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Dates will live in infamy forever

| July 7, 2024 1:00 AM

Jan. 6 and July 1 are days that will live in infamy. The day the President of the United States led an insurrection to overturn the election, and the day the Supreme Court overturned our democracy and the rule of law. Supreme Republican Califate declared Donald Trump above the law.

Over a hundred police were injured and five died from the attack on Jan. 6. Over a thousand have been convicted but the man who organized and sent the attackers will not face charges. King Donald, Lord God Trump is above the law.

So, what can we, mere mortals, do?

1. Vote, I know Idaho will go for his royal highness, King Trump, but we can vote for open primaries and at least allow all Idaho voters the right to vote.

2. Talk to everyone you know about the loss of our democracy and the rule of law. This should be condemned across party lines. No president should be above the law. Not even the orange Jesus.

3. Find a way to help those targeted and attacked by this new authoritarian regime. Can you drive a pregnant lady to see a doctor? Buy and distribute banned books. Write a letter to the editor in swing states and tell them what it is like living in a state that actively attacks its own citizens when they are different.

4. Finally, don’t be afraid to stand up for the truth. I had two relatives in the Revolutionary War. Like them, I will not yield.


MARY HALEY

Sandpoint