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.
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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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I'm The Girl Who'd Rather Raise A Family Than A Feminist Protest Sign

You raise your protest picket signs and I’ll raise my white picket fence.
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Social Media feeds are constantly filled with quotes on women's rights, protests with mobs of women, and an array of cleverly worded picket signs.

Good for them, standing up for their beliefs and opinions. Will I be joining my tight-knit family of the same gender?

Nope, no thank you.

Don't get me wrong, I am not going to be oblivious to my history and the advancements that women have fought to achieve. I am aware that the strides made by many women before me have provided us with voting rights, a voice, equality, and equal pay in the workforce.

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For that, I am deeply thankful. But at this day in age, I know more female managers in the workforce than male. I know more women in business than men. I know more female students in STEM programs than male students. So what’s with all the hype? We are girl bosses, we can run the world, we don’t need to fight the system anymore.

Please stop.

Because it is insulting to the rest of us girls who are okay with being homemakers, wives, or stay-at-home moms. It's dividing our sisterhood, and it needs to stop.

All these protests and strong statements make us feel like now we HAVE to obtain a power position in our career. It's our rightful duty to our sisters. And if we do not, we are a disappointment to the gender and it makes us look weak.

Weak to the point where I feel ashamed to say to a friend “I want to be a stay at home mom someday.” Then have them look at me like I must have been brain-washed by a man because that can be the only explanation. I'm tired of feeling belittled for being a traditionalist.

Why?

Because why should I feel bad for wanting to create a comfortable home for my future family, cooking for my husband, being a soccer mom, keeping my house tidy? Because honestly, I cannot wait.

I will have no problem taking my future husband’s last name, and following his lead.

The Bible appoints men to be the head of a family, and for wives to submit to their husbands. (This can be interpreted in so many ways, so don't get your panties in a bunch at the word “submit”). God specifically made women to be gentle and caring, and we should not be afraid to embrace that. God created men to be leaders with the strength to carry the weight of a family.

However, in no way does this mean that the roles cannot be flipped. If you want to take on the responsibility, by all means, you go girl. But for me personally? I'm sensitive, I cry during horror movies, I'm afraid of basements and dark rooms. I, in no way, am strong enough to take on the tasks that men have been appointed to. And I'm okay with that.

So please, let me look forward to baking cookies for bake sales and driving a mom car.

And I'll support you in your endeavors and climb to the top of the corporate ladder. It doesn't matter what side you are on as long as we support each other, because we all need some girl power.

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Why Ocasio-Cortez Is Unfit For Office

For many of the same reasons as Donald Trump.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's meteoric ascension to elected office was as much of an awakening to the Democrats as was the election of Donald Trump. They too were not immune to the American people's frustration with the current status quo. Unfortunately, for both Democrats and Republicans alike, this has led to the election of polarizing figures with little backgrounds in politics and a commitment to alternative truths.

Ocasio-Cortez considers herself a Democratic Socialist and is out of touch with reality as much as her idol Bernie Sanders was. Socialist countries past (USSR, East Germany, Vietnam) and present (China) were/are rife with corruption. The socialist utopia which Ocasio-Cortez envisions will be the death of small American business unable to pay the high taxes required to support her platform, which includes Medicare and housing for all. Furthermore, her platform contains a proposal to tax Wall Street to fund public universities and trade schools (her childish thought process probably consisted of Wall Street = stocks = money = something I can tax), and a proposal to abolish ICE and demilitarize the police — besides being incredibly idiotic, a proposal feeding on the misguided anger some American have for our brave law enforcement officers who risk their lives on a daily basis to keep us safe. Our government is in 17 trillion dollars of debt because of its inability to manage money, and Ocasio-Cortez is telling us to give them more. It's appalling and scary someone so out of touch with reality was elected.

Ocasio-Cortez apparently loves alternative truths and lies as much as Donald Trump. Her most recent claim was that 66 percent of her Medicare proposal would have covered by the Pentagon's accounting errors, which total somewhere in the neighborhood of 21 trillion dollars. Looking closely at the article which she cited as the basis of her claims, it becomes clear she did not read or comprehend the article in its entirety and is living in her own fantasy land. The 21 trillion dollars is the sum of all the transactions where the same dollar could have been transferred between multiple accounts multiple times. In fact, the Pentagon hasn't even spent 21 trillion dollars in its existence. Ocasio-Cortez has also said ICE has a quota to detain 34,000 people a day, again another case of her living in her own fantasy land and acknowledging a half-truth. ICE is required to maintain — not fill — 34,000 beds by the DHS Appropriations Act of 2016. Ocasio-Cortez has said many more alternative facts, but I have neither the time nor the desire to bore you and analyze them all.

It's incredibly sad honesty and integrity have no place in American politics. Electing officials who have no commitment to the hard truths will destroy our American values and everything we hold dear. May God help this country.

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