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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Hanging In Effigy

Once upon a time, in January of 2012, to be exact, the Republican house speaker in Kansas, Mike O'Neal, emailed a "prayer" for then president, Barack Obama. The text from the bible, Psalm 109, was, "let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow." He thought everyone should pray this prayer for America's President. There were no accusations of violent threats, even though this is clearly a threat of murder. President Obama was a gentleman about it, and ignored Mr. O'Neal's stupidity and rudeness.

Fast forward to March of 2017. Racist America has elected Donald Trump to be president, and Donald Trump does nothing but sign racist edicts, such as his two failed travel bans, and tweet at America on Twitter at 3:00 every morning, sharing everything from his silly-assed feelings to national secrets. In response to all this, musician and singer, Snoop Doggy Dogg, created a video in which he shoots a very trumpesque clown, which he calls "Ronald Klump." 

Donald Trump has complained about this video, saying, "Can you imagine what the outcry would be if Snoop Dog, failing career and all, had aimed and fired the gun at President Obama? Jail time!" Seriously? After the actual death threat to President Obama that was written and emailed by Mike O'Neal, in Kansas, brought no consequences at all, Trump really thinks that the exercise of first amendment rights and satire would bring jail time to someone else, if President Obama was the target? Snoop Dogg's video is the equivalent of hanging in effigy, which, along with flag burning, silly cartoon drawings, and photo shopped pictures of elected officials, is protected speech. Trump needs to understand that he is in America, and he needs to understand that the Constitution protects all Americans. After he begins to understand those two things, he needs to grow up.

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