Just Breathe

For a moment, just breathe. Let’s think.

Oh, Saturday’s women’s marches captivated me. Inspired me to action and to hope that we don’t need to settle for the next four years. I am old enough to remember the Nixon years, his paranoia and instability. He, too, believed that he could get away with anything. Time will tell what our 45th president tries to slip past the American people. Once caught, he’ll blame the media for excessive scrutiny and biased reporting. You know that’s coming.

I will be following the lawsuit filed this morning in federal court, the one that alleges that Trump violates the Constitution by maintaining certain of his business ties. I’m sure I won’t be alone in this. I will also follow his actions toward the environment, education, and health care. I’m sure I won’t be the only one. Strong, organized, and stridently vocal resistance to unjust policy changes will (I hope) grab Trump’s attention. If we keep at it, he may even react. If we convince him that his approval numbers will rise and history will better remember him if he listens to the people, playing to his narcissism could work in our favor.

But first we need to step back from this weekend and take a breath. Decide on our next step, the one that will get the best result. Knee jerk reactions are better left to the president.

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One Response to Just Breathe

  1. DM Yates says:

    I love that last comment. Knee jerk reactions are better left to him. Excellent post.

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