As the New York Daily News headline screamed the day after the San Bernardino massacre, “God isn’t fixing this.” Our only hope lies in electing people who have the political will to take on the gun manufacturers – who have made a profit on every firearm used to murder Americans from Columbine to Sandy Hook to San Bernardino – and limit the sale of guns, especially assault weapons. With a month to go in 2015 we’ve already suffered 462 firearm deaths and 1,314 injuries. Yes, gun manufacturers must be having a banner year.
A weak Democratic candidate and low voter turnout in 2014 led to the election of Republican Charlie Baker in historically liberal Massachusetts … further proof that even in the bluest of states, where voter suppression is virtually nonexistent, citizens must organize and take action to get out the vote … or learn to live with a reactionary government. Elections do have consequences!
Open Letter to Mass. Governor Charlie Baker
Governor, let the Syrians in.
Shame on you for saying you do not want Syrian refugees in Massachusetts. We are a land of freedom beckoning to those who yearn to be free. That is our heritage, that is our belief, and that is the morally right thing to do. [Read more…]