On Friday, Donald Trump becomes President.
The United States now faces a serious danger to its democracy: a demagogue in the Oval Office.
Those American readers of mine opposed to Trump and his agenda will have to do what the Civil Rights Movement did to end segregation; go through the judiciary because no-one else will help you. If he ignores Supreme Court rulings then it will be clear he is an autocrat and hopefully sense will prevail.
If it doesn't then things get very dangerous indeed. You may well need to be prepared to pay the ultimate price to protect freedom.
However, remember this. One day Donald Trump will die and have to explain his actions to the President of the Universe.