Since 1986 the right-wing has moved further to the right until they have become a danger to the American people. Since 1986 the right-wing supported a brand new political weapon, a propaganda machine which calls itself Fox News. “News” is not on their daily agenda. They, and those who call themselves Republicans today have one purpose; to serve billionaires who have taken capitalism to the extreme and ignore the needs of the working man and woman whose efforts made them ridiculously wealthy men and women.
In 2017 America had 565 billionaires. Today there are 630 in the United States. In 2017 there were 11 million millionaires in the U.S. Today that number is 18.6 million millionaires. Who are Donald Trump and his party working for? The average American worker has watched his or her wages either stagnate or decline since January of 2017. This is how our nation’s economy is accurately reported.
Trump and his party continue to use the same old tactic: blame liberals for their failures and their crimes against the American people.
In Michigan, one state representative’s daughter, a college student is campaigning against her father’s reelection on social media.
“If you’re in Michigan and 18+ pls for the love of god do not vote for my dad for state rep. Tell everyone.” Stephanie Regan.
In a pair of tweets the day after, Stephanie wrote that her father was Robert Regan and called on voters to research his campaign, writing: “I don’t feel safe in sharing further information regarding his beliefs, but please look him up and just read for yourself.”
For most Americans, the first time in our young lives we learn to think clearly and think for ourselves is during our college years, or during that time we could have been in college. Our parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, etc., no longer dominate our opinions. Ms. Regan’s father, Robert, doesn’t see it that way; he is a Republican who has been brainwashed by Trump, Moscow Mitch, and others in a failing party. Naturally he spews the party line.
“A lot of students when they go off to these liberal university campuses, like the University of Colorado, the University of Texas and Austin — and she went to the University of Colorado in Boulder — and you know, they just kind of get sucked into this Marxist, communist ideology and she and I just don’t see eye to eye when it comes to the whole socialism, communism, Marxist philosophy,” he said.
Regan admits he would rather support Trump’s philosophy based on those of Adolf Hitler, Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-un, and Mohammad bin Salman: men who oppressed and murdered dissenters and free thinkers in their nations, and continue to do so in Russia, North Korea, and Saudi Arabia.
Finally, worshiping Donald Trump is a mortal sin. He is not an American and can no longer be allowed to claim the title of ‘President of the United States.’ He has never represented all 330 million Americans. If you are a minority, a woman, a non-Christian, a working man or woman, simply disagree with Trump, or support the first amendment, he refuses to be your president.
We, the people, deserve better. At the very least we deserve a president who believes in America and American principles and ideals.
Op-ed by James Turnage
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