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"Well prior to the 2016 presidential election and many, many years before Spike Lee tackled the subject matter on film, I was virtually obsessed with ""Doing the right thing,"" both morally and spiritually. In addition, I've been on a lifelong quest to be a tangible blessing and inspiration to everyone I interact with, and especially children – whom I was blessed to work with and around for a period of forty (40) years.
I truly believe that outward and inner joy is achieved by making others happy and bringing the very best out in them. In essence, I feel we are flesh and blood blessings to one another and not sources of sorrow, pain and turmoil.
I have spent an entire lifetime practicing and endorsing the aforementioned principles and I am acutely mindful that there are individuals who fully disdain them. Unfortunately, Donald Trump, our sitting president, is such a person. Therefore, I am diametrically opposed to him and I am compelled to speak out against him."
Lionel Barry Harris
LIONEL HARRIS is a native of St. Louis, Mo. After serving 3 years in the U.S. Army, he engaged in a whole gamut of interesting jobs. After managing a large janitorial service, he was employed by the federal government, the St.Louis Police Dept., the Potter Electric Co. and, the most enduring of them all (34 years), the St.Louis Public Schools at the high school level. In addition, Harris worked part-time in the GED program and drove a school bus for the Ferguson-Florissant School District.