Listen, I get why some people didn’t vote for Hillary and the establishment. She was a shitty candidate. Still, the most disturbing thing about the Trump presidency is who it has emboldened. I was downtown recently, and the Veterans for Peace (a non-partisan group) were outside waving flags for peace, rainbow flags, and Veteran’s for Peace flags. This caused some passing motorists to boo them and yell Trump at them. I was busy thanking them for their service, and efforts (since many of my family have served), when I witnessed this. Every person that yelled at them was, of course, driving a gigantic truck or SUV. You know, the kind that someone with a small dick buys to compensate for their inadequacies because buying a really nice car, that’s less expensive and that also gets good gas mileage, is just too much to ask of them because they’re really insecure. I’ll bet that most of the deplorables that did that were not even veterans themselves, but privileged adult-children. This is the real problem with the Trump presidency. It has brought out, and emboldened, all of the monsters that were lying in wait to destroy everything that is good in the world, and threatens all of the progress reasonable people have made over the years.
“Although a majority will always find itself uncomfortable with radical ideas attacking its cherished beliefs, as a matter of constitutional law, the policy of the American democracy is that speech, no matter how unpopular, must be protected.” — Thomas Jefferson
“If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.” — Thomas Jefferson
“Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.”– George Washington, in a speech of January 7, 1790
“The United States is in no way founded upon the Christian religion.” — John Adams
“All governments are more or less combinations against the people. . .and as rulers have no more virtue than the ruled. . . the power of government can only be kept within its constituted bounds by the display of a power equal to itself, the collected sentiment of the people.”
— Benjamin Franklin Bache, in a Philadelphia Aurora editorial 1794