The Hall of Shame –– a Vision

I can imagine a great institution named The Museum of American History, perhaps commissioned a few decades from now to mark the three-hundred-year anniversary of the founding of the Republic. One wing, The Hall of Shame, would have a number of galleries, in one of which would be exhibited portraits or photographs of the 43 Republican senators who voted to acquit Trump in the just-concluded impeachment trial. Visitors would be able to watch a video narrated by prominent psychiatrists and historians in which they attempt to explain how the brains of these people became so corrupted that they lost all sense of decency and honor and were overwhelmed by ambition, greed, and resentment. Parents would be cautioned to use discretion in allowing children to look at some portraits, it having been established that post-traumatic stress disorder could be brought on by staring for more than a few seconds at faces like those of Mitch McConnell, Lindsay Graham, Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, and others, whose inner hideousness so glaringly shines through.