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Sun Nov 29, 2020, 05:57 PM

Trump Plans To Delete A Part Of The Constitution For His Racist Base

https://www.politicususa.com/2020/11/28/opinion-trump-plans-to-delete-a-part-of-the-constitution-for-his-racist-base.html


Posted on Sat, Nov 28th, 2020 by Rmuse
Opinion: Trump Plans To Delete A Part Of The Constitution For His Racist Base
Rmuse


It isnít clear how much longer Republicans will allow Trump to undermine the United States Constitution, but his latest threat to rewrite a portion of the nationís founding document to suit his xenophobic and racist tendencies amounts to an honest-to-dog constitutional crisis.

Republicans should have been up in arms early in Trumpís term over his remarks that the U.S. Constitution is bad for America, but of course they were not. Instead of slapping the orange coloring right off of his fat bloated face, Republicans simple did, and said, nothing. They had bigger concerns on their minds that involved giving the rich and corporations more taxpayer dollars and dismantling the federal government.

Trumpís latest outrage, and it is a bonafide outrage, is his pledge to delete part of the U.S. Constitutionís 14th Amendment by issuing an executive order banning ďbirthright citizenship;Ē his racist and xenophobic supporters demanded drastic action to make America a white Aryan Utopia; as if that would do the deed.

For the uninformed, the 14th Amendment guarantees that anyone born in the United States is an American citizen. Like the rest of the Founding Document, Trump thinks the Amendment is bad. It is noteworthy that most Republicans and certainly most evangelical fanatics also believe the 14th Amendment is bad simply because it gives every American equal protections of the laws.

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There are reports that Trump and his aides are consulting with members of the White House counsel to draft an executive order for the expressed purpose of wiping out a section of the document Trump swore, so help him god, to support, defend, and preserve. Sadly, there are a fair number of Americans who want Trump to delete several parts of the Constitution that do not comport with their racism and religious fanaticism; all to provide them with legal authority to suppress other Americans who fail to comply with the worst of populationís demands.

Trump is an angry loser and he intends on burning as much of America as he can get away with and his Republican acolytes are more than happy to get on board. It is a damn sad state of affairs that so many Americans voted for an aspiring dictator with as little fealty to the U.S. Constitution as he does the people who worship him as their godís chosen one for America.

Of course such an order will face court challenges and some naÔve Americans believe the courts will adhere to the plain and simple language of the 14th Amendment. There is a reason Moscow Mitch McConnell spent the entirely of the past two years packing the courts with Trump supporters while hundreds of pieces of legislation languished on his desk. Now it is not certain any of Trumpís appointees to the High Court will adhere to the Constitution simply because that is not why they are there. Trump knows it and it is certainly one of the overriding reasons he waited until there was a clear conservative majority on the High Court before issuing an order specifically deleting a key part of the United States Constitutionís 14thAmendment.

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Reply Trump Plans To Delete A Part Of The Constitution For His Racist Base (Original post)
babylonsister Nov 2020 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2020 #1
Girard442 Nov 2020 #2
tritsofme Nov 2020 #3
PoindexterOglethorpe Nov 2020 #4
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2020 #5
PoindexterOglethorpe Nov 2020 #12
Takket Nov 2020 #8
PoindexterOglethorpe Nov 2020 #13
LeftInTX Nov 2020 #6
radius777 Nov 2020 #7
DEM1955 Nov 2020 #9
J Magarac Nov 2020 #10
crickets Nov 2020 #11

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 06:04 PM

1. He can't delete part of the Constitution by EO,

no matter how some hysterical writer at Politics USA spins this nonsense. Just because he's appointed conservative justices to the Supreme Court doesn't mean that even they will change the Constitution to suit Trump; they aren't going to do that.
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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 06:12 PM

2. Dumb question: if he could shiv 14A by EO, why not also extend his term to 10 years?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 06:18 PM

3. This is clickbait nonsense.

Typical for the folks at Politicususa.

An executive order cannot ďdeleteĒ parts of the Constitution.

Regardless, any court challenges would be mooted by President Bidenís reversal immediately upon taking office, notwithstanding the ridiculous nonsense scaremongering pushed by some naÔve American writers.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 06:43 PM

4. He can't do that.

Period. It's irresponsible for any outlet to report this without completely debunking it.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 07:08 PM

5. Politics USA is almost as bad as the Palmer Report -

just because these sites are liberal doesn't mean they're accurate. Both are sort of left-wing Breitbarts, and their content should be taken with many grains of salt.
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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 08:27 PM

12. Thank you for that.

I tend not to know much of anything about a lot of sites. I never go to any of them, just see what people here decide to repost.

A left-wing Breitbart is actually a scary thought.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 07:32 PM

8. correct. outlets like this are no better than OANN.....

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Response to Takket (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 08:30 PM

13. I have almost no knowledge of the various sites.

My deliberate ignorance, I realize.

I have long ago learned to take everything I see on line with a very large grain of salt, and frequently double-check anything I see posted.

On FB, and to a lesser extent here, too many people simply re-post something that matches their biases and prejudices, without ever asking themselves, "Does this make sense?" I happen to be highly skeptical of almost everything. I mean, if you were to post something about the sun rising in the east, I might well fact-check it.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 07:18 PM

6. Take a sharpie, cross it out and get a photo

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 07:29 PM

7. Article is sensational but there is an underlying truth

in that Trump/Miller et al do in fact want to eliminate birthright citizenship by getting SCOTUS to take a nativist/restrictive view of the 14th Amendment.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 07:37 PM

9. I don't think so

Ctrl+Alt+Del coming soon 1/20/2021

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 08:00 PM

10. However ...

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Response to J Magarac (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 08:12 PM

11. Nice toon - spot on. nt

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