Free Speech

The Devil is in The Details of Trump’s Mental State and Pence Deniability – Best of TREMR, OpEdNews.com Headline

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What America will Trump/Pence Leave Our Children?

Whether indicted or defeated, who among us believes Trump will honor America’s electoral Exceptionalsim:   the peaceful transfer of power?

Then, what do we do with a president who twisted his oath of office into preserving white supremacy, protecting the wealthiest three families now owning more wealth than the bottom half of the country and defending a Soviet KGB Putin’s constituting a new Russia?

When will Democratic candidates accept, that while Bevin’s anti-teacher attacks and Trump’s impeachable offences contributed to GOP defeat, it was Obama’s ACA that tipped Kentucky State House Blue?

Where can decent patriotic Americans find Lincoln in a party of Senators like Rand Paul, Lindsey Graham and Louisiana’s John Kennedy preserving, protecting and defending – not America with the truth that sets us free – but a president they know to be guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors?

Why are, Liberal and Independent voters not electing to progressively bridge the gap between each other, non-voters and civil and full citizenship rights of gender equality for all females, as the prudent and balanced forward vision for a nation wounded by addiction to over consumerism, trivial pursuits and simple solutions to complex challenges?

How else will we recover and thrive in unity after the divisiveness of state governments not understanding the necessity of common cause and a national government manipulating those stuck in 20th century myths to benefit 21st century political power plays, aiding and abetting an out-of-control president incapable of caring about those who voted for him and of understanding the office to which he was elected?

After countless media smirks and social media orange hair, hand size and moranic jokes, we’re dangerously close to missing the risk to America.

Nonetheless, our 2020 election is not just about Trump, for Right Wing Racists are challenging democracy and threatening innocents around the world, but we must clean our own house before future victory is washed away by past sins against humanity.

It’s about missing what is truly happening to the courage that founded a, Home of the Brave aspiration being usurped by talking points propaganda:  denying children vaccine protections – plummeting reading, math and science scores; teens bullied to death; others hooked on Opioids and vaping believing systemic false advertising – while we preach we are the best in a world simultaneously melting and drowning in our denial.

Even the life expectancy of Americans, like our international standing has been trending downwards since Trump announced his candidacy June 16, 2015.

It’s not just the, no matter what Trumpers, but the Never Trump Conservatives denying Trump is the GOP, who’ve stained, America the Beautiful.  So, let’s cease and desist with Civil War reruns expecting America wins.

40% of Americans have elected 100% of us into the harm’s way of greed so overpowering, that those it consumes would rather grant someone who is not of sound mind, control of massive nuclear destruction power – making us puppets of a vicious anti-humane foreign power – than admit there’s far less semblance of courage, character, Constitutional respect or working knowledge of governance in the Trump/Pence Administration, than in Mark Zuckerberg’s brand of profitable, Free speech.

We need learn the lessons found in striking West Virginia Teachers that inspired a nation of teachers, students and parents to say, this far but no farther to Corporatism – galvanized, in the realization that not all, in The Land of the Free, have the freedom to freely travel the discriminating freeway of, Free Enterprise.

We need a new birth, no – a new burst of freedom to set us free from the shackles of those who would impose a trumped America on us, no matter the cost to our children’s life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Yet, it’s not just mesmerized voters trotting along, eyes averted like non-voters, by myopic media fueling on Saudi Arabian infested Tweets, Billionaire come-lately and Russian Facebook Trolls.  It’s about allowing reason to fall victim to rhetoric of Right-Wing extremists cheer leading a president mentally, psychologically and morally too akin to past demagogues and present despots.

So, dare we ask?  As people and nation, what kind of country do we want to be, and what kind of people do we have to be, and elect, to make it so – for our 2020 votes are the answer.

We hold these truths to be self-evident:  by emulating the courageous patriotism of Anonymous, sharing the unifying peace discovered when internalizing the pragmatic wisdom of, love thy neighbor as thyself, absolving ourselves of the demeaning Ugly American mentality of a trumped America – we resurrect our international mission, individual honor, and national character – keeping Franklin’s Republic in the hands of, by and for We the people.  

Thus resolved, we embody:  all are created equal with unalienable Rights.

Free Speech: Heritage v. Hate and Hurricane Harvey v. Trump Dysfunction – Headlined on OpEdNews.com

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Sensitivity to the trauma of people who have just lost everything in a natural disaster, remains an individual’s freedom of choice – we can care or, sell baseball caps.

We are free to be former strangers, waist deep in toxic flood water conquering chaos with anything that floats or, pretending to be police, steal what’s left behind.

How we respond to life events, be they devastation, diversity, or deportation, defines us.  We’re free to respond to violence in-kind, or with the kind of courage that bespeaks heroic civility.

We are free to freely share our humanity with all life in peril, filling the void of neglectful leadership threatening American security, or collude to hack the American Dream of every hue and persuasion of dreamers — to erect towers in tribute to self-aggrandizing babble.

We have the freedom to listen, choose to plan and take-action to save ourselves from a planet we’ve not spared human avarice, or impose selective equal opportunity, perpetuating climate injustice, with malice aforethought toward our Grid and infrastructure core.

It’s not the loud mouth bully rallying mass ovation.  It’s the willing minions, happily embracing vulgarity, scorn and domestic violence.

It’s not hard-working Middle Class Blue Collar Midwest Families.  It’s the smooth-talking excuse making masters of deception, like Christopher Ruddy, Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, serving up palatable bigotry, to unsuspecting palates.

The violent are free to choose labels of provocation, but reason champions peaceful assembly to resist dueling myopic reruns of cyclical attempts to isolate American Exceptionalism by drowning American diversity in self-destructive nationalism.

While Freedom of Speech does allow politicians, presidents and even Open Carry White Supremacists, protesting as full throttled foul-mouthed provocateurs of violence, permeating prevarications aided and abetted by orange marmalade – it isn’t permission to answer violence with violence.

Constitutional free speech does not condone collusion with a foreign power, violation of the Emolument Clause nor a get out of jail free card for multi-million-dollar white collar crime.

Freedom of Speech isn’t freedom to flaunt presidential pardon power, but to uphold our Constitutional Utopian dream of color blind justice – perhaps under the watchful eyes of computer nerds blocking hackers, rational voters holding the line against torch lit revivals of Jim Crow and Bill of Rights defenders embracing balance and reason in response to cue sticks sharpened into spears.

Freedom of Speech is our non-violent right to resist, to march in advocacy, to petition the government with our physical presence, elevating blind justice over blind ambition.

Regardless of craven heads craving all that glitters, Freedom of Speech is not a gold hammer and sickle for Alt-Right terrorism and Antifa violence to assassinate our First Amendment, nor is it license to abolish peaceful assembly.

The first ten Amendments to our Constitution are neither optional nor a welcome mat for Karl Rove’s Citizens United Supremes to bestow on Corporatism, unprecedented electoral power.

The Great Recession is the recurring nightmare flooding voting booths with psychological insecurity – attempting to make elections moot, by voter intimidation and manipulation – to render all government levels and branches vulnerable to moral decay and character bankruptcy.

Our freedoms have been purchased by blood, sweat, tears and taxes, most recently tasked with inspiring the resilience of those so tragically impacted by Hurricane Harvey, with the humanity of those standing in line to volunteer assistance.

Although American history is replete with love thy neighbor as thyself, steeped in the solid foundation of our immigrant heritage, from Lincoln’s 1865 assassination to Charlottesville 2017, the hate of a few has profaned America in the name of God and Country.

We are free to be Harvey heroes or nefarious high-powered saber rattlers pontificating for those who profit from deflating America’s peace of mind.

We can choose to be human chains connecting neighbors and communities, or slashers of programs and services providing our best defense when a ravaged environment, retaliates.

Free Speech allows us the privilege to lie to ourselves about Mexico reimbursing us for a trumped up wall, or, agreeing with President Ulysses S. Grant regarding James K. Polk’s invasion of Mexico, we could emulate the Samaritans of Houston – and be grateful for all who define America with, spontaneous compassion.