Peggy Noonan urges parents to teach their kids to love their country but omits mentioning Trump

By Donald A. Collins | 4 June 2024
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Few apologies yet from all those GOP members who allowed this felon to kidnap their party.

Some elected GOP officials briefly chastised his behavior after he attempted a coup on January 6, 2021 to keep Biden from assuming after winning the 2020 electoral but most have since succumbed to greed and/or the fear of losing their seats.

Then after the May 20th hush money conviction comes the screaming about the conviction, a cacophony of attacks on our justice system which in this case had produced a decision which the GOP found embarrassing.

Now we watch many of them pile on about whether they will accept the results of the election in November so they can be picked as Trump’s VP!!

There was one Republican who didn’t join those above, Cindy McCain. It begins,

Cindy McCain endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for president Tuesday in a rebuke of President Donald Trump by the widow of the GOP’s 2008 nominee.

Trump has had a fraught relationship with members of John McCain’s family since he disparaged the Arizona senator during his 2016 campaign. But the McCains have until now stopped short of endorsing Trump’s rivals.

Cindy McCain cited the decades long friendship between her family and Biden’s and their bond as the parents of children serving in the military.

“He supports the troops and knows what it means for someone who has served,” McCain said in a phone interview. “Not only to love someone who has served, but understands what it means to send a child into combat. We’ve been great friends for many years, but we have a common thread in that we are Blue Star families.”

McCain’s backing could help Biden appeal to Republicans disaffected with the GOP president and give the former vice president a boost in Arizona, a crucial swing state that McCain represented in Congress for 35 years. He’s remained a revered figure since his 2018 death from complications of a brain tumor, particularly with the independent voters whom Biden is courting.

“I decided to take a stand, and hopefully other people will see the same thing. Other women particularly,” McCain said. “You may have to step out of your comfort zone a little bit, but Biden is by far the best candidate in the race.”

McCain said she hasn’t voted for a Democrat since she was 18 and followed the lead of her parents. She remains a registered Republican and has no plans to change, she said.

Biden told donors on Tuesday evening that McCain’s endorsement was coming “because of what (Trump) talks about how my son and John and others who are heroes, who served their country. You know, he said they’re ‘losers, suckers.’”

Biden was referring to comments Trump reportedly made mocking the American war dead. Trump has denied making the remarks, first reported through anonymous sources by The Atlantic, but many of the comments were later confirmed by The Associated Press.

Read this AP story here.

The May 31 headline in the media all carried the same message: Donald Trump Found Guilty on All Counts in New York Hush-Money Case.

He is the first former president in our history to be tried and found guilty of a felony!

His NYC trial Judge will pronounce Trump’s sentence on July 11th and the Republican National Convention which will nominate him as their candidate for President begins on July 15th.

Noonan, the Wall Street Journal’s top Op Ed writer, begins her May 23rd Memorial Day piece by recommending parents to tell their children how great America is and then cites many major historical moments. She also very circuitously cautions against hate and violence and recrimination.

Great idea which she exudes examples of great moments in American history of how we came together. A perfect example: “One I liked was the assertion that the Civil War ended the day Ulysses S. Grant was buried in 1885. Why? Because America saw who his pallbearers were: “Johnston and Buckner on one side of his bier, and Sherman and Sheridan upon the other.” The first two were generals of the Confederate army, the last two of the Union Army. Henry Ward Beecher wrote that their marching Grant to his tomb was “a silent symbol that liberty had conquered slavery, and peace war.”

You come away from that vignette thinking not only “what men,” but “what a country” that could tear itself in two, murder itself, forgive itself, go on.

Parents, help your children love this country. It will be good for them, and more to the point this country deserves it.

Also when you don’t love something you lose it. We don’t want that to happen.”

Read her many sterling examples of great moments in our history here.

Hooray for what she says but she never mentions Trump!

Let me ask you to listen to his March 24 speech to his loving MAGA crowd in Wildwood NJ just 3 days before Memorial Day.

Listen to his speech here and all you need to know about this dangerous liar comes clear.

He’s running to turn the USA into a dictatorship or to stay out of jail. Your choice, Folks.

Former US Navy officer, banker and venture capitalist, Donald A. Collins, a free lance writer living in Washington, DC, has spent over 50 years working for women’s reproductive health as a board member and/or officer of numerous family planning organizations including Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Guttmacher Institute, Family Health International and Ipas. Yale under graduate, NYU MBA. He is the author of “From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013”, “Trump Becoming Macbeth: Will our democracy survive?”, “We Humans Overwhelm Our Earth: 11 or 2 Billion by 2100?”, “What Can Be Done Now to Save Habitable Life on Planet Earth?”, “Vote”, “Can Homo Sapiens Survive?”, “Will Choice and Democracy Win?”, “Can Our U.S. Survive 8 Plus Billion of Us”, “Economic Growth: A Cancer on all Earthly Life”, “On the Precipice of Political Disaster in 2024” and “Democracy at Red State Risk”.

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