I was sad to learn of the death of President Ford a few days ago. Hypocrisy and double standards abound, Dubya said of Gerald, America's only unelected President to date, "He was a great man..."
How many people, do you suppose, dear reader, will say that of Dubya himself?
Dubya, however one looks at him, is a most dreadful individual.
As a self proclaimed Christian, he has sent thousands of people to their deaths in the full knowledge that Christ teaches us that on being struck on one cheek, we should show the other.
While President, Dubya has made unprecedented claims of executive power. He has asserted, for example, that the president may imprison foreign nationals and US citizens without judicial process and may hold such persons incommunicado.
In rejecting these claims in 2004, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor wrote for the Supreme Court, "History and common sense teach us that an unchecked system of detention carries the potential to become a means for oppression."
Click here to read What the Supreme Court's ruling means.
I aim to make it to Grand Rapids one day, not only for the Judy Garland experience, but to visit the Gerald Ford Museum. I hear it houses a most fabulous disco mirrorball. I might also bump into Betty.