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Sally Yates – Uprising!

The first line of battle against the Chumph and Republican reprobates…

Sally Yates calls for uprising of Americans to ‘stand up, speak out’ and relocate ‘core values’

The United States is at another critical moment in history where Americans must decide what kind of country they want to be. That’s what former acting Attorney General Sally Yates wants the country to understand.

In an op-ed for USA Today, the foe of President Donald Trump once tried to warn and help the administration, only to be thrown out of office. Yates thinks this is part of a calling for Americans to decide if they’ll uphold the “country’s core values.”

“Our founding documents set forth the values that make us who we are, or at least who we aspire to be,” Yates wrote. “I say aspire to be because we haven’t always lived up to our founding ideals — even at the time of our founding. When the Declaration of Independence proclaimed that all men are created equal, hundreds of thousands of African Americans were being enslaved by their fellow Americans.”

She recalled the Jim Crow South when Americans were forced to decide whether they wanted to be defined by lynchings or a promise of equal justice. While Americans have sometimes fallen short of what it strived for, Yates explained that they still shared a vision of what the country meant and what was expected of leaders.

She listed values that unite the United States and asked Americans to look back at the Preamble to our Constitution to harness the inspiration:

“’We the people of the United States’ (we are a democratic republic, not a dictatorship),” Yates wrote. “‘In order to form a more perfect union’ (we are a work in progress dedicated to a noble pursuit) ‘establish justice’ (we revere justice as the cornerstone of our democracy) ‘insure domestic tranquility’ (we prize unity and peace, not divisiveness and discord), ‘provide for the common defense’ (we should never give any foreign adversary reason to question our solidarity) ‘promote the general welfare’ (we care about one another; compassion and decency matter) ‘and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity’ (we have a responsibility to protect not just our own generation, but future ones as well).”

She explained that the Bill of Rights similarly gets to the point of allowing for individual liberty and other rights that Americans are taking for granted.

“But without vigilance can erode and slip away, such as freedom of speech (our right to protest and be heard); freedom of religion (the essential separation between how one worships and the power of the state); and freedom of the press (a democratic institution essential to informing the public and holding our leaders accountable),” she continued.

The rule of law is generally another essential principle, according to Yates. It implied we are approaching a lawless world in which any possible criminality on the part of the president could be ignored by portion of the citizens.

“The promise that the law applies equally to everyone, that no person is above it, and that all are entitled to its protection,” she wrote. “This concept of equal protection recognizes that our country’s strength comes from honoring, not weaponizing, the diversity that springs from being a nation of Native Americans and immigrants of different races, religions and nationalities.”

Yates noted that one thing that separates the United States from an autocracy is the “strict separation between the Justice Department and the White House on criminal cases and investigations.” It should ensure the public would believe in the legitimacy of the criminal process. Truth is another thing that ensures the U.S. doesn’t stumble drunkenly into an autocracy.

“There is such a thing as objective truth,” she explained. “We can debate policies and issues, and we should. But those debates must be based on common facts rather than raw appeals to emotion and fear through polarizing rhetoric and fabrications.”

She said that failing to tell the truth is important. If Americans can’t trust their public servants and fail to hold them accountable for lies, “we look the other way and normalize an indifference to truth.”

She closed with a powerful call to action:

“We are not living in ordinary times, and it is not enough for us to admire our nation’s core values from afar…So stand up. Speak out.”

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2017 in Second American Revolution

 

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Battling Texas Republican New Jim Crow Laws Against Hispanics

The New Jim Crow also includes Hispanics…Just like the Old Jim Crow…

Seems the white-right can’t stop being racist.

 

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Republican Congressmen “Running and Hiding, Shucking and Jiving!”

Long term loudmouth Republican Congressman Darrel Issa had to run to the roof of his office in his district to escape protesters…

Endangered GOP lawmaker Darrell Issa hides out on roof while avoiding angry constituents

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) was spotted on the roof of his district office building on Tuesday looking out at a crowd of angry constituents that he had avoided on his way into the building.

A photo of Issa on the roof was posted by Mike Levin, a California Democrat who is running to unseat the nine-term congressman in 2018. In the photo, Issa appears to be holding a phone and filming all the hundreds of protesters who lined up across the street from the building.

“Yes, this is really Darrell Issa on the roof of his district office building,” Levin wrote. “Too afraid to come speak with assembled constituents below.”

Speaker Paul Ryan found out how pissed even the younguns are…

 

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Can’t Run, Can’t Hide – Protester Hound the Chumph Everywhere He Goes

Every which way but loose!

There are apparently demonstrations against the Chumph at the Super Bowl!

Protesters have put in place a plan to confront the Chumph at every turn, everywhere he goes.

If he does wind up going to the UK, a country where 1.8 Million people have signed a petition to their Parliament to keep him out – he could be facing a million Britons in the streets protesting him!

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If he runs and hides at his dump in Florida, protesters line the streets.

If he goes to NYC – there are permanent installations of protesters there.

Yesterday there were demonstrations against him in London, Jakarta, and in Europe.

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A partial list of planned marches is here.

How protesters plan to get under Trump’s skin wherever he goes

The Saturday evening march will begin at Trump Plaza, a high-rise apartment building. President Trump actually hasn’t owned the place since 1991. Fine. It still has the name. It’s a good place to start.

From there, the marchers will head south, walking along the Intracoastal Waterway that separates West Palm Beach from ritzy Palm Beach island. They’ll stop, on police orders, when they reach the bridge across from Mar-a-Lago.

And then, the plan is to wave signs and glow sticks. The hope is that they’ll be visible across the dark water and the great green lawn of the club, from up in the private apartment that is now the “winter White House.”Image result for Not my president

If Trump sees those green lights, then he’ll know that his critics have followed him home.

“He is a part-time resident here, and we want to make sure people know his values are not our values,” said Alex Newell Taylor, 34, an organizer of Saturday’s march. She said thousands are expected.

This is the reality of Trump’s honeymoon-free presidency.

Having sought to create unprecedented disruption in Washington, his critics will now seek to bring unprecedented disruption to his life as president — including demonstrations that follow him when he travels, and protests that will dog his businesses even when he doesn’t.

Already this week, Trump — the most unpopular new president in modern times — canceled a trip to visit Harley-Davidson in Milwaukee, where local groups had planned to protest his appearance; the White House said the protests were not the reason for the cancellation.

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And, around the business empire that Trump still owns, his critics treat each location as an avatar for the president.

There have been small gestures of pique: lipstick graffiti on the sign at Trump’s golf course in Los Angeles, and a plan for a mass mooning of his hotel in Chicago. There have also been more organized efforts to take time and money away from family businesses — a boycott of stores selling Ivanka Trump’s clothes and a campaign to flood Trump businesses with calls demanding that the president divest from his holdings.

A protest “gets under his skin,” said Michael Skolnik, a filmmaker and prominent liberal organizer in New York, who supports this sort of demonstration. He said he hoped that, somehow, getting under the president’s skin might turn out to be a good long-term political strategy.

“What if Trump can’t come out of bed for four days? That could happen,” Skolnik said….

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SC Republican Senator Tim Scott on Trump’s Racism

The three top elected officials in South Carolina all have problems with the Drumph’s racism.

Senate’s Only Black Republican Calls Trump’s Attack On Judge ‘Racially Toxic’

Trump said a Mexican-American judge can’t be impartial toward him because Trump plans to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

Republican Sen. Tim Scott on Monday denounced Donald Trump’s remarks that aMexican-American judge can’t be unbiased in the case involving Trump University, calling them “racially toxic,” CNN reports.

Scott, who spoke with CNN reporter Manu Raju, is among several Republican leaders who have condemned Trump’s statements about U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel as “wrong,“ “offensive“ and “inappropriate.”

In an interview with CNN last week, Trump said Curiel is “Mexican” (he was actually born in Indiana) and biased against him because of Trump’s plans to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

“He’s a Mexican,” Trump said of Curiel. “We’re building a wall between here and Mexico. The answer is, he is giving us very unfair rulings — rulings that people can’t even believe.”

In February, Scott blasted Trump for failing to denounce the Ku Klux Klan after receiving an endorsement from former KKK grand wizard David Duke.

“Any candidate who cannot immediately condemn a hate group like the KKK does not represent the Republican Party, and will not unite it,” the South Carolina senator said, as reported by The Washington Times. “If Donald Trump can’t take a stand against the KKK, we cannot trust him to stand up for America against Putin, Iran or ISIS.”

It would seem that Scott’s opinion of the Drumph is shared by his State’s other Senator…

 

 

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The Racism in Italy – It’s Not Just Spain

 

Italy Integration minister Cecile Kyenge, who was born in Democratic Republic of Congo

 

Wherever you have a “right wing” – You have racism. In this, the US is no different from Europe.

Bananas Thrown At Black Italian Minister, Cecile Kyenge, During Speech

Italy’s first black minister, a target of racist slurs since her appointment in April, has condemned a spectator who threw bananas towards her while she was making a speech at a party rally.

Integration minister Cecile Kyenge, who was born in Democratic Republic of Congo, has angered far-right groups with her campaign to make it easier for immigrants to gain Italian citizenship.

Shortly before the incident on Friday, members of the right-wing Forza Nuova group left mannequins covered in fake blood at the site of the rally in Cervia, central Italy, in protest against Kyenge’s proposal to make anyone born on Italian soil a citizen.

“Immigration kills,” was written on leaflets accompanying the dummies – a slogan Forza Nuova has previously used when referring to murders committed by immigrants in Italy.

Although the bananas missed the stage where Kyenge was speaking, she responded to the gesture on Twitter, calling it “sad” and a waste of food, considering the economic crisis.

“The courage and optimism to change things has to come above all from the bottom up to reach the institutions,” she added.

Kyenge has faced regular insults since becoming minister, often from other politicians. Earlier this month a senior parliamentarian in the anti-immigration Northern League party likened her to an orangutan and only apologised after a storm of criticism.

 

 
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Posted by on July 27, 2013 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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Governor Deval Patrick – Republican Sedition

Patrick is not the first one to say this. Some Republicans are attempting to break the US Government such that it will fail. In particular, some of the the Tea Baggers, especially Beck and his cohorts are seeking to foment violent revolution. I don’t feel “almost” is an apt description…

It is Treason.

Patrick says Obama critics are ‘almost at the level of sedition’

Governor Deval Patrick, even as he decried partisanship in Washington, said today that Republican opposition to President Obama’s agenda has become so obstinate that it “is almost at the level of sedition.”

The Democratic governor, who is close to the president, made the comments at a forum at Suffolk Law School’s Rappaport Center, where he was asked by an audience member about partisan battling in Congress.

Patrick said that even “on my worst day, when I’m most frustrated about folks who seem to rooting for failure,” he doesn’t face anything like the opposition faced by the president.

“It seems like child’s play compared to what is going on in Washington, where it is almost at the level of sedition, it feels to like me,” Patrick said.

Merriam-Webster.com, the dictionary site, defines sedition as “incitement of resistance to or insurrection against lawful authority.”

 
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Posted by on May 25, 2010 in Stupid Republican Tricks

 

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