Before getting back to theoretical aspects of a liberal coalition, I’d like to talk about practical action to counter what Trump will try. The courts are the best chance to stop him, and there are organizations ready to take him on. They need financial support.
An envelope is sitting on my shelf for mailing, with a check made out to the Institute for Justice. The IJ has beaten Trump before, when he tried to grab Vera Coking’s home under eminent domain to turn into a parking lot.
Other organizations are deserving. The Freedom of the Press Foundation has taken a stand against Trump. I haven’t studied it closely, but it looks like a deserving recipient.
I’m less sure about the ACLU. It’s done many good things, but lately it’s lost its focus. All the mail that I’ve received from it recently has attacked the freedom of private businesses to choose their customers, with no mention of other issues. At best, that’s out of its scope; even if you think that’s not a legitimate civil liberty, targeting it has nothing to do with the ACLU’s traditional goal of stopping governmental abuses of power.
This shouldn’t be a partisan issue. Even if you voted for Trump as the lesser evil, hopefully you understand that he’s still an evil and that everyone who cares about the country should want his attacks on freedom to fail. If you can, find a way to do something about it.