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By Jean Dittmeyer
Photo by Gage Skidmore, cc: Donald Trump at 2020 campaign rally in Arizona
March 22, 2024 (San Diego) -- Americans await with baited breath the election corruption trial of Donald Trump in New York. Known his entire life for avoiding accountability and now for attempting a coup to overthrow a legal and legitimate Presidential election, Trump is hoping to avoid accountability again. Meanwhile his Republican supporters in the United States Congress do all they can to promote his hatred for anything supporting democracy.

We need the press to inform us about the trial when it commences and also to spend just as much time informing us about the Republican efforts to end Medicare, cut Social Security, and destroy American democracy by attacking public servants with lies and misinformation, and planning to follow Project 2025’s outline to remove any controls from the office of the President of the United States, virtually making DJT a dictator.
Trump will do anything to stay in power. The same is true of his Republican supporters in Congress.
We depend on the Judicial System to protect us from bad actors such as Trump. Americans must speak up, and mainstream media must step up. 
There are no two sides in the case of Donald Trump. He is a danger to our democracy and everyone in the media knows this.
The question before America is this: Is it true that “no one is above the law”? The test is now. Here’s hoping our judicial system passes this test. If it fails, Democracy will fail as well.
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"baited breath". . for Trump, I love it

Actually it's "bated breath" -- eagerly or anxiously, waiting for Trump who is not a danger to our democracy, rather Trump has promoted democracy to a higher level ever experienced, appealing to many as he does. What a difference to the bought-and-paid for pols we usually have to deal with, which has resulted in many people not voting and economic ruin. . .And could Jean Dittmeyer actually be Jean Dittmyer of the Defense Investigators Association?


Trump wins, we are all going to die. Get real.