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If we were having coffee, I would be bursting at the seams with pride and joy that Americans are fighting back! What a week this has been. It’s almost 1 am on Sunday. I am mentally exhausted yet emotionally exuberant.

Last week, at this time, many of us were coming down from the women’s marches that took place all over the world. Millions upon millions marched to show their unhappiness, fear and apprehension over the Trump Administration. They marched to protect their rights and the rights of those who cannot fight for their own rights. And so many millions more of us marched in our own way, quietly, at home, on the Internet, in solidarity with them. Then this past week unfolded. Each day brought more and more disheartening and devastating news. Each day the Trump Administration showed that they are planning on dismantling our country, piece by piece, right by right.

And then, on Friday, as Trump signed an Executive Order turning away refugees from worn torn countries, men, women, children, the elderly, America seems to have wakened, dusted themselves off and set to work on phones and protests and emails to stop this craziness. And then on Saturday came word of refugees being turned away at the gates of planes headed for the U.S.A. and those already on planes being detained to be sent back to their countries. Then came word that the ACLU had filed suit against Trump and the case was being heard…then word that there was a temporary stay on the orders! Wow! That was fast! We did it. We got fed up and we fought back and we won. For now. This coming week will bring more battles. Let’s keep up the fight. I know it is exhausting. I actually took the day off on Friday and spent it reading and playing with the grandsons. Then later that evening I jumped on Facebook and began to post, sign petitions, and comment, again.

I am taking this past week as a sign that people are not going to allow this President to take our country apart, bit by bit, or to turn us more against each other than we have become. I pray that i am right. If you’ve been fighting with us, keep it up. And if you haven’t been, consider joining us. At least sign some petitions online. You don’t have to post anything.. Just sign those petitions or make a phone call to one of your own legislators. It does matter. Don’t doubt it. It matters. It works.

In any case, that was my week. It was spent online posting stuff, sharing, signing petitions, and helping people find things and answering questions and reading a lot of articles I might normally turn my head to. Week one down. Week two, here we come. What a roller coaster!

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Words To Think Of In These Days

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

–Pastor Martin Niemoeller

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

–Emma Lazarus

It is depressing that these words seem to have been forgotten by the current administration and so many others. Maybe they will remember them when they are more directly applicable to them; when they are attacked, forgotten, shunned, and ignored.

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