An obstructionist Congress, politicized Supreme Court and Donald Trump campaign are antithetical to Let Freedom Ring — the 2016 Republican Party, more a portrait of white supremacy than Lincoln memorial.
August 28, 1774 St. Elizabeth (Mother Seaton of Emmetsburg, Maryland) was born in New York City. In 1963, the American Dream was embellished on the steps of Marion Anderson herstory.
On August 18, 2012 residents of Villages in Florida cheered as Paul Ryan promised to protect their Medicare by sacrificing that of their children and grandchildren. Shall we now think beyond such short-sightedness and instead generate billions of dollars every year, with a 0.5% tax on the transactions of the wolves of Wall Street, and save an American economy barely escaping the slaughter house of representatives?
Who’s minding the store, while a destitute Fourth Estate races to Pass Go first, brandishing overdrawn Breaking News Exclusives, for a Free Media giveaway to the waffling showmanship of a Bankrupter-in-Chief wannabe, whose only currency is the dividend of the morally insolvent.
Don’t we want our children to aspire to be more like Melinda & Bill Gates and 9/11 first responders than those CEOs both breaking our system and braking our goal for a nation of equal economic opportunity? Or shall we leave Millennials to be gouged by the likes of Epi-Pen CEO Heather Bresch, Martin Shkreli, Bernie Madoff and Jack Abermoff?
An exceptional example by which to lead our children: support business leaders whose companies, products and policies are not a footprint on consumers, but a step forward for the common good.
It’s not just who we give our vote, but to whom we give our money.
Perhaps if the Roberts’ Court lit our path as well as the torch of our French gift, the Statue of Liberty, We the People would nurture more the example of the French High Court within us, rather than allowing our electoral system to languish in the shadow of a recession bequeathed to us by Koch heads leading institutions like Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Shell Oil, Exxon, Haliburton and Aetna.
What and how can we lead our leaders if the American, Do the Right Thing, reflects French beach bigots who share individual freedom only when it exposes their preferred attire.
Conservatives, allowing Too Big to Jail banker puppeteers, who plummeted America’s retirement bankrolls, by trading global stability for national Sequester, compounded the problem, banking on a Congress of walled-in minds that hedged Wall Street fun with Panama accounts that increase Right imbalance, while depositing Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness — and our kids’ piggy banks — into foreclosure.
If we want Freedom to be more than a part-time enterprise full of income inconsistencies slanted toward .1% of the population, we’re going to have to artfully STEM tutor our children to insure our marketplace better than we did.
Together we are America Strong enough to rekindle a freedom reigning so every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight – if we out vote those who self-righteously cap freedom of choice, at the border of their limited vision.
This is the time to help others register to vote, educate all on the supreme importance of voting and progressively occupy all voting booths.
Merely labeling anti-American negatives like, Alt-Right, Citizens United, David Duke, The John Birch Society, Klu Klux Klan late in life penitents — West Virginia Senator Robert C. Byrd and Alabama Governor George Wallace – and proclaiming it either victory or solution, is as risky as exposing oneself to E. coli & Ebola, as criminal as serving Hepatitis A strawberries in Smoothies and as negligent as Congress failing to fund Zika prevention.
This is no time to talk of Democratic landslides!
The sun sets on a nation when its people fail to shine the light forward for its children.