Unholy Moses’ Obituary for America is too good not to reprint:
Born in 1776 in Philadelphia, America grew up in an age of reason, matured during industrial expansion, and spent its final years basking in a glow of technology. Her parents were Checks and Balances, while her second set of parents were Habeas Corpus and Due Process. Admittedly a complex family, they enjoyed more than two centuries of success.?
Surviving her are more than 300 million living children still at home, and countless others who now reside all over the globe.
There will be no memorial service, as most of her children are too busy watching reality television, playing video games, and trying to get rich. Thus, they may not even know that she has gone until they realize it is too late.
And may whatever god or gods exist have mercy on all of our souls.
We do indeed live in the dictatorship of America now, an America where citizens can be detained indefinitely without trial, tortured, refused habeas corpus, and convicted and sentenced based on secret evidence.
And it happened with a whimper. A meaningless compromise, backed ultimately by members of both parties, validating practices that were never acceptable.
The days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are days to atone for our sins. There’s a lot to atone for these days.