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My heart and spirit have been so heavy since the election. How can I describe the dismay over the election of this ---- yes, nutjob. I hope I can still say that. Some might say it's not respectful. But here's a person who has shown he has NO respect for our Constitution and the civil liberties supposedly enshrined in it. Here's a person who has also shown he as NO respect for many of his fellow human beings. So my feeling is: how can I "respect" someone such as that?
If you've been paying attention, his nominees are indescribably bad. One of his latest nominees is Ms. DeVos, whose "efforts over the years have done more to undermine public education than support students," according to NEA President Lily Garcia. Read about this travesty of a nomination and how she didn't even deny "buying influence." in this article from commondreams.
Then there's the brutality of the tactics against protesters of the DAPL led by the Standing Rock Sioux. These are peaceful protesters and yet, they have been met with horrible tactics of militarized policing. The latest incident left a woman in danger of losing her arm. Please read about this and her father's reaction.
The nightmare part is that things are likely to get even worse with the "incoming administration." From the article: "While he ran a populist candidacy, Trump is building a cabinet for the 1%. If his history of dealing with protests is any indication, he’ll protect their interests – his interests – by force"
In addition to news stories, commondreams also has op-ed or "views" articles which are often quite good. This one, by Deborah S. Rogers is very good . If there were ever a time for solidarity, this is it.
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