“Yes, we can’t.”

Sergio Aragones

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“Yes, we can” was close, but miles and miles away.

America attacked?  No particular response.  Identify terrorism when it occurs? Not really.  Support historical allies?  Nope.  React to the purging of Christians from the Middle East?  Silence.  Retreat from the world’s stage?  Okay by me. Guard and protect the nation?  Open borders. Put Israel at risk?  So.  Maintain a balanced budget? Don’t think so.  Keep the counsel of others with experience? No need. Observe the Constitution? Not necessary. Work with the Congress? Requires too much effort.

A person elected President takes a very short and simple, legally binding oath of office which requires that he or she “faithfully execute the Office of the President of the Unites States” and pledges that he or she “will, to the best of my ability preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Unites States.”

“Faithfully.”  Faith?  Faithfully.

“Preserve, protect and defend.”

Under attack.  Inaction.

A dissatisfied and concerned populace.  An elected Congress.  Members of Congress: public servants responsible to the Constitution, the rule of law and the sovereign citizens who elected them.

The legislative power of the purse resides with Congress just the way the sovereignty resides with the citizen.

At some point is it not the duty of the Congress to ask: Why exactly are we funding the Office of the President if we and our constituents are dissatisfied, shunned, and matters of national security, autonomy and welfare are not adequately attended?

Hello, is anyone home?

The fools among us are presented to be wise and the wise among us are presented to be fools.

Santosh Kalwar

Might you be content to be played the fool?


[Note: Sergio Arogones is a well-established Mexican-Spanish cartoonist and Santosh Kalwar is a Nepalese citizen and writer living in Finland. Kalwar has his doctorate in computer science with a focus on measuring anxiety on the internet.]