“Work together” goes both ways

I am not the person that wrote this, but I join the many folks who are signing on and spreading the word. This is long but it is important, and it deserves wider dissemination than the Facebook rounds it’s making:

This is where I stand.resist

I feel that our 45th President, his Cabinet and administration, and the majority of Republicans in Congress are a real and active threat to me, my way of life, and all the people I love. Some people are saying that we should give #45 a chance, that we should “work together” with him because he won the election and he is “everyone’s president.” I am willing to do all of that if and when his policies seem reasonable.

However:
•I will not forget how badly he and so many others disrespected former President Barack Obama for 8 years.
•I will not “work together” to privatize Medicare, cut Social Security and Medicaid.
•I will not “work together” to build a wall.
•I will not “work together” to persecute Muslims.
•I will not “work together” to shut out refugees from other countries.
•I will not “work together” to lower taxes on the 1% and increase taxes on the middle class and poor.
I will not “work together” to again deregulate Wall Street and endanger the financial system.
•I will not “work together” to help #45 use the Presidency to line his pockets and those of his family and cronies.
•I will not “work together” to weaken and demolish environmental protection.
•I will not “work together” to sell American lands, especially National Parks, to companies which then despoil those lands.
•I will not “work together” to enable the killing of whole species of animals just because they are predators, or inconvenient for a few, or because some people want to get their thrills killing them.
•I will not “work together” to remove civil rights from anyone – from the LGBTQ community or from any minority.
•I will not “work together” to alienate countries that have been our allies for as long as I have been alive.
•I will not “work together” to slash funding for education.
•I will not “work together” to take basic assistance from people who are at the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder.
•I will not “work together” to get rid of common-sense regulations on guns.
•I will not “work together” to eliminate the minimum wage.
•I will not “work together” to support so-called “Right To Work” laws, or undermine, weaken, or destroy Unions in any way.
•I will not “work together” to suppress scientific research, be it on climate change, fracking, or any other issue where a majority of scientists agree that #45 and his supporters are wrong on the facts.
•I will not “work together” to criminalize abortion or restrict health care for women.
•I will not “work together” to increase the number of nations that have nuclear weapons.
•I will not “work together” to put even more big money into politics.
•I will not “work together” to violate the Geneva Convention.
•I will not “work together” to give the Ku Klux Klan, the Nazi Party ,and white supremacists a seat at the table, or to normalize their hatred.
•I will not “work together” to deny health care to people who need it.
•I will not “work together” to deny medical coverage to people on the basis of a “pre-existing condition.”
•I will not “work together” to increase voter suppression.
•I will not “work together” to normalize tyranny.
I will not “work together” to eliminate or reduce ethical oversight at any level of government.
•I will not “work together” with anyone who is, or who admires, tyrants and dictators.
•I will not support anyone that thinks it’s okay to put a pipeline to transport oil on sacred ground for Native Americans. And, it would run under the Missouri River, which provides drinking water for millions of people. An accident waiting to happen.

This is my line, and I am drawing it.

•I will stand for honesty, love, respect for all living beings, and for the beating heart that is the center of Life itself.
•I will use my voice and my hands to reach out to the uninformed, and to anyone who will listen: That “winning,” “being great again,” “rich,” or even “beautiful,” is nothing…when others are sacrificed to glorify its existence.

 

About clpauwels

Author; teacher; seeker of truth about life, the universe, and everything
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2 Responses to “Work together” goes both ways

  1. alhenry says:

    Absolutely LOVE this! You’re right. This should get a WIDE read. I’m sharing.

    Like

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