You see how late last week our President prepared a military strike on Iran, only to call it off at the last minute because he suddenly decided it wasn't "proportionate" to take 150 lives over an unmanned spy drone shot down over the Strait of Hormuz? So Presidential, right? Ah, no -- I don't have documentary evidence that he concocted the whole scheme to make himself look better, but I'm also not a schmuck, and our Founders didn't create a Constitution expressly designed to reign in executive powers so we could give our President the benefit of the doubt. So our task is the same today as it was yesterday -- to stop yet another stupid war with another nation that's not just going to roll over while we try occupying it for the next 20 years. So now's the time to call your Congressfolk and tell them to use their power stop the march to war with Iran. Tools for finding your Congressfolk's phone numbers are, as always, in the upper right-hand corner of this page (or on the bottom of this page, if you're on a cellphone).
While you've got your Senators on the phone, you can also tell them to pass H.R. 1, the For the People Act; H.R. 5, the Equality Act; H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act; and H.R. 1644, the Save the Internet Act. Mob Boss Mitch says the Senate won't vote on these bills because and I quote "I get to decide what we vote on," but pressure your Senators enough and they'll cave, because the only thing they really fear is the voters turning them out of office. Yes, I wish we could turn bad politicians out of office more easily, but H.R. 1 would make that task easier by protecting our voting rights. The Equality Act would extend civil rights protections to gay and transgender folks, the Paycheck Fairness Act would help folks get equal pay for equal work, and the Save the Internet Act would restore our internet freedom. Don't let folks say supporting the President against Iran is more important -- our opponents can't win arguments, so all they do is create drama. But, as free people, we don't let drama dictate what we do.