There seems to be many opportunities cropping up on this first day of a new administration for resistance to draconian change they intend for our democracy in the upcoming years. I am particularly happy to see Christians in this mode. No, not all Christians are among the 81% of Evangelicals who pushed the current administration in office. In reality they are a small percentage of that community.
One of those orgs on the forefront of resistance is Sojourners. Here are some words in a recent email from them.
Today, “T” (my edit) is sworn in as president of the United States. Many of us in the faith community have deep moral concerns as we enter into this new administration. We cannot just sit, with hope that the president-elect’s words and promises are not to be taken seriously—or that he doesn’t really mean all of his attacks on people for their race or ethnicity, their faith, their gender, their physical abilities, or their identity as Americans.
A better response is resistance to all those things, in defense of vulnerable people in particular, in the hope that such resistance might deter, or obstruct, or defeat such behaviors and policies…
Click on the image to the right to see more words
The GOP plans for a juggernaut of action very quickly to gut many of the social programs now in place including:
- Affordable healthcare
- Medicaid for the poor
- Medicare for senior citizens
- Social Security for present and future seniors
They say they are privatizing them to make them more efficient but the reality is quite different. It will take a mammoth effort similar to what happened when they tried to eliminate the House Ethics Overlook. Concerned citizens need to stay active to prevent them accomplishing their intent of undoing these and many other programs.
I am not particularly promoting Sojourners, but they are a good cause, in so much as encouraging you to join the resistance in whatever form you prefer.
GOD SAVE OUR COUNTRY….