The Constitution does not enforce itself.

When a Fascist Party controls the Executive, the Congress and the Courts, the Fascists can simply ignore the Constitution, and there is no power able to hold them to account.

*Perhaps* the voters can, but...

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... the voters can hold elected officials to account only if those officials allow free and fair elections.

You see the sham elections that happen in nations like Russia, Turkey, Egypt, and in other "constitutional" dictatorships? That's what can happen here.

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This is especially so when the Fascist Party controls the federal judiciary. Challenges to fraudulently-run elections will not succeed.

The Constitution doesn't enforce itself.
The ability of We the People to enforce it is rapidly slipping away.
#VoteBlueNoMatterWho

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Sep 21, 2018
This has the stench of psyops again. It's not so much an effort to depress Democratic turnout or divide Democrats, but to rile up Cult45 voters, incite "deep state" conspiracies, and provide further excuse for Tinpot Don to fire everyone.

1/4
marketwatch.com/story/rod-rose…
It was, of course, immediately denied, because it simply doesn't make any sense. There would have been no need for Rosenstein to wear a wire, and him "discussing" the 25th Amendment has no more force than you or I discussing it.

2/4
finance.yahoo.com/news/rosenstei…
But the point was never to "reveal" anything real, rather to create another far-right conspiracy theory. It was supposed to play into the classified documents that Toddler-in-Chief had order declassified, which he was forced to back down on today.

3/4
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Sep 20, 2018
Almost two and a half centuries ago
a bunch of guys got together
and they said,
"We're going to build a nation.
Without a king.
Without nobility.
A nation
where The People
rule ourselves.
A nation
where We The People
are the government."
These guys said,
"We will write down the rules
by which this new nation

will function.
And we will obey those rules
because We The People
choose to rule Ourselves."
.

That had never been done before
in the history of Planet Earth.
.

Never before
.

never
Never had a group got together
and built a nation
by setting out the rules
by which that nation
would function.
.
Never before.
.
Never.
.
Read 11 tweets
Sep 20, 2018
Okay guys, let's talk.

As men, do you know why you should care about the rape accusation against Kavanaugh and the way Republicans are treating Dr. Christine Blasey Ford?

There are three good reasons. Shut the fuck up and listen.

1/17
Begin by putting aside that "innocent until proven guilty" argument. This isn't a court of law. Kavanaugh isn't being tried for anything. He's being considered for a honor, a privilege, the highest court in the nation from which there is no appeal.

2/17
And yes, it's a political process. Maybe it shouldn't be, but it is, so accept that and let's move on.

Why should you care? Reason one: Martin Niemöller.

He's the guy who wrote this poem. "First they came for ..."

Don't pretend you don't get it.

3/17
encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/pho…
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Sep 10, 2018
This article is from last December, but it's worth remembering. GOPers knew the #TaxScam would cause enormous deficits. They planned (and still plan) to dismantle Social Security and Medicare to pay for it. Problem is, SocSec and Medicare HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE DEFICIT.

1/5
Both Social Security and Medicare are funded through dedicated taxes (your payroll taxes, otherwise known as FICA), and are NOT part of the general fund.

The only way to use SocSec and Medicare to pay for the #TaxScam is to STEAL *YOUR* HEALTHCARE AND RETIREMENT MONEY.

2/5
You have been paying into these special funds--which are NOT part of the general treasury, and contribute NOTHING to the deficit--you have been paying into these earmarked funds all your working life, under the promise that YOUR money would be there for you when you need it,

3/5
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Sep 9, 2018
Not political, except it is:

I've seen two solar eclipses in my life. Seriously, they're the most awesome things you can ever see. Nothing compares. Maybe the birth of your kids, nothing else.

The world goes dark. It's a darkness more strange than you can imagine.

1/7
The Sun is reduced to a ghostly smoke ring. The entire horizon becomes the color of a sunset. Animals grow silent. Stars and planets peek at you.

In ancient times, people feared the world would end. Even knowing better now, your heart stops. Your breath catches.

2/7
The longer an eclipse lasts, the more your instinctual lizard brain screams at you. It's a combination of fear and exhilaration. The World is so much bigger than you! We are at the whim of the Gods of Nature, of Time and of History.

Except--you know better.

3/7
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Aug 24, 2018
All right, I"ll be the first to say it. Amid all the nice words everyone in the media is saying about John McCain--

No. Just no.

Yes, he was a true war hero. And he used to be a moderate Senator.

That was then. This is now. My, he's fallen.

1/6
McCain gave us Sarah Palin. That alone s enough to cancel a lifetime of achievement. Fuck that.

McCain became part of the obstructionist Republican Lie Machine and tried to oppose and then tear down everything President Obama sought to accomplish. Fuck that, too.

2/6
McCain joined in the lies and slander against Hillary Clinton. BIG fuck that.

Once Trump seized power. other than one (1) Senate vote, McCain has been a Total Team Trump Toady. Yeah, he's said some strong words, but never followed it up with a meaningful vote. Fuck it.

3/6
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