My meanderings about politics, space exploration, cars, cats, tech things and whatever else strikes my fancy. To the current occupant of the White House, we will not be taken into war on anyone's leash.
First and foremost I want to make one thing clear, this is not chain migration. This is the natural order of how our country has been and will be built. My parents came here in 1947 and I was born in the United States. My dad was naturalized in 1959. My bad had me do the Pledge of Allegiance before my prayers every night. My dad was one of the most patriotic man I’ve ever known, hell he was born on the 4th of July !
So, no this is not chain migration. I applaud Melania Trump’s parents for becoming American citizens. It is the natural Order of Things. Let us not forget that other than Native Americans we are all immigrants, we are all immigrants in this country.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you get ready to ensure you have a great experience and make the biggest impact:
Wear white!Participants across the country will be wearing white to create a compelling, memorable visual that can be captured easily by press cameras. And wearing white has a long tradition through movements for racial and social justice—and has been embraced by many activists on both sides of the border.
Prepare for the heat. It’s summer! There is a serious heatwave in many parts of the country. Bring water. Bring extra water! Wear sunscreen. Bring a hat. Keep yourself comfortable while speaking out.
Amplify your impact via social media!Follow these easy instructions on broadcasting from the event using Facebook Live, and post photos on social media using the hashtag #FamiliesBelongTogether and tagging @MoveOn. (Using the same hashtag helps folks all across the country track the work you are doing.) After the event, send us the link to your Facebook Livevideos usingthis form. When shooting video or taking photos, turn your camera horizontally, as this will allow the image to appear bigger on mobile phones.
Invite your friends.The more people who show up tomorrow, the more we can build on our momentum and force a change in these cruel policies. Call friends and family and ask them to come along.
Check out the event materials. Go to the event dashboard to print signs, learn some chants, and read messaging guidance on the family separation fight.
After the dizzying and terrifying news week—Supreme Court decisions that undermined the rights of voters, Muslims, and workers; a Supreme Court vacancy that could amount to a generational attack on reproductive justice and LGBTQ equality; and the senseless gun violence in Annapolis yesterday—we know that we are ready to take to the streets! Tomorrow’s actions—focused on the moral crisis manufactured by the Trump administration’s inhumane policies—are a chance to show the White House, the nation, and the world that we are rising up for justice and compassion and against senseless, terrifying cruelty.
We appreciate your commitment to engage in nonviolent, peaceful action, to act lawfully, and to strive to de-escalate any potential confrontations with those who may disagree with our values. Be sure to review these de-escalation tips ahead of time.
Thanks for all you do.
–Emma, David, Jenn, Erica, and the rest of the team
Hillary Clinton was called a traitor by this President because she used a secure email server in her home. He is being told that using his phone without the proper security measures is dangerous for a country but I guess our country safety is too inconvenient for him.
You make America great peopleagain were fooled. You are full by the Russians and it’s time for you to come to that realization. I was fooled by Russians acting like Bernie Sanders supporters although I never took their bait I really did not like what they were saying. I blocked people like that and I still block people who are not espousing American values but trying to divide our country.
We As Americans, and the world in general are being fooled by Russians a country that’s at best a third-rate nation with little or no Navy and the only thing to speak of is there nuclear Arsenal. They have the 29th largest economy in the world, that puts them way behind several States including New York and California. So Russia get back in your hole and stay there.
Do United States was always looked upon and will be looked upon again as a Bastion of freedom. This regime that we call the Trump presidency will pass. It will take some time but the world will regain its belief in the system that the United States has had for almost 250 years. One man cannot do that but he do damage to its image, and he has. Luckily, this demagogue is inept. The people he’s around himself or inept. So when his policies go so far away from what the moral fabric of this country is built on they don’t know how to carry out his vision of Darkness.
This action on the border it’s not something the United States of America would normally do. Government employees are just following the edicts of this regime. This regime will fall and although it will take time, the United States will regain its position as the leader in human rights across the globe.
The Republican party has taken an unending March into moral depravity. When you hear evengelical leaders defend a sitting president having an affair with a pornstar by saying we don’t have a perfect president you know there’s something wrong with their values. What happened to the party of moral values? I can give you one main answer, Mitch McConnell. Mitch McConnell has been the architect of so many underhanded deals including stonewalling President Obama and his nominee to be a Supreme Court Justice. Changing the rules of the Senate at his whim. And yes, the Democratic party has not been there to defend us as well as they should. I know the Democrats love to say when they go low we go high but at this point I wonder whether or not we are being too nice.
I hope that the Republicans in the country will understand that this is a terrible path for our country. They are ignoring an attack by the Russians on our electoral system for their own political gain. This idea of fake news is disgusting to me. Attacking our judicial system and the agencies that protect us like the FBI and the justice department is intolerable. We must say enough is enough.
For my regular readers I am sure you are tired of my comparing brexit to Trump. I cannot ignore the similarities between the voters that voted to leave the EU in England and those who will vote for Trump. Samantha Bee does a better job than I can ever so I just suggest that you click on the link below and enjoy a little bit of humor and dire warning at the same time.
When we signed the trade agreement with China, they got hooked. When we signed NAFTA, Mexico got hooked. When the Soviet Union started to talk to us, they got hooked. Cuba and Iran now join the league of nations that are hooked on United States of America. The culture of the United States is infectious. It’s aspirational to the rest of the world. And I am so tired of the naysayers saying that America is in at sunset years. We have a satellite the size of a grand piano orbiting Pluto all made in the USA. General Motors is about to launch a car next year that will get 200 miles on one charge and with the tax incentives will cost to consumer only $20,000! The reason the ayatollahs sign this agreement is simply because seven thirty eight percent of the population of Iran wanted this Agreement signed. Having a ran as a frienenemy is much better than having them has a full flight enemy They want peace, and so should our leaders. Leaders who push for war or just pushing to maintain their coffers full of money from the military industrial complex. AVB
This policy may have had some reason to be during the Cold War. Now it’s outdated and like many things in our country is making us at the bottom of the list and making money in Cuba. Easing of relations with Cuba makes sense since the embargo did not work. I believe the definition of insanity is doing something over and over when it does not work.