Have Massachusetts (or any state) officials gamed out what they would do if Trump refuses to accept the results of the November election or unilaterally deems them invalid?
Many of us view President Donald Trump’s rally Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as an incredibly irresponsible, selfish and extraordinarily dangerous potential super Covid-19 spreader. But many liberal, educated Cambridge residents are behaving little differently by not wearing masks or distancing.
Covid-19 isn’t going anywhere. Handling the 1918 Spanish flu outbreak took two years. But like many communities across the United States, Cambridge is struggling in part simply because we have highly paid people in city and elected leadership who are not qualified to be there.
I hope this crisis will change our community for the better. We are all realizing how fragile our world truly is. In no order of importance, our government (especially voting), economy, health care, education and the environment were taken for granted by all of us in different degrees.
With an inept, totally unqualified president seemingly interested in hearing only good news, Americans look to our state and local leadership to act during this crisis. But why are city leaders so slow to act to help mitigate the imminent dire affects of the coronavirus?
A “Welcoming City Ordinance,” first presented in May, was once again being heard and deliberated by the council to, in essence, make our sanctuary city status more powerful and legitimate. No councillor asked about its tabling in October for an “unprepared” city solicitor.
Municipal elected officials failed in their responsibilities to lead and use a School Committee member’s lapse in judgment as a teaching moment for the young (and apparently the adults) of Cambridge.