This morning’s weather forecast dictated our travel decision.
Jeffrey couldn’t fight a 20-30 mph (32-48 kph) headwind for 100 miles to reach Mullen before dark. Never mind gusts of 40 mph that could blow us off the road.
Brandy works several jobs to help support her extended family, including a son who works multiple jobs and soon will attend college to study diesel mechanics and crime scene investigation.
Somehow the richest country in the world can’t keep its roads repaired, its hardworking citizens financially secure, its people healthy without bankrupting them, or its legal promises to asylum applicants.
Brandy and Jeffrey commiserated but could not find a way to return to the principles of 1933-1981, when the wealthy paid high Federal taxes (the top marginal rate in that era was at least 70%; under Republican President Eisenhower, it was 91%) and the American people prospered and felt good about our future.
But to the breaking of our legal promises to asylum applicants, there is a solution.
Yes, support candidates for public office who are true to our principles as a welcoming people. Vote for those who believe that the Refugee Act of 1980 means what it says.
And to hold candidates’ and officials’ feet to the fire—and to provide practical help at no charge to people who have a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, social group membership, or political opinion—support Human Rights First.
Chock full of experiences off the main highways–old filling station, rr towers, cattle, motel workers, fellow RNs–great post! Hope you don’t have so much wind tomorrow. Ride on!
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Another interesting day