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In President Trumps First Week, ACLU Hands Him First Stinging Rebuke (ACLU release)

https://www.aclu.org/blog/president-trumps-first-week-aclu-hands-him-first-stinging-rebuke
This is a remarkable day. When Donald Trump was elected president, we promised that if he tried to implement his unconstitutional and un-American policies that we would take him to court. We did that today. And we won.

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The United States is a nation governed by the rule of law and not the iron will of one man. President Trump now has learned that we are democratic republic where the powers of government are not dictatorial. They are limited. The courts are the bulwark of our democracy that protects individual rights and guards against the overreaching of an administration that confuses its will for the American publicís.

Tonight was one of the most incredible experiences of my life, one that demonstrates that the people united will never be divided. This is only the beginning. This is merely the first skirmish in a long battle to vigorously defend the Bill of Rights from the authoritarian designs of the Trump administration.

Savor this victory tonight, but prepare to fight on.

A small part of me is going "neener neener neener, f* you, you small narcissistic bully"

OK, maybe but such a small part.

In regards to the Fed court stay of the exec order.

RoguePOTUSStaff Twitter account

https://mobile.twitter.com/RoguePOTUSStaff

It's very interesting

Will Twitler shut down the internet?

I hate trying to predict things, but after the last 4 days of bizarreness of Trump, I could see him doing this to try and shut up those talking bad about him.

A bit of research shows others thinking about this also. Thoughts?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/seanlawson/2016/12/02/the-law-that-could-allow-trump-to-shut-down-the-u-s-internet/#30c57ce11725
The Law That Could Allow Trump To Shut Down The US Internet

Does Twitler understand the difference between president and dictator?

Twitler wants to " invade" Chicago due to "carnage"!

https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/824080766288228352


If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible "carnage" going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!

Minitrue, Miniluv, Minipax. FDT



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For those not well versed in newspeak, here's a link to the longer version.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ministries_of_Nineteen_Eighty-Four

Obama vs FDT's inaugural day declarations to compare

First FDTs. Wtf rah rah amerika! Amerika!

A new national pride stirs the American soul and inspires the American heart. We are one people, united by a common destiny and a shared purpose.

Freedom is the birthright of all Americans, and to preserve that freedom we must maintain faith in our sacred values and heritage.

Our Constitution is written on parchment, but it lives in the hearts of the American people. There is no freedom where the people do not believe in it; no law where the people do not follow it; and no peace where the people do not pray for it.

There are no greater people than the American citizenry, and as long as we believe in ourselves, and our country, there is nothing we cannot accomplish.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 20, 2017, as National Day of Patriotic Devotion, in order to strengthen our bonds to each other and to our country -- and to renew the duties of Government to the people.


Obama's National Day of Renewal and Reconciliation

As I take the sacred oath of the highest office in the land, I am humbled by the responsibility placed upon my shoulders, renewed by the courage and decency of the American people, and fortified by my faith in an awesome God ... On this Inauguration Day, we are reminded that we are heirs to over two centuries of American democracy, and that this legacy is not simply a birthright ó it is a glorious burden. Now it falls to us to come together as a people to carry it forward once more.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 20, 2009, a National Day of Renewal and Reconciliation, and call upon all of our citizens to serve one another and the common purpose of remaking this Nation for our new century.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twentieth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.

Worried about a draft? Want to help determine deferements if there is a draft?

Sign up to be a Selective Service volunteer Board Member. "If a military draft becomes necessary, approximately 2,000 local boards throughout America would decide which young men in each community receive deferments, postponements, or exemptions from military service based on federal guidelines."

I first checked it out during shrub's terms when another duer was encouraging us to do so. What with the state of the new administration, this might be a good thing to consider. They have tried to have a minimal volunteer group to be active if needed while they get others on board if there is a draft. Many places, counties, are short of even that and would be happy to get people on now.

The idea makes me feel sick, but better those of us with sense than rwingers.

The process takes several months, but better sooner than later.


https://www.sss.gov/Volunteers/Board-Member-Program

VOLUNTEERS - Board Member Program.

Selective Service wants to hear from men and women in the community who might be willing to serve as members of local boards.

Local boards members are volunteers nominated by state governor or equivalent officials, and appointed by the Director of the Selective Service System on behalf of the U.S. President. They play an important community role closely connected with our nation's defense.

If a military draft becomes necessary, approximately 2,000 local boards throughout the United States would decide which young men in each community receive deferments, postponements, or exemptions from military service based on federal guidelines.

Board Member Requirements

Must be 18 years old or older
Must be a citizen of the United States
Men must have registered with Selective Service, except those born from March 29, 1957 through December 31, 1959
Must not be a member of law enforcement occupation as defined by Selective Service policy (example: police officer or judge)
Must not be an active or retired career member of the Armed Forces or Reserves or National Guard
Must not have been convicted of any criminal offense

Local and Appeal Boards

A Selective Service local board is a group of five citizen volunteers appointed by the President. They play an important community role closely connected with our nation's defense. If a military draft becomes necessary, approximately 2,000 local boards throughout America would decide which young men in each community receive deferments, postponements, or exemptions from military service based on federal guidelines.

Wonderful gif! Women's March vs inauguration

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