Author of the JP Weiscarver Mystery Series
Be it resolved …
Looking forward to the new year, I hereby resolve: If we fail to remove Trump from the White House, if we do not substantially replace Republicans who have abetted or at least turned blind eyes to an attempted authoritarian overthrow of our republic, it will not be due to a lack of effort on my part.
Yes, for the first time in quite a while – indeed, I cannot remember the last time – I’m making a New Year’s resolution.
How will I fight to save our nation from the ultra-conservative onslaught?
Promote voter registration and participation.
Be less quiet and amplify other voices.
Continue to care. About the persecution of people fleeing persecution. About violating religious freedom. About the oppression of people just because of who they love. About torturing our planet and threatening its ability to sustain life. About reserving health care for people who have money. About suppressing women. About turning a blind eye to slavery. About funneling the vast majority of finances to a disgustingly small number of people. About ignoring much of the rest of civilization because some Americans think they alone deserve all the breaks. There is so much.
Let’s make it a happy new year.