We are, as a country, right now, standing at a crucial crossroads that is likely to shape our history and forever change us. Before us are arrayed demonstrations of hoped for racial and economic equality, the terror of opportunistic looting and destruction and a choice of national leadership.
The loudest voice is the President. In time of crisis we often see most clearly the qualities of our leaders. In this time of crisis, we clearly see the Trump that many people voted for was an illusion. An illusion of success. An illusion of competence. An illusion of caring. An illusion of opportunity, easily gained.
Now the reality is clear. This President, reacting to this historic moment of pandemic and raw nerves exposed by the killing of George Floyd by law enforcement dedicated to “protect and serve” is now calling on Governors to “dominate”. By calling on the military to step in and “quickly solve the problem”.
This on the same day he used tear gas to clear peaceful protesters from the path he walked to a photo shoot at a church. Let’s have no illusions here. Donald Trump wants to “solve the problem” of democracy in America.
This is where the country is right now. Is this where we want to go? Is this who we are?
This is not my President. We can do better. We will elect better leaders in November. Help us. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Kevin Jones