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Elimination of the the NEA and the NEH

Many have, no doubt, received the news that Donald Trump has included in his budget an elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Although it is unlikely that we will be able to save them for the 2018 budget "House and Senate Republicans have had the institutions in their cross hairs for decades" we need to make it an issue that Democrat candidates vow to revive them in the future. Reviving them immediately after we get back the Presidency and Congress would be a great way to stick it to this administration once it is no longer in power too. On top of this, let me express my opinion that Donald Trump is not just doing this to be economically fiscal, or as one of his advisers says, to put himself in the shoes of the steelworker who may not want to pay taxes to pay for things that are so-called "unnecessary". Donald Trump has had a beef with what conservatives call the "cultural elites" going back past when we was renovating the building that he would turn into Trump Tower. He even deliberately destroyed a statue that a local art institution pleaded with him to donate to them because, he claims, that it would have taken too much time to remove them. He reportedly made insulting remarks about a woman who represented the art institute, mocking her intelligence for daring to show concern for the statues. Although Trump initially told them that he might try to save them if doing so wouldn't cost him too much money, he nonetheless did not even give them a courtesy call to tell them he had "changed plans". It is my opinion that he did this for the purpose of sticking it to the "cultural elites" that he and his father Fred Trump have always held in ire. This is a major motivation for Donald Trump.

Eric Metaxas

This man seems to be the latest rising star in the Religious Right, "yes, I still use that term" with his popular biography on WWII hero Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a book that others have criticized for his apparent to attempt to adopt Bonhoeffer into the evangelical and Christian Right movement. Keep an eye on this guy. From some of the comments I have read, he has a dangerously annoying assurance that everybody is in deep need of his brand of faith, and he seems to have no qualms with government prescribing it to them. I took a quick look at an article that he wrote entitled "Cultural Elites: The Next Unreached" where he brings up a story of a celebrity that he claims he knows, who innocently asks a Catholic priest a question about religion, because he did not know the answer. Metaxas goes on, naming names, and pointing out that this man, who did nothing but make an inquiry, and points out that he is a member of the cultural elite that Metaxas points out is suffering from secularism. The question the celebrity asked about was concerning the Golden Rule and where it originated from. Now the question I have is, since the question was about the Golden Rule, would Metaxas be happy if he, asking a question out of the mere ignorance of the answer, if someone went out an wrote an article naming them publicly and making look foolish? It seems that to people like Metaxas, all is fair in love and culture war. As long as people politically or religiously disagree with him, it is okay to do whatever he wants to them. Isn't that a perfect example of the attitude one would expect from people in the Christian Right, now that we are in the age of Trump? Apparently so. And what's worse is, Metaxas tries to come off like he's a super civil and nice guy. What a joke.

We Cannot Let This Happen

A new poll says that there is a jump in people who think the country is on the "right track". People are talking about new jobs when they should be ashamed that they voted for this man because of his friendliness with Russia. We have to regain control over the narrative. We must not let this become a "Morning in America" where everybody is feeling good about this administration. We need to make sure that he loses abysmally in 2020. This is a must. We cannot let this happen. America must despise Donald Trump forever. I am deeply afraid. We must do something now.
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