Trump, as many of us have been saying since he made it out of the primaries, is deeply dangerous to the US and to the world at large. This goes beyond right and left–he is attacking fundamental principles of a free and fair democracy, and putting us in the fast lane to a fascist state run by an authoritarian nightmare. In his first six days in office he has:
- sent his press secretary to lie to the press
- banned federal agencies from communicating with the public, the press, or the legislative branch
- threatened to impose martial law on Chicago
- promised to investigate voter fraud in the places he did not win, based on the lie he keeps telling that 5 million people voted illegally
People familiar with authoritarian states recognize this. Scholars of authoritarian regimes and refugees from authoritarian regimes have been shouting from the rooftops that we are in danger. Our country is in danger. The world is in danger. We have to stop this. We have to stop this NOW.
Trump is already impeachable because of his refusal to divest from his massive tangle of business interests, which leave him in violation of the emoluments clause of the Constitution. Your representative can file Articles of Impeachement TODAY. So why aren’t they? Use this script and CALL THEM TODAY.
“Hi, I am (name) from (place). I am calling today to ask why (representative) hasn’t filed Articles of Impeachment against Trump for his refusal to divest from his company and his subsequent violation of the emoluments clause of the Constitution. The Constitution, if not enforced, is just a piece of paper. Representative (representative name) took an oath to uphold the Constitution: why, then, has (representative) chosen not to enforce it in this vitally important instance?”
If you have a Republican representative, close with this:
“If (representative) is unwilling to enforce the Constitution that they swore to uphold, I will be forced to take my support to a primary challenger who will keep their oath to uphold the Constitution.”
If you have a Democrat representative, close with:
“We are watching our democracy slide into an authoritarian nightmare and we need you to do everything in your power to stop it. This is your responsibility, to your country and its people. If you cannot fulfill this responsibility, I will support a primary challenger who will uphold their oath and enforce the Constitution.”
Don’t know how to contact your representative? Find them here: whoismyrepresentative.com. If you’re having trouble getting through, call at another office.