Kermit Says… believes in the power of treating people, regardless of the color of their skin, religion, class, ability, or age, with kindness, love, and respect. We believe that we each have a responsibility to stand up against injustice, discrimination, inequality, inequity, and bullying in all of its forms. While our views may be considered liberal or far-left, we like to think we embody and uphold the Golden Rule: to treat others the way we wish to be treated. Our hope is to consistently spread messages of hope and love and encourage and empower others to do the same.
Regardless of where we lean politically, it’s clear we’re all being tested. We’re grappling with a lot of anger, confusion, and frustration, and it is manifesting in a variety of ways. So let me take a second to remind you:
Women’s rights are human rights. LGBTQ+ rights are human rights. Immigrant and refugee rights are human rights. Access to affordable healthcare and equitable education are both human rights. Fair protection under the law regardless of background is a human right.
In other words…
Black lives matter. Women’s rights aren’t for anyone to control. No human is illegal. Science is real. Water is life. Love is love. Kindness is everything.
No one is better than anyone else. Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity, respect, and kindness, and did you all forget that that is a basic, inalienable human right, the very rights on which this country was founded:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent and inalienable rights; that among these, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.” –Declaration of Independence as originally written by Thomas Jefferson, 1776.
To those who will stop at nothing to voice their concerns and fight for justice, here are just a few resources that outline what you can do to stay active and (relatively) sane:
Huffington Post- 52 Things You Can Do In The First 52 Weeks Of Trump’s Presidency
Women’s March on Washington- 10 Actions/100 Days
Buzzfeed- 16 Small Acts Of Resistance For Your Mental Health
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