Trump’s Conservatism not the road to safety or democracy

By Donald A. Collins | 21 September 2020
Church and State

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The perfidy of the present right wingers should alert us from ever supporting institutions who embrace Trump or McConnell.

Keeping you safe and making America great again has been a constant mantra for this incumbent which now after his 4 years must be analyzed.

He now claims Biden’s election would make our suburbs subject to invasion of hoodlums from our cities. Talk about the racist implication of that argument! His playing the fear card is his trademark method.

He will be anxious to ram in a right wing Supreme Court justice so it can rule against the right to abortions. How unsafe is that? Roe vs Wade was passed in 1973.

Then of course there is overall health care for all our citizens which is now only Obama Care. Is it about to be replaced with “something greater”? He has had almost 4 years to tell us what that is.

A well educated German nation bought into extremism in the 1930’s on the promise of something better. Hatred?

As Bob Woodward’s book reports, we know how “rage” is the motivator of our incumbent and how willing he is to claim authority.

That is not conservative and what he and his Republican allies is not safety or equity in a divided democracy.

As our pandemic rushes on with now over 200,000 deaths from Coronavirus, the management failures by the incumbent make the strongest case against safety by this alleged conservative who sees religion as another vehicle to press his authoritarian views of supreme leader governance!

Liberal thinking guidance from those among us seeking racial justice such as more economic equity for all or the maintenance of our democracy does not come with the repressive behavior of the incumbent.

He and his Republican colleagues now immediately after the death of RBG seek more repression on our highest court while not allowing that decision to await the verdict of November 3rd.

How could anyone seeking safety and democracy now vote for this party and its immoral, turgid majority! However, I give great credit to those Republican Senators who show the moral courage in saying “No” to Mitch and his Republican moral degenerates on his push to add a right winger to the Supreme Court.

Of course the ultimate goal of saving the planet is not on this incumbent’s agenda while our relationships with other key occupant governments of our fragile Earth are made more hostile at every opportunity.

Your call, Folks.

Former US Navy officer, banker and venture capitalist, Donald A. Collins, a free lance writer living in Washington, DC., has spent over 40 years working for women’s reproductive health as a board member and/or officer of numerous family planning organizations including Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Guttmacher Institute, Family Health International and Ipas. Yale under graduate, NYU MBA. He is the author of From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013.

From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013

By Donald A. Collins
Publisher: Church and State Press (July 30, 2014)
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