Lance Simmens: “He has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour and no grace – all qualities, funnily enough, with which his predecessor Mr. Obama was generously blessed.”
Lance Simmens: Leading the charge into the vast dystopian universe is a Nitwit-in-Chief whose Faustian bargain is predicated on the hedge that all hell will break loose most likely after his time is up on Earth.
Lance Simmens: I do not pretend in the least to be a righteous practitioner of my religion but what is deeply embedded in me is the very basic Christian concept of acceptance of others as members of the human family.
Lance Simmens: We are currently on the wrong path. We must not adhere to the doctrine of America first, but instead allow humanity, compassion and empathy to spearhead America’s leadership doctrine.
Lance Simmens: We have become a nation of cynics and an intellectually lazy society far too willing to accept inane and simplistic arguments about dangerously complex issues.
Lance Simmens: What is called for, in my humble estimation, is a more dispassionate expression of differences that aims towards acknowledging different approaches to agreed upon goals.
Lance Simmens: In darkness I fell asleep early and now am wide awake wondering what lies in the darkness and whether or not I will be forced to use my one and only escape plan, a kayak and the ocean.
Lance Simmens: Trump either is incapable of discerning fact from fiction, or truth from lies, and wanders wildly from positions that contradict any notion of visionary thinking.
Lance Simmens: Our bedrock institutions are under direct assault from the White House and its accomplices on Capitol Hill. Congress can change, the Executive branch can change, but the Supreme Court still maintains as a bastion of longevity.
Lance Simmens: His positions notwithstanding, one could not help but notice the true character of the man who described himself as a maverick.
Lance Simmens: Donald Trump acts as though he has much to hide, like a dog who has despoiled the carpet and betrays any innocence by tucking his tail between his legs, pinning his ears back, and skulking around with his head down.
Lance Simmens: One-party government where party power takes precedence and prominence over nation building, both from a societal and a physical infrastructure perspective, has overtaken our collective consciousness.
Lance Simmens: Rampant politicization of the three branches of government fueled by a charismatic leader more likely to be compared to Hitler or Mussolini than Lincoln or Roosevelt is threatening to irreparably split the nation in two