What Would George Washington Think of Trump?

Presidents’ Day is a month away; so here’s something to chew on.

Kirschner's Korner

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History houses the uniform of President George Washington. A man once occupied that uniform who presented an imperfect but defining set of values and policies that would mold the foundation of the United States. For the past 242 years, the Union has survived despite monumental challenges at home and abroad.

The current occupant of the White House, Donald Trump, seems so antithetical to Washington’s vision for the country and how so many Americans view the characteristics a president should embody and the experience a president should bring to the office. What would Washington think of Trump if he was alive today? An examination of his character, views, and policies offers insight.

Washington didn’t affiliate with any political party and despised partisanship. He believed partisan politics were ruinous to the fabric of American society. In his Farewell Address, he warned Americans of the divisive…

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Boycott the film “Trophy”

Call CNN to stop glorifying the killing of animals.

Exposing the Big Game

Resharing our message below regarding the film Trophy, which we urge you not to watch.

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Tomorrow, CNN broadcasts the film “Trophy”, a pro-trophy hunting film.

The film was initially presented to CWI as a balanced look at trophy hunting. For that reason, we gave an interview for the film. Executive Director Carrie LeBlanc appears in Trophy, as one of only two primary dissenting voices against trophy hunting.

When we saw the completed film last fall, we were horrified. As it turns out, the films director manipulated and used an anti-trophy hunting protest we held in Las Vegas to their own ends and put a trophy hunter amongst our protesters to provoke response.

Trophy attempts, poorly, to make trophy hunters seem like sympathetic figures, instead of the killers they are.

While we are unhappy to be featured in a pro-trophy hunting film, we…

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Horse Killed on “Frozen” Parx Track

A race horse had to die on a frozen track at Parx to call attention to the inhumane conditions race horses must endure.

Horseracing Wrongs

Here’s how much Racing cares: With the Northeast mired in a deep freeze for much of the past week-plus, the wits at Parx (near Philly) decided to run races anyway yesterday. In the first, with the track condition listed on Equibase as “frozen,” 6-year-old Lust for Money, an apt name if ever there was one, “went wrong and fell completing a half mile – then was euthanized.” Killed on the ice. Only then, after one of its “athletes” had unnecessarily been destroyed, did Parx cancel for the day.

Oh how they care.

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For Hunters in the Woods, a Quiet Killer: Tree Stands

Exposing the Big Game

Chris Nutter surveys the land around him in rural upstate New York from a tree stand, which are popular among deer hunters. At least five people have died this year statewide while hunting from tree stands and many more have been injured. CreditBrett Carlsen for The New York Times

Jeff Callahan can still recall the morning he dozed off while hunting deer from a homemade tree-stand in upstate New York.

The resulting fall — a 13-foot plunge that caused a spinal injury and left him paralyzed from the neck down — was avoidable, he said, if only he had followed precautions and tethered himself to the tree with a safety line.

“Some guys think they’re indestructible, and that’s what I thought too,” said Mr. Callahan, 57, who now hunts from his wheelchair. Even aiming with his teeth and firing with…

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Stop Killing Coyotes

 

11flores-master768“….As long as urbanites keep their dogs and cats inside at night, coyotes pose no unique or overwhelming danger, certainly no more than other wild predators. So why do we continue to mark them as targets for our blood sports?

… there is something perverse in the government, and society, marking a species for death, setting it outside the bounds of even our wildlife protection laws.

We know coyotes are intelligent, social creatures. They do not enjoy death. No thoughtful human being, considerate of other life, should sacrifice for pleasure or a bet an animal like the one Adolph Murie observed in Yellowstone in the 1930s. Doing so is immoral — not in a religious sense, but in reference to morality’s origins, the evolution of a sense of fairness among members of a social species, which early on came to include a human recognition that other creatures enjoy being alive and that depriving them of life is a very serious matter.”  https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/11/opinion/stop-killing-coyotes.html?_r=1