April 21-A, 2023

Roan Mountain State Park Oil Paint Rendered — Pisgah National Park, Bakersville, North Carolina
"We are on the brink of something great!"

What a difference for our country and the world
if the Republican Party 60 years ago
had made that the foundation of every Platform
in every election cycle!
And lived to make it happen!

But it was not to be.

The foundation of every platform
in every election cycle was,
"This country is going straight off the edge
into oblivion
thanks to the Democrats and their give-away-entitlement-programs,
and their social justice spiel,
and their abortion and gun control stands!
Be terrified of the Democrats!
They are the end of Democracy!
They are the end of the world!
Elect Republicans!
We will keep you safe!"

Republicans created a terrified electorate
who cannot own enough guns
and who shoot at everything that moves.

Scaring their constituents with every interview,
every speech, is their only plan/platform. 
It is easier to control people who are afraid.
Trump said, "No one can save you but me!"
"I am your savior!"
"I will build a wall and keep you safe!"
Keeping them frightened keeps them voting
for Republicans who continue to keep them frightened
in order to stay in office
on nothing more substantive than,
"Elect us and you will be safe!"

Lindsey Graham said, stumping for Trump in SC,
"Donald Trump may have done some terrible things,
but at least he is not a Democrat,
and he won't take your guns away!"

Keep them scared and they will vote for you
like their life depends on it.


Published by jimwdollar

I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing. I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters and five granddaughters within about twenty minutes from where we live--and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.

2 thoughts on “April 21-A, 2023

  1. America certainly seems to be reaping the rewards of her madness. Yikes, I say as I look around the room. “Who said that?” The entire world is insane. We may be the worst because “we are the best country in the world!” Keep your head down.

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