The questionable series of executive orders during Trump’s first week, the appointment of Breitbart’s Steve Bannon to the National Security Council, the summary firing of Acting Attorney General Sally Yates when she refused to uphold the immigration ban on grounds of legality, and the fact that the White House statement regarding her dismissal suggested that she “betrayed the Department of Justice” should send chills through the bones of any patriotic American. Yates’ dismissal and the rationale behind it are a threat to our rule of law. The playbook for autocracy exists, many of us have lived it before, and Americans should be aware that it can happen anywhere. It is now our duty to exercise our right to assemble, to protest, to hound our elected officials to stand up, and to be vigilant about protecting our rights AND the rights of others. This is not a drill.
Newsletter | Week 3 Below is a shortlist of articles that caught my attention over the past week. But first, here’s a preview of a post I’m still working on. When it’s finished I’ll submit to a few publications as an OpEd in the context of Trump/Russia. I Was Recruited By A Chinese Spy And […]