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Paul A Duginski
Paul A Duginski
Paul Duginski is a political cartoonist and veteran newspaper staff artist. He enjoys reading history, literature and going bodyboarding whenever he has time.


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Jan. 30, 2017 12:56 am
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President Donald Trump’s immigration order has caused confusion and anger and thrown airports around the world into chaos.

Trump signed an executive order on Friday afternoon that bars all Syrian refugees from entering the U.S., halts all refugee admissions for 120 days and refuses admission to people from seven countries that are majority Muslim for 90 days. Those countries are Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

In one stroke of his presidential pen, Trump has turned our country from a compassionate, humane nation into something that more closely resembles a banana republic.

Our Crackpot in Chief may also have provoked a constitutional crisis after just one week in office. For example, some federal customs agents are reportedly defying a federal court order to allow lawyers access to detainees at Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C.

Trump claims that he’s doing this to prevent terrorists or potential terrorists from entering the United States. In the case of refugees from Syria in particular, the people trying to find safety on U.S. shores are clearly not terrorists, but the victims of terror. Their own leader, the brutal dictator Bashar Assad, is committing war crimes by ruthlessly bombing his own civilian population. And Trump’s pal and promoter, Vladimir Putin, is aiding and abetting the commission of those war crimes.

Lady Liberty is hiding her face in shame. So are all true Americans.

Thomas J Donegan
February 2, 2017 at 3:23 am

Hi Paul! Glad to see you are back!

My anecdotal survey of fellow US Military veterans, seems to put all of us - by logical implication vis-à-vis your test as to what constitutes a "true American" - in the "false" American category? Now though I only surveyed about 25 Vets (ranging from the Korean conflict till present day...), it is likely that a poll - or vote - for Trump's immigration policy, amongst Military Veteran's would not enjoy unanimity, but would show a very large majority? Rather odd? Particularly since each of us Veteran's take an oath - as we entered the service - to "...protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, from all enemies foreign and domestic..."

Take care, Paul!


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Paul A Duginski
February 2, 2017 at 3:06 pm
Thanks! Good to be back!
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Paul A Duginski
February 2, 2017 at 4:01 pm
Tnx Thomas. Sometimes the biggest enemy of the Constitution can be domestic, too. Those who seek to abridge rights or keep them in the hands of the rich and powerful.
Thomas J Donegan
February 2, 2017 at 7:52 pm

Hi again, Paul!

I'm in agreement with you on control of Government, and that is why I registered a Federalist in 1992 (After Buchanan beat Bush in all of the primaries preceding Super-Tuesday, then the Party cast its vote...); my greatest hope is to see the 17th Amendment to be repealed. It would fix many Governmental problems, and establish the States as a check upon the Federal Government as the Framers intended... I trust all of us humans to be unworthy of trust - as did the Founders...


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Mike Sutton
January 31, 2017 at 8:15 am
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Paul A Duginski
January 31, 2017 at 12:56 pm

Thank you, Mike.

Here's a video of an American commentator apologizing to the word for Donald Trump: to Shut Down Permanently on December 31, 2017

If you want to save a copy of your content, you must do so before the website shuts down on December 31, 2017. We will NOT be able to provide any assistance after the website shuts down. We are available at only until the shutdown to provide more information and assistance.

It was a noble 10-year experiment, but it turns out that the writers with the best content are the least adept at the tech required to publish under our model, which in hindsight, makes perfect sense. If you are dedicating your life to becoming an expert in your specialty, you don’t have a lot of time left for figuring out publishing tech.

It hasn't helped that we have entered an age of unprecedented polarization and antagonism which doesn't foster demand for a website dedicated to the respectful engagement of diverse views.

Thank you, everyone!

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