Several of my "concerned" friends have said that we should "work together" with the president and the Republican majority because they won the election and Trump is "everyone's president." This is my response:
•I will not forget how badly he and so many others treated former President Barack Obama for 8 years...
•I will not "work together" to privatize Medicare, cut Social Security and Medicaid.
•I will not "work together" to build a wall.
•I will not "work together" to persecute Muslims.
•I will not "work together" to shut out refugees from other countries.
* I will not "work together" placing more than the existing 5000 US citizen children in foster care because Trump chooses to perform deportation raids targeting all undocumented immigrants including undocumented parents, who have no access to fight in court for family unity once they are separated for life from their US born children due to deportation.
•I will not "work together" to lower taxes on the 1% and increase taxes on the middle class and poor.
•I will not "work together" to help Trump use the Presidency to line his pockets and those of his family and cronies.
•I will not "work together" to weaken and demolish environmental protection.
•I will not "work together" to sell American lands, especially National Parks, to companies which then despoil those lands.
•I will not "work together" to enable the killing of whole species of animals just because they are predators, or inconvenient for a few, or because some people like killing them.
•I will not "work together" to remove civil rights from anyone.
•I will not "work together" to alienate countries that have been our allies for as long as I have been alive.
•I will not "work together" to slash funding for education.
•I will not "work together" to take basic assistance from people who are at the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder.
•I will not "work together" to get rid of common sense regulations on guns.
•I will not "work together" to eliminate the minimum wage.
•I will not "work together" to support so-called "Right To Work" laws, or undermine, weaken or destroy Unions in any way.
•I will not "work together" to suppress scientific research, be it on climate change, fracking, or any other issue where a majority of scientists agree that Trump and his supporters are wrong on the facts.
•I will not "work together" to criminalize abortion or restrict health care for women.
•I will not "work together" to increase the number of nations that have nuclear weapons.
•I will not "work together" to put even more "big money" into politics.
•I will not "work together" to violate the Geneva Convention.
•I will not "work together" to give the Ku Klux Klan, the Nazi Party and white supremacists a seat at the table, or to normalize their hatred
And racism.
•I will not "work together" to deny health care to people who need it.
•I will not "work together" to deny medical coverage to people on the basis of a "pre-existing condition."
•I will not "work together" to increase voter suppression.
•I will not "work together" to normalize tyranny.
•I will not “work together” to eliminate or reduce ethical oversite at any level of government.
•I will not "work together" with anyone who is, or admires, tyrants and dictators.
•I will not "work together" to give less support to government employees.
•I will not "work together" to find ways for the billionaires to cheat the system.
•I will not "work together" to implement a hiring freeze at government agencies.
•I will not "work together" to suppress reporters' right to ask questions the administrations does not like.
•I will not "work together" to bully any country, big or small.
•I will not "work together" to craft a message diminishing women and young adults.
•I will not support anyone that thinks its OK to put a pipeline to transport oil on Sacred Ground for Native Americans. And, it would run under the Missouri River, which provides drinking water for millions of people. An accident waiting to happen.
This is my line, and I am drawing it.
•I will stand for honesty, love, and respect for all living beings.
If you agree feel free to copy and re-post (this results in larger numbers of people seeing a post), and if you want, sign your name below ours. Also, if we have left anything out, feel free to add it to this list.
Signed:
Patricia Rollins Trosclair
Andrea Dora Zysk
George Georgakis
John Christopher
John Bowles
Patrick St.Louis
Carla Patrick
Darnell Bender
Vickie Davis
JMichael Carter
Janice Frazier-Scott
Rev. ELaura James Reid
Jeanette Bouknight
Rev. Dollie Howell Pankey
Gerald Butler
Carolyn McDougle
Vaughn Chatman
Adrienne Brown
Gary Trousdale
Steven E Gordon
Isis Nocturne
Debi Murray
Maureen O. Betita
Mona Enderli
Fernie James Tamblin
Myrna Dodgion
Alan Locklear
Tom Wilmore
Jackie Evans
Donna Endres
Lora Fountain
Roberta Gregory
Heather A Mayhew
Stevo Wehr
Nathan Stivers
Jen RaLee
Joan Holden
Leigh Lutz
Deborah Kirkpatrick
Linda Levy
Tom Rue
Nancy Hoffmann-Allison
Beejay McCabe
Michael James Myers
Edward T. Spire
Rupert Chapman
Dawn R. Dunbar
Robin Wilson
Monique Boutot
Laura Brown 💪🏼
Susan Aptaker
Steve Katz
Bonnie Wolk
Risa Guttman-Kornwitz
Angela Gora
Butch Norman
Sharon Tolman
Sue Zislis
Maurice Hirsch
Satch Dobrey
Jim Krapf
Don Starwalt
Deb Johansen
Daniel Anderson
Diane Kenney
Rebecca Koop
Nancy Shuert
Bill Pryor
Patrick Lamb
Bob Travaglione
Margaret Ragan
Martha Peters
Steve Wilson
Lauren Sullivan
Lauretta Hendricks Backus
Janet FitzGerald
M Molthen
Susan E Palmer
Ralph Doggett
Bob Frick
Daniel Quinn
Mark Taubenkrau
Kristen Dunder
Juan Carlos Valle
Kim Heddinger
Lynell stokes
Pam Sherrill
Julianne Harris
Jim Evangelista
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Kathy Goodwind
Patty Haas
Carrie Haas
Robin Bloom
Karen Parish
David Ardam
Janet Ardam
Jerry Hubbard
Les Brown
Kate Sanner
Judith D. Wilcox
Rev. Kevin Ewing
Dr. Jessica Shorette Pollard
Katrina Benjamin
Terri Paquin
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Leon Castonguay
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Michael Collette To all you hate mongers.

I respected Obama because he was elected as our president placed in office by the electoral majority established by our forefathers and the American Constitution. While I may have disagreed with his policies I respected him as
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Thomas Smith So you ARE alive and well that's good!
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Thomas Smith I DO agree that no one gave Obama a chance especially the House and the Senate. That is the biggest reason I voted for Trump. But it DOES scare me
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Catherine Driscoll Another one believing the main stream media, that everything they say is 100% true.......
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Michael Collette It's obvious to me that you "will not work together in keeping America safe" either. You need to study the constitution and the principles of democracy, and admit to yourselves that your party lost even as they attempted to disrupt our political procesSee More
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William Paquin I do not see myself as a hate monger. I see myself as practical and in survival mode.
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Michael Collette All I see is hate from a party I once served, respected and loved.
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Debbie Bailey This is very well put. I agree, Leon Castonguay. If we want to keep America safe, we need to first respect the freedoms that we have and the rights of our people. By keeping Americas people strong and supported, we will be able to resist the outside influences out to destroy us. Our new administration is out to destroy every good thing that America has done for its people in the last 100 years. RESIST
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Michael Collette Wrong! And at least in America I can still say that. In most of the world you are forced to agree or suffer. I refuse to suffer as a result of ignorant people who can never listen to someone else's opinion without being offended. We are so privileged tSee More
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Michael Collette When I joined the Army in 1967 under a democratic administration I was taught the definition of leadership as follows.

Leadership: The art of influencing and directing others in such a way as to gain their willing support, obedience, confidence and co
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Darlene Emco-Rollins That's is why So many have join their local Resistance groups In their area. 
Women's rights can not go back to what it was 100 yrs ago. Our environment needs to be a priority. Our veterans need to be taken care of . The elderly and disabled should not have to worry about more cut backs. I can not respect a president ....at any man who doesn't respect the rights of women , the indigenous or the constitution
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Michael Collette Darlene you can rest assure that President Trump will take of care woman, as he has proven by the large number he has employed at wages equal to men , he will take care of us elderly citizens and protect our social security and as a 100% disabled veterSee More
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William Paquin It's too bad the Republican Senate and Congress didn't give pres Obama the respect you are now asking the Democrates to give trump. Just saying what goes around comes around.... see what time brings. It's like a boat without a rudder right now... which may be the way it has to be
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Darlene Emco-Rollins I truely hope and pray you are right Michael .....but I have to admit I and millions of others, especially women are frightened,
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Michael Collette William Paquin: Childish way of living. Rather than mend differences make all sides suffer by seeking revenge. Not to say that I have totally lived up to what Jesus said: "love one another as I have loved you" but by all means that is what we should beSee More
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William Paquin If all sides don't work together, which they didn't during Obama years, then we will continue to have more of the same failed government. I can't see the democrats backing down now, there is nothing to loose. If things go badly for the Republicans or nothing gets done it will play strongly into the 2018 elections for Democrats winning more local elections..
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Leon Castonguay I do not know what happened to you, Michael. You had and used your brain when I knew you. You are clearly not able to now.. Keep your dogmatic, moralistic crap to yourself. If you believe for one second that any American who has any real thought process going on will support comrad Trump or you moralistic diatribe, you are sadly mistaken.
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Michael Collette Hey smart boy. Don't you read the papers. Get over it Trump won the election sore loser.
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William Paquin Its not about being a sore loser. We are seriously in danger with him and his Nazi crew in charge. There is so much lying going on its crazy. I simply would like the President to tell the truth. I mean for real. Not false truth, not some exaggerated sSee More
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Michael Collette Do you really believe that any politician including our last president always tells us the truth. If you do its not this country its fairyland.
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Leon Castonguay You tell yourself whatever you need to Michael. You know, however, that something, here, is messed up. This is not Hillary sending one email to her daughter and saying something different as State Dept. spokesman. You know something is wrong and you have a duty to you country, just as we do, to stand up to it .
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Michael Collette I would never disagree with the statement that "something here is messed up". There have always been things messed up in our country, but our republic has always endured. In our lifetime we have seen the assassination of JFK televised, the Vietnam warSee More
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Leon Castonguay I agree with ALMOST everything you said
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Leon Castonguay Thank you for taking the time to say it
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Terry A Travers WHO is Michael Collette? I've known many Spencer Collettes, but not Him. Must be around Paul Gaudette's age.
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Leon Castonguay My age, I think.
Career vet.
Earned his stripes.
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Terry A Travers There was Emil Collette, Paul Collette, Richard Collette, Roy Collette, Ray Collette, Donny Collette, Allan Collette, Norman Collette, Gerry Collette, Buster Collette, Frank Collette, Collette's Pharmacy, Collette's Mobil Station and I'm sure many moreSee More
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Leon Castonguay Yes, big family.
Though, I only really remember Michael and Donny
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Terry A Travers What year DPHS for you?
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Leon Castonguay Yes and Donnie Collette
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Terry A Travers I believe that's Gerry Collette's son. Step-brother to Larry Gosselin, who is now an Orthodox Priest. There's a younger brother who was quite a sportsman, but his name excapes me. Probably a good 10 years younger than Michael. They lived on the inside curve of Summit St. in the house where David Snow and the Bisonettes used to live.
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Terry A Travers Gerry's other son is named Kenny. I used to see him all the time, and not lately, so I presume he moved from Spencer. Gerry retired from Flexcon to pursue his fishing habit in a town near the Cape. Gerry's half-brother Donald was a lifer who served in Korea and Viet-Nam. Had a bad habit of staring at people in barrooms and would probably have been played by Christopher Walkin in any movie on the family, Damn, Leon, I guess I knew more Collettes than I thought!
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