Childlike congressional reps seek to bar Trump from being buried

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This is reminiscent of my childhood when youngsters would form clubs, but establish specific rules in such a way that they’d claim open membership to anyone except kids wearing red sneakers, blue shorts and a white shirt or someone whose parents were divorced and lived in a beige house.

Fourteen members of Congress introduced a bill titled the “No Glory for Hate Act,” which sets a lengthy list of rules that apply to only one human being on earth: former President Donald Trump.

The bill prohibits “the use of federal funds for the commemoration of certain former presidents” which includes:

  • Erecting a statue
  • Naming a highway
  • Naming a park
  • Naming a subway
  • Naming a federal building
  • Naming a military installation
  • Naming a street
  • Providing clerical assistants
  • Paying retirement benefits
  • Prohibiting free mailing privileges
  • Preventing burial at Arlington National Cemetery

“…of any former president that has been twice impeached by the House of Representatives on or before the date of enactment of the act or has been convicted of a state or federal crime relating to actions taken in an official capacity as president of the United States.”

As of this nanosecond, according to, there are 330,979,367 people living in America and the United States Congress invested money, spent time and gave attention to one bill to impact one person.

At the same time, America is $27.9 trillion dollars in debt;

American citizens are divided 50-50 on absolutely every issue;

Small businesses are decimated by government policies vainly trying to protect people from an illness with a 99.6% survivability rate;

Children can’t attend schools in person;

Seasoned citizens can’t leave their homes;

Extremely cold weather has caused billions of dollars in damage in many states;

18.5 million people are unemployed;

America’s infrastructure is crumbling;

Nearly 36 million Americans are living in poverty;

and the United States Congress has the audacity to focus on legislation to prevent one person from being buried in Arlington and stripping money from a billionaire to hire a secretary.

Congress has already wasted how many weeks “impeaching,” or trying to remove the man who is no longer in office? Yet, immediately after that pursuit ends, they bounce back to do more work to ensure Trump becomes an unperson. It’s like kicking a wounded dog you shot yourself.

That level of hatred is not only palpable, it is partisan, petty, childlike, nonsensical, frivolous, foolish, pointless, senseless, unnecessary and an utter waste of time and resources.

Americans and their state legislatures desperately need to call a Constitutional Convention and reign in the power these chuckleheads in Washington have claimed as their own for far too long.

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Greg Gerber

A native of Wisconsin who moved to Arizona in 2009, Greg Gerber is a DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three grown daughters. He worked as a journalist for many years before pursuing a career as a faith-based writer, author, coach and speaker. Greg is the author of Pornocide: How Lust is Killing Your Faith, Stealing Your Joy and Destroying Your Life.

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