Lady Justice Weeps
Tevya Prepares Breakfast
Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Sunday, November 5, 2017. Our dear friend, Wasp Tevya, is at the stove this morning, preparing Caramel Apple French Toast. Tevya has asked me to invite all the Poppers to breakfast. He is serving up a sweet delight to soften the bitter news that US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is walking free. The door will be open awaiting your arrival. Grab an Irish coffee on your way in.
The Ultimate Sacrifice
They Died For Him
Thank you so much for joining POP and me this Sunday morning. I am still trying to process the news that US Army Bowe Bergdahl was granted his freedom from punishment for deserting his unit in Afghanistan in 2009. He willingly walked off the base into the arms of the Taliban. His fellow soldiers were seriously injured looking for him. Others died, but despite the overwhelming evidence Judge Army Col. Jeffrey Nance decided he had been punished enough. It appears that the American people feel otherwise, along with the military and the families and soldiers who have suffered because of his actions. Lady Justice weeps for all those who gave so much for so little.
Waiting for Justice
Bergdahl originally faced life in prison, but prosecutors asked for a sentence of 14 years behind bars. His lawyers asked for a dishonorable discharge. Despite his confession, the military judge decided there would be no prison time. His punishment is a dishonorable discharge and a fine of $1000 a month for the next ten months. What about the back pay he accumulated during his visit with the Taliban? Doe he get to keep it? Will those who suffered on his behalf be made to suffer even more? It certainly looks like that is the case. His lawyers were so emboldened by the non-sentence that they are going to pursue having the dishonorable discharge dropped in favor of an honorable one. Lady Justice is weeping along with those who suffered because of his cowardice.
Injustice Front and Center
Justice has taken a back seat for quite awhile, and it isn't just in Bergdahl's case. Hillary and Bill Clinton have spit in the face of the law, and escaped punishment. We now have mounting evidence that the true Russian collusion involved the Clintons and not President Trump. Despite this, Robert Mueller is pursuing a case that doesn't even involve the White House. He has been doggedly trying to tie the Trump administration to Russia, but he has consistently come up empty. Instead he calls for the arrest of Manafort on charges preceding any association with the president or his people. Is this justice? Does this even make any sense? In the midst of this circus, along comes compelling evidence about the Clintons and our uranium supply. Russia reaped huge rewards when Hillary was Secretary of State. Russia benefited at the expense of the American people and Bill got richer. I didn't hear a thing from Mueller and his team about this. Is this justice? No, it isn't and Lady Justice is weeping for all of us who are at the mercy of a select few who decide the fate of millions.
It's Now or Never
The clock is ticking. We are almost finished with one year of the Trump presidency. Despite the lowest unemployment in seventeen years, a booming market, optimism among ordinary citizens, renewed respect around the world and a host of other accomplishments, the old guard is standing firm to the notion that America belongs to them. They resent this outsider who dares to make America great again. Judges rule against his common sense approaches to keeping us safe. Judges rule against the necessity of punishing men like Bergdahl and critics criticize every single thing this president does. Men like John McCain are behaving badly, and punishing America because of outdated ideas of who this country really belongs to. It was offensive to hear Sen. McCain jab at the Trump administration in front of the Naval Academy. He ripped into the idea of nationalism and isolationism. This president is by no means an isolationist. As I write this he is on a historic sweep through Asia. He is, however, an America first leader, and that is exactly what this nation needs and wants. We need to pull together and move forward, but those in Congress who oppose everything this president does are hurting all of us. We need to pull together, but those in a position to dispense justice are hurting all of us, when they refuse to serve the lady. May justice prevail.
Dear God, you made so many difficult people