She was probably the least likely person to emerge as a leader of the revolt. She was an older woman in her late sixties. She had never been politically active. Apathetic is probably the best word to have described her attitude toward politics. Yes, she voted, but it was pretty much a straight party-line vote.
So what changed? What prompted her to become an activist? What triggered her to take up arms and join the resistance?
First it was when the President and his political cronies in Congress said that the huge increase in the defense budget, along with the cost of the border wall, would require that social welfare programs, like Social Security and Medicare, be defunded. She lost her primary source of income and her health care coverage.
That was bad enough, but then the President began shutting down what he called “the fake news” media and started arresting and imprisoning journalists and even bloggers who were critical of him and his administration.
But the final straw was when the President signed two Executive Orders, one naming Christianity as the country’s official religion and forbidding the practice of all other religions, and the other declaring that performing or having abortions would be illegal, with the threat of jail for both doctors who performed such procedures and women who had them.
And that was when she had had enough. That was when she decided that the revolution must begin.