Teresa Shook is a 54-year-old woman who lives in Hawaii. Ms. Shook was not especially political. After the election results were confirmed, something inside her changed.
“I wasn’t that political. Something happened in me with this administration that woke up my love for people and humanity and what this country stands for,” Shook said. “We’re prepared to just keep letting our voices be heard and not relenting. We have to make it really uncomfortable for the Trump administration.”
She went to Hillary Clinton’s Facebook page, “Pantsuit Nation,” and posted a message that a woman’s march was needed. When she awakened the next morning, more than 10,000 people agreed, and had RSVP’d; and so it began.
“It was an out-of-body experience, to look out and see that sea of pink bodies,” Shook said. “We knew it would be a fairly large turnout, but no one knew for sure that the numbers would be, so to see that in reality was just mind-boggling.”
She is back home today, organizing women living in Hawaii to march on the state’s capital.
Some Americans don’t care about politics. They either believe that it won’t affect them, that they can’t be bothered, or that they cannot be instrumental in making a change. Ms. Shook has proven them very wrong.
After Trump was gifted the presidency by the Electoral College, I joined millions of other intelligent Americans, and was in shock. I feared for minorities, Muslims, the LGBTQ community, and women. Sadly I was right to be frightened; hate crimes have become so frequent since November 9th that few are reported on the news.
I predicted that a Trump presidency would be far worse than most American people assumed; I have been correct, and it’s only going to become far worse.
More than five years ago, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump formed a plan. Until just a few days ago, I was fooled. The media, and therefore most Americans continue to be conned by Trump and his circle of sinners. Trump has been trained well by Putin, and now Robert Mercer as a master of misdirection.
The truth is that Trump is a criminal. He has bribed public officials, stolen from his own charity, and been accused of more than a dozen women of sexual assault. As I write this, Trump is committing multiple ethics violations by accepting gifts from foreign nations; he has failed to divest his foreign business interests. He is also violating his lease in the old Post Office in Washington by operating a ‘for profit’ business while holding public office.
His greatest crime is violating the Constitution. Almost every executive order violates sections of the Bill of Rights. His immigration ban is clearly an effort to refuse Muslims entrance to the United States. His circle of sinners claim otherwise, but Trump has stated that Christians from these seven nations would be allowed to come to America.
Trump is not serious about restricting these millions of men, women and children based on terrorist activity. Most of the terrorists who attacked the United States were from Saudi Arabia, and they are not on the list. 15 of the 19 skyjackers were Saudi nationals.
You can make a difference. If you want to prevent Trump, Putin, and Mercer from completing their plan and create a fascist government inside our nation’s shores, get involved; get serious.
Trump’s strange rhetoric and ridiculous actions are intentional. He uses the media to focus on what is sensational and ignore facts; facts which prove that Trump must be impeached; now!
Don’t be as ignorant as the media. Know what is going on in our nation. You will never learn the truth from the major network’s “news broadcasts.” They don’t care, and Trump has made fools of them all. Sorry Charlie Rose; I once enjoyed your efforts, but you, too, have capitulated to Donald Trump.
By James Turnage
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