A New Start for Democracy

President Trump is being relieved of duty, a huge step in the right direction for America and the world. Obama started us on a track to placate the disastrous effects of global warming, which Trump calls a hoax. Trump took us back and wasted four years of potential progress. He not only dropped the ball, he never picked it up. Now the Biden-Harris team can pick up where Obama left off and set us back on a path of progress on this potential demise of humanity.

Perhaps we should now heed the words of Savern Suzuki, a 12 year old girl in 1992, 28 years ago, at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro: “I am fighting for my future. I am here to speak on behalf of the starving children around the world. I am afraid to go out in the sun because of the holes in the ozone. I am afraid to breathe the air because I don’t know what chemicals are in it. Did you have to worry about those things when you were my age? You don’t know how to bring the salmon back up stream, to bring an animal back from extinction, to grow back forests where there is now desert. You grown-ups say you love us, but I challenge you. Please make your actions reflect your words.” (Comments quoted from: “Hot, Flat, and Crowded,” by Thomas Friedman.)

Now the ball is in the Biden court!

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