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Boldly Marching from Trump, Putin & NRA Darkness into The Light: OpEdNews.com Headlined

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Saturday 24 March 2018 is the day #BlackLivesMatter, #WomensMarch and the #NeverAgain #MarchForOurLives, united in common cause for the greater good of all Americans — not only to advance the change President Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Senator Robert F. Kennedy and President Barack Obama championed, but to reignite American Exceptionalism:  government of, by and for all of, We the People!

Unfortunately, after the Greatest Generation saved the world from those wishing to be our masters, too many Conservative Baby Boomers forgot why my father’s generation fought WWII.  Time and complacency whitewashed our 1950s with a perfect preamble for financial puppeteers to twist the Marshall Plan into their journey to undo President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Economic Bill of Rights and New Deal for all Americans – into the creation of an American master race.

Is it now more overhead camera shots, through snowy East Coast weather and foggy thinking — a West Coast police helicopter flyover targeting a lite up fence jumper in a hoodie — or is Trump’s White House diminishing our vision, international stature, to void empathy?

Nonetheless, snatching civic duty from the jaws of 60’s Dallas, Memphis and Los Angeles gun violence, our children have risen to the task of raising America out of the darkness of Cheney torture, NRA owned GOP and our 2016 elections.  Knocking at the door of change in Washington, DC, NYC, Miami, Boston, St Paul, Atlanta and Detroit, our pathway to unity, civility and reason is again shimmering with promise.

Reined in by special elections and American judicial system, some golf, scapegoating Pentagon with military Transgender discrimination.  Others elected to serve, elect to desert their responsibilities, before truth heard round the world, came to town from around the country.

With all due respect to all grieving parents of children lost to guns too easily accessible for violence — the change we need, comes from Millennials saving Generation Z by registering Millennials to vote – not in arming teachers, and certainly not in increasing school resource officers who handcuff and slam students to classroom floors.

If it weren’t so tragic, the unmitigated gall of anyone running for president to salvage his morally bankrupt Brand, claiming GOP and his ICE pick care about DACA would bring laughter and tears closer together than ever before.

So, after chasing Congress off The Hill, Trump out of Washington and Wayne LaPierre and Dana Loesch off camera, what’s next?

Do we demand greater transparent integrity from Facebook and all Social Media?

Do we increase the number of NRA members and GOP donors courageous enough to listen to those who inherit what Conservatives bequeath?

Do we reject religious hypocrisy, uniformed bigotry and political inaction spawned by ALEC & Koch Gerrymandering and Karl Rove GOP Red Mapping and roar, No More?!?

Will the golden silence of Emma Gonzalez seal our path forward – to save America’s life, in voting booths Tuesday 6 November 2018?

While the whole world watched, state and federal government, like NRA avarice, cowered off camera – believing, like the past, passion would evaporate before the 18th hole.

It won’t, but know this, while we cheer the speeches of students thrust by violence into #VoteThemOut, for the safety of an all-inclusive society — the demons of death for profit are not limited to the NRA, Red State Governors, Congress or the Trump Administration.

This destructive culture resides in corporate offices of American Financial Institutions and Boardrooms beyond Wall Street’s International Corporatism.  It thrives on city streets, in suburban neighborhoods and the rust belt.  It’s Putin poisons embedded in our electoral process aided and abetted by Right Wing corrupted election computers – feeding off the desperate for anything.

I’m a Baby Boomer and Veteran, who has for decades, longed for a resurrection of our 1960s spirit.  Finally, The Torch has been passed to a New Generation – again!

So, will we continue to allow those who allow arms extended by an AR-15 to silence youthful dreams, generational potential and senior fulfillment?

Or, will America if we can keep it challenge, and a Child Shall Lead Them protest marches transport us to higher voter turnout?

Because, that’s What Democracy Looks Like! 

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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.