound to join in the chase.)
- I would think that the American people would expect their Commander & Chief, who took an oath to uphold the Constitution of the land that elected him, to understand that Constitution. And I would expect that same person to listen when people tried to teach it to him.
- I would think that the American people would remember Selma, Alabama, the freedom riders, the underground railroad, and the hard-won battle forged by Martin Luther King Jr. as they championed the cause of Black Americans to be free and equal. I would think that Americans had grown above the fear and hatred regarding people of color and ethnicity.
- I would think that the United States Senators would consider facts, allow witnesses to a trial, and render a fair judgment. I would NOT expect that they would declare before a trial that yes, they believe the accused is guilty, but it doesn’t matter.
- I would think that proponents of the two-party system, even if they lost their leader would rally and follow the line of succession that is: Vice President, Speaker of the House of Representatives, President pro tempore of the Senate, and not be afraid of losing face.
- I would think that the “Don’t let them forget,” sign you would find over the entrance to the former Concentration Camp in Dachau, Germany would teach people that turning one’s back on atrocities is not a good idea.
- I would think that going to a restaurant such as my daughter and I dined at last night (very good food by the way), with its eight TV’s circling the room, (no sound, just moving pictures) might make a diner feel a tad bit Orwellian.
On a lighter note--come along to Disneyland with us
After much soul-searching, I decided to go.