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Sat Dec 24, 2016, 10:13 PM

We Must Resist! With Every Fiber of our Beings. We must Resist!

We are confronted with a government that lacks popular legitimacy. Trump may have the formal legitimacy that the electoral college can confer, but he does not have the popular legitimacy that only the people at large can confer.

Even his formal legitimacy is under a cloud -- thanks to Russian interference in our election, Comey's extraordinary and unprecedented behavior, and, the real possibility that either Trump or his staff treasonously colluded with the Russians.

This situation must not stand. Trump must be resisted at every turn, by every means that the constitution affords to us - limited though they be.

We cannot allow democratic politicians to accommodate him or compromise with him. We cannot allow the media to normalize him. We cannot look the other way as republican politicians compete to play the role of henchmen and enablers, in the deluded hope that he can be controlled or contained.

In normal times, after fair, free, and open elections, it is arguable that the losing side has perhaps a duty to play the part of loyal opposition. These are not normal times. Normal politics is no longer in order.

The triumph of Trump is the triumph of tyranny. And it is a birthright of every American, one bequeathed to us by our Founding Fathers, to resist tyranny at every turn.

Our resistance should be as focused, as determined, as disciplined as was the resistance of the Civil Rights movement, as unyielding as that of the abolitionist, as principled the woman's suffrage movement, as fearless as the anti-war movement.

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Reply We Must Resist! With Every Fiber of our Beings. We must Resist! (Original post)
kennetha Dec 2016 OP
MFM008 Dec 2016 #1
monmouth4 Dec 2016 #2
coco22 Dec 2016 #5
bdamomma Dec 2016 #7
cwydro Dec 2016 #3
kennetha Dec 2016 #6
kentuck Dec 2016 #4

Response to kennetha (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2016, 11:11 PM

1. Agreed

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Response to kennetha (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 05:07 AM

2. I do worry about Schumer. He seems a little too willing to be the "nice guy" and that bothers me.

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Response to monmouth4 (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 09:49 AM

5. Exactly..

and we must let him and Pelosi know we are watching them and aren't going to go for that okey doke.

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Response to monmouth4 (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 11:29 AM

7. going a long to get along

Schumer needs to fight back and we have to hold our elected officials accountable. Trump will cause tyranny and we will no longer have a democracy, and it will happen quickly like pulling a rug from under our feet. We have a puppet and Putin is pulling the strings. Putin is laughing his head off.

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Response to kennetha (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 09:40 AM

3. Yeah, so keep turning those tabloids front to back.

And don't forget your safety pin!

Are the safety pins still a thing?

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Response to cwydro (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 11:23 AM

6. Show up, Act up, never let up

Will you be at the inaugural to protest? Will you stay for the million women march? We need massive civil disobedience!

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Response to kennetha (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 09:44 AM

4. From the Declaration of Independence

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, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

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