Anarchy, what is that? Ultra-conservative people see rightful peaceful protests where police are unnecessarily aggressive as anarchy against our government. The Cambridge Dictionary says it is “a situation in which there is no organization and control, especially in society, because there is no effective government.” Conversely, the rest of the country sees an increasing slide into fascism. That is defined as “a very powerful leader, state control, and being extremely proud of country and race, and in which political opposition is not allowed.” So who is right?
President Bill Clinton gave us insight into what our government is doing now. He said that “our elected officials” should “protect the right to vote and to ensure every vote is counted.” Clinton is not in the heat of the moment as Donald Trump has risen up to attack even the Postal Service.
POTUS has been tearing down all of America’s institutions, so it appears that he is straddling both anarchy and fascism. Benjamin Franklin was America’s first postmaster, and since then, our country has enjoyed written letters to family and friends — much more personal than emails.
Now in the midst of the coronavirus epidemic, the mail system is a matter of life-saving postal efforts. Mail carriers have it rough right now — just ask your carrier how it is going for a first-hand look. Veterans’ prescriptions all come via the post office. Foodstuff and home supplies come via the postal service. It is how maybe 50 percent of the country will vote in November.
The mailbox is a symbol of a right we never expected to be carried down by a man so desperate to win in 2020, that he will let hundreds of thousands of people to die.
This is what President Clinton said in his tweet:
‘We expect our elected officials to protect the right to vote and to ensure every vote is counted. This attack on the Postal Service —an institution as old as the Republic itself and depended upon, and trusted by, millions of Americans— is designed to ensure that neither is done.’
Twitter world went wild after President Clinton’s tweets. Take a look at some of our favorite responses below:
Gonna be arrested ! pic.twitter.com/xF6xQLg3b8
— Jeromey Fryman (@r8rjay1) August 15, 2020