Former acting attorney general Sally Yates is calling for an uprising of Americans in support of “democratic ideals and institutions” as Donald Trump continues to assault the rule of law in clear violation of the U.S. Constitution.
Yates dropped the hammer in a powerful op-ed in USA Today, slamming Trump, saying this is a democracy and not a dictatorship:
“Despite our differences, we as Americans have long held a shared vision of what our country means and what values we expect our leaders to embrace. Today, our continued commitment to these unifying principles is needed more than ever.”
“What are the values that unite us? You don’t have to look much further than the Preamble to our Constitution, just 52 words, to find them:
“We the people of the United States” (we are a democratic republic, not a dictatorship) “in order to form a more perfect union” (we are a work in progress dedicated to a noble pursuit) “establish justice” (we revere justice as the cornerstone of our democracy) “insure domestic tranquility” (we prize unity and peace, not divisiveness and discord), “provide for the common defense” (we should never give any foreign adversary reason to question our solidarity) “promote the general welfare” (we care about one another; compassion and decency matter) “and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity” (we have a responsibility to protect not just our own generation, but future ones as well).”
Of course, the Trump supporters are spiraling out of control over Yates’ brutal take-down of their Dear Leader. It’s important to remind the chorus of Trumpsters that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by nearly three million votes. In other words, the majority of Americans didn’t support him then and still despise him today.
Reaction on Twitter:
Sage words by Sally Yates—> We must respect strict separation btw DOJ & the WH on criminal cases. It’s what separates us from an autocracy. https://t.co/7iZFRLcK3k
— Kristen Clarke (@KristenClarkeJD) December 19, 2017
Sally Yates writes a balanced editorial about protecting constitution. Trumpsters attack. WTF. This nation is done. #fascism
— BössWenger (@BossWenger) December 19, 2017
Don't just watch this like a move from home, on your couch. We need to take to the streets. I am ready. Are you? Check out https://t.co/FaYgofHJyO for the nationwide planned protest upon firing of Mueller. Oh and Sally Yates, American hero, below. https://t.co/Dwi2HmUVSO
— Shannon (@sck50) December 19, 2017