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When Trump and his followers say they are for "Law and order," they aren't lying.

But they aren't talking about the rule of law, the enforcement of the codified laws of the land: they're talking about preserving + enforcing those unwritten 'laws' that reinforce their privilege.
When they're scared that their position will be usurped by women, by those with dark skin, by immigrants;
They eagerly do whatever it takes to maintain their position of privilege and power, which can include blatantly violating the laws of this nation, in the interest of securing their greater goal.
So, firing the chief law enforcement officers in the nation, ordering troops to the border, ignoring subpoenas and ordering his minions to do the same, etc., etc....
all of those violate the standing laws and principles that generations of citizens have fought and died for... yet they preserve the 'law and order' that matters most to Trump and crew... the law that exists only in their own heads. And locker rooms.

Their law is their fantasy.
The fantasy of small men who have taken everything they have from someone else - gifted by daddy, taken from the victims of predatory behaviour - or those small men who know no better than to emulate that weakness.
So, when they claim their support for law and order, don't question that narrative by picking off individual cases in which they worked against the rights of other Americans up front -

Question which law and order they are fighting to preserve.
Question their weakness.
Question their understanding of, and their dedication to the true law of the land, and to the principles put forth by our founders.

No whataboutism from our side: and when their whataboutism begins, follow this simple argument:
The founders came to these shores with an aspiration of becoming a better nation - a better people.

Those men did not get everything right in practice, but the principles they chose as a moral + ethical foundation of a social contract are solid, and just.
We choose a path that seeks to make us better as a nation, staying true to the ideals of our founders, and we refuse to adopt again those behaviours that impeded our progress towards reaching the founders' ideals in the past.
It is not possible to pursue their notion of "law and order" without knowingly subvert our core ideological foundations...

We will not make the same mistakes made by our ancestors that conflict with our aims of being the best possible version of ourselves we can be.
Our country demands more of us than to permit facile obeisance to any unjust norms of the past.

America only works if we all try to be the best version of ourselves we can possibly be.

And with the many blessings our nation has bestowed on us, America deserves all our best.
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