A message to the people to stop the advance of republican fascism…
I have news for President Biden. On January 22nd we will have pro-life majorities in the House and Senate and we will take the cause of the right to life into every state house in America!
Mike Pence, former Vice President of the United States, tweet at 10:40 p.m. 10/18/22
The United States is on the verge of a fascist takeover of power that began with Donald Trump’s presidency, during which he refused to back down, leading to months of false allegations of voter fraud, frivolous lawsuits, chronic lies, and finally the assault on the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. It escalated sharply this summer, when Trump’s political tool the US Supreme Court ignored half a century of “established right” to strip 51% of voters of their Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights to private reproductive liberty. For decades Republicans wanted to take women’s rights away, said they wanted to take women’s rights away, and they did it — and soon they will come for birth control rights, voting rights and inevitable marriage equality. The umbrella of Roe v Wade and its constitutional provisions have been thrown to the wind, and now Everyone Freedoms of privacy are to be conquered.
But you can do something about it, especially here in New Jersey. Vote against Republican rule. reject fascism. Fight for the rights of Everyone Citizens to keep the government out of our bodies, our secular laws, and our right to civil association between adults.
The Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution states: “No state shall make or enforce any law restricting the privileges or immunities of any citizen of the United States; no state shall deprive any person of life, liberty or property without due process of law; deny any person within its jurisdiction the same protections under the laws.”
Judge Clarence Thomas, following the Dobbs decision, states: “Substantial due process … has harmed our country in many ways. Accordingly, we should remove it from our jurisdiction as soon as possible.”
The right-wing fascist court spoke with deeds and words. A former Republican vice president has spoken his threats loud and clear. Reread these quotes for they are dire warnings to you and your sisters, mothers, daughters and friends. Every woman is attacked – even the so-called Pro Life. Now the government has the right to force abortions in the future when there is a food shortage or another deadly pandemic. Do you think wearing a mask was a bitch? Wait for them to get your organs – because they can. Don’t you think that can happen? Would anyone have thought that 50 years of established law, supported by mendacious nominees for the country’s highest court who claimed it was so and yet struck it down, would be toasted in a few months? Sen. Lindsay Graham, who opposed Obama’s nomination for the Supreme Court ten months before the 2016 election, turned around and changed his position on “too close to a voting decision” and rammed through anti-Roe candidate Amy Coney Barrett. She, too, said Roe was “set law” and voted. These people will say anything. I am Not overdo it. Can you ever believe another Republican again? Can you afford it?
The terrible rise of the religious right during the Reagan administration, which began to stuff Christian propaganda down our throats, the First Amendment right to practice our own religious beliefs, and not those of any one religion, and their ancient laws into ours to dictate a secular legal construct come into play. The right has the courts, and they’re likely to take over the House of Representatives this November, and as Pence made clear just days ago, they’re coming for a full national abortion ban. Keeping the US Senate out of Republican hands and, in two years, the White House out of a fascist regime must be the goal of every American who values freedom over invasive government and theocratic oppression. We’re headed for an Iranian-style construct if we don’t vote… and vote AGAINST the Republicans.
If people in Alabama (or wherever) want that nonsense, I feel sorry for the women and LGBTQ+ and African American voters there, but I don’t live in Alabama. Thank God. I live in New Jersey. And I beg NJ voters to consider what’s at stake here.
Anyone who has read even one of my columns will know that I am an independent, a past voter Republican and Democrat and mostly independent, publicly supporting Republican and Democratic candidates in this arena since 1997, and proud to support the many campaigns of my friend, the Republican Rod Astorino, while simultaneously challenging a Republican congressman to a fistfight that caused a stir and, according to his staff, helped get Democrat Josh Gottheimer elected. But the Supreme Court build-up and denial of votes for Merrick Garland and the rush to elect Amy Coney Barrett ahead of the 2020 election by hypocrites and totalitarian lunatics who continue to defend the January 6 atrocities cannot stand. That pales in comparison to the enslavement of women in this country, something that we here in NJ have kept illegal as it should be. The US Constitution’s dismantling of privacy protections is in shambles and Judge Clarence Thomas says he will now use the Dobbs ruling to go mad.
The rest of us have to ignore all the Republican propaganda about inflation and alleged crime-fighting (where was the outrage when the police were beaten with Trump flag polls on Jan. 6?). Under Republican and Democratic control, there has been recession and inflation, and crime has fluctuated over time—we’re still recovering from a once-in-a-century pandemic. Republicans know as much about this as Democrats. which is nothing. These things will reverse, as they always do with the private sector movement, which conservatives – at least since the Trump nightmare – have conveniently ignored.
As Reagan said, the scariest words are, “We’re government and we’re here to help.” Well, Republicans aren’t going to do anything about the things they’re trying to distract you into believing they are can do. build wall? bring production back? How much shit can you eat? But they will and will come for your rights. They have already done it and they will do it again. hear pence. Attention Thomas. They mean business and have power or want power and we have to stop them. Especially here in New Jersey.
Keep republican fascism out of our state.
More and more Republican-run states are banning abortion on all counts—maternal life, rape, incest, health issues. Next they want to ban contraception because religious lunatics like Pence and most Republicans, many of whom are crooks who hold their noses and ignore his kind, want it. Make your voice heard. Forget protests. Bitching on cable TV. Bind to convince MAGA drones of reality. Forget that. Vote. And vote out the Republicans in NJ. Support the rights of New Jerseyians.
Keep republican fascism out of our state.