Reaction to Trump as POTUS

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Reaction to Trump as POTUS


Unread post by SBM » Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:24 pm

Anti-Defamation League CEO: I’ll 'register as Muslim' if Trump makes database ... rump-makes

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Re: Reaction to Trump as POTUS


Unread post by SBM » Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:25 pm

From ACLU published in NYT on Friday 11/11/2016

Dear President Elect-Trump
For nearly one hundred years, the ACLU has stood as this nation’s premier defender of freedom and justice for all.
As you assume the nation’s highest office, we must ask you now as President-elect to reconsider and change course on certain campaign promises you have made.
Specifically, you promised to:
- amass a deportation force to remove 11 million undocumented immigrants;
- ban the entry of Muslims and institute aggressive surveillance programs targeting them;
- restrict a woman’s right to abortion services;
- reauthorize waterboarding and other forms of torture;
- change our nation’s libel laws and restrict freedom of expression.
These proposals are not simply un-American and wrong-headed. They are unlawful and unconstitutional, and would violate the First, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth and Fourteenth amendments of the Constitution, as well as other statutes and international treaties.
Many of our country’s most cherished rights are the result of ACLU litigation and advocacy. From the Scopes trial (the right to teach evolution in public science classrooms) to seminal Supreme Court cases like Korematsu (challenging Japanese American internment), Miranda (the right to remain silent), Griswold (the right to contraception), Loving (the right of interracial couples to marry), Gideon (the right to a court appointed attorney if you can’t afford one), Windsor (striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act), and Obergefell (the right of same sex couples to marry), all were the fruits of our labor. We have worked with and battled American presidents of both parties to ensure that our country makes good on its founding premise as the land of the free.
If you do not reverse course and endeavor to make these campaign promises a reality, you will have to contend with the full fire power of the ACLU at your every step. Our staff of litigators and activists in every state; thousands of volunteers; and millions of supporters stand ready to fight against any encroachment on our cherished freedoms and rights.

One thing is certain: we will be eternally vigilant every day of your tenure as President. And when you ultimately vacate the Oval Office, we will do likewise with your successor.
Anthony D. Romero
Executive Director
American Civil Liberties Union

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Re: Reaction to Trump as POTUS


Unread post by SBM » Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:28 pm

Miami passes resolution condemning hate speech, violence against Muslims
Muslim groups praise item ... t-muslims-#

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Re: Reaction to Trump as POTUS


Unread post by ghulam muhammed » Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:01 pm

Is Trump mentally unstable? US professors think so, want full check-up

"We are writing to express our grave concern regarding the mental stability of our President-elect," three experts wrote in a letter to President Obama.

Three leading professors of psychiatry from America's prestigious universities have written to President Barack Obama, expressing their "grave concern" over his successor Donald Trump's mental stability.

In the letter addressed to the US president, the doctors -- one from the Harvard Medical School and two others who have been associated with top US varsities over the years -- have urged him to order a "full medical and neuropsychiatric evaluation" before the President-elect takes office on January 20.

"We are writing to express our grave concern regarding the mental stability of our President-elect," the letter published by the Huffington Post read.

The letter assumes significance as it is written by three distinguished professors of psychiatry -- Judith Herman, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Nanette Gartrell, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco (1988-2011,) and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School (1983-87); and Dee Mosbacher, Ph.D. Assistant Clinical Professor Department of Community Health Systems University of California, San Francisco (2005-2013).

"Professional standards do not permit us to venture a diagnosis for a public figure whom we have not evaluated personally. Nevertheless, his widely reported symptoms of mental instability -- including grandiosity, impulsivity, hypersensitivity to slights or criticism, and an apparent inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality -- lead us to question his fitness for the immense responsibilities of the office," the letter said.

"We strongly recommend that, in preparation for assuming these responsibilities, he receive a full medical and neuropsychiatric evaluation by an impartial team of investigators," it said.

In August, President Obama had questioned the 70-year-old business tycoon's judgement and temperament and called him "unfit to serve as president".

This is not the first time mental health professionals have weighed in on Trump's suitability for office.

In June, Atlantic published a psychologist's findings that Trump suffered from "narcissism, disagreeableness, grandiosity".

In August, an Oxford study claimed that Trump has more psychopathic traits than Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler.

Psychologist Kevin Dutton from Oxford University ranked the psychopathic traits of the US presidential hopefuls and historical figures using a standard psychometric tool -- the Psychopathic Personality Inventory - Revised (PPI-R).

Trump outstripped Hitler on factors including social influence and fearlessness, while the Nazi dictator scored higher on cold-heartedness and Machiavellian egocentricity, which describes a lack of empathy and sense of detachment from others for the sake of achieving one's own goals. ... l-check-up

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Re: Reaction to Trump as POTUS


Unread post by qutub_mamajiwala » Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:46 am ... ens-march/

Linda Sarsour is a principal organizer for Woman’s March on Washington following President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Her rise to liberal stardom following the march has occurred in spite of her support for anti-feminist views and outrageous attacks on anti-Sharia women leaders

Sarsour dismisses the fact that women in Saudi Arabia are treated as second-class citizens who are unable to drive, interact with men, and dress as they please as inconsequential.

In addition to her dismissal of Saudi subjugation of women, she has attacked a documentary calling attention to the plight of women in the Islamic world. Sarsour has been a vocal critic of the executive producer of the film, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a former Dutch Parliamentarian, ex-Muslim, and vocal critic of Islam who was also the victim of female genital mutilation.

In 2011, Sarsour took to twitter and vulgarly berated Hirsi Ali; and ACT for America founder, Brigitte Gabriel, and said, “I wish I could take their vaginas away – they don’t deserve to be women.”

Those supporting her do not care that she promotes terrorists; they don’t care that she vulgarly called for a victim of female genital mutilation to have her genitalia removed; and they are not concerned that she downplays misogyny in Saudi Arabia. As far as they’re concerned, she helped set up a March so therefore she’s the bees knees.

Sarsour is seen as a rising star in leftist circles and the Democratic Party. The left needs to take the blinders off and take a long, hard look at the people they’re propping up as role models. ... ens-march/