Trump must go

August 31, 2019.
Roaring Creek Farm, Gadsden County, Florida.
Less than one year ago, Michael, a Category 5 hurricane, struck the Big Bend.
The farm wasn’t spared. Winds of 145 mph toppled old hardwood trees and planted longleaf pines alike.
The destruction remains painfully evident.
Now another massive hurricane, Dorian, stalks in the Atlantic Ocean, threatening the East Coast.
Welcome to the new normal.
Meanwhile, the president of the United States is hastening what will certainly be the devastating impacts of climate change.
He has put industry toadies in positions of power who are dead set on undoing even the modicum of environmental protections that were in place.
Of all the absurdities that come out of his mouth, remember this one: How about dropping a nuclear bomb into hurricanes to stop them.
Or this one: I’m an environmentalist because I’ve done environmental impact statements for projects.
There are many reasons why it is imperative that this president shouldn’t be re-elected.
We desperately need a leader who will prepare us for the new world we are bequeathing to our grandchildren.
If we don’t find that leader, the question they will be asking us will cut like a jagged knife:
How could you?

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ronlittlepage

I wrote opinion columns for The Florida Times-Union for 28 years. I retired in December 2017, but I still have a few things to say. Often those thoughts come to me when I'm at our farm in Gadsden County where life is simple and the environment still beautiful.

4 thoughts on “Trump must go”

  1. I agree with you, Ron. I just hope the democrats won’t nominate someone so radically left that I can’t vote for them. I also hope Dorian goes out to sea.

    On Sat, Aug 31, 2019 at 8:05 AM Ron Littlepage’s View From The Farm wrote:

    > ronlittlepage posted: “August 31, 2019. Roaring Creek Farm, Gadsden > County, Florida. Less than one year ago, Michael, a Category 5 hurricane, > struck the Big Bend. The farm wasn’t spared. Winds of 145 mph toppled old > hardwood trees and planted longleaf pines alike. The destructi” >

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  2. Ron, Thank you for your important writing. We need more like you.

    On Sat, Aug 31, 2019 at 6:05 AM Ron Littlepage’s View From The Farm wrote:

    > ronlittlepage posted: “August 31, 2019. Roaring Creek Farm, Gadsden > County, Florida. Less than one year ago, Michael, a Category 5 hurricane, > struck the Big Bend. The farm wasn’t spared. Winds of 145 mph toppled old > hardwood trees and planted longleaf pines alike. The destructi” >

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  3. You haven’t lost your “spot on” wisdom, especially about Trump and his lack of intelligence. Is it a lack of intelligence? It’s almost a “bully attitude,” I can do what I want and “my people” will obey what I direct! What other president has had political rallies throughout his presidency?

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