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"We can't keep polishing the brass while the Titanic is Sinking"~Missouri Times & Arab American News endorse Bernie

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Opinion: Senator Sanders shares our Missouri values

BY MEGAN GREEN ON MARCH 6, 2020 St. Louis Alderwoman

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We cannot for much longer continue to polish the brass on the Titanic while it is sinking. We need new ideas and new energy to right our ship of state. As we approach the Missouri Presidential Primary on March 10th, we need to elect a Democratic candidate who strongly represents the values of Missourians and who will forcefully fight for us. This is why I'm supporting Senator Bernie Sanders for President.

Missouri voters have been forward-thinking in their choices. In 2018, Missourians voted to repeal the so-called right to work, raise the minimum wage, legalize medical marijuana, and get the big money out of the political system. Now it's time to elect a President of the United States who shares these Missouri values and will bring the stubborn dedication of the Missouri mule to enacting them across the country. Quite simply, I support Senator Sanders because he supports us.

Senator Sanders will federally eliminate the so-called Right to Work Laws and double union membership.

He will raise the federal minimum wage to $15 to ensure that no person who works 40 hours per week will struggle paycheck to paycheck.

He will legalize marijuana, expunge all past marijuana convictions, and invest revenue from legalization into communities that have been disproportionately hurt by the War on Drugs.

And he will pass a Constitutional Amendment to reverse Citizens United to make clear that money is not speech and corporations are not people.

In addition to electing a President who shares our values, we must also elect one who fights for a better future for Missouri.

When we have 350,000 Missourians without health insurance, substandard access to infant and maternal healthcare, and a Republican General Assembly who refuses to expand Medicaid, this means we need a Medicare-for-All health-care plan to ensure that never again does a Missourian die or go bankrupt because of lack of access to healthcare.

When Missouri has lost 91,000 manufacturing jobs due to disastrous trade agreements made to enhance corporate profits at the expense of workers, this means we need to rewrite our trade agreements to prevent the outsourcing of American jobs, raise wages, and provide protections for our environment.

When we have factory farms polluting our environment and hurting family farms, incessant flooding, and unacceptably high child asthma rates, we need a Green New Deal that creates 20 million jobs while helping us to advert a climate catastrophe.

When our last remaining abortion clinic is threatened with closure, we need to repeal the Hyde Amendment and codify Roe v. Wade to ensure the availability of access to safe and legal abortion.

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Will newspaper endorsements turn the tide in Missouri and Michigan, two must win states for Bernie? The two largest papers in Detroit both endorsed Biden, but for reasons too flimsy to note here at OpEdNews.

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Megan Green's article endorsing Bernie was one of the best endorsements I have seen.

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I agree, and that is why I published it. But it comes so late, against the cacaphonous, mediocre, and predictable background of articles like this one, coming from the Headquarters of that Confederation of Dunces:

Missouri endorsements roll in for Biden as field narrows, from the Boonville Daily News: https://www.boonvilledailynews.com/news/20200305

Let's not leave out such profound incisive statements as this, to forth and solve all the problems facing our nation:

Holden, in a similar statement, said Biden "believes that every citizen should be treated with dignity and respect."

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I agree, and that is why I published it. But it comes so late, against the cacaphonous, mediocre, and predictable background of articles like this one, coming from the Headquarters of that Confederation of Dunces:

Missouri endorsements roll in for Biden as field narrows, from the Boonville Daily News: https://www.boonvilledailynews.com/news/20200305

Let's not leave out such profound incisive statements as this, to forth and solve all the problems facing our nation:

Holden, in a similar statement, said Biden "believes that every citizen should be treated with dignity and respect."

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I liked the way it cut to the chase, so to speak, unlike my endorsement which probably took too long to make my case for the average Internet reader.

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I thought your was quite excellent, and I am sure it woke up some editors in Utah, and further, impossible for even a great writer to match her opening line about polishing the brass on the Titanic! That just about says it all in the present American political context.

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