We are on the road to tyranny. Trump, McConnell, the right wing judiciary, their enablers, their funders are taking us there, step by step dismantling the checks against the accumulation of executive power, gutting the rule of law, seeking to impose the will of the few on us all.
This is not an exaggeration. They are doing it every day. Chipping away at the Constitution and the laws that have protected us. They are returning us to the condition from which we rebelled in the first place, a world of kings above the law surrounded by slavering aristocrats.
If we focus on any of their incremental steps without seeing the whole of their plan, of their decades of work to create a super-presidency and to enrich and further empower the 1%, then we enable our own decline and the ultimate failure of the American experiment.
This is not about any one man, no matter how odious or threatening he may be. This about a process that was under way long before Trump appeared on the scene. He must be defeated...but so too must be the GOP, sponsors of this effort, at every level.
For our democracy, beating them in November, prosecuting them for their crimes, holding them accountable, passing laws that ensure these encroachments can never again occur, strengthening the checks and balances within our system, is a matter of life and death.
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