Do Your Job!

Can the mainstream media please stop focusing on Trump’s outrageous and slanderous weekend tweets and the effect they’re having on our nation and its reputation? We GET it! He’s angry, he’s scared, he’s living within his own reality and Trump’s latest tantrum clarifies the fact that he’s unfit to be the President. Unfortunately, this comes as no surprise to the Americans who are plugged in and have been watching the madness unfold since Inauguration Day.

It’s a new week. At the moment, I’m concerned with #45’s lack of a strategic foreign policy, both diplomatic and militarily, given the fact that Korea is repeatedly flaunting it’s nuclear capabilities. His administration has no policy, at least not one they’ve shared with Congress or the American people. All we know is that Trump’s budget amendments include a drastic increase in defense spending with a major cut in funds for the State Department. Our Leader is focused on Steve Bannon’s playbook and is vigorously signing executive orders that deny civil liberties and destroy human rights. He’s profiling and punishing Muslims and Mexicans. He’s creating optics to sculpt a benevolent image, when the truth is he’s only concerned about himself and his agenda. He’s jeopardizing the available of affordable healthcare for not just women (Don’t get me started…), but for all American’s that depend on it. He’s slashing the budget and encouraging the destruction of the planet. And those are just the glaring highlights! The systematic deconstruction of the United States government is happening at a dizzying and distressing pace.

We, the people, have called and written our representatives and asked for an investigation into Trump and his team’s involvement with Russia, both during his campaign and currently. We’ve called and written our representatives and demanded Trump’s taxes be released. We’ve identified the issues that concern us and we’ve signed petitions, marched through the streets and held general strikes, like this week’s “Day Without Women.” We’re on it, as much as we can be, but the voices of private American citizens shouldn’t be the only ones heard.

Where are the elected Republicans who will place the United States above their agenda? Where are the elected Republicans who have heard Americans at town hall meetings and will represent their constituents via legislation? Where are the elected Republicans who are aware of the frightening reality we’re living through? Where are the elected Republicans who aren’t “afraid of” the bully President? Donald Trump is unfit to be the President and elected officials have the responsibility to act on our behalf. Democrats AND Republicans, DO YOUR JOB!

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Maggie Wilson
    Mar 06, 2017 @ 10:53:15

    I pray that you are heard, and that little by little, your efforts will break down the resistance of the GOP who, for now, remain unmoved.

    From Canada.

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    • Laura
      Mar 06, 2017 @ 11:31:57

      Thank you, Maggie! From your lips to God’s ears… It’s a difficult and deeply distressing time to be an American. The silver lining to the travesty that is the Trump administration is that millions of people around the country are finally awake and engaged. I’m encouraged by the outpouring of resistance and am especially delighted that many young Americans are becoming educated and involved with the government that is shaping their future. Unfortunately, you’re absolutely right; the voices of my fellow Americans are falling on the deaf ears of a Republican-controlled government. I’m hoping that either the widespread movement of resistance or Trump’s dangerous behavior will eventually move the true patriots in Congress to speak up and take action.

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  2. Linda Sanno
    Mar 06, 2017 @ 22:26:28

    Laura, This should be mandatory reading for every American, especially elected government Officials. Instead of heeding the alarm that Trump is raising, not only in our country, but around the world, they are willfully ignoring it, thus putting all Americans in danger. I agree with you 100 percent. They should indeed do their job, which, by the way, they are well compensated for, courtesy of Americans’ tax dollars. I hope they heed your call.

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    • Laura
      Mar 07, 2017 @ 08:36:56

      Thank you for your wise words, your encouragement and for being a shining example of a well-informed woman who’s not afraid to speak her mind and to “get her hands dirty,” when necessary. Your smarts, social conscience and the work you did for the institutions and organizations that mattered to you inspired me from a young age. As a women born in 1925, you were always way ahead of your time. I’m proud and grateful to be your daughter!

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