Monday, July 8, 2024

7-8-24 Newsletter


Who do you want making key decisions about your tax dollars, city programs, planning, and the future? You? Someone you know? There are opportunities for important public service throughout Clatsop County, especially city councilors and city commissioners to be elected in November. If you won't run, perhaps someone you know could. Check with your local city government or the Clatsop County Elections Department for next steps.  
Team Biden vs. Team Trump
Team Democracy vs. Team Autocracy
Team Rule of Law vs. Team Pardon Supporters
Team 99% vs. Team 1%
Team Roe vs. Team Forced Birth
Team Rainbow vs. Team White Male
Team Science vs. Team Magical Thinking
Team NATO vs. Team Putin
Team Legal Immigration vs. Team Undocumented, Under-aged Labor
Team Competency vs. Team Felony
Team Secularism vs. Team Christian Nationalism
Team Labor vs. Team Management
Team Level Playing Field vs. Team Corporate Socialism: Privatize Profits, Public Losses
-- adapted from Jason Orcamoon, reader's comment, Today's Edition, July 1, 2024
Yes, we CAN keep our democracy if each of us persists in defending our freedoms. Noted historian Timothy Snyder presents five basic steps we must do. Snyder has extensively studied and written about authoritarian countries, including his book, ON TYRANNY: TWENTY LESSONS FROM THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. INCO recommends his books and following him on Substack and other media.

Learn more about these five steps in Snyder's 
July 5 Substack newsletter, Thinking about....
1. Voting matters.
2.   Coalitions are necessary.
3.  Conservatives should be conservative.
4.  Big business should support democracy.
5.  Citizens should not obey in advance. 
"Our freedom to choose to be political or apolitical has been taken. Powerful people are currently intent on taking all of our freedoms, step by step, minute by minute. The Supreme Court of The U.S. is legislating from the bench, and has violated the Constitution. The SCOTUS has just made the President of the U.S. an omnipotent dictator.

"We must always protect our freedoms by preventing any extremist from stepping into power, most critically until this can be reversed. Call for action now from our elected officials.

"It is foolish to dream that leaders will govern themselves."
-- Ken Potter, INCO Leadership Team
"Defeating Project 2025 begins with electing Ds up and down the ticket."
-- Peter Pappas

TUESDAYS, 3 - 4:30 pm - WineKraft, at the east end of Pier 11 Mall, 77 11th Street, Astoria.  No purchase necessary.  

Invite a friend to come with you!
INCO provides postcards, scripts, pens, stamps, and Wite-Out.
Photo by Tracy Harris


"Buck up.  We live in the best country in the world.  We are good people.  There are more of us than there are of them.  This isn’t over by a longshot.  We shall overcome.

"I know that optimism is not a plan, but pessimism isn’t either, and it has the side effect of making you feel bad."
-- Lucian Truscott IV, Substack, July 7, 2024

Neither is the Columbia River!  INCO recommends Lucian's reminder about the weaknesses of Trump, MAGA, and the GOP. 

Here's a clear, if understated, video about Project 2025. Good illustrations, calm presentation, under 8 minutes.
Week 3: The Stop Project 2025 Task Force on Capital Hill

"The more people understand about Project 2025, the more they realize Trump can’t be permitted back in the White House. Trump knows it too. That’s why he’s suddenly denying any connection to it."
-- Joyce Vance, Civil Discourse, July 5, 2024

For inspiration and information, read Joyce's 
interview with US Representative Jared Huffman, who represents California’s Second Congressional District, which spans the North Coast of the state from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon border. Among other roles in Congress, he is the founder of the Stop Project 2025 Task Force on Capitol Hill. The task force includes key Members of Congress, other Democratic groups, and more than a dozen well-known pro-democracy advocacy groups.

"Raising awareness about Project 2025 is critical to our country’s future. I hope you’ll share this and other pieces about Project 2025 as widely as possible."
-- Joyce Vance, 
Civil Discourse, July 4, 2024


• Sign up for Joyce' Vance's Substack newsletter to follow her Project 2025 study group.
• Find a topic that interests you in the Project 2025 
 table of contents. 
• The 920-page 
Project 2025 document is here. J
• John Oliver 
featured Project 2025 in his June 20 showincluding the project's chilling videos, its lies about the left, and more details about the proposal itself.

No man is above the law, and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man’s permission when we require him to obey it.
- President Theodore Roosevelt
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