Violation of Civil Rights

So, last week was interesting. All the talking heads got fodder from the President and the nomination of a Special Investigator. I won’t comment on this for various reasons, mostly because I feel that an investigator is warranted and I will wait to see what his investigation brings. No matter the outcome I will evaluate that finding in order to comment then.

Instead today I find myself at a loss for words. Last week American citizens were assaulted by foreign protective services. As the Guardian states, Turkic Presidential security team members assaulted members of what seems to have been a peaceful protest that is protected under the Constitution of the United States. Many different news sites have commented on this. My favorite quote about this right now comes from the pages of the which quoted Florida Congressman Ron DeSantos as saying –

“It’s bad enough Turkish President Recep Erdogan refuses to recognize freedom of speech and religion at home and has suppressed political opposition to his rule,” DeSanitis said. “It’s worse that he stands at the nexus of support for nefarious jihadist groups. That his security detail has now engaged in such behavior on our own soil against American protesters is unconscionable.”

With so many members of Congress, the media, and the citizenry of the United States speaking out, I wonder why nothing has been mention regarding this event by President Trump. No tweet, nothing said in a prepared statement, no news release. That is unconscionable, for the President of the United States to welcome a world leader, no matter his reputation, into his house. And then not even ask for explanation, deliver admonishment, or take action to display concern for the American people is indicative of the type of man who has been elevated to represent the people of the United States of America. As time goes on, in this is more concerning than anything. I know that I differ in opinion with my father. But my father would speak out on my behalf if my rights were violated.

How can we trust President Trump if he will not even represent us? Already the legality of some of his decisions have been called into account. He has bombed Syria without asking Congress as he warned President Obama not to do. And now he remains quiet as foreign nationals assault American citizens on U.S. soil. When I took the oath of enlistment I swore to defend the nation against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Furthermore President Trump swore to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States”. His inability to address the violation of American citizen’s civil rights by a foreign power on U.S. soil goes directly against his oath. That is indicative of the man, indicative of his concerns for Americans, indicative of his lack of commitment to the people of this country. Say what you will about our former presidents, whether it is Obama, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Reagan, Carter, Ford, Nixon, Johnson, Kennedy, Eisenhower, Truman, Roosevelt, or beyond, but I like to think that they would have spoken up.


Please comment or start a conversation. As always, this is editorial, not news.


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