Activism: Walking the Walk

We are better than this

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The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High students are reminding us that youth can speak to power, can foment change, and that it is a force to be reckoned with. These young survivors of the Parkland massacre bring firsthand authority to the gun debate and are showing the adult population how to solve problems.

Guns for the Money

bullets on Ben Franklin currency

So yesterday, another school shooting. This one at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Brower county Florida. Dozens of hearts were broken yesterday by the deaths of 17 of their loved ones and dozens of children, teachers, and parents were unnecessarily terrorized.
"Thoughts and prayers" have become numbing over the years. A sign on twitter reads, "Policies, not prayers." I agree.

20 Things Guilty People Do
That Trump Does Daily

Every now and then I find something that I believe is very important to share. The following is such an item. This was originally published on Twitter by Seth Abramson, and at this American political juncture it is information we should all have and consider. Mr. Abramson was kind enough to grant me his permission to reprint it here.

America Under the Gun

Under the Gun

Up in Arms. Many of today’s gun owners are up in arms. They see a government that seeks to disarm its citizens and is willing to twist the facts and turn them inside out to accomplish its goal.

Thoughts and Prayers

Are thoughts and prayers the best we can get from elected officials? Maybe we need some better elected officials.

Coming to America

coming to America

These days it might seem as if living in jeopardy is just a fact of life but danger is nothing new. People have lived in jeopardy since the beginnings of human life and, around the world, many continue to live in mortal terror of losing all they love, all they have acquired, all they have achieved.

Ammunition Notes

good guys on subway

News today focused on National Security. However, security should begin at home. With the ongoing turmoil in the Trump White House, it is easy to lose sight of many of the issues that remain unattended. One of those issues is comprehensive gun legislation, which would be a major step in improving the safety of the American public.

The Ungapatchka Elephant

ornate elephanat

Yiddish has a better word for ostentatious. It's "ungapatchka." As defined by the Urban Dictionary, it means overly ornate, busy, ridiculously over-decorated, and garnished to the point of distaste. Ungapatchka fits the white elephant that will soon be occupying the Oval Office to a "T". The point of distaste is clearly met by Trump's fear mongering through his vile plans for America.

Extreme Vetting: Who Vets the Vetters?

vetting applicants

Donald Trump talks about "extreme vetting" of immigrants. It is peculiar that he is running for the highest office in American and nobody thought to "vet" Donald Trump or any other candidate up-ballot or down-ballot.

Presidential Debate 2016

Election 2016

Although Secretary Clinton was the clear winner of the first presidential debate, there were a few things I wish she would have jumped on that she seemed to have missed.
Top of the list is Trump's maintaining that he will bring jobs back to America. What jobs is he talking about? He blatantly mentioned his investments and buildings in Europe during the debate. How did his foreign projects contribute to making America great?

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