same on issuu:
Ethan Zuckerman (@EthanZ) tweeted at 6:02 AM – 7 Feb 2017 :
Tyranny requires obedience from ordinary people carrying out orders. A case for pro-social disobedience… https://t.co/VPpJoT3FP5 (http://twitter.com/EthanZ/status/828952168036237314?s=17)
a week ago, men and women went to work at airports around the United States as they always do. They showered, got dressed, ate breakfast, perhaps dropped off their kids at school. Then they reported to their jobs as federal government employees, where, according to news reports, one of them handcuffed a 5-year-old child, separated him from his mother and detained him alone for several hours at Dulles airport.
What will we do?
we are all democratic citizens. Ultimately, our government can only act if we allow it to act. Under our Constitution, the people rule. Our elected officials, including the president, are accountable to us. We possess the power to reject actions we see as out of bounds. We are used to doing this in elections, but democratic tools go further. Even once an election is over, we can exercise our First Amendment rights to contact elected officials, speak, write and protest.
in light of little brother and saydnaya prison report and nodapl/Jasilyn and .. and.. and all the things.. that keep us jumping through constitutional hoops.. maybe what we do.. is question the seemingly obvious.. the constitutionality of the constitution…..
a nother way.. for all of us.. ongoingly..