The Houston Democracy Project looks to keep the focus on local officials, but Donald Trump's visit to Houston this upcoming Thursday, November 2 merits comment.
As Trump details the nightmares he intends in a second term, talks about leaving NATO & says he will indict political opponents, there should be 100,000 people in a county this big out peacefully protesting his appearance.
From KHOU Channel 11-
The event will be held on November 2 at Trendsetter Engineering, Inc., which is located at 10430 Rodgers Road. Doors open at 1 p.m. and it's scheduled to start at 4 p.m. Attendees must register for tickets in order to go. You can register online on a first-come-first-served basis.
There are a lot of us who won't get through a second Trump term. The physical and mental stress of it will be toxic. Many people will be under direct threat from the forces a second Trump term will empower and unleash. The country won't likely get past it with much left of our already deeply-flawed democracy.
Where are the law enforcement unions and the tough on crime folks in Harris County speaking up against this four time indicted threat to democracy appearing in our community?
Former Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger told National Public Radio that he will vote for Joe Biden in '24 because democracy is on the line.
"But I also know that if everything kind of tracks the way it is in 2024, I won't be voting Republican because, again, I think it's a simple question of democracy or no democracy. And the Republican Party represents right now a real slide to authoritarianism ... If it was Joe Biden and Donald Trump, I don't think there's any question I would vote for Joe Biden."
This is the right course from Republicans who say they care about democracy. Our lives and futures are on the line. We should act like it. Trump is going around working up the structures, and lawlessness he needs to take so much from us.
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