I'm still here.
There are things to share.
I need just a little more time . . .
. . . to catch my breath.
This is the last thing I'm going to say about this to/with you because I know you don't agree with me and would rather I keep quiet. I can't. And I can't pick a battle because this IS the battle. Please remember that I said these things, because if I'm wrong and Trump turns out to be a truly great leader, I'll happily eat my hat. No one would be happier to be wrong.
He has ushered a white supremacist through the front door of the White House, and put him in a position of great power - a man who has told the free press it should shut up. He fired the Acting Attorney General for standing up to his unlawful executive order. It was her JOB to uphold the Constitution. And, seriously, let's call things what they actually are: alternative facts???? We call those lies here in the real world. Alt-Right???? Hello - that's all about white supremacy/neo-Nazism. These things are not OK and not normal. He does not have a demonstrable plan to replace the Affordable Care Act - the decimation of which is going to hurt a LOT of people - many of them children without recourse to any other form of health care. In addition, the Republican Congress is the most hypocritical that I have ever seen - having set their collective cap (on record) to fight every progressive step of the previous administration, now they think everyone should bow down to Trump's destabilizing agenda quietly and without question. The majority of Mr. Trump's cabinet picks - like him - have no experience, and many of them are on record as wanting to dismantle the very agencies they are being appointed to head.
No. This it not normal . . . I don't recall anything like this with either Bush, so no, I don't think it's just a party issue. I don't see any benefit to that things he's doing via executive order. He seems to be motivated only by greed - to line his own pockets and those of his 1% pals at the expense of all else - who cares if they know anything about government. This is cronyism at its worst.
I wish I knew why this is happening. Yes, God is in control but we all have free will, and in my heart of hearts what is happening here is wrong. I know right from wrong and I cannot (and will not) sit back and take a wait and see attitude while the (quite possibly mentally unstable) leader of the free world appears to be governing at whim and doing his level best to take us backwards in time while rolling back decades of civil and human rights achievements.
This came across my FB feed yesterday: "If you ever wondered what you would have done in 1933, you're doing it." I'd like to think I would have been in the thick of it back then, just like I am now. Viva [sic] La Résistance.