When I see the outpouring of opposition to every thing our new president is doing, I wonder where were those people during the last presidential campaign and during the election. Maybe we the people were so complaisant with the order of the nation the past 8 years, we forgot how quickly that could change.
I agreed that we should “give him a chance” at first, but he began by making his advisors some of that one percent that Sanders said have all the money in our country. Trump, himself, is in that one percent. Now they not only have all the money, they have all the power in this country. That means they can take away the rights of the people and no one can stop them.
I am reading The Book Thief about a girl living in Germany just before WWII. In this book one feels the fear of Jews whose businesses are being vandalized by Natzis. The girl’s foster father, Papa, is not a Natzi and takes in a Jew and hides him in the basement. This man can’t show his face or even see the light of day because he will be taken away. So far, in this book, that is all we know. Some people are taken away.
Having read about the Holocaust and talked with Holocaust survivors, I know what was happening when Jews were taken away. I think about what it would be like for me if our country became a dictatorship, and only certain people would be able to live here and others would be killed or sent away.
If we didn’t have freedom of the press, if we didn’t have investigative reporters who dig for the truth, I wonder what unscrupulous people in power would do.
ill even speak up.
This past weekend, when he signed an executive order to ban Muslims from entering this country, even those who had been vetted and waited for months to get a green card, crowds erupted in airports and their voices were hear
d by the mainstream media. But, will that matter? I am afraid not. His first order was to cut off funding for poor women in poverty-stricken countries around the globe. In clinics in countries where women have no rights anyway, they could get proper education about birth control and that sometimes included information about abortion.
I can imagine a woman who has several children already, finding she is pregnant again. No matter the reason, she has to bear the burden of carrying it and then birthing it and managing to feed it and clothe it. In those countries where women are often raped and no one cares, she could be pregnant by a stranger. I believe in women having the choice of what to do with their body. I don’t believe a man in the