International Fact-Checking Day!
This year we follow April Fool’s Day with International Fact-Checking Day! Wonder why?! http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2017/mar/30/april-2-international-fact-checking-day/
Our president is an affront to most things I believe in, not the least of which is truth. This week’s Time magazine cover asks: Is Truth Dead? My answer: NO, not as long as that very question makes us angry!
Every day we are reminded that we can not take for granted simple principles like truth, justice and the American Way. I’ve renewed subscriptions to The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, The Atlantic and Vanity Fair. Our president did not win the White House with a mandate. Remind yourself: Hillary Clinton won the popular vote bigly by almost 2.9 million votes! More Americans voted for Clinton than any other losing presidential candidate in US history. That does not make us losers. We only lose when we fail to make our voices heard.
I am committed to holding onto my anger for all the right reasons. I think Mr. Rogers, a man I did respect, said it well:
“The values we care about the deepest, and the movements within society that support those values, command our love. When those things that we care about so deeply become endangered, we become enraged. And what a healthy thing that is! Without it, we would never stand up and speak out for what we believe.”
Commit to the truth today,