#Resist

I have been contacted by the author of the original post. His name is Thomas Gray, and he is the undersigned. He also wanted to communicate to everyone the original work we first saw was the result of plagiarism. At Thomas’ request I have re-posted the piece, added what had been added by Northenders, signatures included, and a notification to the person who plagiarized the post as follows:

“Patricia Rollins Trosclair, I am calling you out for your plagiarism. If anyone else reading this likes the post and disapproves of plagiarism, please re-post this and sign your name below mine so that 1) people will see the original post, and 2) Patricia Rollins Trosclair will learn that it’s not nice to steal someone else’s writings and then try to pass that off as their own.” ~ Thomas Gray

Feel free to comment, copy & paste or otherwise use. For more on Women’s March on Idaho click here, and more about Indivisible Idaho please click here.

“Some people are saying that we should give Donald Trump a chance, that we should “work together” with him because he won the election and “he is everyone’s president.” This is my response:

  • I will not “work together” to build a wall.
  • I will not “work together” to persecute Muslims.
  • I will not “work together” to shut out refugees from countries where we destabilized their governments, no matter how bad they might have been, so that we could have something more agreeable to our Oligarchy.
  • I will not “work together” to lower taxes on the 1%.
  • I will not “work together” to increase taxes on the middle class and poor.
  • I will not “work together” to help him line the pockets of himself and his cronies.
  • I will not “work together” to weaken (or demolish) environmental protection.
  • I will not “work together” to sell American lands to companies which then despoil those lands.
  • I will not “work together” to remove civil rights from anyone.
  • I will not “work together” to waste trillions more on our military when we already have the strongest in the world.
  • I will not “work together” to alienate countries that have been our allies for as long as I have been alive.
  • I will not “work together” to slash funding for education.
  • I will not “work together” to increase the immunity the police already have when they kill people of color (or anyone!) who is unarmed and does not pose any real threat.
  • I will not “work together” to take basic assistance from people who are at the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder.
  • I will not “work together” to allow torture and “black ops” prison sites.
  • I will not “work together” to “take their oil.”
  • I will not “work together” to get rid of common sense regulations on guns.
  • I will not “work together” to eliminate the minimum wage.
  • I will not “work together” to suppress scientific research, be it on climate change, fracking, or any other issue where a majority of scientists agree that Trump and his supporters are wrong on the facts.
  • I will not “work together” to criminalize abortion or restrict health care for women.
  • I will not “work together” to increase the amount of nations that have nuclear weapons.
  • I will not “work together” to put even more “big money” into politics.
  • I will not “work together” to violate the Geneva Convention.
  • I will not “work together” to give the Ku Klux Klan and white supremacists a seat at the table, or to normalize their hatred.
  • I will not “work together” to deny health care to people who need it.
  • I will not “work together” to increase the profits of the insurance companies.
  • I will not “work together” to deny medical coverage to people on the basis of an alleged “pre-existing condition.”
  • I will not “work together” to increase voter suppression.
  • I will not “work together” to normalize tyranny.
  • I will not “work together” with anyone who is, or admires, tyrants and dictators.
  • I will not “work together” with Donald Trump or anyone who supports him, as I view him as an enemy of this nation and the principles on which it was founded.
  • I will not support anyone that thinks its OK to put a pipeline to transport oil on Sacred Ground for Native Americans. And, it would run under the Missouri River, which provides drinking water for millions of people. An accident waiting to happen.

This is my line, and I am drawing it.

  • I will stand for honesty, love, respect for all living beings, and for the beating heart that is the center of Life itself.
  • I will use my voice and my hands, to reach out to the uninformed, and to anyone who will LISTEN.
  • I will not stand for attacks on businesses that choose to push back against an administration that is personally self-serving and corrupt.

Signed,
Thomas J. Gray

“PS: If you agree, please copy and re-post (I understand that results in larger numbers of people seeing a post), or share — and if you can, sign your name below mine. Also, if I have left anything out, feel free to add it to this list.

“This is the first step in becoming part of The Resistance.”

Andrea Dora Zysk
George Georgakis
John Christopher
John Bowles
Patrick St.Louis
Carla Patrick
Darnell Bender
Vickie Davis
JMichael Carter
Janice Frazier-Scott
Rev. ELaura James Reid
Jeanette Bouknight
Rev. Dollie Howell Pankey
Gerald Butler
Carolyn McDougle
Vaughn Chatman
Adrienne Brown
Gary Trousdale
Steven E Gordon
Isis Nocturne
Debi Murray
Maureen O. Betita
Mona Enderli
Fernie James Tamblin
Myrna Dodgion
Alan Locklear
Tom Wilmore
Jackie Evans
Donna Endres
Lora Fountain
Roberta Gregory
Heather A Mayhew
Stevo Wehr
Nathan Stivers
Jen RaLee
Joan Holden
Leigh Lutz
Deborah Kirkpatrick
Linda Levy
Tom Rue
Nancy Hoffmann-Allison
Beejay McCabe
Michael James Myers
Edward T. Spire
Rupert Chapman
Dawn R. Dunbar
Robin Wilson
Monique Boutot
Laura Brown 💪🏼
Susan Aptaker
Steve Katz
Bonnie Wolk
Risa Guttman-Kornwitz
Angela Gora
Butch Norman
Sharon Tolman
Sue Zislis
Maurice Hirsch
Satch Dobrey
Jim Krapf
Don Starwalt
Deb Johansen
Daniel Anderson
Diane Kenney
Rebecca Koop
Nancy Shuert
Bill Pryor
Patrick Lamb
Bob Travaglione
Margaret Ragan
Martha Peters
Steve Wilson
Lauren Sullivan
Scott Bevan
Roger Saunden
Mary V. Buck
Murray Miller
Veronique Vowell
Isabella Leigh Stoloff
Ericka Jean
Lynda Paulson
Mary-Jo Foresta
Angelo S Circo
Laura Caponera
Raenae Kuaea-McCants
Sharon Catherine Brown
Candi Milo
Andrea Thompson Adam
James M. Peebles
Jeff Anderson
Nicole Pierce
Jamie Lange
Sivaquoi Laughlin
Sam Sandmire
Dave Green
Susan Hopson
Lisa and Tom Trutna

 

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