I am so very proud of the folks in Kansas City who raised their voices in protest of Donald Trump’s candidacy for president of the United States. Seeds were planted in Chicago when Trump postponed his rally on Friday because of safety concerns raised when fights between supporters and demonstrators broke out. Good move.
When I woke up this morning I read that protestors showed up at Trump’s Kansas City rally and some disrupted his speech. Outside, there were verbal clashes between protesters and supporters and the police used pepper spray a few times. Interesting.
It’s all getting plenty of press and air time, and why not? Protestors have ended wars, taken down walls, secured people’s rights, toppled dictators, and made people around the world more conscious of numerous factors that threaten life on this planet as we know it.
So, duh, protestors can (and I hope will) stop Trump. Anyone who does not support Trump is hereby invited to gather peacefully wherever he is scheduled to appear. Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, independents, the walking dead – all of us. Just gather and hold signs. No need to disrupt gatherings. Just show up. Be present. Hold a sign in silent protest…or if you’re like me and can’t shut up about this idiotic, Hitler-like candidate, go ahead and exercise your right of free speech by stating two simple words: “No Trump.”
And if you live far from where Trump is giving a speech or having a rally, organize locally and hold your own “No Trump” demonstrations.
We can do this, people! The world is counting on us to do so! Believe me, they don’t want millions of Americans immigrating to their countries because of our refusal to live under a Trump regime.
Let’s applaud and join the anti-Trump protestors, refrain from disruptions and violence, and make the No Trump Movement happen! Let’s combine the teachings of Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and simply force Trump out of the race by protesting him out of the race.
From New York City to Hartsburg, Missouri (with a population of 106), we can gather, we can hold “No Trump” signs in protest, and we can ensure that Donald Trump is not on the ticket as the 2016 Republican candidate for President of the United States.
Let’s put democracy to work. Let’s create the No Trump Movement and exercise our right to peacefully protest. I promise you, the world will thank us.