We Must Roar Like Never Before

Carol Burt
4 min readOct 28, 2020
Photo by Kari Sullivan on Unsplash

Or Lose Our Freedom and Democracy.

It’s as if the country is holding her breath, waiting to see if she will be freed from Trump or if she and all she stands for are to die by his hand.

This nation cannot withstand being subjected to his insanity for another four years. I don’t even want to think about what we will look like after four more years under the lawless tyrant who has complete control of one of our major political parties.

I’m afraid of the time he’d have left, even if we elect Joe Biden in a record-breaking win. What in the world is he going to do between being defeated by a landslide — I hope — and giving up the presidency? He will not deal well with rejection, and neither will his minions.

He and Mitch McConnell can cause a lot more problems between November 3 and January 21. There are many things they can do, so much more they can ruin. What if Mitch, too, gets shown the door? Will he and Trump join up to rid us of healthcare, take our Social Security, and end Medicare as we now know it? As pure revenge, I think they will try. People seem to forget that McConnell outright said he wanted to end Social Security.

Neither man has anything to care about in terms of legacy. They will both go down in history as some of the worst leaders the US has ever endured, no matter what they do. History will show them as the crooks they are. Look what happened recently; They forced the confirmation of a new Superior Court Justice to fill Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s seat. They ignored the fact that her dying wish was that they not do so before the election. They disrespected a woman who gave her whole life to the law and to this nation.

They confirmed Amy Coney Barrett with not a single democrat vote. How is that a representation of the people? It’s not. Supreme Court Justices should not be political pawns. But that’s what she is. And she is appointed for life. No other justice has been confirmed so close to a presidential election.

Nothing in her background qualified her or suggested she should be a United States Supreme Justice, except the Republican’s certainty that she is willing to do the Republican Party and the Catholic Church’s bidding.

Carol Burt

Former print journalist, former mayor, retired law enforcement officer. Writing about politics and government along with random personal essays.