It’s easy to think these Trump rallies are made-up campaigns to get TV time. To many, they even look silly. But to the people in that town and to Trump’s supporters across the nation, it …
I’m not going to give up on raising my voice for democracy. But sometimes it appears Trump’s opponents are doing just that. Trump runs these campaign style rallies.
Let’s really wonder why.
It’s easy to think these Trump rallies are made-up campaigns to get TV time. To many, they even look silly. But to the people in that town andto Trump’s supporters across the nation, it does NOT look silly! To them, it looks like HE CARES and NOBODY ELSE DOES!
This is salesmanship. I went to Penn with Trump, but they did not teach this at Penn. ( Not that Trump studied. ) This is what he learned as a casino owner – on the AC boardwalk. Con games. I had a jewelry shop on that boardwalk back then. There was salesmanship meme that trickled down from the Nucky Thompson days.They only know what you tell them, etc. I just did not care to go that route in life. But Trump is telling them what they want to hear during these rallies.
So. If Joe Biden is running in 2020, he’d better start now.I meanthis week!
Whoever is running, they’s better start now! If they don’t, they will appear like Johnny come late-lies in 2020. They will appear low energy. And Trump will use that phrase along with weak, tired and old.
They don’t have to announce they are running. Not at all. That would be a mistake. But they can’t sit back and watch him win hearts and minds unopposed.They must get out there and show they care and that they have the energyfor this.
I suggest when Trump announces these campaign rallies going forward, there is ALWAYS one other serious competing pop-up venue, (a town hall is best,) running at the same time, close to his rally. In the same media range for sure.
That way folks can decide if they like the carnival barker who is paying attention to them, or the other guy who is asking them questions on how their lives could be better and how he can help. But now, there is no other voice whispering in their ears.
If we let Trump run unopposed to 3 1/2 years, he may effectively run unopposed in 2020. Hence the gallish subject line. Especially if we bicker as to whom should top the bill, and who should retire, etc.
These campaign rallies will affect November 2018!We need to start running against Trump during these campaign rallies, each and every one!
Bernie and Biden can do this. ( I believe they should run as a ticket – and decide later who is president and who is VP and even 3rd in line. Think outside the box. Trump is. )
And if they don’t have the energy or foresight for this now – then they are likely done.
Someone must take up the charge against his agenda ASAP. Explain to people that the nickles he saves them with tax cuts, cant pay for the education, healthcare, and infrastructure they sorely need. And how they are being misled.
These campaign rallies do work to some degree, which beats no counter effort from the side of reason and love.
Finally, and this is sad to write, but we must also be realistic. We know what we are witnessing is whitelash. This country was not ready for a black president. And we still are not. So not this cycle. I love Cory Booker. But not this cycle. And no women either. Not for a presidential ticket. Everywhere else is more than fine. Just how it is.
WE CAN NOT AFFORD TO LOSE IN 2018 OR 2020. We cannot afford to gamble. Unfortunately, we need to convince those who fear minorities and misogynists that we have their backs.
If you have connections to your representatives, and we all should these days, please get print this idea out, and get it over to the right people. Circulate this idea in social media with a focus on Biden. Bernie. Swalwell.
btw – I would put nothing behind these guys. They are killers. He has even said so. They will do anything do keep their economic advantages.
PS. They are killers is the root of the Indian word Yosemite. I sort of see the word “smite” hidden in there. I believe all languages are connected, if you look close enough. After Trump is deposed, I will get back to my passion of teaching the ways languages connect. We are all connected. But right now, we are at war – and the enemy is within.
Trump’s other hate, his shady business ties, his disregard for our traditions, and his predatory misogyny – they all amplify in the general population and reverberate in social media – which feeds more amplification.
Before we were derailed by a criminal president I wanted to use these pages to spread intuitive etymology – my way to unify the people of the world by showing them the common bonds we have throughout our languages. All else except politics, love and health seem trivial today. But from time to time, I like to do a bit of intuitive etymology to gain insight into the political sphere.
EXAMPLE – Break this word down as EX-AMPLE. AMPLE is a form of AMPLIFY, to make something larger, numerically. The PL of AMPLIFY usually does not refer to something increasing. In fact, PL- usually refers to something FALLING. The words PALISADES and IMPALE convey that falling meaning. In French, the word PLEUR refers to crying, tears or rain. PLEUR is also the root of the English word PLURAL. – There are millions of raindrops in a rainfall of course.
PLEUR is both the root of PLURAL and the PL- in AMPLIFY and EXAMPLE.
When one sets an example, one shows others how to do something over and over again – like rain drops.
What Donald Trump is doing is setting bad examples. Trump’s other hate, his shady business ties, his disregard for our traditions, and his predatory misogyny – they all amplify in the general population and reverberate in social media – which feeds more amplification.
And we will see more and more of this discord in media and in Congress until we remove the bad example.
This is how civil wars get started. Who really wants this discord? Think hard and it can only be one person. It has to be a person who hates America and what it stands for. It is Putin! He has a back-channel to Trump, who must bend to his will, as Trump has long been compromised. It’s not just pee tapes. Trump has been a player in international crime syndicates for 30 years – since AC.
Remove the bad example and his Russian godfather, and America can begin to heal.
Trump’s team clearly enrolled election help from foreigners, which is illegal. And election tampering can be considered Espionage if you define the Russian meddling an act of war. What to do?
written August 2017 ~ updated 4/20/18
It’s getting increasingly likely that Donald Trump’s campaign managers, many of his appointed representatives, and Trump himself – may soon be caught for committing serious crimes against the United States. Since the Manafort raid, the guilty can sense that truth will eventually come out and it won’t set them free. The new Cohen raid only amplifies that trend.
Trump has also lost the ability to govern or rule with moral authority. His approval rate is about 35%. He has been caught in too many lies. The constant drone of sexual talk cannot help either. His base is slowly catching on as to who he really is.
But Trump knows of no other way of being. Most Americans now think he is simply not qualified, intellectually, morally or emotionally to be a proper US president. Trump’s team clearly enrolled election help from foreigners, which is illegal. And election tampering can be considered Espionage if you define the Russian meddling an act of war. It was an attack on our democratic process. Why is that not an act of war? If Americans meddled in Russia’s recent elections or France’s – don’t you think they would brand them as attacking their country? You bet they would! But Trump does little to punish the aggressors, or stop them to do it again.
Fact: No democracy can survive if it permits foreign actors to affect its elections.
KOREA IS A DANCE
Mueller is closing in on Trump, and the Trump machine is feeling the heat. Trump now believes that if he somehow can become a wartime president or get a seemingly heroic international peace treaty installed – by either route – he could possibly skirt being exposed for his crimes. We know Putin helped Korea get the bomb. This is basic stuff. Trump clearly has a back-channel to Putin now. So Putin is helping coordinate this dance with North Korea. The meddling continues.
Trump also knows how silencing the press and martial law can be used to keep the public in the dark. This is why we feel down deep that we are on the brink of some sort of war. Would Trump have 10 million Koreans die to save his empire? Nuclear war? He has a jet. He does not care about people. Never has. I went to school with him – Penn. I could share some college stories. Trump is a lonely unloved psychopath who craves attention to fill the void and lives in an imaginary world. He is running from justice and he has nuclear weapon codes. This is just crazy.
HOW FASCISM TAKES ROOT IN A DEMOCRACY
Germany had arguably the most Democratic government on the planet when Hitler turned that democracy into a fascist state. Realistically, Trump probably did not step into the political ring with the premeditated intent of becoming an authoritarian fascist. But corrupt, greedy businessmen can devolve into dictators without that having been their initial goal. In the pressure cooker of crime and punishment, criminals who somehow become rulers can feel compelled to go fascist to skirt justice. That’s also sort of what happened to Bassar al-Ashad. He was a successful, wealthy businessman doctor. He got into power because his brother was killed and he figured he needed to become a dictator to survive in Syria. This is sort of what’s going on with the Trumps’ right now. Trump needs to become authoritarian to cover up his family’s crimes.
Hear this citizens – on all sides of the political spectrum! We just can’t let that happen here in the USA, can we? This is not a banana republic. I hope we are all on the same side of that aisle. We have way too much to lose here. I know I feel that way. Don’t you?
But if we are not smart about our situation right now, and we don’t take immediate actions to hold the criminals who stole our democracy from us, and reject all corrupt officials and work to vote in new representatives in 2018 – reps who are sincerely dedicated to the public good – fascism can happen here in 2018. We are not immune to fascism. America is a nation, like any other. Fascism sets into a democracy step by step. Downwards. We are potentially witnessing that descent, right now.
There is a way out of this mess.But we have to insist on justice being served.
#1 Given Trump is under investigation for serious crimes, Trump cannot retain the power to pardon anyone in this criminal investigation. That is just ridiculous in this situation and someone in Congress needs to bring this up ASAP. Trump must surrender his right to pardon anyone connected with the Russian investigation. That’s like allowing Capone to pardon his generals. It just makes no sense and sets a ridiculous precedent.
The election investigation must go on. We need to know the truth, even if it means we can’t punish some of the players. I have said all along, “Trump would rather step down than show his taxes”. Maybe that’s the avenue for Mueller. Maybe that’s all anyone needs to press for and he is gone.
#2. Trump should show his taxes to Mueller immediately as part of the investigation. And if Mueller has them, he should state so. The line about “under audit” is a glaring lie. And even if he were under audit, that is no reason for an honest player to conceal tax filings in the wake of the Russian meddling. Trump would be above the law if we don’t insist on that. And no one can be allowed to be above the law in the USA, or all our laws are not valid. That’s fine in Putin’s Russia, but not here. The USA is supposed to be a democracy held together by laws. No public servant should be allowed to have undeclared bank accounts. I don’t think a citizen is allowed to have one, why should a senator or president be allowed. That is something we need to fix going forward. It invites criminals into our government – which is part of what we are witnessing now.
History teaches us that criminals who rise to political power will attempt to go fascist in order to escape the crimes they have committed. It simultaneously becomes their only avenue to escape justice and the people’s largest nightmare.
Trump may be a big dummy, but about crime he is not dumb. At crime, Trump may be a genius. SometimesI think about asking Trump to step down for incompetence … not espionage. It is easy to find a few reasons why Trump is not qualified to be a US president. Waiting for a full trial and an impeachment is just taking too long. He passed his unjust tax bill because we did not close him down in time. He’s making good use of the extra innings our slow justice system is affording him to line his pockets.
Current world events are such that we seriously need a president with moral authority on the world stage. Trump will never have moral authority here in the USA. He’s been given a 18 months to learn how to behave like a president. He has not done that. Enough!
We simply can’t have people who worked with foreign powers to sway a US election running our government.
THE CYBER ATTACK & ESPIONAGE
I want to hear more talk about the Espionage Act of 1929. We’ve not heard much about that, even from politicians who vehemently oppose Trump. I originally advanced the idea that Trump violated the Espionage act when he said “Russia, if you are listening” as a candidate. What I was told back then was that we would have to have been at war for the Espionage Act to apply.
We can now say we were indeed attacked in retrospect. Hence we were indeed on the receiving end of war. We just did not know that when the crimes were committed. We now know our elections were attacked. A war is just an attack with a goal to harm another sovereign nation. So it was a cyber attack, but an attack nonetheless. Should that matter? If the cyber attack of 2016 is a war, the Espionage Act laws and its punishments apply after all.
The Trump Organization engaged in espionage to win the election. Come on. We all feel that is the elephant in the room.So let’s call it espionage, and proceed to prosecute for it. And yes, Trump’s inner circle people are all in on the crimes. He is smart enough to keep good boy scouts away from the processes and secrets. Sessions, McConnell, Ross, Kushner, Banner, Manafort, Cohen are all suborned – or they would not be there. The good Republicans are stepping away.
Then everything we see Trump’s associates and family members doing are violations of the Espionage Act after all. Even Don Jr.’s “if its what you say it is, I love it” is espionage if its seen as part of an attack on the USA.
I am putting this out there for our best lawyers to investigate. And maybe that’s why Trump won’t call the Russian election sabotage a war. Maybe somebody in his quarter figured this out already.
Please spread the message in this blog. Together, we can save our democracy.
There is NO CLEAN WAY out for Donald Trump. He can shut this down fascist style or pay the price. Democracy hangs in the balance.
One can no longer respect institutions that preach the teachings of Jesus Christ on Sunday, and speak well of Donald Trump on Monday. We are only facing a constitutional crisis in the USA because we are failing to address the moral crisis of remaining silent about a president who lacks decent character by any standard of measurement.
My Easter Letter to Pastors, Preachers, Rabbis and Teachers in The UnitedStates
When Roy Moore was running to represent Alabama in the senate, I sent an email to all the Baptist pastors in Alabama, and asked them to make the sermon of their lives. I don’t know how many pastors took my advice or even read my email. But three wrote back, and I felt I did what I had to do. Roy Moore, a known child molester, did not become a US senator. And for that, we are all thankful to Alabamans.
I am calling on pastors, preachers and all religious leaders to create a well thought-out Easter Sunday Sermon to address how to best preserve our American democracy and the rule of law. Many Americans believe we have a president who is trying to obstruct or skirt justice for acts he committed as part of an unholy life, motivated by ego, greed and a complete lack of respect for others.
I am aware that many Evangelist pastors supported Donald Trump and many probably (not all) still do. Now that we all have had some time to see how Trump performs and who he really is, those who actively or passively support Trump should reconsider. I sense Trump supporters will eventually realize the Trump presidency was a big mistake for their own families, communities and for the entire country. This short letter will explain why.
First, think on the kids of Parkland, Florida. I wondered why these 16-year old students had such strident idealism and were supported by so many Americans. I thought back to when I was 16 – and it hit me.
There are two specialtimes in a person’s life when one can possibly afford the luxury of being idealistic. The first of those times is when you are a teenager in the home of a well-to-do loving parent. Because the roof over your head and meals are paid for by your parents, you have the time to ponder what seems right to you in life and stand up for those values with your heart, soul and words.
But what happened to the idealism of the hippie generation of the 1960’s? They graduated college and went out into the world to make a buck. And after a few years of that struggle ( which was much less of a struggle back then than it is today ) the hippie youthful idealism was pretty much gone. I was there. All but vanished. And soon, the “it’s all about me” generation was in power. By the 1980’s we even heard “greed was good.”
In Paul Simon’s song, El Condor Pasa, the lyrics say “A man gets tied up to the ground, he gives the world its saddest sound.” I did not understand the meaning of those lyrics as a young man, but I do now. It’s actually a Peruvian folk song and it means while men have to struggle to get by or make ends for a family, it’s easy to lose their idealistic dreams. The loss of their youthful idealism is the world’s saddest sound.
Our lives re-open to idealism again when we are much older, and after a proper retirement. After we have brought up our families, paid our mortgages and bills more or less, and we are covered for life, we can afford to get back in touch with our long lost youthful idealism.
Between the ages of 21 and 65, its hardest to be idealistic. It’s why older retired folks make better public servants than people with families to nurture.
Which brings me to why pastors and religious leaders should remind their congregations this Sunday of what Jesus would have said about Donald Trump’s total lack of empathy and love for those less fortunate. Why? Because if you fail to rally your teenagers to Jesus’s point of view, you lose them for life! So what do you teach the kids?
Anyone can see Trump does not possess the qualities of a holy man or even a good man according to the teachings of Jesus. And most teenagers can see through Donald Trump, even though many of their parents can’t.
Let’s go over some of Jesus’s teachings to highlight just how far Trump is from being a man worthy of respect.
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. (Trump never served anyone in his life. Draft dodger.)
But I say to you, Love your enemies … ( Trump is so off-base here, he even asks that we hate some of our neighbors and fellow Americans.)
Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to cast a stone. (Trump – a total sinner – casts stones with every tweet. Am I right – or am I right?)
For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul? ( I think this is the most fitting for Mr. Trump, since it speaks to profit and greed. Trump has repeatedly shown he is willing to step on anyone for profit. )
Preachers. Teachers. Pastors. Fellow citizens. Parents. I don’t have to tell you how never-Trump Jesus would have been. You already know that. Before you advocate for Trump again, or fail to use your pulpit to advocate against Trump, one who clearly represents a sort of anti-Christ incarnate, think on your teenagers! You are losing them right now, in the most idealistic part of their lives. And they will not forget.
Today’s teenagers will grow to become adults, as we all do. But Trump-era teenagers will have no respect for institutions that preach the teachings of Jesus Christ on Sunday, and speak well of Donald Trump on Monday.
Our idealistic teenagers just can’t square that circle in their minds. And now that I am semi-retired, neither can I.
Dear preachers, teachers, firemen, doctors, plumbers, citizens young and older:
Please share this memo along with your own thoughts on this matter with your community and fellow religious leaders.
We are only facing a constitutional crisis in the USA because we are failing to address the moral crisis of remaining silent about a president who lacks decent character by any standard of measurement.
This is particularly noticeable in Congress. Your representatives do not get to tell you what is right. They represent you. You have to know what is right. And you have to tell them to represent your ideas, not the other way around.
But first, one has to formulate those ideas and that takes some introspection. Remember, most politicians are self-serving opportunists who are not in the least idealistic. Idealism is supposed to be the realm of religion. Lose idealism, and you can forget respect for your religious teachings going forward.
Thank You for your considerations.
I am open you your thoughts at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I have put this argument together for people on the left and right. If you call yourself a conservative please wade through this and think for yourself. Let’s all set the many differences in our life views aside for a moment. Americans need to reason together now or we will all soon surely suffer great losses.
Donald Trump has openly set a course to dismantle many long-standing governmental institutions. Good examples are installing Betsy DeVos as education secretary and placing industry insiders in charge of the EPA. The philosophy behind this tactic is “the private sector can do the work better than the government”.
I wonder about this. Regardless, the work has to ultimately be done by people. If necessary work is done by private corporations, their souls are primarily driven by profits for owners and investors. The people doing actual work are viewed as expenses in their balance sheets.
However, if work is done with the US government at the helm, ideally all taxpayers have a share in the profits of that work. It is our government to share. But unless we are investors or owners, it is not our corporation to share. Not at all. Think on that next time someone tries to sell you trickle down anything.
The GOP advertises this philosophy but there has been zero proof that it works for over 40 years. It appears to be a cover-up for fattening the wallets of the super-rich, and for that there is 40 years of evidence.
While many functions historically belong to the private sector, some clearly do not. For example, the military could be a private sector enterprise. They call people who go into the militia for pay mercenaries. But this is not the way we do military here in the US, and it’s probably a good thing. If making war creates corporate profits, it opens the avenue for more wars. To many, it still feels like the Vietnam war was about corporate profits.
In the USA we have public education because those who have come before us have deemed it to be in our national interest to have well educated citizens. So I have begun to wonder whether this course of dismantling government agencies so that their functions are left for corporations to do is even legal or constitutional.
Still Trump is plodding ahead with corporatism. And of course, he gets to choose who gets the fat contracts. By now its also clear he has the undeclared foreign bank accounts to accept any bribes for those assignments. That can’t be good for our nation, but it is good for the Trump family if all they care about is money. Most Americans believe that today.
So how is this corporate direction working so far for our nation?
Trump’s secretaries of State have not made enough foreign assignments needed to adequately represent the United States across the globe. Weakening our world presence makes us less safe. Our presidents all take an oath to do their best to keep us safe. If this is Trump’s best, it’s incompetence – and if it’s not his best, it’s a willing attempt to sell this country out, which is also exactly what Russia, our sworn enemy, wants.
Trump’s secretary of Education, Betsy de Vos, does not fully believe in public education. Trump’s head of the Environmental Protection Agency is not protecting the environment. Scott Pruitt was selling out the environment the EPA was designed to protect to the highest bidders and swiftly undoing the environmental safeguards we have put in place over the last 40 years. And Trump says he is doing a great job for the economy. Yes, its a great job if you don’t care about the citizens of this country and think of them as deficits on the balance sheet of corporate profits.
Trump is also trying to undo Medicare, Affordable Care, Women’s HealthCare and now even the Veterans Administration is not sacred to his party. He seems to aim to stop the VA from functioning by putting incompetent or sold-out yes men in charge, setting the VA on a path to privatization. If this becomes successful, his donors can sell the VA’s pieces to the highest bidders in big medicine, stuff their pockets – and run. This will not serve veterans and they know it. Trump fired the head of the VA because he was actually trying to improve things for our veterans.
Trump’s party members are in effect using the corporate raider system to bankrupt the USA, piece-by-piece – and they have the undeclared foreign bank accounts to hide what they steal. They are even trying to dismantle the Post Office. And if a corporation does not stand with Trump, and buy into his plans, like Amazon and Jeff Bezos, he tries to undo them.
All the above mentioned agencies existed before this presidency and have been in place for many presidencies, generations and in some cases centuries. These agencies exist and were formed because these agencies were deemed necessary to protect and provide for the citizens of this country that this government was designed to serve.
The people who voted for Trump did not weigh in and say we don’t want a public VA, clean air or good public education, nor did Trump run on those things. In fact, Trump’s supporters rejected Romney because he was honest and told them that he wanted more corporatism. In a democracy, a change at the top does not undo the importance of the work these established agencies were created to do for us. In an autocracy however, everything a country stands for can pivot on the whim of an authoritarian.
We have seen all this many times before in other countries, but never yet in the United States. Yet we are witnessing the piece-by-piece dismantling of the US government and and we are letting it happen. There are brains far smarter than Donald Trump behind this. They hide. Trump is just the spokesman for a wealthy, greedy, unpatriotic group of industrialists who want to profit by privatizing all the functions of the US government. And if that is not in the interest of the majority of Americans, and a president swears to do his best to protect our national interests, how can it be legal or constitutional?
Which brings me to this. What was the United States originally designed to do for its citizens? For that we need to look back to 1776.
What Can the Declaration of Independence Teach Us?
The enabling clauses of the the Declaration of Independence ( in italics for highlighting) is what forms the basis for the formation of this country. The colonists list their grievances with King George III of England, who had been ruling the colonies from an out-of-touch distance. This is where I please ask the fundamentalists, constitutionalists and Trump supporters – pay close attention and try to form your own independent opinion.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, …
Have the US citizens given consent to their president to stop protecting our environment? Negative! And when it comes to our liberty and our freedom, – how can “working with Russians to try to fix a free and fair election” be constitutional? It does not foster our liberty or freedom. It sells us all out.
There is very little Trump has done that has actually the consent of the public he serves. The public was 3:1 against his tax plan, and he/they did it anyway. He simply says things like “You elected me president, I can do what I want”, “I’m the president and you’re not”. This is not how democracy was designed to function. This is however exactly how an authoritarian oligarchy works.
The Words of a Fully-committed Authoritarian
Listen to what Putin said at a USSR hockey game to a CBS reporter. He said with an undeniable smirk “Trump is acting in accordance with his own government constitution and laws”. There is a sense that Putin knows Trump is struggling with the machinations and pesky laws of a democracy. You can listen to the interview by clicking on the photo.
Putin is a dictator who often silences his opposition the old-fashioned way. He does not have to abide by a constitution. His will is the constitution. There is no democracy in Russia. We are in the process of losing that here now.
Trump clearly wishes he had Putin’s supreme power. He has said so. He also said it might be a good thing if one could be president for life. Trump is actually working on that, step-by-step – and I get the distinct impression that the Russian help he is getting is more than just election meddling. Putin seems to be feeding him the steps he needs to take to become fascist authoritarian in the USA, like he is in Russia. I also say that because I know Trump is not that smart, nor is he a historian in any sense of that word. I went to Penn and saw him paying for his homework in 1967. We all knew he was no scholar. Like I said, other brains are behind this assault on democracy. I digress. Back on track.
The Declaration of Independence goes on to enumerate distinct grievances which form the reasons the colonists needed to get free of King George III and English rule. The colonists complaints sound frighteningly similar to the complaints the left has against Trump today. These are quotes from the 1776 document:
The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having the object to establish an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good. – That means George III held himself above the rule of law.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, and … he has utterly neglected to attend to them. This reminds me of Trump dismantling the EPA and ignoring climate science. All our citizens need and have clearly demanded that our government work to provide clean air and water. A clean environment speaks to the right to life.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, … This is reminiscent of the GOP voter intimidation laws, Gerrymandering and census tampering. trump also attacks immigrants and people with brown skin.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures. Reminiscent of when the GOP questioned witnesses in the Mueller probe in NYC rather than DC. Fatiguing opponents into compliance is so Trump-style one would think he studied King George III. But no. Trump does not study.
He has endeavored to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, … This feels like what Trump is doing to the Mexicans and DACA kids.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries. Trump repeatedly fires staff that do not bend to his will. He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power. He has obstructed the Administration of Justice … How amazingly similar to today’s conversations this all seems to be.
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world. Trump’s trade war fits right in there.
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent: Trump’s billionaire tax relief bill fits here. And really, Americans were 75%-25% against his tax bill. He did not have our consent!
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever. This is what the nuclear option would do to America. King George did this and Trump is asking for it.
He is at this time transporting Armies of foreign Mercenaries to …. complete works of tyranny unworthy of a …civilized nation. And these remind me of the Russian accomplices Trump worked with to gain power. Yes, you have to adjust a bit for 250 years, but not that much.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us …. This is exactly what Trump does and has done since day one with his birther stance. He divides the nation into two artificial camps, weakens them both, and tries to conquer that way. His strategy is the house divided theory incarnate.
History does repeat itself. What King George III was a saw in the colonies was a way to make a buck without caring about the colonists. This is the same with Trump and the GOP. They view everything through the lens of their personal profits. They even try to enroll our citizens into thinking profit is all that matters in life.
I’m going to stop this now and not recommend the course out of this for us. We all know we have to vote out the president’s party in November. That is the only way out of the Trump Error. Yes, i said error – not era. Hopefully it will be over November, in less that 200 days. We are, in that case, 70% through the Trump Error.
It’s also worth mentioning that Fareed Zakaria just reminded us the Germany was the world’s most progressive democracy when Hitler destroyed the machinations of democracy – piece-by-piece. History repeats itself.
I will close with this. In the later part of his life, George III had recurrent, and eventually permanent, mental illness. Sic semper tyrannus. The 2020 voters are coming!
You MUST read the following post to understand WHY Trump coddles dictators. Hint: DICTATORS ARE ALL IN BUSINESS TOGETHER!