I think I’m pretty good with words, but compared to this guy, I’m a first-grader writing with blunt crayons. In this piece titled:

Donald Trump Cracks the Seal on Talk of Treason

Written — or should I say composed — by conservative author Rich Wilson, the words flow like music. This is a symphony of the English language describing our so-called president. I should let the author speak for himself. I don’t think anyone could say it better. This was so good, I read the first half out loud to Garry. 

You may have noticed by now, but I’m not one to pull any punches on Donald Trump. As a conservative, I see him as a statist abomination, a plump, be-wattled authoritarian-wannabe man-baby with the intellectual horsepower of a toaster oven.

One thing we’ve learned in the last two years is that no legal, moral or cultural strictures bind Trump and that he is immune to the better angels of human nature. The moral event horizon around him consumes the good in anyone who becomes one of his vassals. There is no better version of Trump, ever. He can only degrade and destroy everything he touches, but today was remarkable, even for him.

Monday’s simpering, prissy, self-indulgent performance in Ohio was just another raree-show with our Kentucky Fried Nero fiddling while the stock market burned. Then came the moment where he broke another seal, and cracked another seam in the foundation of our Republic.

That was when Trump, in his typical sneering, sniggling, purse-lipped way said of the Democrats watching his State of the Union speech: “They were like death. And un-American. Un-American. Somebody said ‘treasonous.’ I mean, yeah, I guess, why not? Can we call that treason? Why not? I mean they certainly didn’t seem to love our country very much.”

Even for Trump, on an endless quest to define American decency down, this was a new low. His followers and Congressional cheering section will love it, of course. A few Republicans in Congress may furrow a brow or intone some anodyne statement like, “I wouldn’t have put it that way, but…”

Trump lacks the mental capacity to see where this very slippery slope leads, but the political arsonists around him do. With that, prepare to reap the whirlwind.

See the rest of the story at: DONALD TRUMP CRACKS THE SEAL ON TREASON

And thus the man himself has slipped the word into the national conversation. This is the one crime that has never been trivialized or minimized. “Our Founders viewed treason as the most severe crime against the Republic. Treason was an act without shades of gray, without gradiations, without rationalization. It is the one crime we punish by stripping those found guilty of it of their citizenship, or even their lives.”

You hear the expression “Let slip the dogs of war.” I think, as words go, these may well be our dogs of war. Casual talk of treason? Casual? Treason?

Remember this in days to come. The day the stock market crashed, Trump talked casually and humorously of himself as a man accused of treason. A light-hearted jest tossed at the heart of the nation he supposedly serves.

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.


  1. I hope SOMEONE somewhere accepts this as serious (and the rest of it) and takes appropriate action. He and his crowd are not qualified, not benefitting us except by drawing together everyone else–hmm, that might actually be the ‘cosmic point’, if there is such a thing. If this very poor person and his crowd do bad things, the others have been responding with their/our better nature, so that is really good. They can get rid of him now though and we can be better on our own! He’s the training wheels but we’re ready to do it without him!


    1. I think these “republicans” really ARE treasonous. I don’t think it will ever be officially proved because I don’t think we want to take down a president as treasonous, but in my personal opinion, he most certain is. Everything he has done has damaged this country. If that isn’t treason, I don’t know what is.

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      1. Can’t argue with that. My former boss for 17 years was an older Republican state senator who was married to Teddy Roosevelt’s granddaughter., I am glad for his sake that he passed away just before his 95th birthday a few years back, before this mess all happened.


  2. I have no words for Mr. Trump and his extreme narcissistic and hateful behavior. No, he is not my President. Not ever, so I will not give him that title. Is that treasonous?
    I laugh at his response to the Dems not standing during the State of the Union. The Republicans did the same and worse to President Obama, but that must have been okay. Right?

    I just shake my head at Trump, his cronies and his followers. You say that you are a conservative, so I wonder how you reconcile all of this other than being very angry and discouraged. I cannot support the Republicans that support Trump and never question his words or actions. I especially cannot support the conservative “Christians” who seem to be acting more like the devil than actually taking a walk with Jesus. Guess you can call me one of those awful liberal Democrats, but I’ll wear that badge proudly in the face of what’s going on in the U.S. today.


        1. I think being a conservative is one thing and following Trump is another. It’s obvious this man doesn’t support Trump. He clearly loathes the man. We are never going to have a single opinion about what is the right path for the country, but we don’t have to be complete assholes, either. I don’t have to agree with you to believe you are entitled to your opinion and might even (gasp) occasionally have a good idea. But that has nothing to do with our current president or his sycophants. They are a whole different story.

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  3. I think my toaster oven has more benign intelligence than has Trump. It heats up to the right temperature if I want to bake something, it can perfectly time the broiling of quesadillas. If it burns something, the onus is on me for not watching or setting the time correctly. As for Trump. He’s smart. Very, very smart. Evil, even more than he is smart. I hate him so much that some days I can barely stand it.


    1. There’s an actual modern mental illness named after him. Stress caused by hating Trump so much you literally can’t stand it. We can tolerate a few seconds of news before Garry has to turn it off. It’s just horrible. The good part of this is this author found new and unique ways to say how much he hates him. I was very impressed by the language.

      My toaster oven is also smarter. My dogs are MUCH smarter.


  4. I am amazed no one has tried to take this man out. Truly. It has also been noted elsewhere that any time important Trump stuff is happening, the Vice President makes pains to be elsewhere–extended meetings, other countries, other states…I think the 2 dollar word for that is “distancing”.


    1. I just keep being appalled that so many people go along with him when they obviously know better. It’s like they all met the Devil at midnight and signed a contract. Maybe they DID sign the contract.


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