Right now, some Americans are mourning the death of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Any other time, I’d think the entire country would be in mourning, but there have been postings like this
That lets me know we are not collectively mourning as a country. Some are calculating and celebrating her death as an opportunity to reshape American to their ideological bend.
Well, now that opportunity presents itself, the temptation to achieve ideological wins is too great of a chance to pass up.
Folks, to reference a quote from the movie in the first video, we are in the endgame now. Do not let individual things change your focus or drive towards the ultimate goal of bringing balance, sanity, and equality to America.
Don’t kid yourself thinking that Mitch McConnell isn’t going to seat a SCOTUS justice before January. It’s going to happen unless there are 4 Republican Senators who will vote no on any and all attempts to seat a justice. We saw GOP allegiance to their oath of office and the Constitution last February, and I don’t expect anything different now.
In addition, there’s also a court case involving the dismantling of the PPACA before the SCOTUS this session. So, we’re staring down the barrel of a 6-3 ideological split on the SCOTUS as well as the dismantling of the ACA. All of this has been done by GOP political maneuvers.
Under this seemingly cloud of doom, Democrats have a striking opportunity to avenge the political shenanigans of the GOP and help Americans at the same time. Don’t give up without a fight, and also employ the same tactics and strategy against the GOP.
It all begins with electoral wins in November. Drive turnout to the point where there is no question about what voters want. Flip senate seats, house seats, local, and even state governments wherever you can. Then, employ the following 100 Day agenda.
With a Democratic House, Senate, and president, enact a Judiciary Act of 2021 to expand the judicial branch to better reflect the size needed for today’s population. Add judges on every level including the SCOTUS. Expand the number of circuits and appellate courts to ensure the right to a fair and speedy trial is protected.
If the ACA is dismantled, replacing it with a single payer system is a solid option especially explaining that you agree with the GOP and the current system didn’t work. They’ve had ample time to offer an alternative, and they didn’t. So, give Americans what every other modern day first world society already has. This will eliminate the stress of medical debt bankruptcy while we’re still battling a viral pandemic where we have no idea of what the long term impact will be on our health.
Also, pass election reform to ensure the security of the ballot and the right to vote itself. Do not expect any “gentleman’s agreements” to be respected anymore. Codify every single thing into law. I would even go as far as suggesting automatic registration at birth and a national ID card that can double as a Voter ID. Conservatives say they want secure elections. Give it to them.
Finally and most importantly, pass pandemic relief legislation to help Americans who are struggling. I’m talking about everyone, even those who vote Republican. It’s a damn shame that people are struggling to feed themselves and their families in the wealthiest country in the world while the stock market is humming right along as though we’re all A-OK. Don’t worry about corporate interests or financial markets. Putting money directly into the hands of Americans should be the #1 priority.
I mourn the loss of RBG as though she was a member of my own family. I mourn the loss of 200,000 Americans to a virus that we should have put up a fight against. I also mourn for my country that is being ripped apart by people who are only interested in power and money, not protecting the Constitution or the people who elected them to office.
We are in the endgame now. How we pick ourselves up and fight will determine our future. Mourn, cry, scream, cuss, or do what you must to deal with the immediate emotion. After that, straighten up and get ready to vote like voting is the only thing that matters. Right now, that’s indeed what matters. We can’t control what politicians do, but we can control which politicians are there to do it. Let’s make good trouble on November 3rd so there is no doubt about where America is headed in 2021. We owe that much to those we’ve lost on the way.