By James Gilmer
I am responding to Col.Gudmundson’s question in his last commentary, asking “Other than Trump hatred, what does the left stand for? What’s their better alternative?”
How about a government that supports all of its populace, not just the ones that voted for it?
How about a government that leads with truth and science?
How about a president that doesn’t lie at every opportunity if it fits his narrative. (20,000 lies and counting)?
How about a government that builds things? Like roads and bridges and trains and schools.
How about a government that cares about the world we leave for future generations? Will we leave a planet that our children’s children cannot just survive upon but thrive upon?
How about a government whose leader doesn’t spend 365 days at a golf course out of 1348 days in office?
How about a government whose administration is filled with experts in the specific areas they oversee, rather than run by friends, donors and family members?
How about a government that bails out its citizens rather than Wall Street, oil companies and friends of president?
How about a government that recognizes we are a country of immigrants and works for a fair and honest immigration system.
How about a government that doesn’t eviscerate regulations that keeps our air, water and earth free of pollutants?
How about a government that understands that a healthy and educated populace is the glue that keeps economies robust?
How about a government that understands patriotism is not synonymous with hatred for those who don’t look like us, talk like us or pray like us?
Republicans hold up the current administration as a shining example of good governance for the world to see. How can that be?
The EU has just shut its doors to all Americans who want to travel abroad. This is costing the EU billions of dollars in tourist related revenue alone. But the EU’s leaders know just how sick America is as a society, both physically and especially, politically. We are a danger not only to ourselves and our democracy, but to rest of the world as well and we have Republicans to thank for it.