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No Nazis... ever!

 by Linda Zak
 
Anyone who buys, sells, owns or shows any kind of Nazi swastika symbol or flag is un-American, and anti-Veteran.  I mention these two issues, because the people who admire the swastika claim to be 'true Americans'.  
 
Our soldiers fought, suffered and died by the tens of thousands, fighting to rid the world of the evil that symbol represented.   What horrible disrespect to our Veterans, to revere this hateful symbol.
 
Yet, the flag as recently as last year was displayed at our local fair. It is available upon request still at countless events.
 
Twelve million civilians of all religions were butchered by the Nazis, a number which includes 6 million Jews. Over 291,500 U.S. Soldiers died during WWII.
 
We have laws against obscenity; the swastika is an obscenity and I, even as a proponent of free speech, would have no problem with banning it.
 
Yesterday at the U.N., a resolution to " Condemn the Glorification of Nazism" was opposed by only three countries, and the United States was one of them. Ukraine and Palau were the others.  With the growing rise of Fascism all over the world, now is the time to do all we can to prevent history from repeating itself. 
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An Important Moment: Khizr Khan's Tribute to Son

Muslim American immigrant Khizr Khan's tribute to his fallen son and war hero was the highlight of the 2016 conventions. While skewering Donald Trump's hate-filled and paranoid anti-immigrant rhetoric, he spoke to the America we love — the country, as inscribed on the Statue of Liberty, that accepts "your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free," so many of whom have made the ultimate sacrifice for their new home.

Trump's response showed the ability of a 3-year-old to restrain his temper and impulses, garnering widespread condemnation even from numerous respected Republican leaders. It reinforced the conviction that Trump lacks the proper temperament to lead the most powerful military force on the planet.

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A Hillary supporter out and proud

by Guest Blogger Andrea Phillips

So here’s the thing: I support Hillary. I support her, I am all-in, I fucking love her and I love that she was my Senator and I love about 90% of the policies she plans to put into place. She is for raising minimum wages. She is for background checks for guns. She is for LGBTQ equality. She is for abortion rights. hillary2She is for campaign finance reform. She is for paid family leave. She is for universal health care. She is for clean energy and disability benefits and a better, more compassionate world.

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