Enough Is Enough. It’s Time to Fight Much Harder
As the President and his GOP attack and diminish our most important institutions that defend democracy, we have been slacking. “Whose we?!” some will say. Well the harder you fought this guy this year the less this applies. My apologies to all who throw down hard and often.
Now about most of the public, aghast, yet frozen, silent, lazily un-moving in the face of a clear danger to our way of life… Read the piece. Look at the attacks on Mueller. Consider learning what emoluments means on the ground at Trump hotels. Read the public evidence of why Mueller has a big job ahead of him.
Then consider what you can spare, what you can sacrifice for the fight for a nation that respects the entire Bill of Rights. Not just the 2nd. Spare time? Writing skills, code writing, maybe some cash? Can you show up for the local protest? Provide some postage? Get a burner email so as to keep you r privacy while you fight?
Step up now before this gets worse. The kind of worse that has us defending ourselves physically. The kind of worse the Amendments were written to enforce by any means truly necessary.
These are not normal times.
The man in the White House is reckless and unmanageable, a danger to the Constitution, a threat to our democratic institutions.
With such a glaring failure of moral leadership at the top, it is desperately important that others stand up and speak out to defend American principles and values. This is no time for neutrality, equivocation or silence. Leaders across America — and especially those in the president’s own party — must summon their reserves of political courage to challenge President Trump publicly, loudly and unambiguously.
Enough is enough.
Some people clearly understand this. On Monday, after Trump suggested that “alt-left” counter-protesters were as much to blame as Nazis and white supremacists for the fiasco in Charlottesville, a courageous CEO — Kenneth Frazier, the chief executive of Merck & Co. — resigned from the president’s American Manufacturing Council in protest. His departure, which the ever-gracious president greeted with derision, led to an exodus of other commission members.