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woensdag 5 december 2018

De laatste punten op de i gezet richting dictatuur in de VS: grote demonstraties tegen 'coup' in Wisconsin

In Wisconsin 'the shit hits the fan', zoals men dit in de VS 'zo mooi' kan zeggen. De vertrekkende republikeinse senator Scott Walker en zijn republikeinse deelregering willen de komende democratische senator Tony Evers diverse bevoegdheden afpakken, zodat deze zo goed als niets kan doen voor het grootste deel van de bevolking, die de laatste jaren werden getroffen door maatregelen die hen allesbehalve ten goede kwamen....... Sterker nog het maakt de senator afhankelijk van de republikeinse wetgevende macht.......... Ofwel Evers zal als een 'lame duck' moeten 'opereren', zoals men dit daar noemt.

Eigenlijk kan je dit een 'coup' noemen, immers de gekozen senator Evers wordt vleugellam gemaakt. Een coup die de VS verder richting een totale dictatuur drukt, al moet gezegd worden dat de VS in feite al fungeert als een politiestaat........

Terecht een grote demonstratie in de hoofdstad van Wisconsin, Madison ondanks de hevige kou. De republikeinen dachten dan ook dat de kou de mensen wel van de straat zou houden, niet dus!

Jammer genoeg zijn de democraten niet veel beter, zie het doortrapte spel van de democraten voor, tijdens en na de voorverkiezingen en de uiteindelijke presidentsverkiezingen in 2016, waarvan we heden ten dage nog de ellende zien en waardoor we zelfs met censuur in westerse democratieën te maken hebben, terwijl censuur toch echt in dictaturen thuis hoort......

Published on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 by Common Dreams

'This Is a Coup': Protests Engulf Wisconsin Capitol as Outgoing Scott Walker and GOP Move to Cripple Democratic Power

"They are terrified that democracy is returning to Wisconsin. They are terrified that 2018 is not the end of anything, but only the beginning."

"You rig the system when you win and you rig the system when you lose," Wisconsin Democratic state Rep. Chris Taylor said of the Republican legislation. "How is it that you have more power when you lose?" (Photo: Michelle Stocker/Capital Times)

As Wisconsin Republicans voted to plow ahead with a sweeping package of legislation that would allow outgoing Gov. Scott Walker to strip significant authority from Democratic governor-elect Tony Evers, outraged Wisconsinites flooded the state capitol Monday night to denounce the GOP's brazen attempt to subvert the will of the voters and "undo democracy itself."

"This isn't a bill. This is a coup," Randy Bryce—aka the "Iron Stache"—said before Wisconsin's Joint Committee on Finance, which deliberated and ultimately voted along party lines to advance the Republican plan, which seeks to transfer many of Evers' crucial executive powers to the GOP-dominated legislature. A final vote on the plan is expected as early as Tuesday.

Apparently lacking the courage to speak on behalf of their legislation—or fearing the immense grassroots backlash—the bill's Republican sponsors didn't bother to show up to the lame-duck hearing.

Unlike some of their representatives, thousands of Wisconsinites braved the freezing weather and turned out in force, crowding the inside of the capitol building with chants of "Respect our vote!" and rallying outside to denounce the Republicans' last-ditch power grab.

"They are terrified that democracy is returning to Wisconsin," The Nation's John Nichols, a Wisconsin native, declared in a speech from the steps of the capitol building. "They are terrified that 2018 is not the end of anything, but only the beginning."

For watching  a full video of the rally:   

(de volgende korte video's komen van YouTube, maar zijn niet te zien in het originele bericht op common Dreams)
Wisconsin GOP Makes Move To Strip Power From Incoming Governor:

WI Democrats, Republicans butting heads ahead of Lame-Duck Session this week:

"The only way they can pull this off is if nobody finds out about it," Ben Wikler, another Wisconsin native and's Washington director, said at Monday night's demonstration. "I was texting right before the show with some national reporters. They can't believe people are coming out in this weather once they hear how cold it is. We're proving them wrong right now. This is what democracy looks like."

I’d be tweeting more from this awesome rally if my thumb weren’t an icicle

Illuminators with a concise and on-point message tonight.

Power to the people

If approved by the state legislature, the Republican plan would force Evers to implement Wisconsin's Trump-approved Medicaid work requirements, stop him from banning guns in the state capitol, and restrict both his ability and that of newly-elected Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul to execute the state's legal affairs.

The GOP's sweeping legislative package would also severely restrict early voting, limiting it to as little as two weeks before an election.

Walker, who has just weeks left in office, told reporters on Monday that he would sign the legislative package if it reaches his desk.

With governor-elect Evers vowing to pursue legal action if the plan passes the legislature, Wisconsin Democrats continued to voice their outrage at the GOP's patently anti-democratic plan, which mirrors ongoing efforts by Republicans in Michigan to effectively overturn November's election results.

"You rig the system when you win and you rig the system when you lose," Wisconsin Democratic state Rep. Chris Taylor said of the Republican legislation. "How is it that you have more power when you lose?"

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