On the Fourth of July 2018:
I cry today for our country.
I cry today for our democracy
Is slipping away from us.
I am afraid today for our president
Has the look of a dictator and
I am incensed today the legislative and judicial branches
Have done nothing to rein in the executive's
Thirst for power and disregard
For democratic principles,
(and the people are silent) .
So here is the mission:
The people must call a national strike.
We must occupy every city hall, every state capitol
Both houses and the white house.
With only one purpose:
Save our Democracy
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So here is the task:
Don't go to work, school, the mall, gym or spa.
Instead: make signs, find a sleeping bag or blanket
Make a snack and peacefully occupy.
Fill every room in that building with people
Refuse to leave until the demand is met.
We do not have the time now to debate
immigration, tariffs, racial injustice or
Roe vs Wade.
We must first (while we have the time)
Save our democracy.
Then the people can work together
to heal the damage this tyrant
Has caused to our democracy
And to us as a people.
Always power to the people.