Musings of an Aging Lesbian
My dear friend Rev. Michael Piazza wrote about fear that touched me deeply: “I am terrified about what we are doing to our planet. I am angry and afraid about what is happening to our country as we repress voting rights so the white minority can retain power. I am very anxious that the rights I have fought so long to ensure are being seriously eroded by courts deliberately stacked with right-wing judges. I have given my life to all these things, and I am deeply invested in them. For me, it literally is a matter of life and death, especially for my children and grandchildren.”
Michael expresses the fear that many of us share. I certainly do. Kelly and I attended the Courageous resistance meeting last evening where I finally heard some words that give me some hope, from the brilliant (and entertaining) Phillip Drucker. Enumerated, Article II, Section 4 in the constitution allows for (1.) those who are impeached cannot be pardoned. (2.) not only a president but also a vice president, cabinet members, and senators, and judges including the Supremes may be impeached, (3.) other civil servants at high levels may be expelled, and (4.) all of the above will surely happen.
Knowing this helps alleviate my fear somewhat for our country and for our planet. I hope I get to see this happen in my lifetime, before 45 and his cronies and children make an even bigger mess than they already have.
Thanks for taking this journey with me. Now go write your story!