Friday, July 31, 2020
Monday, July 27, 2020
It is now three months before the 2020 Election. Many of us view it as the most critical, historical election of our lifetimes. This is true whether voters support President Donald Trump or you.
Many of us want to support you. We would gladly vote for you as a Democrat. For we support many of this Party's social justice issues. As a Party, Democrats and others who lean Left on social justice call for poverty and racism to be alleviated. As a rule, those on the Left call for equal justice and citizenship for women, immigrants, and people with disabilities. Your Party normally seeks to address climate change and seek fair treatment as well as fair wages for low and middle income workers. Those who lean Left call for immigration that includes humane policies for undocumented immigrants, migrants, and asylum seekers.
It is obvious and makes sense that those on the Left view Election 2020 as the most critical Election of our lifetimes. We have been enduring almost four years of a President and an Administration that have enacted one policy after another that have attacked institutions that have traditionally been trusted and cherished. We have had to hear the Federal Bureau of Investigation, The Central Intelligence Agency, the World Health Organization, and Centers for Disease Control be trashed as the "deep state" and even as "Scum." And we have had to hear, over and over, that the Press is "fake news" and the "enemy of the people." Citizens are living through his chipping away at their right to peacefully protest.
To the Left, the choice is clear. This Election means that this President and his Administration have to be defeated and forced out of the White House.
It is equally obvious and, in their eyes, perfectly sensible that those on the Right also view Election 2020 as the most critical Election of our lifetimes. They view it as such not only because of their stance on taxes, the economy, immigration, and health care. You, I believe, are fully aware of that and are tailoring your campaign to defend against, and offer your alternative vision. However, many of the Right, especially the far Right and among the "religious right," still overwhelmingly support President Donald Trump based on one issue. This issue is abortion.
It is not only Republicans and their voters who favor restrictions, even strict restrictions, on abortion. Millions of voters in the Democratic party also favor restrictions on abortion. A year ago, I was shocked and saddened that you went on record as stating that you favor the repeal of the Hyde Amendment. According to multiple pro-life sources, you favor abortion, throughout all nine months of a woman's pregnancy. Apparently, the Democratic Party has moved to the far left on abortion, from "safe, legal and rare" to "on demand and payable by the taxpayer." For a long time, Democrats have favored what your Party call "reproductive choice," "reproductive freedom" and bodily autonomy." How can making women feel coerced by abortion, and killing their babies, be called choice, freedom, or health care?
I, for one, keep toying with wanting to support you and most of your social justice policies. We value your empathy and compassion for "the little guy" and "the common man." We feel an emotional connection to you because of the multiple losses in your life and how you have opened up about them. As voters, we know that it is you who would seek to do all to heal and unite our country. It is you who would seek to do all to restore our credibility and moral authority with the world.
If only, if only.... Your currently far=left stance on abortion gives millions of us pro-life Democrats pause. We are uncomfortable with writing in or voting for a Third-Party Candidate, as such a person is highly unlikely to win. They would only split the vote. And we certainly do NOT feel good about voting for a President who has not lived up to his oath to his country--except to the unborn and to their mothers in need.
You have promised to do all you can to earn every vote that you receive. I humbly suggest that you include in your pledge an effort to work hard to earn the votes of over 20 million pro-life Democrats, as well as the votes of Independents and Republicans who also favor restrictions on abortion. That would really clobber him and give you many votes that would go un-cast, to third Parties, or even to Trump-again!
Read the post of Kristen Day, Executive Director of Democrats for Life of America. These are the facts that you need to know to earn the votes of pro-life Democrats. Read article.
This post makes it clear why you must do everything in your power to earn the votes of pro-life Democrats. Read article.
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Friday, July 17, 2020
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Friday, July 10, 2020
The Spanish flu, which dated back to 1918, remains the deadliest pandemic in history. Reportedly, most developed countries have "gotten a handle on" their ability to "flatten the curve" of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). I suspect there may be exceptions, but they have not been widely reported. They have managed to do this through mandating aggressive social/physical distancing and stay-at-home orders, testing, and other measures. They have prevented this current pandemic from becoming much worse than it could have been. Sadly, this has NOT been the case in the United States.
Tragically, the United States at present, unlike other countries, is seeing a surge in cases in many states. Almost 134.000 Americans have been estimated to have lost their lives to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We are seeing, in real time, the cost of living in a democracy which gives sovereignty to each of the 50 states and to Washington, D.C. What has made the difference in the overall COVID-19 situation in the United States? One. President Donald Trump, his administration, and their response to this pandemic, are one part of this puzzle. The other is the response of many of his supporters.
And what are at the heart of our crises? They are a lack of leadership at the federal level, differences in responses and leadership and responses at the state and local levels, and deep divisions among citizens in our responses to this pandemic. Put in frank terms, many among us, like our President, have politicized this virus. Many of us have arrived at the place where politics and emotion trump science, medicine, and the facts in front of us. And the behaviors public health officials urge us to adopt? Many among have politicized them.
Many Americans have made even the simple act of wearing a mask, or facial coverings in public, a political statement. I see it daily, on social media. Yes, I am aware of the strong, even bitter and angry, divisions on public health vs. individual liberties. Reports tell us that Churches have and continue to, sue government over what they perceive as religious liberty violations and unConstitutional overreach, even abuse of power.
So what is an answer? It is not simple. Maybe we need to start by listening to each other. How about encouraging, even urging those around us to put science, facts, humanity, and plain common sense above politics?
This is a HISTORY CHANNEL article about the Spanish Flu and its history. Read article.
This is the World Health Organization website (Yes, I know some allege that they support abortion). WHO gives tips about the safe wearing of masks. Read article.
This is what appears to be a fair and balanced article about wearing masks. Read article.
WebMD give their take on wearing masks. Read article.
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Saturday, July 4, 2020
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