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Saturday, 16 March 2019 21:13

We Know Who You Really Represent

Written by  Bob Serody

Mr. Trump, your actions have been consistent with the promotion of hate and fear. By not using your position to denounce violence by White Nationalists in our country, you have fanned the flames of racial bigotry. Your weak response to numerous violent acts is usually characterized by your silence when it comes to condemning the words and actions of White Supremacists.  By not speaking out, you have caused a surge in violence and death, and this is not limited to the United States, as indicated by the atrocities against two Mosques by a lone gunman in Christchurch, New Zealand, resulting in over 50 deaths. The murderer was a racist who mentioned you favorably in his manifesto. You have consistently claimed that neo-Nazis consist of only a few small groups. You are more concerned that you might alienate the support of White Supremacists if you were to raise your voice in condemning violence by white hate groups around the world. By your inaction, you have distanced yourself from attacks on innocent people massacred in our public schools and places of worship because of easy access to semi-automatic weapons. You were careful not to alienate the NRA. You’ve played up to White Supremacists by claiming that our real problem is an ‘invasion’ at the Southern border by black and brown immigrants who are actually fleeing the violence in their own countries.

You have vetoed the bipartisan resolution in Congress to nullify your declaration of a national emergency in an attempt to raise money to build a wall, which you claimed would be paid for by Mexico. The appropriations in your budget are hurting rather than helping American citizens. Your proposed massive 4.75 trillion dollar budget plan, the largest national budget in the history of the United States, provides significant cuts in Medicare and Medicaid and, instead, provides for an unnecessary 5% increase in military spending at a time when you have already disrupted international relations with our partners. Your denial of man-made climate change and your attempts to prevent the changes necessary to reduce carbon pollution of the atmosphere increases the threat of the extinction of life on our planet. Your attempt to make abortion illegal is simply an attempt to introduce religious control over women by taking away their rights regarding personal choice.

Let me conclude by explaining why your many attempts to divide our country also hurts your base. Your executive orders, federal appointments, and unfair tax code tend to rig the system in favor of corporations, when instead, you should be addressing the inequities associated with access to healthcare and higher education for the working poor and the disappearing middle class. I don’t expect you to do anything that would favor 90% of our citizens. Why promote job stimulation when you can maximize wealth for the few? Frequent strikes by both children and teachers are now calling attention to these many inequities. However, addressing moral imperatives doesn’t mean anything to a person of your character. I just want you to know that you will inevitably have to pay for your actions, and I plan to be around when justice catches up with you.

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Bob Serody is a member of Space Coast Progressive Alliance.

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