In an earlier post, I suggested I wasn’t happy with a reject everything posture for resisting the Trump empire. So here are my initial thoughts on what my core issues are that will capture my attention over the next 4 years:
- Universal Healthcare
- Free Public Education
- Strong Personal and National Security
- Strong Communities and Neighborhoods
Jobs and infrastructure are important but they can also be seen as byproducts of the core issues. To expand access to healthcare, to improve education, to strengthen personal and national security, and to provide strong communities and neighborhoods all require more quality, reasonable paying jobs. The will also require improvements and ongoing sustaining of our infrastructures.
International trade is a nonissue. Do we in the U.S. worry about trade across the artificial borders of states? Of course we don’t (at least not that much). So why worry about trade across the artificial borders of nations? It does seem that expanded free trade truly does help raise all boats. So make it a nonissue, one that requires no debate beyond insuring that it is done fairly to all parties and in an open manner.
But equally important to those issues is the question of how we organize our resistance to Trump and the GOP. I don’t have a clear answer for that yet but it is my focus.