Self-interest, science denial, magical thinking, grievance, and now insurrection and sedition largely define the policies and the legacy of Trump.
The mob came to overturn a lawful election and, by that seditious act, overthrow the United States government. They came to terrorize, destroy, and assassinate. They were sent by Donald Trump.
The ReStart Vermont Technical Assistance Program delivered critically important technical assistance to hundreds of businesses and organizations looking to adapt business practices, retrofit space and access new technologies.
They have not resigned, but instead have advanced dangerous assertions and comparisons about Black Lives Matter, antifa, 75 million disenfranchised Trump voters, and pink hatters – real high-level thinking.
There are creative solutions to this budget shortfall: solutions that will invest in our university, and strengthen it as an equitable institution of learning and growth.
With the Biden/Harris administration, I do hope a renewed commitment to the import of internationalism will be rekindled.
They are not “patriots.” They are not “real Americans.” They are anarchists who believe in mob rule, plain and simple.
Biden could be like Ulysses S. Grant and extend a hand of reconciliation to the other side. But the extended hand needs to be grabbed by a partner in peace who acknowledges defeat.
Let us ask our colleagues, neighbors, family and friends to leave weapons out of the mix during this period of political transition. It will make our streets and neighborhoods safer for our children.
We are not asking advocates and leaders to walk away from their priorities, but rather to pause “business as usual.”