Now that millions have flooded streets across the world to send a message to Mr. Trump, it's time to act on that message.
To do so, here's a quick course in "Stop Trump Civics" . . .
Lesson #1: "The 'Magic Numbers' of Democracy"
"Democracy" is a mathematical concept and everything in it is nothing more than a number.
And the numbers to make a difference are shockingly small and surprisingly achievable.
So, here are some super simple numbers for those who dream of making a difference.
285 The "Magic Number" to "Repeal and Replace" Donald Trump.
It takes 218 Members of The House of Representatives to impeach Donald Trump and 67 Members of The United States Senate to convict. Reach 285 and Donald Trump is no longer President.
43 The "Magic Number" of Republicans to vote to impeach and convict Donald Trump if all 242 Democrats vote to do so.
There are 194 Democrats in The House. If 24 Republicans join with them, Donald Trump will be impeached. There are 48 Democrats in The Senate. If 19 Republican Senators join with them, Donald Trump is convicted and instantly removed from office.
41 The "Magic Number" to Stop Almost Any Piece of Legislation Donald Trump (or Mike Pence) May Propose.
If Democrats filibuster any piece of legislation in The Senate (even if it passes The House) and 41 of the 48 Democrats (or any combination of 41 Democratic and Republican Senators) vote to continue the filibuster by voting against something called "cloture", then the bill does not get voted on and dies immediately.
41 The "Magic Number" to Stop Any Supreme Court Nominee Donald Trump (or Mike Pence) May Choose.
If Democrats filibuster any Supreme Court nominee in The Senate and 41 of the 48 Democrats (or any combination of 41 Democratic and Republican Senators) vote to continue the filibuster by voting against something called "cloture", then the nominee does not get voted on and his nomination dies immediately.
24 The "Magic Number" of additional Democrats to take control of The United States House of Representatives in the November 6, 2018 Election
There are 194 Democrats in The House of Representatives. If 24 more are elected then Democrats would have a 218 vote majority and would take control of The House, would appoint a Speaker of The House and would control all committees and sub-committees.
3 The "Magic Number" of additional Democrats to take control of The United States Senate in the November 6, 2018 Election
There are 48 Democrats in The Senate. If 3 more are elected then Democrats would have a 51 -49 vote majority and would take control of The Senate, would appoint a Majority Leader and would control all committees and sub-committees. Further, Democrats would have virtually total control over whether and when to bring Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominees and any pieces of legislation up for a vote.
9 The "Magic Number" to Invoke The 25th Amendment and Temporarily Remove Donald Trump from The Presidency
If The Vice President and a majority of the Cabinet (8 of the 15) declare that Donald Trump is "unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office" he will immediately be relieved of his duties and The Vice-President shall serve as "Acting President".
357 The "Magic Number" to Invoke The 25th Amendment and Permanently Remove Donald Trump from The Presidency
If Donald Trump objects to the temporary removal it then takes a 2/3 majority of both houses of Congress to remove him permanently - 290 in The House and 67 in The Senate.
Democracy is just numbers. Crowdsource these numbers and you change America, even (and especially) in "The Age of Trump"!
Richard Greene is a former Fellow at The Constitutional Rights Foundation, attorney, political talk show host, Founder of the civic engagement campaign, www.279forChange.us and a political communication strategist who advises political leaders around the world.
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