Gregg L. Greer: “A growing number of American Citizens now see this man's agenda as dangerous”
January 9, 2017 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us
Pastor Gregg L. Greer, of Freedom First International-SCLC and one of the signatories of the Refuse Fascism Call to Action, wrote “An Open Letter to America—Why opposing the Trump Regime must be the clarion call of the moment,” dated January 7. He says in the letter:
We the people can no longer sit idle and allow the constitutional rights of our citizens to be taken for granted and so easily dismissed. Many of the reasons have already been detailed and explained by myself and a growing number of concerned prominent citizens…
The appeal is direct in saying, that NO! IN THE NAME OF HUMANITY WE REFUSE TO ACCEPT A FASCIST AMERICA!” Why because Donald Trump and Mike Pence have clearly articulated and initiated a hateful and dangerous agenda that they plan to pursue over and beyond mainstream acceptable American values after January 20-for example:
Building a wall on the southern border with Mexico
Mass deportations of undocumented migrants;
Restricting the rights of women to reproductive health care, including abortion;
Instituting a Muslim registry and threatening to stop all immigration from Muslim-majority countries;
Backing out of the Paris Climate Treaty;
Threatening the press;
Implementing Stop and Frisk nationally;
Re-starting the nuclear arms race.
Not only is this standing reprehensible and not acceptable mainly because citizens must always insist that the people have the right to judge of its merits. We (I) say now- A growing number of American Citizens now see this man's (Donald Trump) agenda as dangerous and also as his, “Imperial Presidency,” is one that wants to use foreign and domestic issues to expand power. In doing so, the President-elect now wants to enjoy virtually unlimited power without checks and balances. This is a hideous denigration which has so no place in American public policy and is outside of the mainstream of public interest.
Pastor Greer’s letter is available online.
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