while trump and bannon keep us distracted they slip in new threats

Meanwhile quietly in the background today…..we can’t let resistor fatigue set in and fall for the dodge and distract while they slip thru things that threaten our freedoms and our planet.

1.  House Republicans have voted 235-180 to overturn an Obama administration that blocked Social Security disability recipients with mental disorders from buying guns.
2. The House also voted Thursday to strike down the Labor Department’s blacklisting rule, which requires federal contractors to report labor violations.
3. On Wednesday, the House voted to strike down the Interior Department’s stream protection rule and the Securities and Exchange Commission’s disclosure requirements for oil and gas companies through the Congressional Review Act.
4. The House is also expected Friday to strike down the Interior Department’s methane emissions standards.
5. Today at Prayer Breakfast trump said he would destroy the Johnson Amendment. In place since 1954 ” it’s purpose is to stop churches from using the pulpit to campaign for certain politicians. “Violation could cost them loss of tax exempt status
6. One day after Tillerson approval House is gutting an anti-corruption rule requiring oil companies to disclose payments to foreign governments.
7. In today’s Press Briefing Spicer said ” I think there’s several businesses and several institutions — Catholic institutions and others — that have been mandated or attempted to mandate certain things that they may or may not do or how they have to treat their employees…. There are instances where clearly the pendulum is swinging a different way, where you are not carving out institutions or the ability for privately held businesses to conduct themselves to live according to their faith or their moral compass”. (here is where they sneak in LGBT discrimination and dictate womens issues)
8. This week Gina Haspel was selected by Trump to be Deputy Director of the CIA. now slated to become the second-most powerful official at CIA she was Fired in 2013 because she was “directly involved in its controversial interrogation program and had an “extensive role” in torturing detainees. Even more troubling, she “had run a secret prison in Thailand”
9. “The department said today in a statement it would allow U.S. companies to make limited transactions with FSB that are needed to gain approval to import information technology products into Russia “(meanwhile New fighting between Ukraine and Russia flares up in eastern Ukraine)
10. But Trumps wants us to pray for Arnold Schwarzenegger ratings

Lady Liberty how we have betrayed her and a call to action

Lady Liberty –  She stands proudly at the entrance to our shores. Loudly proclaiming for all to hear

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

This week we betrayed her as we did in 1939 when we closed our doors to jewish refugees resulting in their deaths in Hitlers Concentration Camps.

The fear mongering of this administration is abhorrent. If we want to conduct extreme vetting on those who are at most risk to our safety we would be signing orders to vet white American Citizen males 18-28.

As Nikki Haley threatened at the UN this week that they are “taking names” of those in UN who don’t have their backs”

We are taking names! Of all Senators and Congressman who stay silent while White House puts in place bans on our rights, our religious freedoms, on refugees.

We are taking names on Corporations who stand silent. Uber saw that quickly last night when they did not stand with the strike of NYC taxi.

This is not the time for cowardice. Our ancestors, our grandparents, the women before us fought, sacrificed, gave their lives for our freedom.

We owe it to them and to our children and grandchildren now to stand together to protect the rights those before us fought to defend.

This is a crisis of conscience. Any little thing, calling your Congressional representative, sending an email a tweet. Sharing the call to action on your social media.  We all have busy lives…but there are many things you can do that take minimal time.  I promise you the pride you will feel afterward is fabulous.

Here are links with ideas on how you can help:

https://www.womensmarch.com/100/

https://www.thenation.com/article/how-to-fight-trumps-racist-immigration-policies/

Call on Corporate America to speak up as several Ceo’s already have

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/tech-business-leaders-trumps-travel-ban-discriminatory-vow/story?id=45120903

It’s our turn to honor Lady Liberty’s promise and those who fought before us to pick up the mantle.

Georgia T