From Christianity Today: Trump Should Be Removed From Office. As persuasive today as when first published.
From the Dallas Morning News: 10 reasons you can’t be a Christian and vote for Donald Trump. Likewise.
You can skip both those if you already agree — I offer them for sharing with your Trump-supporting friends and relatives.
This link is for reading:
It’s by business consultant Umair Haque, author of the afore-linked-to also-must-read We Don’t Know How to Warn You Any Harder. America is Dying. We Survivors of Authoritarianism Have a Message America Needs to Hear: This is Exactly How it Happens, and It’s Happening Here.
I sent both to a long-time friend whose net worth, I would guess, is $100 million. Maybe it’s only fifty, maybe it’s two fifty. But it’s enough that he and his wife — who agree it’s imperative we win — have the resources to help. Yet their total reported federal political giving since 1998 works out to less than $2,500 a year, with nothing in 2019 or 2020.
“Hey, guys,” I wrote. “As dark as these pieces are, they resonate with me. What do you think?”
And then I added: “One of my high school classmates just decremented his net worth by $1 million, from $20m to $19m (I’m guessing), figuring it was that important. Any chance I can enlist you to do the same?”
So far, no word.
Yet on their response . . . and on your and my ability to recruit young poll workers and volunteers, and perhaps to volunteer ourselves . . . hangs the outcome. If we all do as much as we can, we’ll prove Haque wrong.
Two other thoughts:
1. It’s now 57 days, not 60. In many states, absentee ballots go out next week.
2. Though an atheist, I’m a big Jesus fan. (Have you read his Sermon on the Mount?) One of the two greatest Jews who ever lived. The original bleeding heart liberal. (And, I have argued elsewhere, the “best little boy in the history of the world.”) I just don’t see Jesus backing tax cuts for the rich, mocking the disabled, blocking Medicaid expansion — or aligning with journalist-murdering, opposition-leader-poisoning autocrats. Am I wrong?
Have a great Labor Day. Let’s raise the federal minimum wage . . . and give corporations this smart incentive to narrow inequality.
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