It happened-trump has been impeached by the House, and the senate has to hold a trial. Mitch McConnell, the Majority Leader of the Senate (who thinks he owns the damn thing!) announced he would work along with the White House Counsel to fight the vote to convict trump. (https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/12/13/mcconnell-says-hell-let-trumps-white-house-dictate-trumps-impeachment-trial/)
The Senators are to take an oath: “I solemnly swear (or affirm) that in all things appertaining to the trial of ____, now pending, I will do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws, so help me God.” Here are the senate’s rules on impeachment: https://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/resources/pdf/1_1868ImpeachmentRules.pdf
Already, McConnell has shown he cares nothing for the constitution and the rule of law, and will do the bidding of his master in the White House; he showed that in a fundraising video, https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/mitch-mcconnell-vows-to-stop-impeachment-fundraising-video-20191006.html.
Covering his own ass, trump has been connecting Republican Senators with his own network of donors for their own reelection. (https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/31/trump-impeachment-senators-donor-062084) All of this corruption is no longer hidden behind closed doors, either at a Beltway restaurant, a golf course, or an upscale brothel; it’s all out in the open, and we see it-and they’re daring us working and low-income people, “What the hell you gonna do about it?” Along with all this is the Republican tendency of suppressing the votes of demographic groups that wouldn’t usually vote in their favor-racial and religious minorities, students, seniors. Presumably, they expect us to take this-forever.
No way! We will NOT accept this! We must and WILL use every avenue to make our Voices heard, even if we have to travel to the capitols of the states, and DC, to tell OUR elected representatives personally what we think.
Yes we are angry about our right being eroded for so long, how blatant racism, sexism, anti-Semitism, and homophobia are out in the open-such as the recent assaults on Hasidic Jews in the New York area over the Hanukkah season. There have also been the people ranting racial slurs at African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans, and assaults on same-sex couples peacefully walking down the street holding hands. And we’re supposed to be ashamed of ourselves for complaining about this, we’re called “snowflakes,” and we’re expected to just take it. Bullies are like that; they pick on you and tell you what a big baby you are to complaining about it, like they have every right to abuse you. Conservatism-go ahead and howl, you’re the big strong he-men!- has been shown to be the political movement of the school bully who wants to keep kicking the sand in your face without consequences, to beat you up for your lunch money and you’re supposed to accept it like a good boy/girl, and it’s (somehow) your fault anyway.
To hell with that! We won’t be quiet anymore! We’ll continue to organize, to educate ourselves, to communicate our ideas, and involve ourselves in the political process, and reclaim it for ourselves and our future generations. 202 is the year we go out and vote out this regime in Washington and do more than repair the damage trump has done to this country, we WILL build it better than before, and we definitely won’t tolerate our votes being repressed.
A Happy New Year, and a Happy New America!