“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant.”
~~~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from his 1964 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech
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I had already been planning on not watching DT’s inauguration. Seeing and hearing him remind me too much of all the hateful things he has said and done.
I have even more reason to boycott now as a show of solidarity with Rep. John Lewis of Atlanta, Georgia.
Rep. Lewis said in an interview last week that he questioned the legitimacy of DT’s election, due to the interference of Russia.
DT does not and excoriated Rep. Lewis on twitter, of course, on Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend. Rep. Lewis is one of the last living stalwarts of the 1960’s civil rights movement dedicated to non-violence, who marched with Dr. King and bled at Selma, and the member of Congress widely known as its conscience. DT once again showed his pettiness and ignorance.
Also, DT showed his complete lack of the sense of irony, given that he spent five years questioning the birthplace and legitimacy of President Obama and repeatedly said during his own campaign that the US elections were rigged.
Many, many people are upset about this situation. Over thirty members of Congress are joining Rep. Lewis in boycotting the inauguration.
While I had already decided not to watch the inauguration before this happened, I am humbled to join my small, private boycott to theirs.
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The first of the US presidential debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is tomorrow night.
What I would like is for the moderators of each debate to ask for specific policy positions on various topics from each candidate.
No generalities. No characterizing the opponent. No personality comments.
If a candidate strays from addressing the topic at hand, the microphone is cut off and they forfeit the rest of their time on that topic.
Everyone keeps lamenting that no one is concentrating on the issues, so let’s make all the debates issue-only zones.
Issues like climate change. Immigration reform. Health care. Trade policy. Diplomacy. Syria. Indigenous rights. Job creation. Income inequality. Education. Military spending. Veterans’ affairs. War and peace. Civil rights. Justice system reform. Education. Social Security.
Each candidate giving his/her positions and plans. Period.
It would be a huge public service as we prepare to vote in this historic election.