“This I believe”
Your beliefs and your mileage may vary
Fair warning…. If you believe you did the right thing in November when you vote Trumpkin and his friends into power, you may as well unfollow me now. After what they did today, the liberal politics are coming out in spades.
I do my best to keep politics out of most of my writing. But today, oh… today. One of the worst days in American history. Trumpkin and his Republican House fans voted to take away the parts of the ACA that worked. To leave behind the parts of it that make the rich richer. To allow discrimination based on sex, religion, and health.
First, Trumpkin signed into law an Executive Order that allows religious organizations to donate to political campaigns. An EO that allows companies to decide who they will and will not serve based on religion. An EO that screams hate, but purports to be for the good “of the church”. I’ll believe that one when Trumpkin comes to work arm in arm with an American atheist and an American Muslim.
Then, the House Republicans voted in their replacement for the ACA. A bill that will cost millions of Americans their healthcare. A bill that allows companies to discriminate against anyone with a pre-existing condition. And those conditions? They range from cancer to GERD (acid reflex) to depression to having had a hysterectomy to being obese.
That’s enough. Enough. I can take no more. I am done being balanced in my thinking. If you don’t like my politics, don’t read what I write. Don’t know whether you like my politics? Read on. Here’s what I believe.
I believe we have a responsibility to take care of each other.
I believe that taking care of the rich does nothing for the rest of us. I believe that the Republicans are taking the country in the wrong direction. I believe in a woman’s right to choose. I believe that the person committing a rape is responsible for their actions. I believe if someone has been through trauma, there should be help available that doesn’t judge.
I believe that if we don’t take care of our children — all of our children — we have no future. I believe that a woman’s choice to have a kid or not is her choice. Not the government’s choice. (By the way, if you say you are for small government and at the same time say you are anti-abortion… You need to think about what you really mean. You can’t have it both ways.)
I believe that how someone dresses, practices a religion (or doesn’t), and votes are their business. I believe that there are way more than two sexes — and that if you think there are only two biologically, you need to think again.
I believe that the Richest 1% own too much and control too much. I believe in single payer healthcare. I believe that it is unethical for a company owner to get rich because they don’t pay a living wage. I believe that politicians deserve a living wage, but do not deserve to get more than their constituents.
I believe that we have to vote these creeps out of office
I believe that we have to vote these creeps out of office. Or impeach them out. Or get them to resign. I don’t care how we do it. We just need to get them out. All of them. It is time to call Republican politics what it is: For the rich, by the rich policies and politics. Anyone who isn’t a rich white male will pay the consequences… even if you voted for them.
I could go on, but you get the picture. If you disagree with this statement, put it on your own wall and in your own space. Go ahead and lie to yourself that what the Republicans and Trumpkin have done isn’t hurting anyone. That it will help bring back jobs. That it is going to turn out good for small business owners.
It’s not. Flat out. It’s not. Everything they have done this year is to protect the wealthy and to make it easier for them to keep the wealth. For Trumpkin and his family to make money off of the government.
There was no excuse for the Republicans to pass that bill out of the House. There was no excuse for them to exempt themselves from the changes to the healthcare system. There was even less of a reason for them to celebrate what they did to the rest of us.
It is past time for a change. Will you join me?