Saturday, September 19, 2020

Something We Know - 19 September

The barrage of highs and lows we live with each day are intense.   After learning of the passing of Joan Ruth Bader Ginsburg, I immediately felt the sadness and the building of internal rage we all feel at the moment.  What to do now?   We can sulk or we can try and recover as quickly as possible.    I used to run track in my younger days, and to me all I could think of was me being on the starting line of a 220 yard dash (200 meters in today's terms).   I am at the starting line of this event, and the guy I am running against has placed shrapnel, and obstacles in my lane lane.  The starter has commanded us to get in the ready position, so we approach the starting line, and get ready.....and just before he is to cry out "set", my starting blocks are moved 10 yards back from the starting line.  This is not going to be a fair race at all.  The sprint to the finish line is going to be difficult, but not impossible.   That's where I think we are now.   We have no choice but to run this race better than the other guy.   HCR sums up the life and times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, for those who need a better understanding of her contributions in life.   

For now, much is going to be driven by Trump and McConnell, and what they do, or not do, from here on out.   One tidbit to leave you with today, is this clip of Lindsey Graham and what he said back in a similar moment of history:


I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.

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