Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #16
EDITORIAL | 5/18/2017, midnight
Following in the wake of our letter last week to President Trump, Mother Earth dispatched one last Sunday, which was Mother’s Day. Mother Earth expressed her unhappiness about the plans of the Trump administration, and given that it appeared as an ad in The New York Times, millions of Americans may have missed it. We think it is a timeless complaint and here it is in its entirety:
President Trump: You are stripping away regulations that will keep my air and water clean.
You have tried to take away health care for millions of my residents. You are ignoring those who are already born, eliminating funding from programs that aid women and children.
You have threatened to despoil the beauty of my National Parks. On this Mother’s Day, think not just of your children and grandchildren, but of all children and grandchildren who deserve the right, no matter where they were born, or how wealthy they are, to breathe unpolluted air, to drink clean water, to be protected from dangerous chemicals and to enjoy the natural beauty of the world.
As you play golf at Mar-a-Lago this weekend and fret over the difficult job of being president, remember those who work hard to allow you your lavish lifestyle.
Please take care of me, and of all those already living on earth.
I am the only Mother Earth you will ever have.
We could add so much more to this plea from Mother Earth, and I’m sure she is sad to learn from Mother Jones that 50 farmworkers in California were exposed to a highly toxic pesticide approved and greenlighted by Trump’s EPA. Several of those exposed to the chemical called chlorpyrifos suffered from nausea, diarrhea and vomiting.
The chemical is manufactured by the Dow Chemical company which has cultivated a cozy relationship with the Trump administration.
What is cozy and rosy for the Trump regime is nothing but bad news for the rest of us. We want to make Mother Earth happy again, and in order for this to happen we say again to Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go!