Republican Threats To Civil Liberties A Local Houston Issue-What Side Of Police Line Will Elected Officials Be on?
The Washington Post reports Donald Trump is planning to use the military to repress domestic protest if he is returned to the Presidency. You see an excerpt from the story in the picture above.
This is an issue In Houston and Harris County local politics. There is no public safety without democracy.
Every local elected Republican and Republican candidate supports a political party looking to suspend our civil liberties. Houstonians deserve protection from the far-right.
Every Republican elected official and candidate should be held accountable for support of such a party.
Houston Democratic municipal candidates who have accepted police union endorsements, have an obligation to ask those unions to not support candidates who refuse to accept election results or who back candidates attacking our most basic freedoms. Do you think there will be police unions stepping back from Trump in 2024 because of what he clearly intends to do as President? I sure don't.
We have a right to know what side of the police line our elected officials would stand on when our rights are most at risk.
We must expand the definition of public safety to include protection of democracy and civil liberties. We must expand our expectations of elected officials to include taking the career and personal risks required to fight the growing authoritarian threat.
We are not electing these officials to find safe harbor for themselves and people with access to power in an anti-democratic storm. We are electing them to fight for us and to act as needed to maintain our freedoms.
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I'm Neil Aquino