The era of hypocrites is upon us like never before.
There was a time hypocrites tried to hide their duel purposes, and when exposed were even contrite.
Welcome to Trump's America, where liars, racists, hypocrites, and grifters are dominating the nation's politics from the county level, to state level, and all the way to the top where hypocritical lawmakers gather to decide the nation's fate.
Q- What's worse than religious bigotry and hypocrisy?
A- Violating the Constitution's guarantee of separation of church and state.
Most recent example:
The Missouri House passed a bill to teach (preach) the Bible in public schools recently.
Despite Constitutional protection for all religions, the Missouri House doubled down on their assault and ignored it, turning down amendments allowing classes for the Book of Mormon, Muslims, Hindu, and Buddhist texts.
The Trump Administration is claiming the "there's no longer any poverty in America" and thus no need for welfare programs.
Holy shit! What planet are they talking about?
Then there's the GOP budget plan to slash funding from the education system with the help of Betsy DeVoss, who has set the bar for hypocrites in our education system.
When grilled by Congress why she was seeking to defund the Special Olympics (and even take their tax exempt status away) she simply replied "cuts had to be made somewhere."
In the current budget battle, taking away funding for the Special Olympics - and other programs focused on the most vulnerable Americans - is not only on the table, it's the plan.
A hypocrite is bad enough in any setting, but when they're situated in places of power the damage they create is exponential.
Time for me to walk on down the road...