Coup d'éTrump?

Coup d'éTrump?

Opposition To Trump Is Not A "Soft Coup". Incoming Executive, Legislative, And Judicial Branches Are Themselves Ascending To Power In Manners Objectively Definable As A Coup.

People are trying to make the claim that opposition groups will attempt a soft coup against Donald Trump. This is hypocritical and contradictory when one makes objective analysis of the manner in which a soft coup enabled Trump to ascend to power in the first place. The level of corruption, incompetency, and hostile ideology held by the Trump administration and his cabinet choices in and of itself warrants illegitimacy. Many of the president's picks have never even worked in the field they have been nominated to oversee or actively seek to destroy the institutions out of regressive ideological opposition. Many are self serving oligarchs who paid-to-play; earning their nominations solely due to monetary contributions. Most of the cabinet choices hold beliefs that have proven to harm the citizenry, risks the security of persons for the people of the nation, and risk national security; especially when it comes to climate change, something even the incoming president conspires to deny at the risk of civilian deaths and the breakdown of national security. It is purely objective to notice that the combined levels of corporate and political corruption, widespread voter suppression, and moneyed interests (both domestic and foreign) lead to Trump's electoral college victory. The popular vote was won by a candidate who colluded with the Democratic National Committee to subvert an objectively more successful candidate, delegitimizing the entire national election. Added to this the institutional corruption that further delegitimized the national election by excluding all other candidates from the presidential debates. There is barely any aspect of the incoming administration to hold legitimacy as an executive administration.

If we add to this also the delegitimate nature of the incoming Congress which has gerrymandered districts and utilized voter suppression, on top of moneyed influence. There is largely no legitimacy in the majority party as a national institutional organization merited with the ability to govern. Effectively resulting in no legitimacy in the legislative branch since both houses of Congress are dominated by the unmerited party. When we also place in retrospect the illegitimacy of the executive body which will be nominating a key vote in the judicial system. A position that has been vacant due to the deliberate stalling and obstruction by the incoming majority party; all in an effort to be able to prevent the minority outgoing party from preventing complete ideological disproportionality within the Supreme Court. By default, it can be objectively stated that the soon to be judicial branch will also be illegitimate since it was under the auspice of the 44th president during which the vacancy originally came to be.

One may have opinionated perspectives in both positive and negative light of the incoming president, Congress and soon to be Supreme Court judge. However, regardless of one's opinion, it can be objectively stated that there is a legitimate case to be made that the incoming executive, judicial, and legislative branches do not hold a legal validity as mechanisms of power within the apparatuses and institutions of the federal government of the United States. Similar objective analysis can also expose illegitimacies in the state and local levels of government as well. Many of whom are influenced by money interest, utilize voter suppression, gerrymandered their positions to retain influence and power; and the exclusion of alternative potential political and economic organizations.

The United States as a cultural entity and civilization exists in and of itself. The reality of an illegitimate incoming administration, illegitimate legislative and judicial branches, and illegitimate state governments and local administrations do not change the melting pot and union attitude of the United States. We have transcended far beyond a union of state apparatuses, and are actively becoming a union of peoples. The inevitability of this multicultural nature inherent in the United States civilization will continue forward, no matter how regressive these illegitimate systems may attempt to be.

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10 Things You Need To Know If You Are Going To The March For Life For The First Time

How to prepare, everything you should bring, and what you can expect

I went to the March for Life for the first time last year, and I have been excited about this year's march basically since I left last year's march. The March for Life is a pro-life march in Washington, DC. Along with the march, there is also a series of speakers in the morning. It changed my life and was hands down one of the best events I have ever attended and been a part of. If you are going this year for the first time, I would love to share some tips and information with you, so that you can make the most of the day and know some of what to expect! I understand that everyone's experience may not be the same of mine, but this is what I experienced, and some things I would have appreciated knowing before I went.

You need to dress warm.

When I say warm, I mean warm. You are going to be outside all day. Bundle up until you think you are dressed warm enough, then add a few more layers. I was not dressed warm enough on my first trip to any degree. The last thing you want is to be more focused on how cold you are than on what you are there for. I recommend a few pairs of socks, gloves, a hat, and hand and foot warmers. Thankfully, the weather is looking pretty decent for this year!

You will be walking A LOT.

You will definitely walk a few miles that day. Wear clothes and shoes that are comfortable. Eat a big, nutritious breakfast and get a good night's sleep the night before. You will need it!

There will be a ton of people there.

Last year there were 800,000 people in attendance. It is incredible to spend a day with so many people with the same beliefs and desires as you. Everyone there is beyond friendly and kind.

There may be some people there that are against you, but they are few and far between.

During my experience at the march last year, we encountered a few people who were against us. But those few people take no stance to our 800,000 and Jesus. Don't be worried.

There are a few things you don't want to forget to take with you.

I would recommend bringing:

A bottle of water

Tissues

Money

Chap stick

You are going to learn a lot.

I learned a lot, especially from the speakers, about the abortion industry, about choosing life, and about what I could do to help. There were so many important, difficult, and inspiring things said that I actually went home and re-watched all of the speeches online so that I could better comprehend things, and so that I could write down what stood out to me the most.

God is there.

The speakers fearlessly talk about Jesus and share the good news. The Holy Spirit is so present. Complete strangers show you God's love.

This will be one of the most peaceful things you will ever be a part of.

I still can't comprehend the peace that I experienced at the march. It is hard to believe that a crowd of 800,000 people in the heart of Washington, DC can be even remotely peaceful, but let me be the first to tell you that the peace that only the Lord can give is so ever present.

It will change your life.

The March for Life changed my life. I have so much more drive and desire to do my part in ending the abortion industry, inspiring others to choose life, and praying for all of the babies whose innocent lives have been taken. I am much more confident in sharing my beliefs and standing for life.

I am so glad that you are going to the march, because I just know it is going to be an amazing experience for you. See you there!

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A New Day Is On The Horizon

Time really is up.

If you missed the Golden Globes, then you missed one of the most epic thank you speeches ever given by none other than Oprah.

I think she said it best when she states, "A new day is on the horizon." This is a powerful speech to me because it doesn't attack men like so many do. She instead is talking about how the time is up on looking past all of the corruption in the world today and uniting and overcoming as a whole.

If this issue is ever going to truly be gone, men and women have to work together to end it. Oprah's speech hopefully lit a fire in many women and men all over the country to begin a new day and work to end the pain holding in secrets of hurt and struggle many have had to deal with all these years. Hopefully, our country can be new and work together.

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