Preserve, Protect, and Defend- The New Yorker

Marches are great to get people involved for a day. They show volume of support. They get spirits running real high. But as Trump takes office, there is every reason to be on guard against a President whose attachment to constitutional norms seems episodic at best. David Remnick writes. (The New Yorker). The real question now is,”What are you going to do to keep it, beyond a one day march? ” One thing we need, is a way more new Democrats out running for office all over the country, and working every month on making sure that the five decades of laws protecting the water, air, workers rights, minority rights, women’s rights, and much much more are  not going to have to be rewritten again in 4 years. There cannot be a second term for Trump. He must lose the next election, and in the meantime, we need to elect at least a Senate that can keep him at bay. The House will be another matter. It will be very hard to win that back.

On September 17, 1787, as Benjamin Franklin was leaving the deliberations of the Constitutional Convention, at Independence Hall, in Philadelphia, a woman called out to him, saying, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?”

“A republic,” Franklin said, “if you can keep it.”