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Response to Civic Justice (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2018, 08:48 PM

22. They picked the rules they want to play by

 

It doesn't matter what rules we want to play by. Their rules changed decades ago and these are the rules our country runs on now. This is the 20th anniversary of Clinton's impeachment. That was part of a witch hunt that began when Republicans took control of Congress and continued even after the impeachment. Rush Limbaugh, Fox, Benghazi Hearings, 2nd Amendment Solutions, Birthers. This is who we are as a nation. It's not pretty, it's not what we want, but this isn't going to go away. Republicans have been winning with this and aren't going to change on their own.

In the Byzantine Empire after one emperor was overthrown his children's eyes were put out to keep them from seeking revenge. Once this line was crossed putting out the eyes of deposed families became standard procedure. The new normal. All of US respect the grim reality of anything is acceptable. The Republicans will only respect it when it happens to them, but it also means that we are accepting this new normal. It's normal whether we accept it or not. As we watch the last remnants or our democracy disappear we need to accept we are in a fight and the only choices are victory or defeat. There is no purple America where liberals and conservatives work together and cooperate because they have no respect for us.

It's their rules and if we want things to be different we are going to have to win with the rules we have.

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