Who speaks for me?
Obviously not the president of the United States. He thwarts the first
amendment by denying public media access to information. He thwarts
decency by calling that same media the biggest enemy of the people. He
surrounds himself with people who obviously live in an alternate
reality, averring "alternate facts" and "fake news" when they can't
explain their lies.
Obviously not our senate contingent, who voted to seat a Secretary of
Education who has no experience in or knowledge of public education,
citing the battle cry of "local control" as their reasoning...never
explaining how Secretary DeVos or her privatization of education would
enhance local control. Instead, their lock-step support of a partisan
vote totally ignored and discredited the thoughts of the educators in
the state who vehemently opposed this nomination. And don't get me
started on economic support of their campaigns! Really? You didn't
know, Senator Rounds, where $47,000 of campaign support funding came
from? That's frightening!
It's time! The answer to the original question is...I! Complacency is no
longer an option. It's time to speak out...to decry the usurpation of
my constitutional rights. To question just exactly who our
"representatives" represent. There are those of you who will take
exception to this post. Good! There are those of you who might
consider things from a different perspective. Better! And the answer
is not only I. We ALL need to speak for us, before we no longer have