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Dreaming in the Age of Women v. Trump – Headlined on OpEdNews.com

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Borrowing from his presidential immorality, Trump’s peddling fake muck, racking over Dreamers, to mislabel them felons, exposes his anti-Americanism, while unknowingly disclosing, Liberty Island embraces hope far beyond our Upper New York Bay and Jersey City shore.

Dreamers are our most recent inheritors of I Have a Dream – and like us, empowered by women marching in the twenties for voting rights; the sixties:  employment rights; eighties: Constitutional Equality/Equal rights Amendment ratification; 2018:  freedom from sexual assault.

So, who will relieve America from the burden of marriage between self-serving good ol’ boy politicians and Wall Street Citizens United:  Women — of every color, size, shape and persuasion.

Trump’s branding Democratic POV as, far more concerned with Illegal Immigrants than they are with our great Military or Safety at our dangerous Southern Border, is but derrière cover for small minds with miniscule hearts, merging forked tongue talking points with double talk fog to hide their failure to care, to govern.

A wave of female candidates, challenging male laden politics as usual, ask:  who’s against separation of church and state; what’s wrong with a woman’s right to choose; where did, I Don’t Know, go with the money raised for, and disappeared by, January 20, 2017 Inauguration?

#TimesUp and #MeToo Avengers seek:  acknowledgement of and believing all who’ve paid more dearly for sexual harassment than Stormy Daniels hush money.

Marching for income parity and gender equality, we knock down walled-up machismo, insisting, Too Big to Jail bankers and Party PAC hacks owe Middle Class budget reimbursement, including punitive charges for me first gluttony.

DACA recipients are diverse hues of America’s future.  They are our dreams dreaming horizons yet imagined — unless by our example, we teach them national security and personal safety are at the expense of people we keep in their place, with paleface determined, predestination.

Every four years, January 20th brings possibilities – as different as, The Ugly American and, ask what you can do for your country.  However, when failing our privilege to vote with empathy for all, American morality is defined by Representatives Cotton, Gowdy, Jordan and Nunes.

At 242, America, after 365 days of political lessons in misogyny, groping and money-laundering, again faces choosing truths to hold dear as self-evident:  resistance to white supremacists and their enablers, demonstrations for gender and racial equality and voting to protect our electoral system from all enemies, foreign and domestic is patriotic service.

Denying democracy’s need to replenish through the evaluation of opposing points of view, is as suicidal for our Republic, as a Trump appointee.  Therefore, limiting another’s free speech, no matter how repugnant to our values, we dishonor ourselves.  Whether far Left university students or hard Right Hillary haters, mob-mentality is a one-way ticket to national dissolution, for anger and fear, set on automatic pilot, target with impunity, our very core.

Both, global Women’s Marches and DC March for Life are manifestations of, Peaceful Assembly and Freedom of Speech.  We cannot honor one if we dishonor the other.

Women and Dreamers remind us, love for God and Country doesn’t need a wall, but rather a foundation of humane acts of kindness toward all inhabitants embellishing our Home of the Brave origin and heritage.

Recognizing what’s good for us, is the common good in common ground, imbues us with untethered courage to champion humankind’s well-being, including embracing those living in America’s five protectorates and territories – with uncommon grace.

When we are better examples, freeing the lives of military & civilian women, city girls and farm boys, from all degrees of sexual harassment — from rape and domestic violence to unwanted touching or verbal abuse – our children will illustrate the truth that lights our way forward.

If we are to preserve immigrants brought here as children, protect CHIP from being used as a GOP chess piece and defend all against racial and sexual abuse, Democrats need unite, above the fray of Big Win braggadocios cavemen, to reset both Party and nation’s table, for human decency, committed to serving only, malice toward none.

Beyond, trust but verify, beware Republicans promising to care, because women are the dreamers writing our next chapter of, The American Dream.

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From JFK Cuban Missiles to Trump’s North Korea – What Works? – Headlined on OpEdNews.com

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No parent should have to bury their children, not the Kennedys, not General John Kelly; not citizens dying of Leptospirosis nor their 3.4 million fellow Americans still waiting for Mana from a demagogue — and not the families of four uniformed Americans who died in the service of our nation, arguably, because their Commander-in-Chief, tossed Chad into latest racial and religious travel ban.

 

Despite the rising tide of decent thinking Americans, it’s not easy to remove even the worst of presidents from office.  However, for one who personifies the answer to, where is the bottom – he is simultaneously media bait and switch master, inept POTUS and unempathetic human being — but other deplorable people wielding power indiscriminately may focus America, if not, The House.

Exposing and repelling Karl Rove, if not Clarence Thomas; Anthony Weiner & Harvey Weinstein, if not Bill Cosby & Woody Allen; Bernie Madoff & Martin Shkreli, if not Steve Bannon & Jeff Sessions; Katherine Harris & OJ Simpson, if not Pam Bondi & Rex Tillerson – we prove our values’ system still works.

When towers walling The Street house 21st century money changers denying us reliable representation from state and federal legislatures, then what works is our judgement to, trust but verify, Jurists and Generals – making a gauntlet to General John Kelly’s false characterization of Representative Frederica Wilson, and the, all hat and no cattle, snark from an ever, and wholly unjustifiable, condescending Sarah Huckabee Sanders, our patriotic duty.

Let’s not wait for a near death experience, a slap to our Consoler-in-Chief past, or another massive intelligence failure in current White House, to save affordable healthcare, Public Education, the Veterans Administration and our military from being sacrificed for those who never considered serving in uniform.

What works is insisting:  rapists, liars, bigots, religious hypocrites, fake patriots, gropers, Conservatives propelling us backwards, imposters projecting their Koch head sins on our political process, Citizens United, voters choosing the greater of two evils, domestic terrorists, non-voters and deserters of civil listening to differing points of view — this far and no farther will you come!

What works:  living with hearts and minds founded in democratic purpose, believing there is harmony to be made between barroom brawlers at raucous political rallies and church & state — if we respect the independence of each from the other, and garner a healthy inter-dependence with unity.

What doesn’t work is falling victim to a rerun of, might makes right, believing power equates privileges with the privileged — no longer shocked by bullies, but awed by vulgarity posing as though posturing is the new leadership normal, rather than an insulting facade.

What will keep America working is a people’s transformation:  thinking leaders full of curiosity and wonder, whose deeds endorse the value of quality education for everyone without financially profiting the soulless.  We need more female Millennials in Congress and State houses, respecting the experience of Baby Boomers, but learning from their mistakes.

We need the strength of character to accept personal accountability and whole-heartedly embrace reinvigorating change – realizing inclusive communion requires more than texting, Instagram and un-presidential tweets.

Connection is created by face-to-face conversations – for if we can’t meet across the table, the wisdom to elect government that reaches across the aisle, will forever elude us.

There’s only one limitation to America’s greatness:  those who deny that our moral character was compromised the very moment we replaced the art of compromise with 1960’s assassinations, 1970’s J. Edgar Hoover Hypocrisy, 1980’s redundant gossip as news and the Age of Aquarius with rudderless politics reducing patriotism to flag waving, hate speech and fear mongering isolationism.

How does Mitch McConnell’s the goal here is to win elections in November… and, keep us in the majority – work for you?

As Trump works to prove, government is the problem, his Niger, I Was Told, may be his Watergate.

America can never be first when great generals dishonor truth, and greatness can never be achieved by an imploding misogynist.

One woman spoke up, and a Hollywood titan fell.  What ill-equipped, ill-mannered president could withstand the deserved reproach of all women, and decent men?

What works:  Impeachment.