As you may know, the President of the United States has fired the head of the FBI, who was leading an investigation into Russia’s ties to the current administration. This after constant lying and countless abuses of power, including threats, insults, and other strongman tactics. When I was a schoolboy in Ohio we learned about the USA’s system of government (checks and balances) and how it was distinguished from that of other countries like the former Soviet Union and other dictatorships. Until Republicans check Trump’s abuses of power, the USA will remain a dictatorship, undersigned by them. I don’t even live there anymore. I emigrated to Canada in 2007, during the second term of Bush, Jr. I am finding it very hard to concentrate on anything, or still my reeling thoughts.