Thursday, August 11, 2016

King, Reagan, and Kennedy Families Respond to Trump's 2nd Remarks

In remarks to the press recently, Governor Andrew Cuomo said you don't know what to expect next in this election.  I don't mind admitting that the idea of what could be next strikes me with dread.

Families of leaders who were assassinated or survived assassination attempts are speaking out.

From Dr. Bernice A. King on Facebook:
Be A King
As the daughter of a leader who was assassinated, I find ‪#‎Trump‬'s comments distasteful, disturbing, dangerous. His words don't ‪#‎LiveUp‬. ‪#‎MLK‬
From Patti Davis on Facebook:
To Donald Trump: I am the daughter of a man who was shot by someone who got his inspiration from a movie, someone who believed if he killed the President the actress from that movie would notice him. Your glib and horrifying comment about "Second Amendment people" was heard around the world. It was heard by sane and decent people who shudder at your fondness for verbal violence. It was heard by your supporters, many of whom gleefully and angrily yell, "Lock her up!" at your rallies. It was heard by the person sitting alone in a room, locked in his own dark fantasies, who sees unbridled violence as a way to make his mark in the world, and is just looking for ideas. Yes, Mr. Trump, words matter. But then you know that, which makes this all even more horrifying.
From William Kennedy Smith and Jean Kennedy Smith:


Political violence is no joke

By William Kennedy Smith and Jean Kennedy Smith August 10
William Kennedy Smith and Jean Kennedy Smith are the nephew and sister of President John. F. Kennedy and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, who was assassinated on June 6, 1968.
On April 4, 1968, the day the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed, Robert Kennedy was campaigning for the presidency in Indianapolis. Bobby conveyed the news of King’s death to a shattered, mostly black audience. He took pains to remind those whose first instinct may have been toward violence that President John F. Kennedy had also been shot and killed. Bobby went on, “What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the United States is not violence and lawlessness, but is love, and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country, whether they be white or whether they be black.”
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And now this.

Battleground State Editorials Rip Trump’s Second Amendment Comments: ‘Very Irresponsible,’ ‘Disqualifying,’ ‘Reckless and Dangerous, ‘Inexcusable,’ ‘The Most Damning Thing He’s Done on the Trail,’ ‘Unacceptable,’ ‘Outrageous,’ ‘A New Low’>>>>