WE LIVE IN A DEGRADED NATION
treated or regarded with contempt or disrespect:
"she had felt cheap and degraded"
reduced in quality; inferior
Merriam-Webster defines it as “to lower in grade, rank, or status,” “to strip of rank or honors,” “to lower to an inferior or less effective level,” “to bring to low esteem or into disrepute,” and “to drag down in moral or intellectual character” 2 .
Eight years of Donald Trump in our grill everyday has deteriorated the moral and cultural fabric of our country to a degree that it doesnt sound that far fetch to suggest we may never get it back.
America, in the early fall of 2023, is in a degraded state.
The Jan 6th committee essentially proved that Donald Trump tried to overthrow his own government and stay in power, illegally and immorally. This is not something that is a legitimate subject for differing opinions. Trump approved a plan to have his vice president use the Jan 6th vote counting session to declare millions of swing state votes were invalid and thus Trump was the winner and would be returned to office. The fact that the plot was never achieved is immaterial. Trump approved of this sinister plot and wanted with all his heart for it to happen. In addition, he refused to act to end the capital riot, and instead used the hours the riot was occurring to eat snacks, watch tv , and telephone Republicans in Congress to try and get them to go along with the plan.
While it is unknown whether his actions will prove in court to have been criminal , that is almost beside the point. We know what Trump did, and it is arguably the most disgraceful thing ever done by an American president.
Why is America a degraded nation? Because of the people who want Trump, who love him, protect him , and promote him.
Donald Trump tailgates before Iowa-Iowa State game, crowd goes crazy as he walks into stadium
Ryan Morik 3-4 minutes 9/9/2023
Donald Trump is the big man on campus.
The former President is attending Saturday's Iowa-Iowa State game , but he had to turn back the clock to the college days before the contest.
The game kicked off at 3:30 ET, so before the game, Trump had some time to pay a visit to the Iowa people.
Former President Donald Trump prepares to throw a football to the crowd during a visit to the Alpha Gamma Rho agricultural fraternity at Iowa State University before an NCAA college football game between Iowa State and Iowa, Saturday, September 9, 2023, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Trump, 77, was spotted flipping some burgers at a tailgate with some fans.
Upon entering the stadium, a humongous crowd gathered around him for some raucous "USA" chants.
Before entering the game, Trump was also hit with a "four more years" chant. He also visited the Alpha Gamma Rho agricultural fraternity.
"We’re thrilled to invite Donald J. Trump to the Iowa vs. Iowa State football game this weekend," Trump’s former acting attorney general, Matt Whitaker, said in a press release earlier this week, according to the Des Moines Register. "President Trump attended this game in 2015 and remembers the incredible passion and electricity of the fans."
Former President Donald Trump holds a football before throwing it to the crowd during a visit to the Alpha Gamma Rho agricultural fraternity at Iowa State University before an NCAA college football game between Iowa State and Iowa, Saturday, September 9, 2023, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
A former Cyclones wide receiver, Jack Whitver, the Iowa Senate majority leader, also commented on Trump heading to the Hawkeye State.
"Tens of thousands of Iowans will gather to tailgate and cheer on their favorite team," Whitver said in a statement. "I’m proud to have President Trump witness the greatest rivalry in college sports."
Trump recently pleaded not guilty to charges in his election interference case in Georgia.
This is the first "Cy-Hawk" game since a gambling probe has ravaged the two schools. It has led to several current and former players charged, mostly with the Cyclones.
Saturday marks the 70th matchup between the Hawkeyes and Cyclones.
Former President Donald Trump throws a football to the crowd during a visit to the Alpha Gamma Rho agricultural fraternity at Iowa State University before an NCAA college football game between Iowa State and Iowa, Saturday, September 9, 2023, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Both Iowa and Iowa State won their opening games for the 2023 college football season , with the Hawkeyes beating Utah State and the Cyclones taking down Northern Iowa.
The Cyclones beat Iowa in 2022 after losing six straight in the series and are hosting Saturday's contest.
Fox News' Scott Thompson and Joe Morgan contributed to this report.
There are videos of this travesty at the link
Who ever thought that so many Americans would turn their back on decency, honor, and the rule of law? Well they have and that is our new reality.