I’m going to preface this post with writing has always been my outlet. The current political conflict has me in constant panic attacks and almost depressed so I’m writing this for me mostly!
I wake up every morning and the first thing I do is check the news on my phone to see what Trump has done now. I feel like every day it’s something new and it’s not good. Of course that’s because my beliefs do not fall in line with his or with most Republicans anymore but some things… I just can’t even fathom.
I keep telling myself because I’m a reasonable person that it will get better. Trump isn’t really trying to control science results with his gag order on the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and the Department of Agriculture. I’m trying to tell myself let’s wait and see about how he’s not really going to be breaking the law by taking land away from American Indians just to create more jobs. No he wouldn’t do that. Surely his renegotiating of the contract will avoid their land right? I have hopes but doubt them all. I feel like so many people in this country don’t care about a particular item on his agenda unless it affects them personally, at least that’s how I feel about his supporters.
My greatest fear is that we are already starting to lose the First Amendment in the press. Because if you say anything negative you are cut off. A President needs to be able to ignore the bad press and tell the facts. Just because he doesn’t like the facts doesn’t mean they aren’t facts and that’s a rant for another day! I worry about who is being allowed in the press room in the White House and who will lose privileges. How can we keep him in check if we don’t know what he’s doing and that I think is his goal. #NOLETUP