When government is corrupt, the first thing it does is operate in secrecy. Truth is the enemy, and exposure will remove it from power. In less than two months, the Trump administration has proven itself to be the most corrupt government in our nation’s history. Trump has created a cesspool filled with the worst of America. From his top adviser, who is an avowed white supremacist, to his Energy Secretary, who barely graduated from one of the worst colleges in America with a C- average; and whose only claim to fame is that he authorized the execution of more inmates in Texas the George W. Bush, Trump’s choices are not only questionable, the are anti-American.
Trump’s attacks on America’s legitimate news services are part of his overall plan. It is impossible for Trump and his circle of sinners to operate under the watchful eye of the fourth estate. Trump receives his “alternative facts” from watching cable television and listening to extremists such as Alex Jones.
Rex Tillerson is Trump’s Secretary of State. The State Department is America’s first line of defense against foreign nations who would harm our country, and our most important contact with our allies. Therefore, the biggest question is ‘why was Tillerson confirmed by Republicans? He is unfit and unqualified for his position. His first actions were to fire his most experienced and qualified associates, and to cut the budget by more than 30 percent.
Trump and Tillerson advocate an increase in the Pentagon’s budget, which is America’s second line of defense, but are decreasing funding for our most important agency.
Tillerson has done nothing since he was sworn in, with the exception of meeting with a Russian agent in Brussels. He was required to ‘check in’ with his close friend, Vladimir Putin.
Tillerson’s latest move is to follow Trump’s lead and refuse to allow the press access to his travel. He is downsizing his aircraft, claiming fiscal responsibility. This is a blatant and unforgivable lie. The press has always reimbursed the government for travel with the Secretary of State. The reality is that Tillerson must operate in secrecy as he gives America away to his personal and business associates. He is unable to answer a single legitimate question.
As far back as 1789, real Americans who served the American people recognized the need for a free press. Without it, corruption is a guarantee. Tillerson has constantly refused to answer questions during a single, short news conference.
“It’s not that previous secretaries didn’t sometimes duck questions. But Mr. Tillerson has been shockingly inaccessible since he was sworn in last month. On top of questionless photo ops, there have been no news conferences and no Sunday talk show appearances,” former Reuters diplomatic corespondent Carol Giacomo, now a member of the New York Times editorial board, wrote on Friday.
The word which best describes the secret lives of Trump, Tillerson, and others; fascism.
Never forget that your illegitimate president is a public servant. He lives in the White House at the pleasure of the American people, and can be evicted at any time.
We must act upon the words of Abraham Lincoln.
“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.”
Let the revolution begin!
By James Turnage
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