Endorse our platform amendment opposing the TPP

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Endorse our platform amendment opposing the TPP

Add your name to tell the DNC Platform Committee to make sure the party’s platform includes our amendment to prevent the disastrous TPP trade deal from ever coming up for a vote.

Our struggle over the Democratic Party platform is about making clear that we intend to create an economy that works for all of us, and not just the wealthy and powerful.

Now, we’ve made some great progress to include a number of very important initiatives that we have been fighting to achieve during this campaign. Major accomplishments that will begin to move this country in the direction like breaking up huge financial institutions and enacting a 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act, a historic expansion of Social Security, taking on the greed of the pharmaceutical companies, banning private prisons, eliminating super PACs, and moving to public financing of elections, and more.

But more needs to be done. And the most important issue is to make it clear that we must defeat the disastrous Trans-Pacific Partnership.

So I want you to mark July 8 on your calendar – that is the next meeting of the Democratic Platform Committee in Orlando, Florida. Between now and then, our job is to do everything we can to rally support for an amendment to the platform in strong opposition to the TPP.

And I believe that if we all make our voices heard between now and then, we can win this fight:

Add your name to tell the DNC Platform Committee to make sure the party’s platform includes our amendment to prevent the disastrous TPP trade deal from ever coming up for a vote.

Let me be clear: this is not about embarrassing anyone. This is about preventing the outsourcing of jobs, protecting the environment, stopping pharmaceutical companies from increasing the price of prescription drugs, preserving our democracy, and respecting human rights.

This is about you and millions of other people making our voices heard that we need to create a Democratic Party which fights for working families and not wealthy campaign contributors.

If we succeed, we will be in a very strong position to stop a vote on the TPP and to fundamentally rewrite our trade agreements to end the race to the bottom and lift up the living standards of people in this country and throughout the world.

That is the work of our political revolution, and you are the revolutionaries. And I believe that if we continue to stand together and fight for the values we share, we will transform the Democratic Party.

But that starts with bringing the entire party together and speaking with one voice in opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership:

Add your name to tell the DNC Platform Committee to make sure the party’s platform includes our amendment to prevent the disastrous TPP trade deal from ever coming up for a vote.

It is imperative that this platform be not only the most progressive in the history of the Democratic Party, but that it includes a set of policies that will be fought for and implemented by Democratic elected officials.

I am going to do everything I can to rally support in Orlando for our amendment opposing the TPP. But I want to be clear that if we fail there we are going to take this fight to the floor of the Democratic Party convention in Philadelphia next month.

In solidarity,

Bernie Sanders

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Donald Trump; Maximum Hypocrite

He said Trump is a “baby Christian.”

Source: James Dobson: Trump recently accepted ‘a relationship with Christ.’

Donald Trump; Maximum Hypocrite

Even though I self-identify as an agnostic, there is nothing more I resent than someone who uses Christianity, or any other religion, as some political front.

Of course, I suppose it would be quite naïve to expect anything better from Donald Trump. Lately, he has tried to play up to the so-called “evangelicals” (a.k.a. the hypocrites) just to gain their political support. In other words, he is kissing Christian ass as a form of political expediency. Even though I think the “evangelicals” are just a bunch of Christian Nazis, I still think it is very wrong to exploit them, just like I feel it is wrong to exploit anyone. I must admit, this is a very hard standard to support for me.

The reason why I say this standard is difficult to keep up is because of the people who were on this panel. These people are people who I commonly refer to as the “Christian Reich” because as far as I’m concerned, they are nothing more than a bunch of fascists who want nothing more than to dictate their “morality” to their fellow citizens. I could never understand why these people thought that this was their right, especially because our Constitution guarantees us equality.

Included in this panel are people who I have no respect for, such as, Michele Bachmann and Jerry Falwell Jr. Since both Donald Trump and Michelle Bachmann were both “birthers” who had the audacity to question President Obama’s citizenship, I’ll bet they got along famously. When Donald Trump associates himself with Michelle Bachmann, who has been known for many years to be a right-wing extremist and radical you know that he is feeling desperate for votes.

Jerry Falwell Jr., one of the founders of Liberty University has publicly endorsed concealed carry of a firearm, and has made many racist statements about Muslims, just like Donald Trump, probably had a lot in common. They also probably got along famously. Racists usually do! Jerry Falwell Jr. is the type of “evangelical” that is scary, especially along the lines of firearms possession. At Liberty University it is considered okay and even encouraged, for students to carry concealed guns while in the dormitories. If they are anything like the founder of Liberty University, I suppose the justification for this is that they are afraid of being attacked by Muslims.

The fact that Donald Trump accepts endorsements from this type of lowlife should show how dangerous he is, and how unsuitable he is to be president of the United States.

 

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A racist in the state of Tennessee named Rick Tyler, who is running for Congress put up a racist billboard which offended many people, including citizens of Tennessee.

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Donald Trump Inspired Racism, “Keep America White”

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A racist in the state of Tennessee named Rick Tyler, who is running for Congress put up a racist billboard which offended many people, including citizens of Tennessee. The message on the billboard, “Make America White Again” is inspired by the campaign slogan that Donald Trump, that says, “Make America Great Again”.

His fellow residents in the third congressional district in Tennessee, are so outraged that they are calling for a boycott of his business, the Whitewater Grill in Ocoee, TN. Even though the billboard was taken down within a few hours, after local people started protesting in large numbers, the racist message had already gone out to enough people to cause quite a backlash. Personally, I hope that people stick with their boycott and drive his business into the ground. He deserves it!

A local TV station, ABC 9 confirms that Rick Tyler’s racist message was inspired by Donald Trump after they had visited his website and seen the following message on his website,

“For these reasons we are confident that a widespread and creative billboard advertising game plan could go a long way toward making the Rick Tyler For Congress candidacy both viable and a force to be reckoned with. Clearly we are in uncharted waters, in that there has never been a candidacy like this in modern political history. Of great significance, as well, is the reality of the Trump phenomenon and the manner in which he has loosened up the overall spectrum of political discourse.”

This ugly incident, even though it may seem random, addresses an issue that I have suspected for quite a long time, mostly after Donald Trump started gaining in popularity when he became a candidate for president of the United States. Donald Trump has shown himself to be a racist on numerous occasions, and I actually do believe that his racist message has a much deeper meaning. That meaning is, keep America’s wealth and resources under the control of rich white men of European descent.

This thinly veiled message of control over the wealth and resources by rich white men of European descent is one reason that Donald Trump, and others who think like him, have attacked President Obama for the last eight years. Simply put, they can’t stand the idea that this country’s highest office has been possessed by an African-American male. Donald Trump has been one of the harshest critics of President Obama through his “birther” movement.

They also cannot stand the reality that the United States has for many years become a diverse culture, with people of every race, creed, or religion claiming their fair share of what this country has to offer its citizens. These racists, like Donald Trump, are desperately trying to maintain this country’s old status quo of white rule.

 

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Some Bernie Sanders Supporters Seem Willing To Cut off Their Nose to Spite Their Face

These hold-outs aren’t fringe radicals—they’re almost the majority.

Source: Nearly Half of Sanders Supporters Say They’ll Refuse to Support Clinton in the General Election | Alternet

Some Bernie Sanders Supporters Seem Willing To Cut off Their Nose to Spite Their Face

It never ceases to amaze me how seemingly smart people are willing to do something stupid. Such is the case of nearly half of the supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders who say that they will not vote for Hillary Clinton. Instead, they seem willing to give Donald Trump a clear shot at the White House. They seem to have lost the thing that is the most important; keeping Donald Trump as far away from the presidency as possible.

Even more shocking, I read in this article that nearly 22% of Bernie Sanders supporters say that they would be willing to vote for Donald Trump. Have they lost their minds entirely? If they are truly believers in the values of Bernie Sanders, they should realize that Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are polar opposites politically.

Trump has shown himself to be a racist, anti-immigrant bigot who only hopes to further the status quo as it now exists. Despite the fact that many people label Trump as an “anti-establishment” candidate, nothing could be further from the truth. Donald Trump is part of the problem, not the solution. He is nothing less than one of the 21st century “robber barons” who have run this country’s economy to the ground while treating the middle-class workers like “wage slaves”

Donald Trump epitomizes what the current establishment in this country seems to want to maintain; a nation where the wealthy ruling class continues to control the vast bulk of this country’s wealth without paying their fair share of taxes.

This shows me that these people were never real supporters of Senator Sanders message or belief system. They are just disaffected Americans who are pissed-off with this country’s economic system and lack of action from our representatives in Washington DC. Believe me, I totally understand their feelings, but voting for an enemy like Donald Trump is not the answer. He will only bring down further economic destruction in the United States.

Also, the fact that nearly half of the supporters of Bernie Sanders are willing to sit out the election entirely flies in the face of the message that Bernie Sanders tried very hard to convey. One of his primary focuses was to get more people involved in the system and exercise their right to vote. He realizes that our democracy depends on the participation of this country’s citizens.

As a person who was willing to change his party affiliation from the Green Party to the Democratic Party just so I could vote for a candidate like Bernie Sanders. I will vote for Hillary Clinton even though I am very troubled by her connections to Wall Street and willingness to vote for the war in Iraq.

I plan on doing what I have had to do in every election that I have never taken part in; hold my nose and cast my ballot.

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Finally, A Bad Cop Receives Punishment for Misconduct

Even though I am the very glad that this bad cop was brought to justice and punished for his act of gross misconduct, for me, it begs a couple of questions.

  • If the victim of this gross misconduct by this bad cop wasn’t the son of another police officer, would the FBI have gotten involved so quickly?
  • If the victim of this misconduct by this one bad cop had been an African-American or Latino, with the FBI, have responded so quickly or at all?

This bad cop deserves the four years in prison that he was sentenced to four years violation of the civil rights of a minor. Due to the misconduct of this bad cop, this young man will have a permanent disability because his heart was stopped by the Taser used by the cop in question, and his brain was damaged because it was deprived of oxygen for several minutes. As a result, this victim received brain damage, and he will never be the same as it was before. My last question is, is four years in prison enough time?