“We have met the enemy and he is us”

Independence

The title of this article was a modern repeat of Oliver Hazard Perry in 1812. The modern version was a line in the comic strip “Pogo,” in the 1960’s by Walt Kelly. It applies to Trump’s vision of America today.

Abraham Lincoln said: “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

Trump and his circle of sinners are on a path to destroy everything which once made America the most respected nation in the world. They are destroying our principles, our belief in equality, our freedoms, and our once United States of America. Gains for the majority of our nation’s people over the last 60+ years are being slaughtered by fascist ideas founded upon white supremacy. It is a fact that our illegitimate president is an asset of the Russian president, and many of his associates are linked to the ambitions of Vladimir Putin.

Trump continues to denounce freedom of speech, and constantly attempts to replace the truth with “alternative facts.” His hypocritical party has succumbed to his every demand. They have approved his nominees without opposition. They are all completely unqualified and most are opposed to the agencies they will oversee.

Trump and his circle of sinners have a singular goal; to advance their personal wealth. The future of the American people is of no concern to them. They are composed of a band of criminals and bigots. Today Republicans pushed through the nomination of a traitor who will not only destroy the future of our nation, but that of the entire world.

The Environmental Protection Agency was established in 1970 under the auspices of Republican president Richard Nixon. Both parties realized the necessity to regulate industry which freely polluted our water, air, and soil. It was Republicans who today approved a man opposed to any and all environmental regulations as the new head of the EPA.

Scott Pruitt is the former attorney general of Oklahoma. He has received tens of thousands of dollars from the oil and gas industry, the greatest polluters in the entire world. He remains engaged in several lawsuits challenging the power of the EPA to restrict damage to life-giving natural resources.

The only Republican to oppose Pruitt was Susan Collins. Two Democrats from oil producing states became traitors to America and to the world and also voted for Pruitt: Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota. Remember their names.

This approval of a despicable man who opposes the very agency he will lead is proof that all, I mean ALL incumbents must be removed from office.

America can only exist if the second revolution becomes a reality. Old, white men are destroying our nation and eventually the world. Time for them all to find jobs at Andrew Puzder’s Hardees or Carl’s Jr.

Who is representing the people of our nation? Although Trump, 535 member of congress, and eight Supreme Court Justices are public servants, they have forgotten or are ignoring their responsibilities.

We are 320 million strong. Another quote by Abraham Lincoln is applicable today.

This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.”
I couldn’t say it better myself. We must live free, or die fighting for our inalienable rights.

Please re-post; this is the truth, and the American people have a right to know. No one else will reveal the evil which is our own American government.

Op-Ed

By James Turnage

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