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The definition of irony: guys who wave the confederate battle flag questioning my patriotism or my concern with the national security of the United States.
“The poor man’s conscience is clear; yet he is ashamed… He feels himself out of the sight of others, groping in the dark. Mankind takes no notice of him. He rambles and wanders unheeded. In the midst of a crowd, at church, in the market… he is in as much obscurity as he would be in a garret or a cellar. He is not disapproved, censured, or reproached; he is only not seen… To be wholly overlooked, and to know it, are intolerable. If Crusoe on his island had the library of Alexandria, and a certainty that he should never again see the face of man, would he ever open a volume?” —John Adams, Discourses on Davila, from Hannah Arendt.
The roads, the electrical grid, the indoor plumbing… didn’t just happen because a bunch of raggedy, barefoot, outhouse dwelling poor folk created a demand for multinational corporations to fill. It was the liberal reign of terror in the New Deal.
Immediately after Donald Trump was elected, it occurred to me that we could not allow the GOP to be rewarded for unjustly blocking nomination hearings for Merrick Garland, President Obama’s nominee for Supreme Court justice. It seemed like there could be no basis for moving forward on nominations to the court without honoring President Obama’s selection. I started a petition on Change.org and within the first week it received the first hundred signatures. In three months, that has grown to over 129,000.
We stand in full support of a Democratic filibuster and urge those Republicans and Independents who respect Rule of Law to stand with us and the Democratic filibuster.