"Let’s stop the wishful thinking and face the stark reality: There is a clear path to dictatorship in the United States, and it is getting shorter every day." -- Robert Kagan, Editor at large, Washington Post, November 30, 2023
"Trump poses an existential threat to democracy. It won’t be easy, but we can beat him. We beat him in 2018, 2020, 2022, and 2023; we can beat him again. But it will take every ounce of determination and hard work we can muster. We can spare no effort and we must unite to protect our freedoms. Join me in the fight to defeat Trump!" -- Robert Hubble, Weekend Edition newsletter, December 2, 2023
HOW TO PROTECT OUR FREEDOMS Posted by Maricaibo, Reader's Comment, Washington Post, November 30, 2023
"You can vote for the 81 year old Democrat in 2024 and then vote for the next generation Democrat in 2028, or you can vote for the 78 year old Republican in 2024 and never vote again.
"Run for office and make these anti-American Republican fossils extinct!
"If you want to know what public offices are available to you in your community enter your ZIP code here:https://www.runforoffice.org/. Get busy!
"Become a Precinct Committee Officer, sometimes it's a Ward officer. Meet with neighborhood Dems and find good citizens willing to run for office. Check with your local party Chair. Boots on the ground Democracy begins here.
"Run for School Board. Make sure Civics is being properly taught. Today's 17-year old's will be voting for President in 2024.
"Run for State Legislature or Congress. Are you smarter than MTG? OK, that's a low bar.
"Run for Mayor, City Council, County Commissioner, Borough Assembly, County Sheriff. Get appointed to your local Planning Commission. Know everything going on in your community.
"Register people to vote. The GOP fears a level playing field because if everyone voted, they'd always lose. To see your state's voter registration requirements look here: https://vote.gov/
"The Brennan Center for Justice has a TON of good voter information, https://www.brennancenter.org/and, if you don't already have one, organize a chapter of the League of Women Voters. Democracy better when they're involved.
INCO COMMUNITY MEETING No meeting in December. We'll get together again Thursday, January 11.
WHAT A PROTEST VOTE MEANS
"Staying home in the 2024 presidential election, casting a protest vote for a fringe candidate or voting for Trump all amount to the same thing: a willingness to consign American democracy to the dustbin of history and turn over the presidency to a profoundly unfit, dangerous character. Voters who chose one of these options cannot complain if a Trump second term systematically shreds their cherished values and dismantles constitutional government." -- Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post newsletter, December 1, 2023
"Nine-tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time." -- Theodore Roosevelt
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