So, as is well reported by now, Mike Pence attended a performance of the musical Hamilton in New York this past weekend. The audience booed him upon arrival (which warms my heart) but the cast actualy treated him with respect. At the end of the show, actor Brandon Dixon thanked Pence for attending the play and then said, “We, sir — we are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights,” Dixon said. “We truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us.”
When President Elect The Donald heard of this, however, he decided to bravely take to Twitter to say, “The cast and producers of Hamilton, which I hear is highly overrated, should immediately apologize to Mike Pence for their terrible behavior.”
Well, here’s the thing The Donald doesn’t understand, Americans are not in the habit of apologizing for exercising our right of free speech! If The Donald had ever read the US Constitution (as Captain Kahn’s father and I personally doubt), he might have noticed a little blurb called The First Amendment:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
You see, The Donald is now a public servant. We don’t work for him, he works for us! And under the contract for this job, it clearly states that his employers may say to him anything we want, at any time we want, in any way we want. And although the Hamilton cast was, in my view, very polite, others of us have been and will continue to be…well, rather course. Hell, I’ve been downright profane at protests!
Perhaps The Donald should have read the damn contract before he applied for the job (it’s on the internet and everything). But since he didn’t, this windbag is left with but one option.
If he doesn’t like how his bosses treat him, he should QUIT the job! Because we never will quit until he does. So sleep tight, Mr. Not Yet President, because the only easy day was yesterday.
By Clayton J. Callahan