Two weeks into the wild ride of having Donald Trump as our president, and a lot of us are worried.
I have talked with friends, family, fellow clergy—people feel helpless and afraid.
The Muslim ban, “alternative facts,” a litany of cabinet appointments of people who have vowed to destroy the very departments they now head, demonizing and threatening the free press—it seems as though all our fears are being confirmed.
And yet I hear from people who voted for Mr. Trump how glad they are to see him fulfilling his campaign promises. We are divided indeed.
Even with all the positive energy generated by the Women’s March and the upcoming Scientists’ March, there is still a thread of fear running through the optimism—will it make any difference?
President Trump with the heft of a Republican government behind him has a lot of very legal power to do a lot of terrible things.
I would say, “May I be proved wrong!”, but thus far the campaign and the administration are chapter and verse the same poisonous rhetoric of exclusion, division, falsehood and fear.
I think we have a deeper problem. Continue reading