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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 05:39 PM

If the House is unable to make headway against Trump

Unable to enforce its subpoenas or contempt charges, then inevitably a future president -- probably Republican, but possibly Democratic -- will force Congress into an even more subordinate position. Trump is raising the bar, and future presidents will raise it still higher. This isn't new. It's been going on since the founding of the country, but we've reached an especially dangerous point in the process.

Somehow, and I admit I don't know how, the House must manage to enforce its will and break Trump's defiance. The alternative is a continued and ever faster descent into absolute monarchy.

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Reply If the House is unable to make headway against Trump (Original post)
DavidDvorkin Apr 2019 OP
Karadeniz Apr 2019 #1
DavidDvorkin Apr 2019 #2
HAB911 Apr 2019 #4
kentuck Apr 2019 #3
spanone Apr 2019 #5
kentuck Apr 2019 #6
DavidDvorkin Apr 2019 #7

Response to DavidDvorkin (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 07:41 PM

1. How about a SWAT team to accompany Congress 's law enforcement to put the

obstructionists in the Congressional Clink?

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 11:11 PM

2. I'd pay to see that!

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:02 AM

4. Capital Idea!

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 07:24 AM

3. I think it may be more effective to challenge those around him that are supporting his lawlessness.

People like his Attorney General and his Cabinet.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:08 AM

5. We're going to find out if we have a democracy or a dictatorship

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Response to spanone (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:19 AM

6. From what I have heard from Congress?

None of them have a solution as to what to do? Some have suggested they be jailed if they refuse to respond to the subpoenas? Personally, I think they should refer them to the Attorney General as criminal contempt and let him make the decision on how best to handle it? If he ignores it, then hold him in contempt and obstruction of justice and impeach him. They need to do something.

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Response to spanone (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:56 AM

7. Yes, exactly

And if we have already become a dictatorship, I wouldn't be surprised if the Trump family tries to change it, in effect, to a monarchy by installing one of their own after Donald's gone.

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