Here's a beautiful submission by our very own Mary Luebke
Imagine my surprise when I researched the origin for the term that the right uses to insult people of the Democratic/Progressive persuasion. The term “snowflake” has a rich history. The word was a Southern US colloquialism applied to people that opposed the abolition of slavery, AKA racists. I find it interesting that “snowflakes” was originally a term more indicative of the Conservative/Republican persuasion. I am curious if they are aware of the origin. Probably not!
My feelings of discontent and inadequacy led me to seek out like-minded people devoted to righting the wrongs that the GOP was inflicting upon our country at an alarming rate. I could no longer sit back, taking a passive role, praying that someone would save our country.
As the saying goes “it takes a village to raise a child” and we needed to rise up and show the child Trump the errors of his ways. I received an email from the Hillary Clinton’s campaign telling me about Medina County Together. I did my research and realized that this is where God wants me to be.
I attended my first meeting and knew that I had found a place where our united efforts will make a difference. I have met many amazing people through Medina County Together, Medina Patriotic Resistance, and Indivisible Cleveland. Our efforts have and continue to make a difference in our fight to take our country back.
In the Fall of 2016 our country was assaulted by one of our greatest enemies, Russia. Vladimir Putin and his henchmen attacked our country by interfering with our presidential election. Their interference was a direct assault on our democracy and on national security. The American people deserve answers about what happened, who was involved, and the actions that our government officials will take to hold the perpetrators responsible, to prosecute them to the full extent of the law, and to ensure that this never happens again. These are answers that we have yet to receive from our elected officials.
WE, the PEOPLE, demand an independent commission to investigate Russia’s interference in our 2016 election! Our Republican representatives think that they can turn a blind eye and ignore Trump’s collusion with Russia and treason against our country. WE demand that you hear us. WE demand that you uphold the responsibility that you accepted when you became our elected representatives. WE demand a thorough and unbiased investigation into the deception and collusion committed against the American people.
YOU have taken a sacred oath to serve our government and the American people. YOU swore to “support and defend the Constitution of these United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” Yet now, when the very Democratic principles indoctrinated in our Constitution are targeted by a hostile, foreign power, and we discover more and more contacts between our sworn enemy and the campaign staff of our new president, Republican leadership is called into question. Where are YOUR comments about these attacks against our country and the very foundation of our governing principles? Where is YOUR accountability? YOU have the authority and the duty to oversee and respond to threats against our national security. YOU must not abdicate your responsibility to PROTECT and DEFEND the US Constitution and the safety and security of ALL Americans.
WE urge the Republican Party to separate partisanship and politics from patriotism.
So, although I do not like the connotation of the origin of the term “snowflake” I embrace it. I am proud to be a member of a coalition that is fighting for our country, our rights, and our place in the world. Our primary focus is to take back our country, to question and prosecute those who threaten our democracy and our very way of life. There is strength in numbers. Gather ye snowflakes together for a storm is coming and we are in the fight of our lives!