First, we need to continually remind President-elect Trump that he is the President of the United States and not chairman of the board. He cannot appoint friends and cronies who will loot the United States Treasury for their own personal well-being.
He is the President of all the people but just as some of his supporters say that we need to support him, so too do we remind us that he must lead us all and not those who curry his favor or his temperament. The Constitution remains in effect and he will take the pledge to preserve, protect, and defend it. If he so desires to dismantle laws designed to protect people, if he so desires to dismantle laws design to ensure that this planet on which we live is safe to live on, if so desires to create and extend divisions between the people because of race, religion, economic status, gender, then he will have violated his oath of office.
And the second part of this plan is to remember that there is an election in 2018 and that every member of the House of Representatives and 1/3 of the Senate are up for election. Despite the efforts of the Republicans to strip individuals of the right to vote, to return to the days when only a select and privileged group of old white men with property could decide the future of this country, the people still have the right to vote. Any member of Congress who works to insure the equality of all people, to maintain this planet as a safe place to live and work, and works to advance the rights of all people has nothing to fear.
But any member of Congress who seeks to limit equality, who does not care about this planet on which we live, or seeks to limit the rights of all people needs to be voted out of office.
The American Revolution was a long and sometimes frustrating period in the history of this country. And these next few years promise to be as frustrating. But when one thinks of the future, it is what we must do.