Mega marches return
From his annoying tweeting to executive orders, President Trump is adjusting to just how much power he can have over the country in converting it toward a fascist state.
His first order of business on January 20th, inauguration day, was to sign an executive order dealing with the Affordable Care Act, the so-called Obamacare, pending its expected repeal by the legislature. As an unexpected response, even his own supporters are saying: “No repeal until we have another better health plan in place.”
He continued presenting other executive orders involving environmental laws, putting a freeze on federal hiring except for Homeland Security positions, public safety in the interior of the U.S., border security, and immigration enforcement including first steps towards realizing his promised “wall” that Mexico would pay for.
The Women’s March in Washington on January 21st along with hundreds of other state and local actions have been the largest inauguration demonstrations in history. These protests were held all over the world! It wasn’t only women who participated, but a coalition of civil-rights and multi-issue protectors that voiced their concerns and objections to Trump and his fascistic style of getting things done.
More and more people have started to get serious about Trump’s impulsive actions, and it has resulted in different forms of resistance.
His executive order on the Muslim ban resulted in huge protests at the airports of various cities. U.S. citizens and people following the correct procedures as outlined in the laws were caught in this knee-jerk presidential policy to “keep terrorists from entering”.
These executive orders are being challenged in court and, in the meantime, the cabinet nominations of his multi-millionaire and billionaire cronies are getting opposed and questioned for their ties to corporations and bankers.
Democrats are staying quiet on some of these nominees and changes because they have ties to their corporate bosses and not the people. Must ask: Which side are you on Mr. or Ms. Politician?
No doubt Trump has already caused some harm and damage after just two weeks in office. He wants to make sure that carrying out his campaign promises show him as being a man of his word to his base of supporters. On the other hand, he is only the messenger of the bigger private property protectors that are continuing to control us and take all for themselves. But he has already become one of the most disliked presidents of the United States, if not the most disliked.
We must resist and protect families from being separated — no racial profiling, no fascist rules! Tell me what democracy looks like! This is what democracy looks like!