MAGA Loses Civil Liberties For Everybody Today?!?

Today might be the big day for our far-right-wing pals who might or might not start the downfall of the Republic.

We begin the morning with a perspective from a faith blogger . . .

"Indeed, it's well worth noting that one of the main drivers that moves Americans into radical groups that commit domestic terrorism is a sense that there's no place for them in this country. Donald Trump played into that angst when he ran for president with a promise to "make America great again," on the assumption that those who feel left out of society today have in their heads an idea of what America should be, which means something like whatever they imagined America once was."

That sounds nice but . . . Then again . . . There's a chance that all of this might be a gigantic dud very much like the new airport or the tenure of Quinton Lucas.

We'll be watching and we welcome your armchair activist opinions.

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