TEN HEALTHY SIGNS THAT DEMOCRACY WILL PREVAIL OVER TRUMP

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The Women’s Marches

The Women’s March on Washington and in other cities on January 21 constituted a powerful shot across Trump’s bow.

The Airport Protests

The protests that erupted on January 28 at JFK, O’Hare, and other airports to defend refugees showed that Trump can’t get away with scapegoating.

The Judges’ Orders

One federal judge after another has ruled against Trump’s Muslim bans.

The Marches for Science and the Earth

Trump has galvanized scientists and environmentalists: “There is No Planet B.”

The Press Gets a Spine

After Trump declared war on the press and on truth itself, some members of the mainstream press stood their ground.

Grassroots Organizing Is Under Way

All across the country, people are meeting in small groups to strategize about how to resist Trump.

George Orwell’s 1984 Sales Jump 9,500 Percent

People are hungry to figure out what’s going on, and how close we are to the cliff.

The Pope Speaks Out

Pope Francis is not holding his tongue: “You cannot be a Christian without living like a Christian.” It was clear to everyone who the Pope was talking about.

Mayors Defy Trump on Sanctuary Cities

They defend their humane immigration policies, even under blackmail.

A Few Republicans Break Ranks

On torture, John McCain said: “The President can sign whatever executive orders he likes. But the law is the law. We are not bringing back torture in the United States of America. And on the refugee ban, Nebraska Senator Benn Sasse and Representatives Justin Amash of Michigan and Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania criticized Trump’s refugee ban.

 

By Matt Rothschild (Director of Wisconsin Democracy Campaign WDC)

 

Editor’s Note:

In his Liberty Medal Acceptance speech in October 2017, Senator John McCain said, “To fear the world we have organized and led for ¾ of a century, to abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership and our duty to remain the “last best hope of earth” for the sake of some half-baked spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other fired dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history.