by Maria Panaritis, Philadelphia Inquirer, January 19, 2017
Those who turned out for the gathering organized by Democratic State Sen. Daylin Leach of Montgomery County had come following two months of anger and frustration over Donald Trump’s win in November.
They were told to form Facebook pages with like-minded friends and try to expand followers; consider putting their “bodies on the line” in acts of civil disobedience in the years to come; and, in the words of one Democratic political consultant, start to mirror the tactics that Republicans have used to win power in Washington and in a majority of state capitols across the country.
The goal of Daylin’s Resistance Forum, he said, is to preserve policies and institutions that progressives hold dear and that Republicans appear poised to dilute or dismantle.
“The end of democracy is not inevitable,” Leach said, “but there are warning signs.”…
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