I met with a number of anti-Trump people last week. So nice to meet everyone and discuss rationally how we can work together toward a common goal. We talked about phone calls, email and letters to our local Democratic reps. One woman mentioned maybe we should call and write to the Opposition. I thought it was a great idea. One way to change something is by force, which we are attempting by large protests. We put enough pressure on our ‘own’ reps and they in turn put pressure on Congress. That was the strategy in the ’60s and it worked then, but took a long time.
But we don’t really need to convince the convinced, do we? Why are protesters not confronting the Opposition. That is who we must convince. Now. I’m assuming this is the harder course, since it would involve far more diplomatic skill than most of us have, and we see just how long that might take. But we need to invest that time and effort to convince our elected representatives on both sides that ALL of America is not fine with the new administration our elected representatives put into office.
My husband had the idea that we might petition the Supreme Court to intervene in their capacity as the holders of the Constitution. Do they have that kind of power? Can they arrest Dump? Can they charge him with crimes against the Constitution and the US? I did find the short answer which was essentially yes, but it would be difficult and messy. If anyone has information on whether this can be, or should be, done, please let me know.