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For years, Republicans have been telling Americans that they are the party of fiscal responsibility. They’ve been promoting Trickle Down economics, by catering to corporate America, keeping the deficit low,  and tax cuts for Americans. During that same time, they have been trying to limit government programs that help people with food, healthcare, increased wages, and educational cost. Their approach is working for the rich. Corporate profits are high as are the salaries of corporate executives. Rich individuals are happy with Trumps tax bill. Trump even said, “Congratulations, you all just go a lot richer“. The only problem is, none of that money Trickled Down. The middle class and poor did not see a significant increase in wages, jobs, or healthcare. They never have and never will with Republicans in control of the economy. The following graphs expose the Republican perennial lies.

HERE ARE THE NUMBERS

The Numbers simply don’t lie. They clearly show that Republicans handle the economy much worse than Democrats. When comparing almost all metrics, they lose to Democrats almost every time. Republicans are making it difficult to get a decent wage, a decent job, try to deny you social services that provide food, child services, and healthcare, and keep trying to gut Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. As you can see by the numbers, they preside over deficits and recessions more often than Democrats. The stock market doesn’t do as well under Republicans. So if Republicans have a bad record on the economy, bad on jobs and unemployment, and bad on social issues, why would you vote Republican? What have the Republicans done for you, ever? Better yet, what have the policies of President Trump done for you over the past 3 1/2 years? I’ll bet if you don’t have money in the stock market or have a retirement plan, you’re going to be hard pressed to come up with something positive. If you can think of something, let me know by leaving a comment.

Some Republican voters are having second thoughts about voting to re-elect President Trump because of his poor handling of the Covid-19 virus and the social protest that started with the murder of George Floyd. Trump has not tried to unite the country over either of these two issues. Instead, he has clearly demonstrated his lack of empathy, overall weakness, his desire to be a dictator by ignoring the Constitution of the USA (Lafayette Park), and lack of the ability to lead the nation under crisis. What I’ve heard the most from some of my Republican friends is that they agree, except for the economy, Trump is doing a horrible job as President. But they can’t vote Democratic because Joe Biden is senile and Democrats support abortion. Let me show you how these two reasons are not a valid enough reason to vote for Trump.

Regarding Joe Biden is senile. He does occasionally get his thoughts and words mixed up, but so does everyone. Are we all Senile? Trump spoke about Frederick Douglas in the present tense, and he replaced the word “origins” with the word”oranges“. There are many more examples, but they are too numerous to list. The bottom line is, the only other significant scandal Biden is implicated in is nepotism. He got his son a really high paying job. Oh but wait, Trump has two family members working in the White House. With this issue your choices are:

1. Joe Biden- a man who has occasional senile tendencies and who embraced nepotism or,

2. President Trump- a man who deliberately divides the country, incites violence, ignores the viral deaths of thousands of Americans, calls peaceful protests for Black Lives Matter riots, locks children in cages, ignores the Constitution of the USA, believed Putin over US Intelligence regarding 2016 election meddling, thinks some KKK and Nazi’s are very fine people, states the Confederate flag and monuments are part of the American heritage (traitors who killed American soldiers), said John McCain (a POW) was not a hero, and Trump also embraces nepotism. Joe Biden’s list of concerns will never be as long as Trumps. No matter how many more items you could add to the Biden list, you can multiply it 10 fold and add it to Trump’s list. Common sense says your chances of survival is best fighting just one man vs fighting 10 men. The same holds true for a mans character. You have the fewest problems and the best chance dealing with a man with the fewest character flaws. Trump brags about himself being the smartest, has the most, and nobody can match him on anything. He finally got something right. He is the biggest Liar and has the most Character Flaws. You wouldn’t accept a man like Trump as your neighbor. How can you accept him as your President?

Regarding abortion and Democrats. Time for you Republicans to have a biology lesson. Before the sperm and egg meet, that’s life. So if you men masturbate or use a condom, and you women use a  spermicide, IUD, or a morning after pill, you have just killed a child. Tens of millions of kids are killed this way compared to abortion. And just like the people that use abortion to kill, you too will be judged by God. The only truly moral way to have a clear conscious about not having a baby is to never deliberately try to not have a baby and just let chance decide. God doesn’t need your help to render judgement on people who choose abortion. He’s got this. Let Him do His job. Even Jesus said “Render unto Cesar the things that are Cesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s”. Translation, obey man’s law unless it conflicts with God’s law. Right now, abortion is legal and is not on the ballot in 2020. God’s message is one of love even if someone does something horrible. God doesn’t need you to kill the abortion doctor, He’ll deal with it. Women have a choice to have an abortion. If they make the wrong choice, He’ll deal with it. For you Atheist, it boils down to a matter of a woman’s choice and not right verses wrong. You and I have the choice to murder or not to murder and it is the same choice a woman makes when thinking about abortion. In both cases, man’s law will initially apply first, but if there is a God, His Law will be the final authority. Some ex murderers will be in Heaven just like the Thief on the Cross when Jesus was crucified. Don’t forget your Christian beliefs and apply them here. Remember Jesus said: “Love your enemies”(Matthew 5:44).

It’s obvious that Joe Biden has less baggage than President Trump and that Trump is the focal point of the political, social, and world unrest we are currently experiencing. I can only ask Republicans to vote for Biden, but if you can’t, either don’t vote or write-in your Republican candidate. Please, just don’t vote for Trump. If he gets another 4 years, we might not be able to save our Republic from becoming a Dictatorship, and a Dictatorship is far worse than the Socialism you fear. We’ll just become more like Canada and that’s better than Trump is doing now.

I’ve been saying in my Blog that Trump is dangerous for America and American Democracy for the past 3 years. Finally, there are high ranking officials in Trump’s Administration (General Mark Milley Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff & Mark Esper Defense Secretary)  and previous Presidential Administrations that agree. Most of these officials are Generals and Admirals. They have an unwritten code to not make negative comments about a past or sitting President. Many of them broke that code when President Trump used force to break up a peaceful protest so he could have a photo op in Lafayette Square. This shows Trump’s ignorance of the Constitution of the United States, his poor judgement, his lack of mature leadership, his poor understanding of the American people and society, and his blatant rejection of the rule of law. If you don’t agree with or understand these basic strengths relating to the Constitution, then you are the anarchist and traitor to the United States of America and not the protesters.

SOME WHITE PEOPLE ARE STUPID

Stupid Is As Stupid Does

 

First let me say that there are some stupid people in every race, so this is not a racist statement. This is a purely political statement. I say that based on the fact that most of the people who voted for Donald Trump were white. Most voted for him because they always vote Republican, others didn’t like Hillary Clinton, some didn’t think the economy was recovering fast enough, they wanted immigration reform,  and they wanted Pro-Life Judges on the Supreme Court. The rest of the Trump voters are just plain stupid. They are stupid because they abandoned some teachings they learned early in life. These teachings demonstrate how common sense thinking can help us understand the world around us. If you are guilty of ignoring all of the teachings when you voted for Trump, then you my friend, don’t have common sense and therefore are stupid. Here’s how you can tell if you are stupid:

1. IF IT AIN’T BROKE DON’T FIX IT

After President Bush and the Republicans destroyed our economy, President Obama and the Democrats brought us back to nearly complete recovery. Here are the numbers. With such an overwhelming improvement over the Bush/Republican economy, it didn’t make sense to switch back to Republicans. Republicans literally got caught with a smoking gun in their hands when they tanked the economy. So you elect Trump, a man with a horrible business track record to fix the economy. What were you thinking? “It’s the economy stupid”. Duuuuuuuh!!!!

2. A BIRD IN THE HAND IS WORTH TWO IN THE BUSH

Hillary Clinton was a seasoned politician and Trump had no political experience. Yes Hillary had rumors of corruption, multiple murders, and Benghazi. Even with multiple Whitewater and Benghazi hearings run by Republicans, no proof ever came of it. In America, you are innocent until proven guilty. On the other hand, Trump went bankrupt multiple times and his business was in such chaos that U.S. banks won’t lend him money. He was sued by The Justice Department for housing discrimination. Trump admitted to sexual assault on video.  This was not locker room talk. Locker room talk is “I wish I could…” or “she let me…”. I have never heard a man admit that he just grabbed a woman by her private parts. So here you have Clinton with vast political experience who clearly had unproven accusations under oath. Contrast that with Trump with no political experience, was bad at running a business, treated women like pieces of meat, and was a racist. Clinton was clearly the lesser of the two evils, but the stupid people chose Trump anyway.

3. IF IT’S TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT PROBABLY IS

Trump said “I alone can fix it”. Anybody that says that is usually psychotic. Going to build a wall and Mexico is going to pay for it. Trump said he would repeal and replace Obamacare, but as of December 2019 he still has not repealed or replaced it, and has not produced his healthcare plan or a way to pay for it. Everything for Trump is so easy. Nobody knows more than Trump

4. WHERE THERE’S SMOKE THERE’S FIRE

There were just too many Russians mingling with the Trump campaign staff. Don Trump Jr. admits lots of Russian assets and an interest in the Trump Tower meeting.The Russians are still there. Giuliani is Trump’s lawyer.  He was traveling with two men with Russian connections who were about to leave the country. Those two men were arrested at the airport before they could leave the country. Trump had Russians in the Oval Office 2 years ago, and as recently as on 12/10/19.

Those of you who didn’t get a clue during the first election will get a second chance to pick someone other than Trump, and I’m going to help with a few more sayings. Now that Trump has been President for almost 3 years, you should now know how these sayings apply:

5. BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER

A lot of Trump’s “Best People” are either under investigation, indicted, in prison, have quit, or have been fired. Trump picked a lot of those people. Either he is the worst judge of character, they didn’t have a clue on how to do their job, they were inherently corrupt, or Trump was a lousy boss. Either way, Trump was like them, and he was their ring leader. It’s unlikely that all of his “Best People” were bad at their jobs and Trump was perfect at his. If anything, Trump was the poison in the soup. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Yep, Trump is the tree and a bunch of rotten apples fell from it.

6. LIKE RATS JUMPING OFF A SINKING SHIP

If you see a lot of people leaving any business, it means something is wrong with the business and the leadership of the business, and you should probably take your business somewhere else. The White House is no exception. There is just too much turnover.

7. LIAR, LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE

How many of you would tolerate a friend that lies all the time? You wouldn’t trust him to do anything important for you. You couldn’t trust him to keep your kids or drive your car. You wouldn’t know if he would keep his appointments or promises. You wouldn’t let him manage your money. Now think of a President that lies all the time. This is his most famous lie. Here is a pack of lies. This is why Trump lies. Here is a link to a Trump lie database. Why the stupid Trump voters don’t care about his lies. You can’t trust him to keep his promises, keep his oath to defend the Constitution of the United States(Trump believed Putin and not U.S. Intelligence), or look out for the poor and middle class. Heck, he hasn’t introduced a Jobs or Infrastructure Bill that could help the poor and middle class. Has not tried to increase minimum wages. He could have done it his first two years when Republicans had full control of the House and Senate. He couldn’t even repeal and replace Obamacare then. And oh yeah, since Mexico said they weren’t going to pay for the wall, he took money from the U.S. military budget to pay for it.

If you were not aware of some of the seven sayings listed above and voted for Trump, then you were just not well informed or ignorant but not stupid. Now that you know the seven sayings and you still plan to vote for Trump, you simply have malignant and terminal stupidity. 2019 was a really bad year for Trump. If this is the guy you still want, then your stupidity cannot be fixed. My thoughts and prayers go out to you because you need divine intervention.

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DIVERSITY IS WHAT MAKES OUR COUNTRY GREAT, NOT AN ORANGE, BLOW HARD, DICTATOR WANNABE LIKE TRUMP.

European (white people) colonies in the North America began in the 1500’s. The Roanoke colony was established in 1585 and Jamestown in 1607. The pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620. While all of these events are an important part of the nation’s beginnings, none of them marked the first permanent settlement in what would later become the United States. That distinction belongs to St. Augustine, Florida, established by the Spanish in 1565. Each of these colonies and almost all others that followed were settled by white immigrants. People of color (Native Americans) already lived in North America.

This is what Trump said about immigrants and people of color when he was running for President. These are clearly racist statements. What did white immigrants do when they came to America? They lied to the natives, cheated them when bartering, raped, murdered, stole their land, spread lethal diseases, and committed genocide on them. Trump and the people that agree with Trump are the true savages. Historically, white immigrants were far more lethal. Today, Trump lies about the criminal impact that immigrants have on America as numerous reports prove. Immigrants have a lower crime rate and less serious crimes than native-born Americans. Since he is lying about immigrant crime, then we don’t need a wall!!!!

Now think about the other lies Trump has told. Are new factories being built, are coal mines reopening, do you have a significant increase in your hourly wage, is our infrastructure being rebuilt, have you gotten significant tax relief? We could use the wall money to get some of these things done. Donald Trump did get a Muslim band, scattered Isis, got 2 Supreme court Justices, removed lots of Corporate regulations, and met with a North Korean Dictator (no treaty). You got to give him credit for that, but did he put food on your table or make it easier to keep a roof over your head? My guess is NO.

If you ask yourself, what has Trump done specifically for me, and your answer is nothing or you are having trouble thinking of something, then you can stop falling for his lies. Remember, he had his first 2 years as President with control of the House and the Senate. During that time, he could have cranked out at least one piece of legislation that could have directly helped the middle class and the poor. He didn’t need a single Democratic vote. Instead, he threw money at rich people and Corporate America. It’s time to put Trump in the rearview mirror. Please pass this blog on to as many people as you can. Trump’s rhetoric is all about nothing  but devisiveness. We should ignore Trump and be more united. It’s in our name afterall, United States of America.

MIDTERM WIN

It’s been almost 2 years. If you’re not rich, What has Donald Trump done for you? Republicans control the House, Senate, and the Presidency.  Did they: Repeal & Replace Obamacare with something better….NO.  Build a wall and make Mexico pay….NO. Pass a Jobs Bill….NO.  Do you have a better job or better paying job….NO.  Pass an Infrastructure Bill….NO. Raise the Minimum Wage….NO. After 2 years and full control of the Government, Republicans should have passed something just for the middle class and the poor. Republicans did get 2 Supreme Court Justices, Pass a Trillion dollar plus tax Bill, Got a Nuclear Treaty with North Korea, Broke Nuclear Treaties with Iran & Russia,  Imposed tariffs that will raise consumer prices, Got a Muslim ban, Removed regulations that protect the environment & consumers, Took children from their mothers and put them in cages, are trying to break up the European Union, NATO, and the U.N. Oh yes, just last week, Passed a Prison Reform Bill. Just in time for the results of the Mueller findings. None of the things Republicans got done were directed at the middle class and the poor except the Prison Reform Bill. Trump did not put you guys first. He did nothing for you directly at all during the first two years. Are you tired of winning yet?

Trump’s incessant lying, name calling, and cozying up to Putin is unbecoming of the U. S. President. Republican legislators do nothing to place checks on Trump even when he chooses to believe Putin over U. S. Intelligence  Agencies (TREASON)!!!! Trump is doing a lot, but nothing for you. After 2 years of nothing for you, if you are still supporting Trump and Republicans, you are either: 1. Die Hard Republicans who are hard wired to vote Republican, no matter what, 2. Brainwashed, 3. Stupid, or 4. Racist. Trump voters, which group are you in? It’s not about loyalty to Party, it’s about loyalty to the United States of America.

Here are 2 links that show Democrat and Republican legislation since WWII. After viewing the legislation, Democrats clearly are trying to help as many people as possible, and Republicans are clearly helping the rich. There are also 2 links that shows which Party handles the Economy best overall:

1.  Democrat legislation.

2. Republican legislation.

3. Which Party handles the economy best overall?

4. The Economy By the numbers.

Since you read all this, and if you’re not rich, but you still think Republicans are looking out for you, the average man……. “Here’s your sign”!!!! Just keep on winning back to the Stone Age!!!!!!!

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Remember this guy. America was quieter and safer then.  He wasn’t perfect, but he was competent, he had compassion, empathy, and didn’t lie much.  Those were the days!!!!

Let’s review. President Bush put our economy in the worst recession since the great depression by starting a war, giving tax cuts to the rich, and allowing unchecked Congressional spending. Those actions lead to millions of jobs lost with high unemployment, failing financial institutions worldwide, a depressed housing market, millions of people on food stamps, and the deaths of American servicemen. On FOX News, Hannity blames President Obama. After Obama’s first year in office, all those negative numbers started to improve, and continued to improve until President Trump took over. When Trump took over, on day one, he took credit for the strong economy and the low unemployment rate. How could he take credit for something on day one. These graphs clearly show Obama did all the work necessary to turn the economy around.

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THIS GRAPH SHOWS THE STOCK MARKET (DOW) ACTIVITY AT THE END OF BUSH, AND THE START OF OBAMA AND TRUMP. ANY QUESTIONS?

UNEMPLOYMENT GRAPH

UNEMPLOYMENT ROSE RAPIDLY BECAUSE OF THE RECESSION STARTED UNDER BUSH. AFTER OBAMA’S FIRST YEAR, THERE WAS A STEADY DECLINE TO 4.7%. TRUMP SIMPLY INHERITED AN ALREADY STEADY DECLINE.

On Inauguration day, Trump was too busy lying about how big his Inauguration crowd was, and has been lying to us every since.

All Republicans are lying to you.  Mitch McConnell stated the deficit is so high that there will have to be cuts to Medicare and Medicaid. He forgot to tell you the $trillion+ tax cut to the rich and the massive military spending Republicans just passed,  produced the high deficit. McConnell said Obama couldn’t pick a Supreme Court Justice in an election year, but rushed Judge Cavanaugh through in this election year. Trump is sounding an alarm because of 5-7,000 Refugees coming from the South. He’s worried about an increase in crime, drugs, and gangs. He doesn’t tell you the majority of those refugees are women and children and ICE crime statistics (see Table 2), show that immigrants have a relatively low impact on crime compared to FBI crime statistics. Just compare these two data bases and you will clearly see we have more to be concerned about U.S. criminals than illegal aliens. Republicans are in full control of the House, Senate, and the Presidency. They don’t need a single Democrat vote, but still can’t get any major legislation passed that will help working people. No Jobs Bill, no increase in minimum wage, no meaningful tax cuts for the middle class, no Infrastructure Bill. They have spent the last 8 years trying to take away your healthcare, telling women what they can do with their own bodies, ignoring the school shooting deaths of our children, telling you who you should love, and doing the bidding of Corporate America. Can you see the pattern here? Republicans simply don’t tell the whole truth and even tell lies to advance their agenda. They don’t know how to govern. Here is how legislation went during Obama’s and Trump’s first 100 days.

Hannity is right about the numbers, but he lied about whose fault it is. Republicans got us into the economic mess. He also leaves out the fact that Obama led us to almost complete economic recovery. Here is Rachel Maddow’s assessment of President Obama’s tenure. The difference between her account and Hannity’s account is that the numbers support her account.

Here is President Obama reminding us of the facts. Here are resources where you can check the facts:  A simple chartUSA.GOV, FactCheck.orgPolitifact.com, enlightened Republicans.

DEMOCRACY GONE WRONG

You don’t have to know a person completely to get a sense of whether you can trust them or not. Initially, you use your observation to make your decision. If a person is clearly exaggerating their importance, lying, mocking a person’s religion, and demeaning people based on race, most people would not want to associate with that person. Further, if that same person was sympathetic to world leaders who have horrible records with respect to human rights, eliminates all independent news sources, discourages free speech, and imprison or murders political opponents, you would call that person a dictator. Donald Trump wants to imprison and mute anyone who has a different view from his. As for the other traits mentioned, Trump does all of them on a daily basis except murder.

So if you aren’t willing to hang around the guy next door who has those bad character traits, why would you want to keep Donald Trump around? Also, why would you want to keep his best people around either. In less than two years, a lot of Trump’s “best people” have either quit, been fired, indicted for crimes and lying, plead guilty to crimes, and have been sent to jail. There are simply too many people that fall under these bad character traits. A list which includes most of the House and Senate Republicans. Those politicians are doing nothing to prevent Trump from deconstructing our Democracy. Now if all those people around Trump are of dubious character, Trump is either turning a blind eye to them, or he is complicit with their behavior, and may be orchestrating that behavior.

Trump and the Republican Party consistently ignore the rule of law by allowing Congress to enable Trump to keep his businesses intact, refuses to release Trump’s taxes, and taking children from their mothers at the southern border. They have removed consumer protections which now allow banks to resume their predatory lending habits for homes, credit cards, personal loans, and online universities.  Environment regulations are being systematically removed  which makes it easier for corporations to pollute our air, water, and land just so they could increase their profit margins. With regard to foreign policy, Republicans are calling NATO obsolete, pulling out of the Paris Agreement and the Iran Nuclear Agreement, and belittling our allies in Canada, Germany, and the UK etc., the net effect is to destabilize world governments which makes the path to war more likely.

Republican voters, you have to realize that yes, you are getting some of the things you voted for, but at what price? At what point do the negative things your party is obviously doing out weigh the positive things. What will you do if we lose freedom of the press, free speech, we have a polluted environment, the gap between the haves and have nots continues to get bigger, and we are plunged into another war because our natural alliances have been weakened if we are alone in the world. Is a booming economy for the rich, worth the weakening of our Democracy? How much better is your life and financial status than it was two years ago before Trump took office? If you can’t see a significant difference in your life now, then your vote didn’t make America great again, it made the rich richer again. So FOCUS!!!! If your life is not significantly better than 2 years ago, and you’d rather have a strong Democracy than a booming economy, then you must vote Republicans out of office in November. You can say a lot about Democrats, but they are truly concerned about the equality of every American. For Democrats, people are more important than money. They haven’t promoted fiscal responsibility as much as Republicans, but Obama did much better with the economy than Bush. After Obama fixed Bush’s mess, Trump just took over an economy that was on cruise control. Trump said the economy is booming because of him alone. Really? That’s his biggest lie. If you want to put your faith in Trump, a man who lies everyday, then you are truly brainwashed. Our country deserves better. Vote Democratic in November.

DEMOCRACY

VOTE=VOICE

Yes Republicans, I’m talking about you. You got 2 Supreme Court Justices out of Donald Trump. Things are looking up for you. You also got tax cuts for the rich, an immigration ban on Muslims, a denuclearization treaty with North Korea (Maybe?), and a likely repeal of Roe v. Wade. Not to mention the gift from President Obama of a booming economy and low unemployment. Trump really came through for you, but at what cost?

Trump is ripping apart the fabric of our Democracy. He is alienating our Allies but praising Russian and North Korean Dictators. We now live in a world where we have Russians in the Oval Office without any Americans present after our Intelligence Agencies stated clearly that Russians hacked our Democracy. President Trump believes President Putin. After all, Putin said Russia didn’t do it so Trump did pretty much nothing for quite some time. Trump thinks Nazi’s and the KKK have some good people among them. Last time I checked, Nazi’s and the KKK hate anyone that isn’t white. How is that good for our Democracy? Trump didn’t put the average man first during his first 2 years. No Jobs Bill, increased minimum wage, Infrastructure bill, environment or consumer protections. Trump didn’t waste one thought on you. If lying were an Olympic sport, Trump would win the Gold. He is against trying to protect the environment or preventing climate change. He objectifies women and thinks nothing of assaulting them because it’s his right as a STAR. He bragged that he could kill someone in Times Square and wouldn’t lose a single vote. He called John McCain a loser because he got caught and made a prisoner of war. Our Justice system is corrupt, our elections are rigged, and the news, except for FOX News, is fake according to Trump.  Ironic coming from the most prolific liar in the history of Politics. These are just a few of Donald Trump’s greatest hits, there are too many others to mention here. But the worst thing he did was support a policy that took children from their refugee parents at our southern border. Trump hugs the American flag, but tramples on the Constitution of the United States of America. He never talks about upholding our Democracy. Haven’t you had enough?

Don’t you see how dangerous Donald Trump is? Do you want to see our country in flames because of civil unrest or thermonuclear war? What good is it to have money in the bank if our country is in chaos and burning? We don’t trust each other or work together because Trump is single handedly and deliberately pitting us against each other. Republican voters, you have got to snap out of it and see the horror show that you are supporting. It can only get worse if you do nothing, and allow Republican Politicians to continue down this path. You got all you are going to get out of Trump, now it’s time to get rid of the trash. In the midterm elections, progress was made and now there is a Democratic House which affords us some checks against the spineless Republican Senate. America will not be fully restored until Donald Trump is defeated in 2020. If you don’t act to reverse the course of the country, you will lose the only things you have left to lose….. your Democracy, Freedom, and your soul.

WOKE

AMERICANS UNITED

THIS IS WHAT THE REAL AMERICA LOOKS LIKE.

The word ‘woke’ has several meanings. The most common meaning implies an understanding of issues involving race. I’m using the term in a broader sense to focus on social and political problems and not just race. Overall, ‘woke’ simply means being aware of and understanding your surroundings and environment.

Most of the people I talk to admit they have tuned out the news and don’t talk about race or politics. The problem with that strategy is simple, if you don’t look both ways before you cross the street, you’re gonna eventually get hit by a car. You are admitting that you don’t care about your life or anyone else’s. The things happening around us have consequences , and if we ignore them, eventually something bad is going to happen. Another mistake is to think there is nothing we can do about it. The Constitution of the United States gives us the pathway to do something. We have two choices. We can use our power to vote for change, or we can actually physically overthrow the government if our government strays from its Constitutional obligation. Of course, overthrowing the government is problematic, and it’s definitely not my first choice. Voting makes more sense. And these days, there is less chance of bodily injury or death. It’s a win, win for democracy. Recognizing  our Constitutional power is the first step in being ‘woke’.

Being aware of, and recognizing issues that are problematic to democracy is the next step of being ‘woke’. All politicians tell half truths and seem to be interested in financial gains and maintaining political power. Since the 60’s, the rule of law began to mean something. Civil rights, voting rights, and women’s rights are now guaranteed in the Constitution. LGBT rights and some women’s issues are a work in progress because Republicans are fighting against them. Ironic because Republicans lobby for smaller government, but try to legislate who you can love and what women should do with their own bodies. In the current Trump era, the rule of law has been adulterated. What good is a booming economy if we believe certain things that Donald Trump suggest: Don’t believe any news unless it comes from FOX news or his lips. The Justice Department is rigged and overseeing a witch hunt against him. The FBI is corrupt and acting like storm troopers. Immigrants are at the root of our criminal problems. These Trump statements are seeds that form the foundation of a dictatorship. Our Constitution mandated 3 branches of government, and no single branch has absolute power, but all three are necessary to have a healthy democracy. The Legislative Department (House, Senate) writes the laws.  The Judicial Department (Supreme Court) interprets and rules on laws. The Executive Department (President and Department of Justice; FBI CIA, NSA) appoints personnel to run departments in all branches of Government, signs legislation into law, and oversees law enforcement. News agencies operating under the 1st Amendment report on all branches of Governments. They report what they see and hear, then give their opinion on the impact on society. Of course sometimes their opinion is wrong, but a good news outlet will announce and correct the error. Even so, we are obligated to seek out the truth on our own, that is, be ‘woke’.

Now, let’s all get ‘woke’. First of all Martin Luther King, Jr. had it right. We are to judge people “not by the color of their skin, but the content of their character”. When dealing with your neighbor, a prospective business associate, or someone  who wanted to date your son or daughter, you want to know some common sense basic things. Are they honest, dependable, liars, or dangerous (mentally or physically). Of course there are other litmus tests, but if you can check all these, you basically have a decent human being. If anyone fails all four character test, most people would definitely avoid them in all phases of their lives. If  a President fails all four character test, we must recognize how dangerous this is for democracy.

Let’s see how Donald Trump fails all four of these character test:

  1. Honesty- It’s no secret even before becoming President, Trump stiffed people he owed money to. He didn’t want to reveal his IRS tax forms. His opinions conform to however the current news cycle is trending and he will say whatever makes him look and sound good. He has a disturbing pattern of describing and attacking women based on looks, and although adultery is dishonest, it’s so common, it almost doesn’t qualify. What is disturbing is that he is so rich, adultery is part of his normal routine and he pays people to keep it quiet. If  Senator Franken can resign because of a picture taken of him when he was a comedian, making a gesture of touching the breast of a woman. If that is the standard, then we shouldn’t have a President that bragged on video, “I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything….you can grab them by the p#@@y.”  That’s not locker room talk. That’s assault, and men have been fired and gone to jail for less. Trump was rewarded with the Presidency. See what you did Trump voters!!!! Finally, since Trump has chosen Twitter to inform the public because everything is Fake News, we have to examine his claims on Twitter.
  2. Dependable- Trump in action on DACA. This link shows Trump not being able to focus. He obviously is not ready for prime time. In general, Trump was not consistent in paying his bills. It got to the point that most U.S. Banks would not lend him money. Trump had to borrow money from China, buy property via Russia and certain Arab nations. This creates a conflict of interest which may compromise his decisions on behalf of the United States. He did not truly divest himself of his businesses as he promised. Rates to stay at Trump properties were raised. Will he make decisions based on the needs of the American people or his wallet.
  3. Liar- If lying was an Olympic event, Trump would win the GOLD!!!! How can you tell if Donald Trump is lying? Answer, his lips are moving!!!! His very first lie as President, “he had the biggest Inauguration crowd ever”. This was followed closely by “Hilary won the popular vote by 3 million votes because of voter fraud”. This doesn’t even make sense because if 3 million people could illegally vote, the officials that made that happen could  easily have canceled out the approximately 70,000 votes that won Trump the Electoral College. If the election was rigged as he was stating during the primaries, HE IS NOT THE PRESIDENT!!!! Trump is such a prolific and pathologic liar, I decided to provide a link to his many WHOPPERS!!!!
  4. Dangerous (mentally and physically)- Donald Trump likely has a Personality Disorder. More specifically, as seen in this link, Borderline Personality Disorder. Trump shows signs of several Personality Disorders. When reading the above link, you will immediately recognize which disorders describe Trump. Personality disorders are actually common. About 1 in 20 people have some type of Personality Disorder. These disorders don’t matter unless it interferes with your daily life, the lives of the  people you come in contact with on a daily basis, or you can’t control the behavior. It’s all about how severe the disorder is. Trump’s disorder must be severe because we are still waiting for Trump to pivot and become more Presidential, but he just can’t control his behavior. While his antics seem comical on a daily basis, as President, things can get real bad real quick. That’s when the poor and middle class citizens have rights and benefits reduced or taken away, not to mention, sending our Armed Service personnel into harm’s way in an unnecessary war. By the way, we don’t know if Trump is physically fit either. Remember when he was slurring his speech? His doctor, Admiral Jackson, did not mention anything about doing an EEG, MRI or CT scan of the brain. I’m a doctor, and for someone who slurs their speech but doesn’t have dentures, doesn’t drink, and has perfect blood tests, not evaluating the brain comes close to malpractice. 

Are you ‘woke’ yet? It’s not about Republican or Democrat, it’s not about political ideology, and it’s not about the haves and have nots. It’s about a severely flawed President, preserving democracy, and avoiding the clear and present danger Donald Trump poses to the world because he is a pathological liar, is narcissistic, is undisciplined, and has no empathy.  If you don’t want to deal with anybody that fails my brief character test, why would you want to keep Trump around. Remember, you can do something. You’ll be up to bat in November 2018, and you can hit a homerun in 2020 if Trump can run for reelection. The goal is to elect any Democrat or Republican that is not Trump or Trump like. I’ve got to tell you, I’m leaning toward voting Democratic. Not because they are far better than the Republicans, but because except for slavery, The Democrats have championed the cause of women, minorities, poor people, and  the LBGT community. Join me and be ‘woke’ in the voting booth. What’s it gonna be, money or people?