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Sun May 6, 2018, 12:10 PM

Someone needs to give the ACLU twenty million dollars [View all]

Seriously. Or maybe Tom Steyer can do this on his own (except he's already tied in so closely with the impeach Trump effort that he might not be as effective).

This nation needs a national ad campaign on the theme of: "The U.S. Constitution: To Love Honor Cherish and Obey." OK, upfront I admit that using a phrase along those lines is meant to appeal to conservatives and "traditionalists" in general because they, IMO, should be the target audience.

I would hire Steve Schmidt as executive producer and screen writer for the series of ads to be aired, disproportionately, in red leaning states and districts. They should include historical vignettes that showcase why our Constitution was written as it was when it was; why there is a separation of powers, why there are checks and balances, and why Executive over reach was feared and what was done to restrain it. They should explore the role of the free press in keeping America free from tyranny. They should fully explain our Bill of Rights, all ten amendments, not merely the Second Amendment.

I am beginning to think it would be the best investment of mass media funds that anyone could make to help ensure that our Democracy is preserved, because too many people simply do not understand the fundamental underpinnings of it. It can be done in a fiercely non partisan manner, if anything I would love to see Republican voices for Constitutional integrity featured.

Donald Trump is laying the ground work with right wing insurrectionist conspiratorial thinking that can buttress and justify Republicans members of the U.S. Senate voting AGAINST removal of Trump from office. They will do so with a twisted rational claiming that they are the ones who respect the Constitution, opposing a "Deep State" "Establishment" and highly "partisan" coup against Trump's legally elected and "patriotic" government.

There is much for Americans to be proud of in our Constitution and the Bill of Rights. We should harness that in defense of our anti-tyrannical constitutional heritage. We should turn the tables on Trump, and appeal directly to a love of liberty as the basis for our fight to preserve the principle that no man is above the law, and that the fight before us now completely transcends mere partisan politics. Because a vote to remove a president from office requires a super majority in the U.S. Senate, this fight will ultimately be won or lost in a number of Red States where Trump is now furiously working to circle the wagons to ride out the storm. The rule of Law in America needs a media counter offensive now.

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Tom Rinaldo May 2018 OP
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