We want to believe that, in the end, Good will triumph over
Evil. But just because we believe
something, that doesn’t make it true.
Humans used to believe the earth was the center of the universe. Fortunately, enough humans learned (via
scientific curiosity and scientific discovery) that we are in fact nowhere near
the center of the universe. Having learned
that fact, most of us put ignorance behind us.
Trumpism is Republicanism on steroids. It’s permanent minority rule meant to bake
racism, bigotry, misogyny, corruption and even treason into our culture so we
can never escape them. Mitch McConnell
has stated openly that his proudest achievement was denying Barack Obama is
rightful SCOTUS pick. That wasn’t just
Obama, Moscow Mitch denied, it was WE THE PEOPLE — the MAJORITY who voted for
Obama BECAUSE we wanted HIS SCOTUS pick.
Mitch McConnell is a big part of Trumpism. If Mitch doesn’t
blackmail Obama at the September 2016 Gang of Eigjht WH Meeting — insisting
that if Obama told We The People that Russia was attacking our election on Trump’s
behalf that he’d accuse Obama of politicizing the intelligence — We The People
would have approached election 2016 differently. We’d have known, as we voted, that we were
under cyber attack. I bet that would
have changed the conversation going INTO the election and (even with Trump’s
cheating) would have likely changed the election’s (stolen) outcome.
I have faith that the massive influx of women into our
electoral system and politics will change the culture drastically. Male, unilateral “I alone can fix
it” thinking has brought us to the edge of destruction. 2020 won’t put an end to male unilateral
thinking, but it should make it harder for that thinking to dominate ever
We can’t just get through this, heave a sigh of relief and
get on with things. That will invite
repetition. We need to deal with this
right here, right now. We need to
investigate, indict, prosecute & punish every single person who conspired
in any way, shape or form with Donald Trump.
That means almost every single Republican.
This mess flows directly from allowing Republicans to
compromise The Rule Of Law. Having The
Rule Of Law back means following it 100%.
That means if someone violated The Rule Of Law, they must be
punished. It means that anyone who KNEW
the law was being violated — and did nothing — they also must be punished
since their silence was complicity if not obstruction of justice.
So — to fix this mess, first we have to stop the criminals
from doing criminal things. We have to
stop Donald Trump from committing treason as he sits in the White House. We have to stop Trump and the GOP from
obstructing our ability to investigate their wrongdoing. We have to learn EVERYTHING about what Russia
(and Saudi Arabia and Israel and Turkey and the UAE) did and are doing to
violate our sovereignty and integrity.
Once we understand the full nature of what was done, we must
begin to UN-DO it. None of it can stand
or remain. NONE OF IT. That’s not just because I don’t like it —
it’s because it has no legal standing to remain. If Donald Trump did not legitimately WIN
election 2016 (if he cheated — relying on Russia to MAKE him POTUS), then he
is not now and never actually was president.
A guy sitting in YOUR car in YOUR driveway, honking the horn is NOT the
car’s owner no matter how much he says he is.
YOU are. YOU have receipts establishing your ownership. He has nothing.
Our Democracy cannot survive having the will of the people
subverted. If we do that, we’re not a
Democracy anymore; the majority has no power over the minority — no power to
see their will enacted, legislated, made real.
When the point of the exercise is to keep the majority’s will from EVER
being made real — that cannot be us.
To right our Ship Of State, we have to batten down the
hatches. We have to acknowledge that we
are at war — under attack by a hostile foreign power bent on destroying
us. We must see that our crisis is
extra-Constitutional; just as the Constitution fails to anticipate a treasonous
POTUS, We The People will have to look outside the Constitution for our remedy.
This has never happened to us before. There is no precedent. The only thing close to it is slavery. We continue to pay for our Constitutional
compromise with slavery. We cannot make
a second such compromise and survive. In
order to guarantee ourselves that “this” never happens again, We The
· VOID Every Last
Election 2016 Result if won by a candidate who cannot account for every penny
of their campaign’s financing; if any money from any foreign power found its
way into their coffers? They’re gone.
· VOID every single
judge Donald Trump nominated (and every judge Mitch McConnell shoved through
the Senate). As Trump never had the authority to nominate those judges, they
have no “authority” to sit.
· VOID every last
piece of Republican legislation enacted since Trump was sworn in. That includes
his tax cut for the rich.
· VOID every last
change to every federal agency. We reset the meters to the moment before Trump
was sworn in and start rebuilding and legislating from there.
· CREATE STRONG,
BINDING, IRONCLAD LEGISLATION that makes it flat out ILLEGAL to “steal
data, traffic in stolen data, buy stolen data, sell stolen data or USE stolen
data. Same goes for receiving ANYTHING from ANY foreign government.
· QUICKLY CRAFT &
ENACT LEGISLATION that overrides Citizens United and removes as much money as
possible from our politics. We blow up the revolving door that sits between
government work and lobbying.
· ENACT TERM LIMITS on
Congress. 3 or 4 terms for Congress, 2 for the Senate.
· LIMIT THE POWER OF
THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH.
· ACKNOWLEDGE that WE
ARE AT WAR WITH RUSSIA.
· We aggressively
PURSUE restoring every relationship with every ally.
· We SANCTION the shit
out of Vladimir Putin & Russia.
· We AGGRESSIVELY
PURSUE every asset Donald Trump & his family own or have a stake in. We
PROSECUTE Trump & his family to the very fullest extent of the law.
Wherever possible, we seize Trump’s property either use it for the American
people or sell it — and use the funds to begin paying for the giant bloody
mess Donald Trump has created.
That’s just for starters.
The more we learn through investigating these scumbags, the more, I’m
sure, we’ll need to investigate, prosecute and punish.
If we really want our country back, it’s incumbent on each
and every one of us to do everything WE can to MAKE it happen.