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Sun Feb 9, 2020, 08:22 PM

Honor Bright?

Honor Bright? Thatís the question I used to ask my kids when I was digging for the truth. We agreed it would be a family honor kind of thing and everyone who used those two words would be swearing to the truth. We didnít overuse it because it was meant for special circumstances. Decades later, Honor Bright? is still in use in our family and we still honor its purpose. I can not put into words how much this one tiny tradition meant to me as I struggled to overcome a horrible childhood and create ways to have something of my own that I could count on and believe in.

Perhaps because traditions have been crumbling in TrumpWorld, iíve been thinking a lot about how....Honor Bright?....would work on Donald Trump and his worshipers. I canít imagine it would have any merit or any any impact. Those precious words would simply sit atop their heap of discarded values. It would mingle in with shreds of what used to be standards and principles. It would fall to the bottom and get mixed up with old guidelines for dedication, trustworthiness, respect.

Trump has made a maze out of a straight line, a comic strip out of a history book, a Thug Clubhouse out of the Oval Office. The flagpoles in Washington all hold wrecking balls and the Press Briefing is now a hateful tweet. Trumpís scorched earth policies compete with Global Warming, his devilish day to day antics allow many of us to forget there are still children in cages. Iíll be in the middle of processing Trumpís latest assault on our country, when itís followed by another assault....sometimes within minutes.

The Republican side has no guard rails, no boundaries, no roadblocks. They have only an open-ended nod, a ďyesĒ to whatever Trump does. Even if itís illegal, obscene, disgusting, traitorous, dangerous. Even if Trump is acting like a dictator, a sexual predator, or a bully. Even if he lies, cheats, degrades, ruins. Even if it means an end to long-held traditions.

Some say Democratsí infighting is normal. Iíd like our new normal to be eagle-eyed on the bullseye, the one sitting in the middle of that giant, repulsive Trump poster.I want him to hear us coming, feel us breathing down his neck. I want him to be shocked beyond recovery that there ARE some boundaries, some lines he can not cross.

It didnít take Trump long to go from buffoon to dictator. We should be even quicker at going from infighting to destroying even the tiniest speck of hope Donald Trump might have about his re-election.

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Response to democrank (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 08:31 PM

1. Honour Bright, exactly. This was my school and Scoouting creed 45 years ago. Word was bond.

What the hell has happened?

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Sun Feb 9, 2020, 08:36 PM

2. Wanted to add - once you destroy Honour Bright you destroy basic foundations

Of both domestic society and any form of international diplomacy with allies. It corrodes the core of democracy, which is founded on a principle of fundamental decency. I don't need to trot out the rest - we all know. Thanks, demo. Your post was well said.

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Sun Feb 9, 2020, 08:56 PM

3. K&R Excellent posting.

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Response to democrank (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 10:09 AM

4. Rec'd!! nt

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