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YOLO COUNTY NEWS

Letter: Declaration

365体育投注Paraphrasing the Declaration of Independence:

365体育投注When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for a people to dissolve the political bands that connect them with their president … a decent respect for the opinions of humankind requires them to declare the causes which impel them to this separation:

* President Trump has shown no understanding of the concept of the balance of powers in our government, wherein the executive, legislative and judicial branches have established and important roles, instead believing all power resides in the president.

365体育投注* He has consistently favored the wealthy among us and gotten input from the largest corporations, in this process disenfranchising the majority of the people. His protestations to the contrary, the greatest part of the benefits of the 2018 tax bill went to the rich. (See the video of his return to his Florida Mar-a-Lago resort, when he proclaimed “I made you all rich!”)

* He constantly disparages the press, undermining a foundation of our Democracy.

* He fires the advisors and government officials who counter him, no matter their expertise and the truth they tell.

* He has insulted and otherwise alienated our friends in the world leadership, while encouraging our enemies, such as “Bro Putin.”

365体育投注* He disputes the scientific consensus on climate change, claiming it is a “Chinese hoax,” threatening current and future generations.

365体育投注* While China could have been more transparent about the coronavirus, he blames China and the World Health Organization, while taking no responsibility for his inept response, causing thousands of unnecessary deaths. How can a modern, wealthy country such as ours have the largest percentage of illness and death from COVID-19 in the world?

* He has threatened defunding and withdrawal from the WHO, in the midst of a pandemic, while all other nations urge a united response.

It’s time for reason, rationality, and respect for the opinions of others to return to our country. Google Sister District 03, Indivisible Yolo or Flip the West and join our efforts to flip the government from red to blue in November 2020. It’s time for a change.

Laurie Friedman
Davis

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