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Rude? A Raven? Life and Death Are Not Hyperbole!

In the last day or two, two writers entered their feelings regarding my photo of a raven and my comments about what I feel to be life and death issues confronting all of us as a result of this President and his Congress that he read on my FB.    Though both of these gentlemen were respectful in their comments, I was taken aback that one felt the photo I used was, in and of itself, disrespectful. I totally disagree with his sentiment. We are confronted with life and death decisions made at both the State and Federal level.  Their decisions will cost lives, have cost lives! 

Our Congress and President and our State General Assembly) have been dismantling health care piecemeal. Unable to get what he wanted - Repeal and Replace the ACA, the President cut the subsidies that had been budgeted to support people who could not afford health insurance. The Congress has also abandoned health insurance for our children (CHIPs) Our own General Assembly has refused to expand Medicaid. These decisions constitute a threat to the very lives of our neighbors.  By ending DACA, he has split up families and created a problem for our communities that rely on immigrant labor to bring in crops.  He has threatened those Dreamers who have made America their home, achieved degrees, opened businesses, and pay their fair share of taxes.

This is not hyperbole . . . people will die because of the decisions made by the General Assembly, White House, and Congress. If saying so is disrespectful, so be it. If the raven as a symbol of impending death is disrespectful, then so be it.

In my lifetime I have never seen a government with such tragic disregard for common citizens like myself. Instead of repairing infrastructure and supporting the poor, this government turns its back on that which could make our country function better and prepare it for the challenges that lie ahead. It turns it back on the neediest among us.

This President has emboldened racism, crude behavior, and made a daily joke of the word 'integrity.' He is caught daily in lies and promotes his lies as truth. Further, he brings us to the brink of war with North Korea, insults our allies, and now has recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Too, he is threatening to move the embassy there. By so doing he has incited anger among our Middle East partners and has endangered the lives of our young men and women in uniform, as if making such pronouncements was nothing more than a 'game' of war. 

Supporters of the President argue that there is a swamp that needed emptying in Washington, D.C.. I would agree whole heartedly. I would say, though, that this President has made the swamp worse with his cabinet selections. He has made it worse with a treasonous relationship with a non-friendly state.  

Our President is the swamp he promised to drain.

To those who write and post opposing views on my FB page, I welcome respectful dissent. But I aver that we are living in a time when the powers in Raleigh and Washington, D.C. are all about increasing their power and extending the wealth of the rich at the expense of everyone else.  There is widespread corruption embedded in both political parties.  We all must do better!

There is something wrong in Raleigh and there is something wrong in Washington, D.C.  Radical politicians are the cause and an ignorant man in the White House exacerbates the problem. 

Bossert for State Senate
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