Here’s an excellent example of what we can expect our future to be like as millennials leave college and find jobs with the rest of us adults and it’s not pretty.

It’s been two months since Donald Trump was elected and people are still in tears and crushed with defeat. But this time, it’s not college students, it’s federal employees.

A report by ProPublica explains:

“At EPA headquarters, the mood remains dark. A longtime career communications employee said in a phone interview Tuesday that more than a few friends were ‘coming to work in tears’ each morning as they grappled with balancing the practical need to keep their jobs with their concerns for the issues they work on.”

And it’s not just environmentalists who are afraid Trump is dangerous as The Washington Free Beacon notes: “Trump’s victory has been tough for bureaucrats. The State Department held stress workshops after the election so they would not ‘become paralyzed by fear.’ EPA employees were caught crying before, just after the election, as were White House aides. Energy Department employees were granted counseling. Sobbing staffers greeted Hillary Clinton on Capitol Hill a month after her loss.”

The fears stem from worry that the approach by the new administration is too radically different than Obama’s. There’s concern that Trump will cut everything that has to do with climate change. But get this, it’s not Trump that’s doing the deleting.

There are several Department of Energy employees, speaking anonymously, that they are actively deleting, and have been since the inauguration, the words “climate change” from internal documents so that President Trump won’t pull the plug on environmental projects. If those words no longer appear in DoE documents, the thinking goes, then the Trump administration might not notice and move on to something else. If nothing else, they hope it slows him down, as one employee stated:

“Withholding information is one way you slow things down. The bureaucracy is large, there’s a lot of paperwork, a lot of steps, and people that have been in government a long time understand those steps really well. So, some of those tactics may be used to make things go a lot slower.”

Sabotage is still a crime, right?

About The Author

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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