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Sun Jun 24, 2018, 04:13 PM Jun 2018

This Is Why We're Fighting: the Rise of the Strongman Presidency, One-Man Rule

Turkey didn't slide into a one-man debacle overnight. It crept in on cat's feet, became increasingly autocratic (particularly since the curious, if not staged coup of several years ago) and if Erdogan wins--he's already announced an unofficial victory--One Man Rule will be a lock. Like the Trumpster and his minions, Erdogan believes in a strong security force over the Rule of Law or an independent judiciary. In fact today, the Trumpster's comments against immigrants--just deport 'em, forget due process--is a clear warning. The Trumpster and Erdogan also share an affection for Putin and his oligarchs.

How strange and coincidental.

Not really. Thugs and the lawless come in all nationalities, an equal opportunity career path.

In November, we can shut this down, neuter the danger in the United States. We dare not miss. Because our lives depend on it.


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