TIME FOR REFORM

Open Letter to the Leaders of Congress

Leaders in the Congress of the United States

Senate: Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Leader Chuck Schumer

House: Speaker Mike Johnson, Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries

Gentleman:

It is time for reform, and you must step forward and make a difference for our children and grandchildren.

Changes are now necessary because of the horrible maneuverings of the executive branch. I respectfully request a response to these proposals.

#1. How is it that after 248 years, a person who is a convicted felon can run for the office of President of the United States? Please don’t refer me to the Constitution’s impeachment clause. That remedy is only available after an election. What we need is a law that says a convicted felon cannot run for president. We have laws about the age of the participant, and we have laws about where the candidate was born, but the most important part of justice is missing. DO SOMETHING!

#2 For the life of me I cannot understand why there is not a law that coincides with the tradition of Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates releasing their tax returns. Had Donald Trump released his tax returns before the 2016 election, the voters would have had more information to make their decisions. This glaring lack of transparency exists because there is no solid directive from Congress. DO SOMETHING!

#3 It is time to change the “right of the President” to issue criminal pardons. What stops a President in the final days of being in office of pardoning every murderer in Federal prisons? The answer is, NOTHING. How is this good for America? Surely, anyone convicted of a federal crime on behalf of a sitting President should not be pardoned by that President. PLEASE DO SOMETHING!

There are other things on my list, like not lying to the American public about losing an election, but let’s get these done first and maybe we can go back to having presidents who are more aligned with the model citizen that our founders envisioned.

You must act to preserve the Constitution and the democracy enshrined within. You took an oath.

Thanks for your time,

Dwight C. Douglas

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REBUTTAL TO BUTKER

One last logical kick in the butt

I’m getting so damn tired of people telling me what I can believe in, who I can love, what I can read and how I should spend my tax dollars.

Living in Florida, I am facing the nation’s most hypocritical governor, Ron DeSantis. He keeps telling us how free our state is, while each day signing into law another policy that takes away people’s rights, and he does it in such a vindictive, uncaring way I can’t believe he calls himself a Christian. His self-righteousness is astounding, but let’s talk about the Butker speech. Harrison Butker is the place kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs football team, and recently he gave a speech at Benedictine College, a Catholic University.

I’m not sure if this blog is a rebuttal or a “debunker” of Butker, but let’s kick it off with something from the Holy Bible: Matthew 7:1, “Do not judge or you too will be judged.”

It would be easy to hand down a sentence on Harrison’s speech, which I assume he wrote himself, as a vessel for giving his opinion about the way he sees things, but alas it’s a supreme hatchet job against modernity. Why do conservatives all wish for a return to the old days?

I might say the wonderful way he judges those political leaders he dislikes employs the same overzealous political rhetoric that almost kept the sacred book from being printed by Gutenberg. Look it up Butker!

You cast aspersions against those who “don’t stay in their lane,” while you openly use your fame and I guess “white privilege” to tell us how to fix the world. One could shout, “Shut up and dribble,” but you’re a fucking place kicker.

Your slap at “the media” claiming they support “degenerate cultural values” is bullshit. Harrison, you do know the difference between social media and media, right? You’re naive if you think your media coverage is not tainted as well. Not everything you say is correct, I mean, the other team might believe in God as well. Are you saying God likes the Chiefs more? I’m sure they taught you at Georgia Tech that technology is just science and not a belief in a deity. If it was your faith granting you success, then your team should certainly win every game. Life isn’t like that.

Your claim that President Joe Biden supports “the murder of innocent babies” is just as mindless as your blaming politicians on how Covid was handled. You seem confused. Do you think we should have just let the virus spread and kill more people? Remember, Mr. Butker, Jesus was a healer. You could say he was a doctor, of sorts.

You might want to read the Bible from cover to cover and learn a bit more about the truth and history of the world at the time those words were written. Your holy text condones murdering adults for adultery, the aborting of fetuses, the killing of living babies, and yes, slavery. Isn’t it time for you to wake up and comprehend that not all that is written in Latin is fair or reasonable and, I might add, legal in our society today?

Your speech is incredibly inaccurate. No one is being put in jail for prophesizing. As bothersome as it may be to me I condone your right to speak in a free country, just as you must hear me say how full of shit you are, you know, the First Amendment. Now, do you want to lock me up?

Thanks, but no thanks for mentioning your concern about priests and church officials who became “overly familiar” with some of the flock, but your vagueness on this issue is remarkable. Harrison, in your next speech (should there ever be one) maybe you should mention that priests raped young boys. If you want to be outspoken, then speak the truth directly. Even the Holy Father has admitted the many sins of men of the cloth.

I noticed you use the word “vocation” five times. Are we to assume you think believing in God and the Catholic Church is a vocation? It’s a dogma, dingus, not an occupation.

If you really believe a woman being a stay-at-home mom is her “vocation” or occupation, perhaps you should pay her. Remember that payments are not for the sex so it’s not prostitution. Giving your wife a paycheck would simply be compensating her for providing all that motherhood you think is so gratifying. You do know that your mother could have had a career and still raised you as a good Catholic, right?

Consider this, a vocation without financial reward is a form of slavery. Would you want your wife to spend 40 hours every week doing a job for a company that didn’t pay her? If someday you leave your wife, the state will rightly force you to pay and support her. If only she had a, what’s it called, oh yeah, a career she could fall back on.

Much has been made of your pronouncement that most women are more excited about marriage and having kids than the diabolical lies they’ve been told about a career. Harrison, dear, what are those lies? I must wonder if you’re granting and grandfathering in a permission that men should have a monopoly on careers, titles and promotions. That’s fairly 19th Century thinking, dude, you know, that time before women could vote.

And please, the ridicule of gay pride was imprudent. You do know that some of the big strong men who block for you and protect you in your career could be gay. You better watch out! The boogeyman is out there. Now I’m not asking you to apologize about your openly homophobic views and beliefs, but your remarks on gay people are a form of hate.

You talk about the “cultural emasculation of men.” I hope you know that a shrink would tell you that concern arises in a man when he hasn’t gained a full sense of comfort and confidence in his own gender or manhood.

I’ll end my diatribe with the thing that bothers me the most in your fanatical misconception, which is your warning to couples that someone who doesn’t share your faith cannot help you become a saint. Holy shit, you’re aiming at sainthood? You don’t even make every kick. Maybe work on that first.

What you’re saying, Mr. Butzer, is that a Jew shouldn’t marry a Christian or an atheist will not help you gain a more enlightened path in your quest for religious perfection. You’re wrong. Love is what Jesus taught, and isn’t loving someone the only true gold in life?

You may be basking in the glow of that standing ovation, but some were clapping in relief that you were finished. I feel sorry for you, not because you opened your mouth and blew out a big, smelly, bigot fart, but because you haven’t reached the real enlightenment of a true Christian. Even the Methodists have seen the light and decided to stop judging people because of who they love. Perhaps you should ask why Catholic women can’t become priests. Oh, not old school enough?

Okay, I’ll stop. I’ll stop right here. Sadly, I don’t really care that much about you, I mean I am a Steelers fan and I have faith they will come back one day to beat the crap out of your team. Oh, sorry. Is that too much machismo for you?

BRAND NEW BOOK

My Buddy Pablo: Inspiration and Obsession

This book celebrates the work of Pablo Picasso and will help readers understand why the controversial master painted the way he did. Consider this a journey to discover or reexamine art and uncover more meaning in your life. Each major chapter focuses on a single Picasso masterpiece that inspired the author to create a derivative work. The chapter title is the name Pablo gave his original, and is followed by a succinct description of that artwork along with a graphic of the author’s rendition and narrative about the ways and reasons it deviates from Picasso’s. It’s quite likely you will discover My Buddy Pablo is something entirely fresh and different.

Click here and to purchase the paperback, or download an e-version.

Learn more about Dwight C Douglas, the artist by clicking here.