In Individual One’s America, Tyrants are Catered to and Good Samaritans are Prosecuted Twice.

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Two other events, in addition to the reality versus alternate reality impeachment inquiry hearings, have occurred this week which illustrate the upside-down trajectory the 2016 Popular Vote Loser has put this country on.

Scott Warren. Photo From New York Times

First, a person accused of harboring illegal aliens in Arizona is facing a second trial prosecuted by federal authorities. The accused, Scott Warren, a volunteer of the organization No More Deaths (a group committed to saving the lives of migrants crossing the border illegally), was not convicted earlier in the year because of a hung jury (the vote was eight to four for acquittal) in the first trial. Mr. Warren insisted that he was only acting as a quasi Good Samaritan, giving food, water, and shelter to people in need.

The second event was the 2016 KKK Endorsed Candidate hosting the authoritarian leader of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s at the White House. During the event, Mr. Trump relayed that “I’m a Big Fan” of Turkey’s leader, calling him “my dear friend.”

The current leader of Turkey has:

  • Jailed opponents and journalists.
  • Shifted Turkey from a quasi secular democracy to a semi sectarian autocracy.
  • Purchased weapons systems from the Russians, a non-N.A.T.O. member.
  • Just last month, pushed the United States out of Northern Syria so it could go after the Kurds in the area.

This is the person the “Leader of the Free World” calls a “dear friend” and is “a big fan of” while a person is on trial in Tucson Arizona for wanting to make sure people do not die from malnourishment after crossing the border illegally.

People need to judge. Which is more repulsive? The Electoral College elected President catering to the whims of an autocrat or an idealist acting like a Good Samaritan feeding desperate people who trekked across the Mexican and Arizonan desert illegally.

While harboring illegal aliens is not right, it does not betray American Ideals feeding and sheltering them the way sucking up to an Authoritarian Strong Man does.

The United States should not be a country where tyrants are catered to and Good Samaritans get to be prosecuted twice.

 

Featured Image from the Wall Street Journal

 

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David Gordon
Living in Arizona since his family moved to Tempe from New York in 1982, David Gordon has three degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix in History, Political Science, and Secondary School Administration. A highly qualified Social Studies instructor and Certified School Principal, Mr. Gordon owned his own charter school, Grand Canyon College Preparatory Academy from 1997-2016. The school served students in grades 6-12 in the East Valley of Maricopa County. Many of the graduates of GCP earned college credit for free while still attending high school, some completing the first year of college before graduating. Among the speakers at the school's graduations were noted figures in Arizona Politics like Harry Mitchell, David Schweikert, Juan Mendes, Andrew Sherwood, and John Huppenthal. Mr. Gordon also participated in the revisions of the Arizona History and Social Studies standards. In January 2017, Mr. Gordon started the political blog Twenty-First Century Progressive Bull Moose. It has a global following and routinely comments on the political events of the day. Mr. Gordon also helps administer the Facebook page Living Blue in Arizona. He is also currently writing a series of Young Adult science fiction novels which incorporate the themes of time travel and its impact on history. Mr. Gordon is very happy to be asked to join the Blog for Arizona team and hopes to spread the progressive word to make Arizona a better place for everyone.

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