Saturday, July 23, 2016

An Open Letter to Donald Trump and the GOP

Dear Mr. Trump & the GOP,

Please know that first and foremost, I am a Christian and a Patriot before I am a Democrat, Independent or Republican.  And, being such, I cannot and will not stay silent.

I understand frustration and why people want to vote for an "outsider" and it makes sense.  People are tired of the "old" system of government where lobbyists and billionaires set the agenda.   The voters are tired of seeing criminal banksters run free from prosecution.  We, the People, are tired of seeing mass shootings and tired of seeing government deny assistance to the mentally unstable, unwilling to fund mental health (none of which has been addressed in this campaign).

WHAT'S WRONG WITH AMERICA?  


None of this is being addressed as it should...

We are tired of political correctness.

We deny the mentally ill access to adequate healthcare.

Since 1963, we took the Bible out of schools and omitted teaching ethics and wisdom to our children.

Our society has the highest incarceration rate in the entire world and we are #1 with prison population (55,000,000).

We are #1 in terms of massive litigation with 100,000,000 cases filed each year.

We spend more on defense than the next 25 nations combined.

We lead the world #1 in production of pornography.

Drug cartels of Mexico and South America flood our streets with drugs.

Our educational system has broken down and bullying and harassment and disobedience has become the norm.

We have a "delegate system" in both parties when all that is required is state primaries overseen by the Secretaries of State.

We produce the largest number of television shows that show, without end, the destruction of human lives and murder dramas.

Our nation is obese.

Racism has made its return (in a big way).

Our cops are abused in many cases, and in many cases, our society abuses our cops more than one way - by the people and the government.

We have allowed teen pregnancy to fester and allowed "abortion on demand" to be the answer.

We have 2 parties - both of whom have little regard for the moderate majority.

The young have become lazy and don't want to work.

We teach people that debt and credit are the "easy way" to get what you want.

Our nation has the #1 divorce rate in the world.  A lot of this has to do with being selfish than anything else such as feminism.

We lead the world in STD - with 1 in 3 Americans affected.

We burden our students with too much debt on student loans.

Too many people in our nation would rather have the sick die than spend "good money" to heal.

We would rather give huge sums of money away in foreign aid than enable our poor here in out country to be better off and well-adjusted.

The government has become overly oppressive - especially to the poor with regard to paying fines and jailing people when they don't or can't pay.  They have gone "overboard" on grass cutting fees and zoning requirements.

Common Core - a method of teaching craziness.

We are not a friendly, forgiving or welcoming nation to immigrants and would rather turn to xenophobia.

We have become a nation obsessing over guns and yet we are failing to keep them out of the hands of criminals and the criminally insane.

We would rather read fiction than read good books that improve the mind and soul.

We spend more time with our technology than with each other.

We start wars that, somehow, we can't finish.

A WORD ABOUT ETHICS & WISDOM


You say, Mr. Trump, that you want to "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN"?  Really?  How about teaching our people ethics and the soundness of good, moral character.  This one simple solution is would, for the most part, nearly cure all of America's problems.

You say you would make a "GREAT" leader and you would be the best.  I find that hard to believe when your party acts as hateful as you do sir (and yet they maintain to mostly be Christians).

Showing a person mutual respect is one of the prime indicators that you are a Christian. Furthermore, your party calls itself "REPUBLICAN" and is representing the will of constituents everywhere and is open to dialogue, discussion and compromise.  Compromise is a central ingredient to a healthy, strong relationship and part of the process of moving forward in UNITY.  That is why your party isn't unified and is against other groups of people - IT'S SIMPLY BECAUSE YOU FAIL TO UNDERSTAND THE BASIC PHILOSOPHY OF MUTUAL RESPECT AND COMPROMISE.

The problem isn't Democrats sir or, even liberals.  The problem is ethics and compromise and understanding the limits of government in the lives of the governed.  We have failed miserable as a country when it comes to mutual respect, extolling wisdom and ethics. That's where the failures lie. A people without ethics is a lawless brood.

I would like to add that your ideas of "rounding up" illegals and deporting them comes very, closely similar to what the Nazis did with the Jews in the 1930's and 40's.  The idea is eerily similar to those events.  And, with the national media bring up the word, "nationalist" almost makes us look intolerant, arrogant and very unfriendly.  That isn't and will never be what America is.  America is far more than our nation, it is "idea" where truth, wisdom, justice and ethics prevail as well as opportunity.

IN CLOSING


We were formally a nation that stood up for what is right, what is moral.  We weren't afraid in doing so.  Acting in a moral way is just as important as talking about it.  So, I will leave you with these quotes as thoughts to ponder:

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”  (John 13: 34-35)

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven."  (Matthew 5:43-44)

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,"  (Matthew 25:35)

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’" (Matthew 25:40)