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Are We the People Ready for Post Trump-Pence America? OpEdNews.com Headline

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Are we ready to admit this truth?  Most accidents:  vehicle, rail, traffic, swimming pool, kitchen, cooking, window washing, weight disorders, falling cranes, hospital, senior facilities, opioid overdoses, house fires and being left in overheated cars, resulting in serious injury or death – are due to human error:

  • Rushing too fast to get it right the first time
  • Preoccupation with personal problems diminishing common good focus
  • Cutting corners, whether corporate ordered or individual work ethic
  • Texting, cell phoning, iPod, radio distractions

Are we not yet ready to unchain ourselves from things, places, people, elections and corporations inciting an abundance of:  Digital mob mindset, being herded beyond group speak into gratuitous global screen fixation?

Can our Exceptionalism survive voters…

  • Without Civics Education for election participation
  • More consumed by student debt than, Big Picture
  • Defending not voting, or voting for the greater of two evils
  • Proving the fallacy that perfection can be achieved without first doing the best we can, to be better

Aren’t memory lapses of historical lessons flashing red warnings to get ready, or does self-absorbed over consumerism dim our ability to deny perfect the freedom to handicap better?

Are we less ready than Robert Todd Lincoln, or any American, for President William McKinley’s September 14, 1901 death by bullet infection, after the lesson of President James Garfield’s September 19, 1881’s death by medical arrogance?

Was America’s military and civilian oversight ready for 1963 Dallas after Good Friday 1865 Lincoln assassination?  Perhaps then, America’s not being ready for WWII twenty-four years after WWI’s mustard gas ending, is not surprising.

Is being blind-sided by an administration determined to destroy our environment for profit, prioritizing internment camps over post hurricane rescue – a joint venture in, My Bad?  Is continually shifting from headlines du Jour, defense for our forgetting lead-poisoned children in 2014 Flint Michigan?

According to a new report by the World Health Organization and UNICEF, some 3 in 10 people worldwide, or 2.1 billion, lack access to safe, readily available water at home, and 6 in 10, or 4.5 billion, lack safely managed sanitation. 

Whether self-preservation or, our brother’s keeper – are we ready?

IF:  not my problem, love it or leave it, anti-immigrant conservatives – are we fact check ready:  of the 327.16 million Americans, 63 million are exposed to unsafe drinking water in 2018!

Is being ready, insisting:

  • Our oceans are our protection
  • More guns, equal safer schools
  • Not even God can sink our Stock Market & 401Ks
  • Our nuclear facilities, Fracking, Grid, Utility Companies keep America safe
  • Texas is better without Helen Keller & Hillary Clinton

Is repeating, thoughts and prayers for September 11, 2001, Sandy Hook December 14, 2012 and Parkland’s 2018 Valentines’ Day, being ready?

Electing Trickle Down economics empowered an anti-Checks and Balances Dick Cheney power grab for presidential superiority.  So, are we ready to stop believing the lies we tell ourselves about perpetual war, Alzheimer’s, the gutting of ACA/Obamacare, FEMA – and Republican senators willing to install a second alleged sexual abuser to our Supreme Court dais?

Were Americans in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, Massachusetts made ready for late night gas explosions, house fires and, after the fact, mandatory, run for your lives evacuations – caused by years of neglecting leaky old gas pipes?

While no generation is responsible for the world it inherits, each successive generation is America’s best hope for the reconstruction of truth.

Too Big to Jail Banker’s Great Recession, dehydrating Americans with Detroit’s Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr and his Detroit Water and Sewerage Department’s 2013 water shut offs and intentional Coal Ash 2014 North Carolina water contamination diminished American readiness!

It is ludicrous to expect perfect candidates, tolerate huh responses to voting or permit elected officials to renege on our supremely chiseled promise:  Equal Justice Under Law.

As a people, we’ve readily accepted the superficial, over in-depth investigation – mesmerized by the dramatic effect of standups in hurricane winds and floods, over advocating for our interior – insisting on FEMA, Environmental and Climate reality checks.

Are we ready to let go of denial and stop accepting government propaganda as patriotism, religious bias as family values and corporate marketing as truth – and proclaim:  there is more patriotism, hope and heroic honesty and definition of America, in athletes and first responders, taking a knee – than trumpeting we’re ready, willing and able, without each other.

 

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Trump’s Tattered Brand Thrives By Focusing Our Ridicule — Headlined on OpEdNews.com

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The Trump/Pence Administration is, in all probability, the worst rupture in our American Dream of being a giving culture of global Good Samaritans, since 9/11/2001, but this trampling mixture causing both political abhorrence and stimulus could have never descended upon us, without the preferences of moneyed Conservatives, Corporate induced Recession and write-ins for people who had no electable possibility.

Empowered by 2016 elections emanated from voters deciding, slapping Democratic Party wrists would bring recognition without diminishing protective agencies, SCOTUS or our voting privileges — encouraging Jeff Sessions to douse the torch of Lady Liberty, re-dip our international standing in anarchy and tip racial and gender imbalance, further in decline – all while Democrats continue to believe this is just about Donald Trump.

It’s not.  It’s Mitch McConnell & his line of succession:  confirmed judges.  It’s Paul Ryan, escaping responsibility for the GOP Freedom Caucus.

It’s a religious fanatic and sexual bigot one cholesterol heartbeat away VP, hiding in plain sight, aiding and abetting the undoing of American progress, waiting to fly in on the wings of Pompeo & Pruitt, to wipe his feet on equality and justice for women, LGBTQ, and all not made in his image.

It’s the nightmares of every low information and non-voter providing infrastructure for Millennials to blame Baby-Boomers.

It’s the NRA member driving from Indiana to Texas, with a carload of T-Shirts that contradict Chief Justice Warren Burger’s supreme interpretation of our Second Amendment – as inspired Founding Fathers’ Bill of Rights inclusion, to guarantee well-regulated gun use — not daring to incorrectly define Liberty, as the right to bear unregulated arms.

It’s voting like our lives depended on it, embracing the clarity of millions around the world, in solidarity with #2017WomensMarch, #MeToo, #TimesUp and #NeverAgain Parkland students.

It’s about caring passionately enough to be respectfully involved with all life on earth, or at least partnering with Western Industrial Societies seeking balance between, being fed up with elections that yield too little change, and becoming stronger activists advocating for income parity, gender equality, racial justice and recapturing our exceptional essence.

It’s about being a positive global example; not white-washing our crimes against humanity:  Slavery, Civil War prisons, Japanese-American internment camps, Jim Crow, Lynching, Nixon’s Kent State, and 21st century Red Mapping of the United in our American dreams for all born here before Columbus, and all immigrants invited after, who ultimately generated, The Greatest Generation.

Let’s exhale greatness that emits more than campaign slogans for Demagogue worshipers, because to reelect, The Land of the Free, we need be, in our institutions, mirrors and choices, an exceptional Home of the Brave — whose every action enables justice to triumph over repetitious ICE picks thrust into our humanity.

Greatness is what nations and cultures whisper we’ve earned, when no one is watching.

Greatness honors what Corporatism’s Conservative puppeteers dishonor – casting doctors, lawyers, scientists and football players as more deserving of financial and professional respect than the teachers who taught them.

Greatness, like Exceptionalism, is forever challenging those to whom we award our vote, to prove themselves worthy of it.

There is no greatness in denial:

  • Alzheimer’s until caregiving costs rivet our attention
  • Climate Change until Miami’s under water
  • Unsafe food until recalls quadruple
  • Addictions to Coal Ash Candidates, Opioids and bullying
  • More Flints enabling privatization of water to assuage Corporatism’s gluttony for gauging

Remembering, Nixon’s landslide re-election after Pentagon Papers and Watergate, best we focus on provable impeachable offenses — but gently, without incentivizing adoring trumpets.

Being unempathetically ambiguous about Constitutional truth is no excuse for unpresidential material projecting himself, above Constitutional law.

Being more focused on Trump’s monthly porn payment plan, blinds us to, of, by and for the people Iran Deal.

America was not created by voting to die younger, passing on college education to avoid padding banker’s pockets or, believing the greatest secret of an ego surviving on fast food, Fox News and laundered money, is a videoed urinating contest.

Reason beckons the genius of Civics, psychology of Recess and patriotism of http://www.peopledemandingaction.org, http://www.studentprivacy.org, http://www.auditelectionsusa.org/team/, NAACP, ACLU and Women-Matter.org, in peaceful assembly.

Greatness is thriving together — America First, is a house divided, on steroids.