16 February 2019 is Elizabeth Peratrovich Day in Alaska, recalling the decisive testimony of the Tlingit civil rights leader before the Alaskan territorial senate that resulted in passage of America’s first anti-discrimination law. It is also the Day of the Shining Star in North Korea (celebrating the birth of Kim Jong-il).
And in the news America’s Fake President has declared a Fake Emergency to let him get his grubby hands on public money not intended for his vanity wall. Like the appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court it is obviously unconstitutional, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t going to take effect; my party has decided that the Constitution is of no more value than used toilet paper. It should be remembered that the Constitution only exists as long as people are willing to abide by it; there is no mechanism to compel allegiance to it. When the Dopey Don and his little pal Gutless Mitch choose to ignore it, all bets are off. Maybe some day there will be a reckoning and heads will roll—but Samuel Tilden’s supporters probably felt that way in 1876, and the juggernaut rolled on.