March has always seemed like the longest month of the year.
I’m sure this year will be no exception. Especially given the unlimited excess of our government for “change,” the limited funds of the average citizen, and the enumerable television speeches our dear leader has been making. So, not only do we have no money for a spring vacation but we can’t even enjoy an hour or two of mindless entertainment without being interrupted by an “important message about saving the economy or killing embryos.”
The 15th of the month marks the Ides of March. Once, the Ides pointed to the appearance of the full moon, but after Julius Caesar’s assassination in 44 BC, the Ides of March took on a whole new meaning. It represented a specific day of abrupt change that set off a ripple of repercussions.
Rome had a Republican government headed by two consuls with joint powers. They actually had a citizen’s senate that approved legislation and then general people’s assemblies got to vote on it. Rome did not take well to Kingship. Sound familiar?
But Caesar made his way around that obstacle by taking the title “dictator for life.” (That was totally different.) I think the proverbial “straw that broke the camel’s back,” came when Caesar had his image inscribed on Rome’s coinage. He was the first Roman citizen to do so. I suppose if he’d had cameras trained on him all the time and his studly photo slapped all over the Internet, maybe he would have forgone the coin images. But his ego seems to have gotten him killed. Brutus and the Liberators decided “enough with the leafy halo.”
When there is a chokehold on people for any length of time, denying them freedom of speech, their livelihood, and/or favorite television programming—something has got to give.
I hope our own dear leader gets past the tingly feeling up his spine every time he catches a glimpse of his reflection in a teleprompter, and stays in his office to get some actual work done. Vetoing Pelosi’s insanity once in a while would be a good place to start the “change we need.”
February was Black History month. March should be — Learn from History Month.