Every time I turn around another wrong-minded decision has been made. Who cares about doing what makes sense anymore. Trump is a driven man and for him it’s all about reversing the hard work of the Obama administration. If they went right, he’s going left.
Writing an executive order that slams our country’s door in the face of desperate, starving immigrants negates our national charter and belies our history as a diverse welcoming country. Our court system, which believes in ‘the rule of law’, saved us from that hideous fiasco, at least for now.
But who’s going to save our fragile environment from present day Neanderthal’s who summarily reverse hard won environmental protections. How much longer will it take to reverse the destruction imposed on our world by this hate-directed presidency? As long as he gets what he wants, he could care less about global warming and the impact of pollution on our world. His attitude is dangerous and stupid. Dead things don’t come back to life. Kill off the Black Rhinos, the polar bears, the spotted owls and they’re gone. The next generation adjusts to a diminished world without realizing how it happened and that it could have been stopped.
Allowing our oceans, rivers and streams to be polluted for hypothetical commercial gain is abominable. Even the Lorax knew that and he was a character in a Dr. Seuss book!
Appointing unqualified people to Cabinet positions, people who have an obvious bias or conflict of interest is the very definition of arbitrariness and cronyism. They defeat the purpose of the programs they are appointed to lead, champion and advance. To reduce the size of our Department of State by as much as 35% at a time when the world’s geopolitical landscape is the most unstable it’s been since WWII, is tantamount to diplomatic suicide.
Supporting a flawed healthcare bill designed to ‘privatize’ aka deprive coverage to millions of consumers and stuff millions of dollars into insurance company pockets is nothing short of dereliction of duty.
Cutting off funds to Planned Parenthood, well that is disguising right wing religious dictum in a knotty bundle of political fodder. What happened to Separation of Church and State?
Oh and BTW isn’t Rowe v Wade still the law, at least for now? And did you leaders know Planned Parenthood provides dozens of other healthcare services for women that have nothing whatever to do with abortions?
Have any of you in the White House or Congress ever stopped to consider what will happen if women unable to raise their children, can’t get an abortion when they need one. Have you considered who exactly is going to care for all these unplanned, unwanted babies born in poverty or to teenage mothers?
This is an example of why you have to ‘look at the long-range implications of things you say’, because if you are cutting back on funds for social services who do you think is going to care for these throw away babies? You?
Across the nation Departments of Social Services are underfunded and overworked. Foster homes are overcrowded and under-supervised, so these babies, toddlers, children, teenagers already have about 1,000 strikes against them. If you think there are long lines of parents waiting to adopt babies whose mothers’ never received pre-natal care or who may be born with medical issues or who have spent their first 8 years unhappily in foster care well, you’re wrong. Just look at the cultural, racial and socio-economics of it.
Add to that cutting back on healthcare funding so these children don’t get medical care when health problems arise, they end up getting ‘one shot deal’ treatment in hospital ER’s. The consequence of that, especially if Medicaid gets cut, is not only shoddy care but ultimately there will be fewer ER’s, because when hospitals treat so many uninsured people, who they are not allowed to turn away, they end up with financial shortfalls which starts by lowering quality of care and ends with them closing their doors. You getting the hang of how this works? One thing leads to another and before you know it, the solution you thought you had has created thousands of other problems you don’t want to solve.
Back to the non-religious side of the abortion issue. While all these children are stuffed into over-crowded, under-supervised foster homes, getting little or no health care you, the leaders of the free world, want to cut back on ‘before and after school’ programs, the ‘free lunch program’ and the ‘Headstart Program’. Take it one-step further and all the babies who you insisted have to be born are raised without these beneficial programs. What exactly do you think is going to happen? Where will these kids end up? Wait! Before you answer that, answer this — how do you feel about funding drug and alcohol addiction programs or improving our nation’s judicial system, our juvenile justice system and our adult correctional programs?
While we’re on the subject of delinquency, gang violence and urban crime rates, think about funding our police departments. Did you happen to know that it is costing the NYPD 1 Million Dollars a DAY to pay for Trump’s wife and son to continue to live in NY. That doesn’t include the cost of protecting him every time he flies to Mar-a-Largo for a round of golf. Congress why aren’t you addressing that little excessive expenditure? If you are so interested in cost cutting, why not start with the President’s secret service budget, instead of taking corn flakes from hungry children.
Did anyone seriously consider how electing that the wealthiest President in history would end up costing the American Taxpayer, millions of dollars a day more than it would have cost if we’d elected some poor schlub from East Podunk?
Well the reason no one’s looked into this problem, is that we are drowning in scandals and not the ABC kind either, these SCANDALs are the real thing. We barely have time to get our heads around the scope of one crisis before we are forced to stumble onto the next, barely having time to catch our breath before the nightmare begins and the last crisis is pushed back to page 4.
Trevor Noah from the Daily Show said it perfectly, “Aint nobody got time for that.” Our leaders are so busy protecting their derrieres and fighting the old tired partisan fight; our media is under fire and crazy busy chasing every hair-brained tweet the man tosses out. Every new scandal unfolds to reveal dozens of wiggling tendrils enticing us to explore new crimes, lies and betrayals. But, ‘aint nobody got time for that!” We’re overloaded, under-resourced and exhausted keeping up with all the scandals and ugliness and wrong-nesses to see what’s in front of our eyes.
From the start of his campaign, Trump colluded with the Russians to throw the election; he regularly incites violence at his rallies. He institutes unconstitutional executive orders. He engages in innumerable shady, unethical if not illegal business dealings. He sexually assaults and degrades woman and has undermined the rights of all minorities.
There are so many wrong, terrible, never-before-happened violations of our social, governmental and political norms it’s hard to even list them much less discuss them, much less get a half dozen politicians to cross the aisle and agree to investigate them.
Here’s the bottom line. We have as a nation, failed to keep our country safe. We elected a man to the most powerful office in the world who is mentally impaired and morally corrupt.
We elected a man who needs his daughter to ‘guide him’. His impairments have and will continue to interfere with his perceptions, decisions and actions. He will continue to rule by distortion, delusion and hatred. He will continue to deal unjustly with everything he touches because he is self-serving, devoid of conscience and is unable to adhere to the socially sanctioned values for which this country stands. My friend, to think otherwise is quite simply foolhardy.