What I Learned This Week
Letter to Trump (1/22/2017)
January 22, 2017Posted by on
Mr. Jeff Morford
Mr. Donald Trump
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW.
Washington DC 20500
Dear Mr. Trump:
We have so many differences of opinion and basic philosophy that it would be hard to enumerate them. Let me focus instead on a few key principles that I think are essential to preserving our democratic republic for future generations.
- A president must report truthfully to the press. A president must not attack the press for doing their essential job. Tyrants and autocrats casually lie to the press. People hiding their true intentions lie to the press.
- A president must respect the first amendment. A president must not single out people, or groups of people based on their ethnicity, or religion. A president must respect the rights of people to peaceably assemble.
- A president president must release tax returns and other documents so that the people can be reassured that the president’s decisions are based on his opinion of what is best for the people and not on what is best for the president.
I’m sure my list of bullets could be extended. However, be aware that if you continue to attack the press, call for registries of citizens based on their religion, call for further restriction on voting, try to roll back civil rights, or try to restrict access to health care, then you will surely hear from me and see me.
I vote, I write letters, I mobilize others, I support financially candidates who share my views, and I will join protests to preserve the Republic and to ensure equal opportunity for its citizens.