Constitutional Crisis?

For over a year, I’ve keep\\pt reading that the ‘constitutional crisis’ comes when Rod Rosenstein is fired.  There is a large organization that was create about a year ago, to be able to INSTANTLY (within hours) galvanize the people in peaceful protests across the country when that occurs.

However, it appears now it’s just galvanized around November election campaigns to help the BLUE WAVE.

It’s called moveon.org.  Link:

https://front.moveon.org/

ORIGINALLY, You put in your zip code, it tells you where organized marches are scheduled to happen near you, within mere hours of Rod Rosenstein being fired.

That can’t even be found on their website anymore.  But you know what?  I think the constitutional crisis IS HERE.

All options are being shut down to us.  The Separation of Powers no longer seems to exist.  If that doesn’t constitute THE constitutional crisis, what does?!

The FBI isn’t allowed to, or won’t help… with the Kavanaugh nomination.  We can’t trust the media.  The Congress is mired by GOP inertia.  The President is a raging narcissist at best, a Putin puppet at worst.

We can’t even trust that our votes will be properly processed.

What options do we have left to restore our country?  Outside of mass protest?  (I would never be a part of a violent protest, but I can finally see how abject frustration could, perhaps, lead to them.)  But massive peaceful protests HAVE been known to turn countries’ horrifying situations around.  I haven’t given up hope that it could happen here, too.

I don’t know.  I’m just a little old lady less than a month away from retiring.  I really don’t know.  But I fear that fear and being afraid to take forceful action might be the death knoll for democracy.  I don’t promote violent protest.  I NEVER WOULD.  I do promote large scale peaceful protest…so large that it could eventually shut down the work force and freeze all action BESIDES the protests.  Like, MILLIONS of Americans dropping everything, gathering together, and refusing to continue with life as normal until something changes.

I just don’t know what else can save the country at this point.

I fear our country is going to ultimately depend on it.

21 thoughts on “Constitutional Crisis?

  1. ellen abbott

    we are definitely in a constitutional crises. as soon as they get the last three or four states to sign onto a constitutional convention they will do away with several of our amendments that give rights to the people.

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  2. Nance

    I've been involved with campaigns of MoveOn since the first GWB election. They've been around much longer than you've cited. Glad you're getting involved; welcome to the Resistance.

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  3. Marcia

    Solved my blogger commenting problem! I have to disagree on one point re: the media. I think the media has kept Trump in check to some degree. If he controlled it all and not just Fox, you wouldn't be hearing about any of this constitutional crises. Everything would be “great”. It's not and news outlets like NPR, Wash Post, NY Times are doing their best to let us know.

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  4. tammy j

    I did 'sit ins' during the Viet Nam war. they say it was never a war. I beg to differ.when the dark green body bags were coming in so fast and many that the journalists were not allowed to show us to what extent they were … I call THAT war. and for WHAT? ALL political.and it still is happening today. but I do agree with Marcia above… there are still many journalists who have integrity and a vision for our country that is based on honorable truth. at least I hope so. if not… God help us all.

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  5. Kay

    What boggles my mind is that there are some polls that show Trump is one of the most popular presidents for the Republicans. What don’t I know? How can they not know?

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  6. Silver Willow

    I agree there is some good with the media, but 30% of the country doesn't read it. I don't trust the NY Times. At all. They are inconsistent on what version of the two polar opposite sides…they want to support.

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  7. Silver Willow

    There are many journalists with integrity, but not many willing to take the truly tough stand. They'll say Trump isn't telling the truth, or is fabricating. They won't actually call him a liar, let alone the pathological liar that he is.Oh well.

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  8. Joared

    Moveon.org active in a lot of movements for many years. — had political issue protests in our town. Also, Marsha Gessen sounded alarm in 2016 as I was also reading in history how autocracy established. In my lifetime I could see how it evolved pre-WWII — and currently in Poland and Turkey. DJT following the steps to autocracy. We may yet prevent but on thin ice. 2018 election important. Fourth Estate vital but must select credible newspeople. SC not totally lost yet. Hope Mueller can finish his job. Must not fall in trap of creating situation of violence that would allow martial law declared which a leader seeking autocratic rule wants to be able to do so can bring in military under his control. Often they have loaded their administrative staffs with military types, have built up armed forces all of whom follow their commander-in-chief.

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  9. Mary

    I agree. The media is the check on an otherwise runaway trump lies, misinformation and obnoxious behavior. This does not apply to Fox News. They are nothing but his and the republicans propaganda machine. The middle mostly truthful ones for TV are the major networks, NPR and BBC. I happen to like the Wash Post.

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  10. Mary

    He has power because of his faithful base and the other republicans want to run on those coattails. They’re not about to bite the hand that feeds them.

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