“WORKING TOGETHER”

March 15th 2017

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Liberty & Justice

As we are now 50 Days into the “Presidency” of this unmentionable chump, here is an open letter (shared courtesy of Facebook):


THIS IS WHERE I STAND:

The 45th President, his power hungry cronies taking positions of authority in his Cabinet and administration, and the majority of Republicans in Congress are a real and active threat to me, my way of life, and all or most of the people I love.
Some people are saying that we should give Trump a chance, that we should “work together” with him because he won the election and he is “everyone’s president.” This is my response:

•I will not forget how badly he and so many others treated former President Barack Obama for 8 years…Lies about his legitimacy and hatred for his principles and his attempts to work within the system.
•I will not “work together” to privatize Medicare, cut Social Security and Medicaid.
•I will not “work together” to build a wall.
•I will not “work together” to persecute Muslims.
•I will not “work together” to shut out refugees from other countries.
•I will not “work together” to lower taxes on the 1% and increase taxes on the middle class and poor.
•I will not “work together” to help Trump use the Presidency to line his pockets and those of his family and cronies.
•I will not “work together” to weaken and demolish environmental protection.
•I will not “work together” to sell American lands, especially National Parks, to companies which then despoil those lands.
•I will not “work together” to enable the killing of whole species of animals just because they are predators, or inconvenient for a few, or because some people want to get their thrills killing them.
•I will not “work together” to remove civil rights from anyone.
•I will not “work together” to alienate countries that have been our allies for as long as I have been alive.
•I will not “work together” to slash funding for education.
•I will not “work together” to take basic assistance from people who are at the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder.
•I will not “work together” to get rid of common sense regulations on guns.
•I will not “work together” to eliminate the minimum wage.
•I will not “work together” to support so-called “Right To Work” laws, or undermine, weaken or destroy Unions in any way.
•I will not “work together” to suppress scientific research, be it on climate change, fracking, or any other issue where a majority of scientists agree that Trump and his supporters are wrong on the facts.
•I will not “work together” to criminalize abortion or restrict health care for women.
•I will not “work together” to increase the number of nations that have nuclear weapons.
•I will not “work together” to put even more “big money” into politics.
•I will not “work together” to violate the Geneva Convention.
•I will not “work together” to give the Ku Klux Klan, the Nazi Party and white supremacists a seat at the table, or to normalize their hatred.
•I will not “work together” to deny health care to people who need it.
•I will not “work together” to deny medical coverage to people on the basis of a “pre-existing condition.”
•I will not “work together” to increase voter suppression.
•I will not “work together” to normalize tyranny.
I will not “work together” to eliminate or reduce ethical oversight at any level of government.
•I will not “work together” with anyone who is, or admires, tyrants and dictators.
•I will not support anyone that thinks its OK to put a pipeline to transport oil on Sacred Ground for Native Americans. And, it would run under the Missouri River, which provides drinking water for millions of people. An accident waiting to happen.
I will not “work together” to legitimize racism, sexism, and authoritarianism.
This is my line, and I am drawing it.
•I WILL stand for honesty, love, respect for all living beings, and for the beating heart that is the center of Life itself.
•I WILL use my voice and my hands, to reach out to the uninformed, and to anyone who will LISTEN:
That “winning”, “being great again”, “rich” or even “beautiful” is nothing… When others are sacrificed to glorify its existence.
Signed

Jennifer Oberhauser
Ronlin Foreman
Donlin Foreman
Rod Wenzel
Valerie Crawford
Sharon Mounu Riddell
Joseph R. Mobley Jr.
Vince Kanai Dodge
Alyce Dodge
Paula Nagao
Debbie Shimizu
Jessica Caress
Vince A Aquino
Rafael Escalona Reynoso
Lisa M. Pasternak
Amy Stevenson Kozlowski
Kammi Young Berens
SoberboB Swanson
Christy Laitinen
Deb Pascoe
Abbey Hauswirth
Daniel Kwiatkowski
Abby Lee
Joe Harrell
Chris Benfante
Theresa Benfante
Diane Lesley
Andrea Fiondo
Kathrine Iacofano
Susan Goldberg
Debbie Slavkin
Linda Rosefsky
Rebecca Tortorice
Anna Konya
Karen Redding
Wendy Lemlin
Patricia Rollins Trosclair
Andrea Dora Zysk
George Georgakis
John Christopher
John Bowles
Patrick St.Louis
Carla Patrick
Darnell Bender
Vickie Davis
JMichael Carter
Janice Frazier-Scott
Rev. ELaura James Reid
Jeanette Bouknight
Rev. Dollie Howell Pankey
Gerald Butler
Carolyn McDougle
Vaughn Chatman
Adrienne Brown
Gary Trousdale
Steven E Gordon
Isis Nocturne
Debi Murray
Maureen O. Betita
Mona Enderli
Fernie James Tamblin
Myrna Dodgion
Alan Locklear
Tom Wilmore
Jackie Evans
Donna Endres
Lora Fountain
Roberta Gregory
Heather A Mayhew
Stevo Wehr
Nathan Stivers
Jen RaLee
Joan Holden
Leigh Lutz
Deborah Kirkpatrick
Linda Levy
Tom Rue
Nancy Hoffmann-Allison
Beejay McCabe
Michael James Myers
Edward T. Spire
Rupert Chapman
Dawn R. Dunbar
Robin Wilson
Monique Boutot
Laura Brown 💪🏼
Susan Aptaker
Steve Katz
Bonnie Wolk
Risa Guttman-Kornwitz
Angela Gora
Butch Norman
Sharon Tolman
Sue Zislis
Maurice Hirsch
Satch Dobrey
Jim Krapf
Don Starwalt
Deb Johansen
Daniel Anderson
Diane Kenney
Rebecca Koop
Nancy Shuert
Bill Pryor
Patrick Lamb
Bob Travaglione
Margaret Ragan
Martha Peters
Steve Wilson
Lauren Sullivan
Scott Bevan
Roger Saunden
Susanne Lavelle
Benita Yimsuan
Kathryn Scarano
Kathleen E Neff
Evey G Quines
Debbie Dey
John Dennehy, Jr.
Marsha Vaughn
Adam Sklena
Larry David McGregor Blumenthal
Gustavo Rodriguez
ARJ Alva Freeman
Yvette Ellard
Rory Thayer Wilson
Wayne Booth
Streven King
Phyllis Vlach Adrian
Sandy Miller Castellano
Nick Strippoli
Ben Papapietro
Renae Perry
Isaac Gabaeff
Katherine Anne O’Shea
Brian R. Quattrini
Tammy Long
Jeffrey Murray
Robin Schempp
Laura Schimoler Reed
Kenn Marash
Betsy Joyce
Peg Rees Smith
Skip Bushby.
Nancy Winne
Georgia Cosgrove
Jeff Turley
Mary Ann McDonnell
Jim O,Connor
Johan Vastiau
Wil Tucker
Michael Wright
Chris Keogan
Sean Meyer
Carol Wallack
Jim Senhauser
Sandra D. Marshall
Karen Topin
Joan Pikas
Barbara Engel
Credell Walls
Marla Renee
Michele Jones
Angela Hollis
Charlotte House
Ryan Sims
Joyce Arcala Sims
Diane Dixon-Scott
Audrey Hamilton
Cozmic Theo
Bambi woosley 🦄
Kaycee Phillips ✌️
Wayne Bow

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One Response to “WORKING TOGETHER”

  1. Baba/Bubble Wow says:

    Some (no doubt youngish) commentator published an article today suggesting blue states say “I give up” to red states and cutting them loose to flounder without a federal government. This is as stupid and fascist as wishing all baby boomers dead, blaming entire demographic groups for the current presidential catastrophe. Plenty of enlightened people live in “red states” where Repubnicants have gerrymandered intelligent, enlightened individuals out of electoral existence. Blanket Blaming is what the current Country Club Cronies in Washington do. I hate it when self-righteous liberals do exactly the same.

    The beginning of the end is when individuals lose the ability to evaluate others individually and resort to lazy, pernicious Groupthink.

    Having ranted this, however, I like this manifesto. Of course we will not “work together” with fascism.

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