Thursday, January 19, 2017

Inauguration Day

Inauguration Day has arrived. Regardless of one's political leanings, this is an historic day in our country's history. We have one of the few countries that consistently change governmentspeacefully with ceremonious atmosphere.

In a poll featured on Huckleberries on line, the Spokesman-Review's North Idaho Blog, which asked who would watch the inauguration. 36.02% said yes, 56.52% said no. I can only hope that the majority have to work and cannot watch. On the other hand, it may represent the political left, filled to the brim with Snowflakes. People that refuse to accept any other outcome than the one they prefer.

Answering strongly against representations that Trump is a racist, several black performers have stepped up to appear. In Talladaga, an all black college band will play in the parade. They weren't asked, they asked the transition peoplefor permission ot play.

These acts of patriotism suggest that plain spoken people like Trump and many of his supporters are being regularly wrongly accused of being racists by black and liberal leaders as knee jerk accusations against anyone they disagree with.

For me, I'll watch hoping tht the 50 or so congresspersons will enroll in a citizenship class soon.  If disruptive groups use violence to break up the inauguration it would be helpful for them to contemplate the act not as free speech, but as a criminal act of subversion. Sedition is the name of that game. Until authorities treat these acts of inciting to riot seriously, they will continue as unpunished crimes with no serious consequences.

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