By Ruth A. Sheets
There is a proposal that the Senate of the United States, on its return to Washington from the August break, censure Mr. Donald Trump for his racist comments and support of White supremacists after Charlottesville.
What would a censure mean?
This man who currently occupies the White House is an embarrassment, but I can't just blame him. We knew what he was before he was elected by a minority of the population and an outdated racist electoral college. How could we have expected anything different. He has always been a racist misogynist bully, but it seems enough people are OK with this that it will matter little whether or not the Senate slaps his wrist.
Mr. Trump feels nothing but anger and can empathize with no one as seen in his responses to Charlottesville and Houston.
He has, with the help of the Senate, surrounded himself with people who also care for nothing but their money, as seen through the responses to devastating climate change, increasing poverty, Wall Street excesses, inequity in education, an uptick in the drug war, and so on and so on, through every Government department.
So, my question again, what would censure mean?
I suspect, little or nothing, but I suppose the Senate should go through the motions, if only to say that even someone like Donald Trump is not unlimited in his actions. Maybe through such an act, the Senate will find the courage to work for the American people instead of for the "win."
I don't believe most Americans had any idea what damage an unscrupulous, politically ignorant president could do to our Constitution and democracy. Maybe people will begin to note that to hold a position like the Presidency of the United States requires experience beyond what running a real estate empire and being a Reality TV star can give you.
Naaah! Americans like bullies. Racism and sexism are just bonuses in a president, and, perhaps, a Senator.