Published On: Thu, Nov 24th, 2016

Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Big-Donor Education Secretary,,, “We Do Expect Something In Return”

Draining the Swamp? No. He’s Building It Up

Thank you pro-lifers who convinced so many Christians that the only choice they had for president was Donald Trump. You keep demonstrating how you are anything but pro-life when you turn away and ignore all the evil which is done by those who claim to be pro-life.

It is as if a few choice words and the use of a label for oneself is all that matters to you.

Being pro-life is not a label, it is about an ethos. It is concern for all, including, but not limited to, children, the elderly, the poor, and the oppressed. Indeed, pro-life people should feel the call to work for and help anyone who finds their human dignity being denigrated or removed by those in positions of power. The Gospel of Life is an ethos about human dignity. If you think you can disregard anyone’s dignity at any stage of life, if you think you can abandon the dignity of any person, you are not pro-life.

Now, I’ve heard Trump’s choice for Secretary of Education is Betsy DeVos. I’m hearing some “pro-life” fans of Trump celebrating her as a “pro-life choice.”

Say what?

Can you be even more obvious that you don’t care about human dignity?

Betsy DeVos. Photograph by Keith A. Almli (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Betsy_Devos.jpg) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Betsy DeVos. Photograph by Keith A. Almli (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Betsy_Devos.jpg) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Betsy DeVos is a rich, big time lobbyist who has been known to gloat about the power her money gives to her:

“I know a little something about soft money, as my family is the single largest contributor of soft money to the Republican National Party. I have decided, however, to stop taking offense at the suggestion that we are buying influence. Now I simply concede the point. They are right. We do expect something in return. (Source)

There are questions and indications that she helped her brother, Erik Prince*, get governmental contracts for his company, Blackwater (yes, that disgraced contracting firm which has done considerable harm in Iraq). Her husband, Dick DeVos, a source, but not the only source, of her wealth is the heir of the AMWAY fortune (a “legalized pyramid scheme”).

Oh, by the way, she has no experience teaching. She has no experience in education. Her experience is lobbying for charter schools, that is, to work for the privatization of the education system.

So not only did you help bring in a President who will and has said anything to “make the deal,”  but also a president who is not “draining the swamp” but bringing in the people to make it bigger. What do you think he is going to do with it then?

Catholics who follow the real Gospel of Life cannot let this mockery continue. We must oppose Trump in every and all actions of his which indicates his selling out of the American people, let alone the pro-life name.

  • LiberteEgaliteFraternite

    And Yet the Media ignored OBAMA appointees and their donations:

    Julius Genachowski pays DNC $3,494,919, ’09-13 Chairman of the FCC

    Richard M. Lobo’s Wife, Caren Lobo, Donated $716,000 To DNC. Obama Then Nominated Richard Lobo For Director Of The International Broadcasting Bureau.

    Robert A. Mandell pays DNC $1,121,250, June 2011, President Obama named Mandell the Ambassador to Luxembourg

    Katherine Gehl $1,025,000: Board of Director of OPIC (Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution) nominated by Obama, confirmed by Senate in 2011

    Tony West. 1.059 million for the deputy attorney general position

    Alexa Wesner raised $483.100 for the DNC in 2008, then became Ambassador to Austria in 2013

    Bruce J. Oreck pays DNC $1,136,613, US ambassador to Finland 2009 to 2015

    Crystal Nix-Hines Donated $600,000 To The DNC And Then Was Nominated By President Obama To The Position Of United States Permanent Representative To The United Nations Educational, Scientific And Cultural Organization With The Rank Of Ambassador.

    Jane Hartley Donated $605,000 To DNC And Then Was Nominated By Obama To Serve Concurrently As The U.S. Ambassador To The French Republic And The Principality of Monaco.

    2 Ambassadors had maxed out contributions of $28,500 1 year+ they received appointments. Eileen Donahoe (UN) and Bill Kennard (EU).

    John Roos term as ambassador to Japan concluded in August 2013,In April of 2014 John Roos forms The Roos Group LLC. The Roos Group is focused on strengthening ties between Silicon Valley and Japan in areas that include cross-border investment, venture capital, corporate growth, and the promotion of innovation and entrepreneurship. John Roos donated 2 million, and he’s now running a company that sounds like its making a lot more then 2 million with what its doing

    Starting to see the pattern?

    1 Matthew Berzun … Ambassador to UK
    2 Julius Genachowski … Former chairman to FCC
    3 Frank Sanchez…. Under secretary of commerce
    8 Kirk Wagner… Ambassador to Singapore
    9 Alan Solomont … Ambassador to Spain
    11 John Roos… Ambassador to Japan
    12 Nicole Avant… Ambassador to Bahamas
    13 Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe … Ambassador to the UN
    16 Steve Westly – CFO of California
    17 Don Beyer – Ambassador to Switzerland
    21 Don Gips – Ambassador to South Africa
    22 Howard Gutman – Ambassador to Belgium
    24 Cynthia Stroum – Ambassador to Luxembourg
    27 Mark Gilbert – Ambassador to New Zealand
    31 Norm Eisen – Ambassador to Czech Republic
    37 Bruce Oreck – Ambassador to Finland
    43 Tony West – deputy Attorney General
    45 Bill Kennard – Ambassador to EU