I Believe

Thank you to Karen Kleis for sharing this with me.

I Believe….

I believe that Donald Trump, his Cabinet and administration, and his Republican enablers in Congress are a real and active threat to the people I love and to me.

Trump says he won the election and wants us to “work together” to “Make America Great Again”.

This is my response:

•I will not forget how badly he and so many others treated former President Barack Obama for 8 years.

•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 enrich himself.

•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 extinction of other species.

•I will not “work together” to remove the civil rights of other citizens.

•I will not “work together” to subvert our allies and the NATO Alliance.

•I will not “work together” to slash funds for public education.

•I will not “work together” to take essential public service from people
who are poor.

•I will not “work together” to remove sensible gun control.

•I will not “work together” to drop the minimum wage.

•I will not “work together” to destroy the Unions.

•I will not “work together” to suppress and deny scientific fact.

•I will not “work together” to criminalize abortion or restrict health care for women.

•I will not “work together” to increase the proliferation of 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 normalize the vile and uninformed
views of the Ku Klux Klan, the Nazi Party, and white supremacists.

•I will not “work together” to deny health care to people who need it.

•I will not “work together” to weaken food and drug safety.

•I will not “work together” to increase voter suppression.

•I will not “work together” to normalize tyranny.

• I will not “work together” to cut ethical oversight at any level of government.

•I will not “work together”  impose a pipeline for the transport oil on
Sacred Ground for Native Americans.

•I will not “work together” together to promote the lie that American
Democracy is as corrupt as a Russian Oligarchy.

This is our line and we draw it because words like “winning,” “being great again,” “rich” or even “beautiful” are meaningless when we scapegoat our fellow citizens and degrade our most cherished Democratic values and Institutions.

Signed,

The Majority

Author unknown.

 

Photograph of “Torn Constitution” (c) Rob Goldstein 2017-2020
First published May 16. 2017

 

 

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Cee’s Flower of the Day: Bougainvillea

The Bougainvillea is native to South America. The flowers are tiny blossoms surrounded by brightly colored modified leaves called bracts.

The Bougainvillea symbolizes passion, liveliness, and life experience.

Bougainvillea is my tenth entry for Cee’s FOTD challenge

Cee’s Flower of the Day – August 23, 2019: The Boat Orchid

Orchids are associated with fertility, virility, and sexuality. These associations, coupled with their exotic appearance, have given them a long history of being associated with love, fertility, and elegance throughout various cultures and times.

The Boat Orchid symbolizes love, beauty, and refinement

 

 

The Boat Orchid is my ninth entry for Cee’s FOTD challenge