We Must Roar Like Never Before

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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.

Women will probably lose rights over their own bodies as a result of the Republicans’ defiant confirmation. Half the country will lose the right to make decisions with their doctor about their own bodies. Raped women will be forced to carry the fetus of their rapist. Hopelessly flawed embryos will have to be carried to term, only to die at the moment of birth. No woman will have a choice as to whether to carry a fetus to birth — no matter her reasons. The law enacted by mostly white men will be applied to her body.
November 3 is not soon enough to stop what has been done. But perhaps we can mitigate the disasters by electing Joe Biden. Trump will undoubtedly contest the election, so we must make it an undeniable landslide that will overwhelm any argument.

The Supreme Court of this land is stacked against those of us who oppose Trump and the Republicans. Our government ignored us under the control of Trump and the Republican Senate.

On Tuesday, November 3, the American people need to roar like never before. For all time, we need to show the politicians that we will be heard. We need to overwhelm and frighten even the boldest Republican trying to take this country back to the mid-1900s.

And as their just desserts for all the damage they have done to our nation, we need to vote every single Republican out of office in every election. They must go. They’ve ignored their constituents and the long-term welfare of the country. We need to see that they are done.

Then perhaps they will get the message that we will not be ruled or even led by a GOP controlled by an insane, racist, egomaniac out to whitewash America and erase all control by anyone other than white conservative men.
Turn him out. And defeat everyone else who has the gall to run as a damned Republican.

Vote, vote. Go vote. Next Tuesday, please vote if you haven’t already. One week from tonight, we will be watching the count. That count must overwhelmingly end the incompetent and evil reign of Donald Trump…or God help us.

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

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