Tuesday, May 29, 2018

A Critical Alert For All Indivisible Members

My name is Charles Haynes. I am a member of Indivisible East Hillsborough, CD15, Florida. I am also secretary/treasurer of Citizens United to Repeal Citizens United. This is a FEC registered Political Action committee organized to work toward the repeal of Citizens United.

As you are all probably aware, this decision by the U S Supreme Court, has allowed untold billions of illegal dollars into our political system. This has created the catastrophic Presidency that we are now dealing with. Most progressives seem to think that Mueller will solve this problem eventually. Our government is deteriorating so rapidly that there may be nothing to save by the time Mueller is done. But, that is just the beginning of our problems.

Can you imagine living under Putin in Russia.? How about under the new Soviet Union, which Putin is working to establish.? That is what all the Russian involvement in every free country's elections is all about. He wants to establish a new Soviet Union, with not only the countries that were part of the old  Soviet union, but all the countries that are now free. That is all the Nato countries and North America. He has established his network in the United States, and came close in some of the European countries in their past elections. It is only a matter of time before he accomplishes his goal, unless politically aware Americans take back our country.

The only logical path to accomplish this is for democrats to take back Congress from the treasonous faction of the republican party who now control it.This will take an all out effort, because you can be certain that there will be a full scale  attempt to steal the election, as they did in 2016. Don't believe all the propaganda that Trump won fair and square. The election was stolen in republican controlled Wisconsin and Michigan, where the absentee ballots in many democratic areas were dumped without being counted, just as they were in Florida in 2000. It is critical that we gain control of the State Houses as well, because that is where a lot of mischief originates. That is the source of the gerrymandering we see all over the country. If we gain control of the State Houses, we can correct the gerrymandered districts that make it possible for a minority party to control so many seats.

Coincidentally, this is the first step to repealing Citizens United. That would make it possible to get a vote In congress to impeach Trump. Unfortunately, there is no path at this time to get enough votes in the Senate  to get a conviction. It would take two thirds vote in both the House and Senate to convict. Just gaining control of the house would help a lot in controlling Trump, though. It would also help in setting up the second part of the path to repeal of Citizens United.

That would occur in the 2020 election, when we could vote Trump out along with many Senators who would be up for reelection at that time. Then, under a new Attorney General, he could be arrested as a private citizen for the crimes he has committed, along with the republicans in the Congress who have aided and abetted him in his attack on America. That would be much better than impeachment, which has no jail time, even if convicted. With the charges of treason, money laundering, tax evasion, and untold other crimes, he could spend the rest of his life in prison.

After we take our country back, the next step would be have a constitutional convention, where the States could vote to repeal Citizens United.. It would require a two thirds vote to repeal it, but it is possible. Meanwhile, we must fight as hard as we can to vote out the scoundrels. They are armed with untold billions of dollars to propagandize Americans. It is a shame, but unfortunately, it works. The more lies they spread over the air waves, the more apt they are to be believed. Trump knows this. That is why he repeats his outlandish statements every day. After all, he has been taught by a KGB master of manipulation.

That is why we have set up Citizens United to Repeal Citizens United. The only way to combat the lies they will be spouting all over the airwaves, is to bombard them with the truth. That will take a lot of money. We are only asking for small donations from as many Indivisible members as possible. Using the Bernie Sanders principal. we will not accept money from big business or billionaires, except for maybe Tom Steyer. Since it would be impossible to match them dollar for dollar, we will concentrate on areas where we do have a chance to win, not wasting money on hopeless causes. I do believe that this is our only hope, and as one of our forefathers so aptly put it, "We must,indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly, we shall all hang separately". That is the dire circumstance that we are now in.

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Many people think that after the Mueller probe, Donald Trump will be impeached, and just go away. This is wishful thinking, and nothing can be further from the truth.
For this to happen, you would have to have a two thirds majority of liberal democrats in the Congress and Senate. This cannot happen in the midterm elections. There are just not enough republicans in the Senate, who are up for  reelection in the midterms, to get the numbers needed to convict. So, Trump will be in office until at least 2020. Mueller cannot indict Trump on criminal charges.

Since Mueller can only inform Congress  that Trump has committed criminal acts that are impeachable, they would probably not vote to impeach, because they have a majority. You have seen how they have stuck with Trump throughout this debacle that he has created. They must stick with him now, because most of them who are on the intelligence committees have committed criminal acts that leave them open for charges of  obstruction of justice.

Our only way to save this Democracy, is to pursue a course that could eventually lead to the repeal of the disastrous  Citizens United decision by the John Roberts Supreme Court. That course would begin with an all out attempt to remove as many republicans from office as possible in the mid terms. This will not be as easy as one might think. The republicans have billions of dollars in the coffers, both secret dark money from Russians and others. Then we have the millions from the Koch Brothers, and other American oligarchs like Sheldon Adelson. These men think that since they have made tremendous fortunes in America, this gives them the right to rule America. The Supreme Court has decided that spending money in political campaigns is free speech, so the very rich have much more free speech than the average person. That is not what our forefathers intended. It is our duty to make sure that this won't stand. We can either join together to fight them on their terms, which is with political action, or we will eventually have to fight them in the streets, to regain our freedom. The only other option is to live with them as our masters.

If democrats could take the midterms, then they could prevent Trump from pushing some of his most disastrous actions against our government. We could then prevent him from appointing people for government positions where they pursue policies that go against the purpose of the agency they run. This would just be a holding action however. In the 2020 elections, 33 republicans will be up for reelection, with just 12 democrats. That is the critical election, because if the democrats take back the Senate in that election, along with the Presidency, we will be able to start reconstructing our Democracy. We would then have the votes to convene a constitutional convention, which would be able to repeal The Citizens United Decision. It is this decision that has created this whole mess we are in.

This is the only course that will save us. We must work like we have never before to save ourselves from these despots who wish to enslave us. It is for this purpose, that I have formed a political committee, registered with the FEC, to collect funds to counter the intense political advertising that we will soon see in the midterms. We must counter their massive efforts in the critical states where democrats are at risk. Not talked about so much, are the Gubernatorial elections in 2018. Their are 36 governorships up for election. They are absolutely critical, because in 2020 the redistricting of voting districts will convene. It is our only chance to correct the gerrymandering that the republicans have engaged in.  The governors have veto power over this process. This means, that if we elect democrats,  they can insure that there is fair redistricting.  As you can see, there are many critical aspects to our political process that are occurring shortly. If we just assume that every thing will be alright, and that Americans will see the truth about where our nation is headed, then we are lost. Please join with me on this mission to save this beautiful, though not quite perfected country that we love. If you wish to join me, I will soon  provide information on how you  can join this campaign, should you wish . Thank you for your attention to this effort.

Sincerely.
Charles Haynes
Member, Indivisible East Hillsborough