The potential for political change is in our hands. All it will take is the unleashing of the power of the people.
People have to remember that the Repugs are SCARED...of losing power, of ceding social and political dominance, and of not having economic control. That's why they're willing to become fascists.
The other thing to keep in mind that those who fought during the Civil Rights movement had to face far worse than we do today. If they had the courage to fight, what's our current excuse to feel scared or hopeless? We need to follow their example, focus on registering people to vote (despite the Texas Democrats' ineptitude), and drive GOTV efforts as much as possible over every election like our lives depend on it.
Great read! Will share this on bird app!
Thank you for this article. I hope you are right that things will turn around. I've devoted so much effort this legislative session only to end up feeling like democracy isn't working. I'm a member of multiple different social media groups that a large number of members called about gun control, vouchers, anti-DEI, anti-trans legislation. They literally ignored us. They don't have to listen because they aren't afraid of losing their elections. I don't think Texas will ever be a liberal state. That said, we need to find a way to let them know they SHOULD fear not getting re-elected. The majority of Texans wanted to raise the age to buy an assault rifle from 18 to 21, and they didn't even listen to the majority.