Happy Anniversary Mr. President: Have a Shutdown Celebration

black Image of scales on white background with the words, "calibrate the scales" overlaid. As with any set of scales, the scales of justice must, from time to time, be recalibrated. Total balance is never achieved, but all in the criminal justice and legal systems must strive for it as much as possible.

OK, so without getting too political, I would be remiss as a publisher to NOT say something about the connection between President Trump’s One Year Anniversary in Office and the Government Shutdown.

Someone asked me yesterday what I thought of the possible government shutdown. I responded as I did the last time,

“Good. Leave it closed. Then all those lazy Congress-folks will be unemployed and I can run for President of Texas.”

I am tired of the threats of shutdown, of Congress and the President holding the United States of America hostage for petty political differences. I am tired of the Congress shirking its responsibility to pass legislation much needed in the country at any given time. This shirking of responsibility is not an isolated event by no means, aka, DACA, Medical Marijuana, states rights issues, and more.

On that note, consider now An American Tail.

So It Happened that the President and Congress Threw a HUGE Party, It was the Hugest Party Ever. And they Called it the Republican Party, but it in no way resembled neither the traditional Party of Lincoln nor the modern Party of Reagan. No. This new party was something else entirely. Then they kicked off this party with a celebration…a celebration which involved first shutting down the government.

The plan was simple: Take over the White House and Congress. Force a shutdown. Let the United States dissolve into oblivion while millions suffer and die. Then resume business under a new name, something like the American Union of States, to ultimately be inclusive of Mexico and Canada.

But those who orchestrated this event did not count on what happened between the shutdown and the re-Grand Opening — several states at once declared independence and established their own governments, naming their Governors Presidents. Like dominos, the remaining states followed suit until all the impotent Congress had left to govern was that small square section of land called the District of Columbia.

Or Maybe that Was a Conspiracy Theory I read Somewhere…

In any case, I am just sick of shutdown this shutdown that. Every time we toy with government shutdown, we get closer to a real government shutdown. When that happens, the United States goes away. Hmm. Maybe I could be President of Texas.

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C J Oakes is an author and freelance writer from Lubbock, TX, USA. In addition to this website, he operates OakesWriting.com and BuyLocalLubbock.com.

As an author, he has numerous books to his credit including the best-selling Survive and Thrive After the Collapse of the Dollar series. In addition, he has written over a hundred books for clients since 2011 and has created innumerable web pages for law firms and others worldwide.

Passionate about Justice, Mr. Oakes believes that the scales of justice are never balanced, but it is the duty of each citizen to do their part to re-calibrate the scales as needed. When the scales of justice shift too far to one side, they must be returned a near as possible to center.

He built this site with the goal of helping students of criminal justice understand how to apply the principles needed for re-calibrating the scales as well as providing easy access to needed study resources.

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