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Donald Trump Stunned By More Resignations Of Federal Officials

Last week, two federal business advisory councils ceased to exist after large numbers of council members resigned in protest of Donald Trump’s embrace of American Nazis. Then, the entire President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities quit in protest of Trump’s crude nationalist embrace of inequality.

This week, the emptying of federal councils continue, as more of America’s top experts decide that they would rather sacrifice their work than be associated with Donald Trump. Monday evening, many members of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council submitted letters of resignation, explaining that they can no longer work with Trump. The resigning members wrote that, “In taking on this duty, we each took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Today, that oath compels us to resign. The moral infrastructure of our Nation is the foundation on which our physical infrastructure is built. The Administration’s actions undermine that foundation.”

Today, Donald Trump’s science adviser at the U.S. Department of State, Dr. Daniel Kammen, resigned in protest. The letter of resignation Dr. Kammen wrote to Donald Trump reads as follows:

“I am resigning from my position as Science Envoy for the Department of State of the United States. Since 1996, I have served the Departments of Energy, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the State Department in a number of roles. Working closely with the talented teams at State Department Headquarters and at U.S. embassies abroad, we have built significant partnerships in North and East Africa, and in the Middle East, around shared visions of national security, job creation in the U.S. and sustainable energy.

My decision to resign is in response to your attacks on core values of the United States. Your failure to condemn white supremacists and neo-Nazis has domestic and international ramifications. On this issue, I stand with the unequivocal and authoritative statements of Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer, Virginia Governor Terry McCauliffe, Ohio Governor John Kasich, Senator John McCain, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, Dr. Cornel West, Linda Sarsour, the Palestinian-American activist and one of the organizers of the Women’s March, and many others.

Particularly troubling to me is how your response to Charlottesville is consistent with a broader pattern of behavior that enables sexism and racism, and disregards the welfare of all Americans, the global community and the planet.

Examples of this destructive pattern have consequences on my duties as science envoy. Your decision to abdicate the leadership opportunities and the job creation benefits of the Paris Climate Accord, and to undermine energy and environmental research are not acceptable to me.

Acts and words matter. To continue in my role under your administration would be inconsistent with the principles of the United States Oath of Allegiance to which I adhere.

Character is vital in leadership. I find particularly wise the admonition of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who cautioned that, “A people [or person] that values its privileges above principles soon loses both.”

Herein, with regret, I resign. I deeply respect and value the work of the many fine people I have encountered in our federal agencies and will miss the opportunity to work with and support them. Your actions to date have, sadly, harmed the quality of life in the United States, our standing abroad, and the sustainability of the planet.”

19 thoughts on “Donald Trump Stunned By More Resignations Of Federal Officials”

  1. Al Hopfmann says:

    It would save money to not refill this position, and hundreds or thousands of others in the bloated federal government.

    1. J Clifford says:

      You ever hear of the phrase “penny wise, pound foolish”?

      Do you really think the United States of America doesn’t gain significant value from a scientific envoy to other nations? Do you have any idea how much money scientific insight produces and saves for this country every year, Al?

      Private industry doesn’t provide the bulk of that insight, fella. The tool you’re using right now to read this is the invention of government scientists.

      It’s your ideology that’s bloated.

      1. Al Hopfmann says:

        I totally disagree. You need to do more objective research. The stifling of free enterprise by excessive government has resulted in par less scientific advancement than what has been alternatively produced by all government grants and involvement in scientific research. Even where government programs (NASA, war, etc) have produced technological advances, it is the free market of corporations, individual entrepreneurs, and educational institutions that has been responsible for the progress.

        1. Juniper says:

          The stifling of free enterprise has produced less science then the federal government???

          What is your data source for this?

          What does this even mean?

          1. Al Hopfmann says:

            It means that society has had less progress because of excessive government than it would have with liberty oriented government. People who calls themselves “progressives” should be promoting limited government rather than unlimited government if they truly want progress for society. A good starting point for “progressives” would be to read the book “The Mainspring of Human Progress” by Henry Grady Weaver instead of reading books by Saul Alinsky and Al Gore.

          2. J Clifford says:

            Well, Mr. Hopfmann, you SAY you want “limited government”, but then you support a President who coddles Nazis and just pardoned a guy who used government power to lock up large numbers of American citizens for no other reason than that they looked Hispanic.

            You don’t support limited government. You just support an expansion of hateful fascism.

          3. Al Hopfmann says:

            Did you see Mr. Clifford’s reply below? He has reached a new level of insult and untruthfulness by saying that I “don’t support limited government”. Nothing could be further from the truth, except perhaps his statement that I “support an expansion of hateful fascism”.
            He seems to have so much hate for Donald Trump (I am not a fan of Trump either, but I don’t hate him and lie about him) that he dismisses the fascism of Obama and Clinton,. I don’t dismiss as harmless or ignore their policies and beliefs which are much closer to fascism than Donald Trump’s. Anyone who is a journalist or pretends to be a journalist should be honest and objective.

          4. J Clifford says:

            Mr. Hopfmann, you come on here and justify Donald Trump’s most outrageous, hateful actions all the time. You justify his racism and fascism, and then you make absurd claims about how things like providing medical care to people is just as fascist as when Donald Trump defends people waving Nazi flags.

            You’re standing with the American Nazis.

            There comes a time when you’ve got to choose sides, and I know where I stand. I stand firmly against the President who praises and pardons people who torture people and imprison Americans based only on ethnic appearance.

            You can’t keep defending Donald Trump and claim not to be a Trump supporter, Al.

          5. Al Hopfmann says:

            I am not defending Donald Trump. I really don’t like him and am not satisfied with his lack of understanding regarding liberty and the nature of government. If he does something good I will applaud it. (I’m still waiting for the communism called “Obamacare” to be repealed.) If he does something bad I will criticize it. (Appointing many Establishment CFR types to administrative positions, and not “draining the swamp” as promised.)
            Your apparent hatred of Trump is clouding your vision and causing you to mislabel people who also are not positive about Trump, but don’t share that hatred. You would be far better served to help those of us who don’t like Trump, but don’t hate him, “hold his feet to the fire” and see if we can make even any little progress in reversing the disastrous trend toward unlimited government. If we can, it would be the first time since President Coolidge left office. How about we start by getting rid of the IRS? If you think that is too large of a task, how about withdrawing from the UN? Or even just reversing more of Obama’s negative Executive Orders? Or expunging the racism from the federal Census forms? Or changing the immigration laws that we might not like, while insisting that the current laws be obeyed until we get them changed? Or getting rid of airport molestation? Or abolishing “Selective Service”? There is much to do. Let’s work together, without hate, and see what positive things we can accomplish.

      2. hy says:

        J Clifford : Do you even know what are agencies like NASA are created for and do called research institutions ? They are ll there to just progress the technologies LITTLE BY LITTLE so its profitable and can be successfully be commercialized and make money for the companies and corporations.
        The hidden agenda here being to SUPPRESS the technologies which could make US energy independent and stop such researches and KILL those scientists who invent such technologies which create alternative energy sources, Google “Suppressed Technologies” you’ll get it . One of the main covert operations of such “research agencies” is to find such inventors and to suppress or if they dont listen then KILL them !!!! I can feel GOD working through TRUMP due to these reasons !!!

        US is filled with history of HOME-MADE inventions which could have changed the course of history BUT due to these so-called paid research institutions they get SUPPRESSED and never see the light of the day.

        1. Al Hopfmann says:

          You are implying (not very subtly!) that conspiracies exist, supported by government and the “military-industrial complex”, that have the deliberate purpose of retarding progress. I do not necessarily disagree with you, but my scientific curiosity and openmindedness require more proof to my satisfaction to definitely agree. I will objectively search for the truth, without being afraid of it.
          Yes, there have been some questions which can’t be ignored by any honest objective researcher about what is really the truth about inventions by such people as Gene Frenette and Tom Ogle. Even Dennis Miller should not be dismissed out of hand. And yes, there are suspicious deaths among a number of these revolutionary inventors that rival the suspicious deaths of Clinton allies and enemies. Big government advocates ridicule and dismiss these suspicious deaths, but honest, objective Americans should continue to seek the truth.
          Meanwhile, big government advocates, most of whom do not understand thermodynamics and ecological biology , continue to vilify “fossil fuels” while touting combustible hydrogen as the fuel of the future. Just like with solar cells , electric storage batteries, “curly-cue” lightbulbs , and other supposedly “ecologically friendly” processes and devices, they are unwilling to discuss the real costs of those things honestly.
          Let’s all work honestly and objectively to find real progress among the many kinds of research being done, rather than blindly swallowing what the Establishment flunkies pontificate with the purpose of advancing their agenda to promote unlimited government.
          I would not count on Trump to solve the problem unless we can exert enough positive influence on him. It is worth trying.

          1. hy says:

            Al Hopfmann and J Clifford. I am baffled by the Americans who have silently worked and sacrificed their lives Selflessly by creating new inventions that could easily have made present BIG energy corporation redundant, obviously they have been suppressed, starting with Nikola Tesla to Stanley Meyers to many of them who are lucky to be alive today. You can easily check a LOT of details at PESWIKI (wikipedia of suppressed inventions ) . These people should be revered as saints and be protected and funded properly. These kind of Americans are not only extremely intelligent but are very very selfless too, but their lives are threatened. Fellow American should take responsibility for their lives !!!! I was curious open minded till i opened the floodgates of internet, i didn’t need to be open-minded to understand down-to-earth simple logic and The research is already there, people have already done their jobs (and sacrificed their lives for it !!) all you need to do is to find a way to implement it.

            I stopped my research when i found TRUE concepts on the web, more than sufficient material is out there, all we need to do is implement it, and stop such organizations which are built solely built for make-believe and to eat up taxpayer’s money. WHAT DO YOU THINK IF WE JUST IMPLEMENT ALL THE INVENTIONS OF JUST ONE PERSON NIKOLA ? THE EARTH WILL IMMEDIATELY BECOME ENERGY-INDEPENDENT AND WILL BE FREE.. So stop searching, its all there on the web, just stop paying foolishly to people who are PAID to stop and slow it and positions which are just held too the money rolling, they are not scientists, they are white clothed people who make a show of it so you can give them money .

            ” discuss the real costs of those things ” really ? Take two good magnet, these have very powerful push or pull forces which can last a life time of a human being eh ? Can’t we use a little common sense and convert this into a motion that continuously produces electricity FOR LIFE. Check Bedini motors ? Just one example.

            And please stop this research fund, there is no research all hogwash. Its all there. U.S. CIA has a simple fuel-less spaceship which can reach moon in 90 mins did you know that ? Thats hidden, but we see ourselves trying to find out the latest features of the latest model of an iphone !

        2. F.G. Fitzer says:

          hy, you’re absolutely right!!!

          except you left out the part about how all the good new technologies are going to the homes of our lizard overlords

          1. Al Hopfmann says:

            Could you tell us more about “our lizard overlords”?

          2. hy says:

            Maybe its just money. Why would a rich brat be interested in free or cheap energy system ? The would like to find more ways to spend their ill-gotten money.
            The newest kind of technologies that the rich may be interested in would just be the latest version of the new iphone or the latest TV set or the huge petrol draining latest sports car in the market.

    2. hy says:

      You’re absolutely right !!!

    3. hy says:

      Al Hopfmann You’re Absolutely right !!!!

  2. J Clifford says:

    For the record, elsewhere on Irregular Times, Al Hopfmann has REFUSED to acknowledge and condemn the Nazi ideology of Donald Trump. He has refused to take concrete action in opposition to Donald Trump.

    He’s saying here that he doesn’t need to, because “getting rid of the IRS” is a more important issue.

    More important than opposing Nazism in America?

    I don’t think so, Mr. Hopfmann. You ought to be ashamed of yourself.

    1. Al Hopfmann says:

      I have not “REFUSED to acknowledge and condemn the Nazi ideology of Donald Trump” because Donald Trump Donald Trump DOES NOT HAVE a “Nazi ideology”, or hardly any other ideology. I do not consider Donald Trump to be a good president, but his political positions are MIXED, not Nazi or clearly anything else. To label him Nazi is simply erroneous or a deliberate lie. Attacking someone who does not participate in confirming a lie is disgusting. Further, I have taken “concrete action in opposition to Donald Trump” on issues where it is merited. Your complaint is hypocritical.
      And “getting rid of the IRS” is opposing “Nazism in America” and other bad “isms” like fascism, socialism, and communism. more than lying about Trump. Tell the truth about Trump, the good, the bad, and the ugly. But don’t fabricate falsehoods to fit your agenda. BTW, what is your agenda?

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