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Fri Feb 2, 2018, 11:49 AM

Historians have theorized that a democracy could fall within a year while under attack.

For the past year our country and democratic institutions have been under the sustained and unrelenting attack from a tyrant aided and abetted by a right wing controlled congress and a media empire with vast resources. So far only the Judicial branch has opposed the Tyrant but how long will that last? Good people, when the time comes must unite and take a stand for justice and the rule of law. It must be so, for if it is not, chaos and lawlessness will prevail. Recall what some prominent historians have said, it takes about a year of undermining our institutions before rot starts to take hold and threatens a democracy. Should Trump and the republicans succeed in their continued pursuit of destroying democratic norms and long held established rules of governing, then why should anyone, any group or any state feel constrained by the rule of law? Will the Supreme Court when it is called upon to act abdicate its role as a check on the other 2 braches of government in favor of a Tyrant or will they shed their political leanings and restore the rule of law and save the Republic? I fear that these questions will soon need to be answered and we will indeed see if our country is strong enough to repel the forces of a Tyrant, a cuckolded legislature and a media empire bent on destroying the once sacred goodness and morality of a nation and its people.

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Reply Historians have theorized that a democracy could fall within a year while under attack. (Original post)
Pepsidog Feb 2018 OP
unblock Feb 2018 #1
Pepsidog Feb 2018 #5
smirkymonkey Feb 2018 #2
brooklynite Feb 2018 #3
kentuck Feb 2018 #4
Pepsidog Feb 2018 #6

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Fri Feb 2, 2018, 11:58 AM

1. i don't have much confidence in this supreme court, but even if they did show some backbone,

remember that one of donnie's heroes is andrew jackson, who once supposedly said, "john marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it!"

if donnie succeeds in turning the justice department and the fbi into something powerless to hold donnie accountable, then donnie would simply ignore the supreme court entirely, with no real consequence.

sure, yet more democrats howling, but no real action to stop him.

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Fri Feb 2, 2018, 12:21 PM

5. Very true. Who would be left to enforce a Supreme Court ruling ignored by Trump? Would it be the

individual States who take action depending upon their political leanings? Would we have red states vs blue each interpreting o ignoring the law as they see fit? The Supreme Court has no mechanism to enforce the rule of law when both the presidency and congress succumbs to take whims of a Tyrant. John Dean’s book “Conservatives Without Conscience “ is a great and scary book that delves into the mindset of the conservative movement and explains the group-think mentality that grips the right and their followers. If there were ever a time for the Supreme Court to speak in one voice it is now when they are inevitably called upon to decide the course the Mueller’s investigation

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Fri Feb 2, 2018, 12:07 PM

2. Kick!

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Fri Feb 2, 2018, 12:08 PM

3. ...especially when people panic and run around saying they live in a police state.....

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Fri Feb 2, 2018, 12:12 PM

4. +1000

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Fri Feb 2, 2018, 12:31 PM

6. Must read Vox Matthew Yglesias 2018 is the year that will decide if Trumpocracy replaces Democracy

Sorry somewhat new to DU posting and not sure how to link article. However, on Jan 4, 2018 Matthew Yglesias posts an important warning about the consequences of Dems not winning Congress in the 2018 midterms

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