For those who are certain that the Constitution will continue to protect us and that “They won’t go that far,” pay attention! This is what we are dealing with.
The parallels to 1930’s Germany are not just clear, they are startling. No, it’s not 1933 and this is not Germany, but those who fail to understand the lessons of history invariably do live to repeat that history. People do the same sh*t over and over again (if we let them!).
The Constitution works because we do what is necessary to make sure it is followed. When we leave it to others to act we are vulnerable.
It is imperative that we move quickly toward strategizing actions to make clear that we will not just lie down, that we will protect ourselves and this country’s democratic ideals. Push elected Democrats and those Republicans who have not drunk the Kool-aid to standup/speak up/show some backbone, and let them know we will not re-elect them if they don’t. Show up at marches, rallies, etc., so that they feel that millions will not go along with their program. We know that these have limited value, but the show is important. Join with others in whatever actions you and your local leadership can devise. Time is of the essence because after the inauguration things may become much worse very quickly.
It’s History, Honey!
Article by an anonymous History Teacher