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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 03:47 PM

Will America survive Trump?

If he's not impeached, or orders martial law, or launches our nuclear arsenal, or is beaten in 2020 and refuses to leave, what do we do?

To begin with, I don't think the military will follow orders regarding a nuclear launch, nor, depending on the circumstances, would implement martial law.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff are as aware as the rest of us that Trump is unhinged.

But there's the problem.

If the don't obey nuclear launch orders, or martial law, who's in charge?

If he loses in 2020 the Secret Service can legally drag him from the White House.

But what about martial law or a nuclear launch?

It's a question I've thought about a lot.

Do you have an answer?

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Cyrano Jun 2019 OP
walkingman Jun 2019 #1
HopeAgain Jun 2019 #2
N_E_1 for Tennis Jun 2019 #3
bearsfootball516 Jun 2019 #4
Kaleva Jun 2019 #5
Turin_C3PO Jun 2019 #6
Cyrano Jun 2019 #7
Turin_C3PO Jun 2019 #8
kskiska Jun 2019 #9
Va Lefty Jun 2019 #10
virgogal Jun 2019 #11
Kid Berwyn Jun 2019 #12
Skittles Jun 2019 #13
Initech Jun 2019 #14

Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 03:50 PM

1. Who knows - my expectation is when the noose tightens he will start another bogus war. Then

expect a barrage of "Support the Troops" and the rest of the stuff that goes along with it. America loves its wars.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 03:50 PM

2. Frankly my concern

Is beating him in 2020. That would depend on a fair and untainted election as well as enough Americans doing the right thing to make the electoral college work for the right result.

I am totally just afraid of 2016 repeating itself.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 04:25 PM

3. Those are great questions...

First question...YES! We will survive this as we survive any disaster...we will to the best of our collective abilities come together and fix what is broken. This may take more time than some have stomach for but it will get fixed with a strong leader...(president)...that’s up to us...fight.

Leaving office...
I really don’t think we have to worry....well maybe just a little...even though there is no precedent... people in the know have thought this out.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-impeachment-refuse-leave-office-nixon-cohen-white-house-a8814991.html

Pushing buttons...
While in service I worked in nuclear weapons, please believe the “conditions” must all add up before any button is pushed. Flights of fancy are accounted for. UCMJ covers illegal orders.

Now as for whose in charge?...all I have is “line of succession”.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 04:46 PM

4. Yes.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 04:51 PM

5. Yes.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 04:53 PM

6. We'll survive BUT

if he gets two terms, the federal judiciary and Supreme Court will be stacked with right wingers who will look to roll back all progress made in the last 100 years.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 04:57 PM

7. Then the answer is America will not survive

Not is any sense that we today call America

Looks like the South won the Civil War after all.

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Response to Cyrano (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 04:59 PM

8. Yeah, it'll be a country we don't recognize.

I agree, it’s the Revenge of the Confederacy.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 05:01 PM

9. You can't go home again.

Especially after what we're going through. The Deplorables have been let out of their cages.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:24 PM

10. I'm not optimistic. Too much stupidity and apathy.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:54 PM

11. Of course we will. Relax.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 07:09 PM

12. Continuity In Government

The rank and file pledge allegiance to the Constitution.

As much as Trump tries, he can’t corrupt them all.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 07:14 PM

13. America is stronger than Donald Fucking Trump

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 07:37 PM

14. Trump is a symptom. The Kochs and the NRA are the disease.

Thankfully the NRA is losing its muster. But to get rid of the virus known as Charles and David Koch is a completely different ordeal altogether. They have far more influence in politics and economics than the NRA does and it's going to take a lot to rid ourselves of them.

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