Get into politics like your life depends on it…. It does

Food for thought. Important times ahead

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Get into politics like your life depends on it….. It does.  ( I think that is a quote from disability advocate Justin Dart.)

And it does. It really does.

I listened to Donald Trump make fun of a newspaper reporter with a physical disability because the reporter had criticized him. I have listened to him make comment after comment that not that long ago would have been labeled as hate speech and been political suicide applauded and hailed by crowds as being the voice of truth, the voice of real America, and their choice for president. I have listened to Republicans trying to defeat him by trying to out-Trump him.

The biggest problem is not just Trump, or Carson or Rubio or Cruz. The biggest problem is that they have obviously touched the emotions of so many people. They have made hate respectable again. They have made rage, prejudice, and violence…

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