The one Sunday I elect not to watch all the Sunday news programs and something really chilling happens. If you haven’t seen it or read about it yet, Trump’s senior advisor Stephen Miller was all over the place yesterday running his mouth like the misinformed authoritarian zealot he is. Mr. Miller seems to fundamentally be confused about how the government is set up and works. Specifically, it appears he slept through the lesson in ninth grade civics where we learned that the government has three branches and that those branches exist as a set of checks and balances. This means that despite Miller’s assertion that judges have gone wild, they’re just doing their job. More than that, though, Miller emphatically claims that the President’s authority will not be questioned.
It’s one of the very fundamental elements of our government that the President’s authority is constantly questioned. Someone please buy Mr. Miller a copy of the Constitution and highlight the pertinent parts.
The truly terrifying thing is not what he’s saying. We’ve been hearing some version and variation of that for a long time. What’s scary is how rabidly he believes it. Truly, Miller looked like he was about to start foaming at the mouth on a number of the programs he was shouting at people from. Trump is just a puppet for those he puts around him and this rabid dog of a dictator fanboy is a little too close.
In more positive news, however, Michael Flynn, Trump’s National Security Advisor, resigned today amid revelations of his more serious ties with Russia. I suppose it’s too much to hope that he might end up charged with sedition.