One incident on Monday evening defines Trump’s plan for America’s future.
Protesters have surrounded the White House for days. A diverse group of men, women, and children gathered to protest police brutality and demanding reform of our justice system. Trump has constantly ignored the will of the people, while condemning American citizens for using their first amendment rights.
Trump wanted a ‘photo op.’ The plaza between Lafayette Park and historical St. John’s Episcopal Church was filled with peaceful protesters. Placing his desires first, as he always does, your illegitimate president ordered the Park Police and members of the National Guard to clear the way for him to stand in front of St. Johns.
Trump’s hastily created gestapo fired tear gas into the crowd and forcibly removed American citizens from the area in violation of their first amendment rights.
Journalists on the scene reported that a priest was forcibly removed from the church. Trump arrived and awkwardly stood in front of the church holding a bible he has never read.
Let’s be clear here; Trump is not a Christian. By his own words and actions, it is clear that he does not believe in God; he worships money and power.
Meanwhile, a white supremacist group of Trump supporters began posting on twitter. They claimed to be members of ‘antifa’ but were confirmed as a fascist hate group by twitter. Their efforts were focused on inciting violence in residential communities. Their ultimate goal: a race war.
I challenge the law enforcement community and our military to stand with the people and defy the fascists who seek control over all American citizens. Both law enforcement and the military are sworn to protect and serve the people, and their government when it is just and fair; acting in concert with the Constitution.
There is no longer any doubt that Trump and his party are fascists, the definition applies without any question.
“Fascism is a form of government that is a type of one-party dictatorship. They work for a totalitarian one-party state. This aim is to prepare the nation for armed conflict, and to respond to economic difficulties. Fascism puts nation and often race above the individual.”
Trump refuses to serve the people of our country. His goal is to be an autocrat and shred the Constitution. He has attacked democracy and our guaranteed rights and freedoms from day one. He and Moscow Mitch McConnell cannot be allowed to steal our country; it belongs to the people, not to greedy, self-serving politicians.
Op-ed by James Turnage
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