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Last Tuesday night, President Donald Trump brought it in his first address to a joint session of congress. Now, I’m not an ideologue and, when there is not a viable two-party system, the nation suffers. In 1887, Sir John Dahlberg-Acton said, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” The warning? Power must to be shared in order to be wielded fairly.

Hence, my anger with Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi and her minions. Oh, it was bad enough when you refused to even acknowledge that, “Ford, Fiat Chrysler, General Motors, Sprint, Sofbank, Lockheed, Intel, Walmart and many others … will invest billions and billions of dollars in the United States and create tens of thousands of new American jobs.”

The clear message: “We intend to continue to obstruct this administration no matter how much money flows back into this country or the American people benefit.” US News on its blog said it, “Every single one of them should be ashamed of themselves.” We get it — you’re sore losers.

But, when the President of the United States honors the wife of a fallen Navy SEAL, get your butt out of your chair, stand up and applaud! There was not a dry eye in America when Carryn Owens, widow of Senior Chief Ryan Owens, mouthed, “I love you baby,” as she sobbed next to Ivanka Trump.

What in the H@#$ is the matter with you? In particular, Dems Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) and Keith Ellison (Deputy Chair of the DNC) who didn’t stand at all. You don’t applaud this noble sacrifice. Just sit there on your rump with some of your fellow Dems? You’re such a bankrupt ideologue, you can’t even acknowledge an American hero sacrificing himself for this country? Spitting on this hero’s memory just because Donald Trump started the ovation?

And, you still don’t get it when you laughed at “We have begun to drain the swamp of government corruption.” I don’t know what’s so funny. Because the public wants government cronyism gone … like yesterday! And, turning your thumbs down on dismantling Obama-Care? What are you guys now — movie critics? Or, just the modern-day Caesars deciding who lives/dies in the arena of American politics?

Wearing white/purple for what? Sitting there with their proverbial stick in their keister, stone-faced and proving what? They can hold a grudge over a non-existent issue?

And, the mainstream media spin? The New York Times, “Lawmakers sustained the bipartisan tradition of using spare tickets to import human symbols, looking upon Mr. Trump like a mismatched orchestra … the president’s guest list … the father of a teenager killed by an undocumented immigrant, the widows of two officers killed in the line of duty by an undocumented immigrant and the widow of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia …”

This pandering was disgraceful. Whether you like this president or not, frowning in lockstep and then scurrying out of the chamber like so many sore losers as soon as you could make a break — we get it! In case you missed it, citizens everywhere in this world (including North Dakota) are tired of politicians and the old tax and spend status quo. And, Dems, who are you pandering to? Because, the logical, inevitable result of this is going to be felt in two years.

We don’t care about your ideology. We want a good-paying job, safe drivable streets, a final end to Islamic terrorism and a stop to illegal immigration (just to help keep you in power). Get it?

Pat Merriman is the Dunn County State Attorney. He is a photographer and also officiates high school and college athletics events in the area.

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