Hope For Government of, by, and for the people

Dear Care for Crash Victims Community Members:

On April 20, 2017, I was crossing the Verrazano Bridge in the afternoon and was shocked to see the Manhattan skyline almost invisibly shrouded in polluted air.  This one day after just having published an article about Earth Day and Ralph Nader’s contributions to protecting people from many forms of harm including pollution.  See http://www.legalreader.com/powers-of-the-people-on-earth-day-2017/

Today, Nader’s column describes Trumps first hundred days aimed at fighting regulations rather than real problems.

“The worst of Trump’s egregious attacks on regulatory protections are coming out of his mindless Executive Orders (EO) to federal agencies. While many are of dubious legality – they would require Congressional legislation – his intent is clear: roll back major protections of Americans wherever they eat, breathe, drink, work, drive and receive healthcare.” 
Hope for representative government was given the people by Lincoln.
“Lincoln…memorialized the sacrifices of those who gave their lives at Gettysburg and extolled virtues for the listeners (and the nation) to ensure the survival of America’s representative democracy: that “government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”  See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gettysburg_Address

Nader continues his work of more than 50 years for such governance.  Public Citizen, founded by Nader, is working to ensure that “government of the people, by the people, and for the people” does not devolve into government of the people, by, and for the billionaires.  See http://corporatecabinet.org/page.cfm?id=78


Lou Lombardo

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