By Sammy Lett
In these trying times, it is more important than ever that we, as opponents of the current administration, remain unified and resilient in our efforts to combat any attacks on our civil liberties and personal freedoms. We are not quite so powerless as we are often depicted and we refuse to be made weaker by the petty attempts to rob us of our rights. Solidarity shines through the darkness of oppression, and we intend fully to demonstrate that truth through our actions to Donald Trump and his repressive regime.
Organizing together in marches and protests as we have been doing show the Trump administration that we will not take this nonsense sitting down. Undemocratic policies like the Muslim ban, the stripping away of essential healthcare benefits, and the attempts to withhold federal funding from sanctuary cities are just a few examples of the authoritarian-like overreaches of power that President Trump has resorted to thus far. As the White House continues to go against the popular will with its draconian exertions of control, we the people will continue to band together as one in the streets and at the ballot box, electing the next generation of freedom fighters who keep up the resistance not only in Washington, D.C., but also in city halls and statehouses all over the country.
The political revolution cannot be won alone, and it certainly will not be won with ease, but it will not be won at all unless we are willing to stand up and fight back against all forms of tyranny whenever and wherever we see it. There lies a long and hard journey ahead of us, as we have already witnessed firsthand, but we can rest easy at the end of the day knowing that there is unremitting strength in our resolve to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States against the constant barrage of attacks by the man who is sworn to do just that. Every step we take in protest, down Pennsylvania Avenue or down Main Street, is another step closer to defeating the despotically inclined occupant of the Oval Office and ridding our land of the evil which has infected it so.
Sammy Lett is an 18 year old senior at De Pere High School and an active member of Our Wisconsin Revolution’s Green Bay chapter.