By Judi Curry / OB Rag
For the life of me, I cannot understand why there is still going to be an inauguration later this week. The papers regaled us this past weekend – and practically every day – with more and more dishonesty emanating from the President-Elect. The fact checkers are on overload, checking the lies that are being told and yet nothing – absolutely nothing – is being done to prevent this monster from ruining our country.
If you haven’t been following the news, here are just a few samples:
- FEC fingers Donald Trump for $19 million in illegal fundraising- Illegal campaign contributions –
That report dated January 10th, 2017 has also been posted on the FEC official website and is available for public consumption.
- Trump’s most dangerous conflict-of-interest – has nothing to do with money.
- Trump has ordered the immediate firing of the head of the National Guard as soon as he is inaugurated into office which endangers protesters in DC. (I’m building a bunker!)
- They have finally decided to check on Trump’s ties with Russia.)
- The law firm that was Russia’s law firm of the year represents Trump?)
- And how about Comey from the FBI and his role in the cell-phone conspiracy against Clinton?
Or building a wall that he says that Mexico will pay for but Mexico says “no way.” And if someone climbs over the wall what are we going to do? Shoot them?
And it goes on, and on, and on.
My grandchildren, knowing that at one time I was a teacher, have asked me to explain how these things can happen and that there is “no watchdog group?”
They ask how the election could have been lost by 3 million votes and still be won by the underdog.
They ask how it is that the President-elect still has not made public his tax returns.
They ask WHY, and HOW he was allowed to make the cabinet selections he has made and Congress, with their “ball-less” members, only make noise but do not act.
They ask what is going to happen to their health insurance because they are going to school and cannot afford tuition, books, and health insurance. (Come to think of it, I wonder what will happen to my Medicare and Social Security also.)
They ask what is going to happen to Public Education with the appointee of the president-elect. A person that does not believe in public education will be running the department? Can that really happen?
They ask about the environment and what will the earth be like for their kids down the road. They ask about the continued drilling for oil; the use of coal; the lowering of the emission standards.
They ask how a man that openly gropes women was elected President of the United States.
They asked me to explain how he can have so many ties to Russia and it not raise a red flag to his constituents.
They asked me to explain why the white-sheeted men with their pointed hats are gleefully rubbing their hands together and grinning from ear to ear.
They asked why it is now okay to mock a disabled person with no one calling him to task. They wonder why people are being bullied and others that can do something just stand around and ignore it
They wonder who it is possible that in spite of children, innocent people, and minorities are being shot to death on a daily basis the NRA still is stronger than the people of the country. They wonder who is having their palm greased to just sit back and watch, and do nothing but damage.
I’ve been an educator for 54 years! But these are questions I cannot answer. Every day the frustrations get stronger and stronger.
Every day I hope that when I wake up I will find that Congress did something positive, instead of staying up until 2:00am to strip the funding of birth control pills; of removing the Affordable Care Act so that millions will no longer have health coverage. They couldn’t even wait until there was a replacement for it.
Who are these people that run our government? Are they paid so much under the table that they no longer can see the difference between right and wrong? Are they willing to have a rich, spoiled kid, bully them until they react the way he wants them to react.
Do they have no respect for their mother’s – because they have certainly focused in on the female population – and will now have to deal with the black market abortions, the coat hanger deaths, the unwanted children.
I’m sorry, Grandchildren. All 13 of you. I cannot answer your questions. I can only feel for you and what is to come. Be careful out there; the gun lobby will certain allow guns in your classrooms – in your restaurants, and in your amusement places. I feel for all of you.
But for the first time in a long time – I have no answers for you.