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A Revolution: Stop the Inauguration of Trump

My name is Amanda. I am not a Muslim. I am not a Mexican. I am not an Immigrant. I am not gay. I am not poor. I am not in need of health care. I am, however, a citizen more than deeply concerned at the future our country, the protection of its populace, the future of our environment and and the preservation of our values—namely freedom. I am not going to say anything in this letter that you have not already heard or considered. But I need to say them nonetheless. These freedoms are being threatened by our incoming President-elect, Donald Trump. Mr. Trump’s platform, policies, and appointed Administration threaten the very core of our civility and humanity, namely the proposed: • Deportation force to remove 11 million undocumented immigrants • Banned entry of Muslims and institute aggressive surveillance programs targeting them • Restriction on a woman’s right to abortion services • Reauthorization of waterboarding and other forms of torture • Change to our nation’s libel laws and restrict freedom of expression1 Mr. Trump lost the popular vote, but in accordance with U.S. election processes, he won the Electoral College. Therefore, there is no legal action any one person, organization or political party can take against Mr. Trump that would prevent him from being sworn into office on January, 20, 2017.There is however, but one loop hole—the U.S. Constitution, and one precedent—the American Revolution. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights. That among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their Safety and Happiness. I call upon all concerned citizens, organizations, non-profits, public servants, and government representatives to rise up and abolish this proposed administration that promises to cut off the lives, liberties and happiness of U.S. Citizens. There are marches. There are protests. There are petitions. There are calls for reconsideration. Yet all of these efforts are siloed. They also lack a specific goal, the goal of which must be: We the people, accept that Secretary Clinton lost the 2016 Presidential Election. But we reject the outcome that Donald Trump is our President Elect as he intends to deconstruct personal, religious, civil, national rights. We demand that the Electoral College, State Representatives and the Executive Branch refuse to swear in Mr. Trump, and call for a special Presidential election to be held in November 2017 in which each party offers new candidates. The time for a consolidated, concerted revolution is now. Let us combine our voices, pool our resources, march hand-in-hand, and take action to stop this destructive new government from even forming. This letter is the first step. Over the next few weeks, I will be contacting organizations, news outlets and government institutions asking for them to come together in one mass movement. This movement will culminate on December 19, 2016: Meeting the Electors in which there will be a march on the State capital--in each and every state. Here will make our demands and formalize our voices. Will you help me?! Sincerely, Amanda 1. ACLU Full Page Ad; Published in New York Times November 11, 2016.

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  • Melissa Fenske
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