Monday, March 6, 2017

What A Mess We Are In!

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It's been less than 100 days since Donald Trump was inaugurated as President of the United States and the country is in a real mess, more divided than ever before. His divisive campaign rhetoric has continued to vilify, immigrants, Hispanics and Muslims. Since his election heretofore hidden racists and bigots have resurfaced with a sense of pride and protection from Trump and the far right members of his cabinet, such as Steve Bannon, a known white supremacist. His promise to "drain the swamp" has resulted in the addition of numerous billionaires, whose only qualifications for their position is that they donated heavily to Trump's campaign. Jeff Sessions, a well know staunch Southern racist is now in charge of civil rights laws, as the head of the Justice Department.  The Secretary of Education, Devos, has absolutely no qualifications other than the millions she donated to Conservatives. She has pledged herself to dismantle public education in favor of Christian schools. The head of the EPA has pledged to dismantle the agency and get rid of all laws protecting the environment, in favor of big oil companies being able to do what they want. The Secretary of State has very close financial ties to Russia and undoubtedly will  protect those ties for his former bosses at Exxon Mobil. The swamp has far been drained by putting more vermin in the swamp!

One of Trump's first executive orders banned people from 7 Muslim countries from entering the US, even those with valid visas and green cards. Interesting enough those countries that were not banned were those that Trump had business ties to. After massive outrage from the public and numerous lawsuits Federal Courts put a stop to the ban. A revised order was made public today that excluded Iraq and visa and green card holders, but still has the appearance of a Muslim Ban. It will be interesting to see how the courts will view this new revised order.

This past Saturday our Twitter-in-Chief took to Twitter to accuse former President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower during the presidential campaign. As always, with Trump's accusations, there is absolutely no proof of any such thing. It is quite evident that this was only a sad attempt to divert the country and the media from the very serious problem with the Russians interfering in our election in order get Trump elected. It appears that many of the Trump team are involved and many more could be implicated in the scandal. All of our intelligence agencies and law enforcement agencies agree that Putin was directly involved in swaying the election towards Trump, but his White House and his supporters refuse to believe our own country's intelligence. Democrats in Congress have called for an investigation into these treasonous acts, but the Republicans, giddy with their new found power, are putting their party over the safety, sovereignty and security of the country. Only a few GOP members have acted in a patriotic manner and have seen the seriousness of the Russian involvement.

It hasn't even been 100 days since Trump took office and yet the United States is not as it always has been, a country that welcomed immigrants, refugees and all those wishing to have a better life. We, instead are quickly becoming a nation where hatred, racism and bigotry is going to be the norm. Trump has declared war on foreign terrorists and Muslims while, enabling American born white supremacist terrorists to carry out acts of violence and terrorism towards anyone of a different religion or skin color. The cowardly media even refuses to call these home grown terrorists, terrorists, but instead calling them mentally ill or calling their acts "isolated incidents". 

This is not only a fine mess you got us into Trump, but it is extremely dangerous for our democracy.

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