Like many of you, I have been watching the news and tracking my average daily HR as it continued to rise from Wednesday to Friday last week. What I witnessed was the president of the United States inciting a mob to lay siege on Congress in an attempt to overthrow democracy. The traitors assembled before him already came prepared to do just that.
I am beyond outraged. I have only a few words to express this insurrection and assault on our nation.
The endless lies of how the election was fraudulent began before T**** was even elected. Republican members of Congress fueled these falsehoods and enabled this president. These are hollow people bent on amassing power and do not represent the constituents who elected them.
They are the basket of deplorables, quite literally. They need to be held accountable because words, actions, and truth matters. Write your representatives in Congress; write all of them and make your voice heard. And most of all, keep voting and advocating for voters’ rights. Because if you find yourself on the side of voter suppression, on the side of lies to get ahead, on the side of those who separate families at the border, on the side of rolling back environmental protections, on the side of less healthcare for all, on the side of misogyny, on the side where LGBTQ+ are denied equal rights, on the side of police brutality, on the side where Black people continue to die in the streets, and on the side of systemic racism because you perpetuate it, then you are on the WRONG side. And last of all, an “armed protest” is not a protest. It’s called an unregulated militia.
Vote. Advocate. And stand up when what’s wrong is right in front of your face. Educate yourself on the issues and where your representatives stand. Read the newspaper, online or in print. Complacency and silence is complicity. I know that most Americans are good people who lift each other up. United, we stand.
Here’s where you can write your senators: https://www.senate.gov/senators/index.htm
Here’s where you can write members of the House: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative