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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:11 AM

BTRTN: Catch 1776... How Will We Repair our Democracy When It's So Hard to Fix the Constitution?

Born To Run The Numbers on the assault that Trump, Barr, and McConnell are waging on our Constitution, our democracy, and the customs and traditions that enable our government to function... and what we can do about it.

Excerpts: "...That, however, was before the Republicans had finished assembling the troika of imperialists determined to re-introduce monarchy to America in the original George III form, a version devoid of the endearing understatement and benign inefficacy we associate with Prince Charles and Masterpiece Theater. No, in this remake, Trump, McConnell, and Barr are taking a quiet sledgehammer to our system of government, and still have another eighteen months to finish their, uh, crowning achievement...The Presidency is almost dead, long live the King..."
"And that is where we come to our true constitutional crisis....As wise as the Founding Fathers were, they did not anticipate that an utterly corrupt individual would attain the Presidency and then be insulated from impeachment by an equally corrupt political party with a greater interest in maintaining power than in preserving a government of, by, and for the people... "
"We, the people, now have a government led by a man who the majority of citizens did not vote for. We have a Supreme Court that was tipped by an unprincipled hypocrite in favor of a judicial philosophy that does not represent the rightful will of the people. We have a legislative branch that is so hopelessly polarized and gridlocked that it cannot even pass background checks for gun purchases that are favored by over 90% of the citizens. We have a Department of Justice that covers up the illegal acts of a President, even as it accedes to that Presidentís wish that investigative probes be launched on his political opponents..."
"What was once a noble and shining triumph of government of, by, and for the people is at risk of becoming an imperial state of Barr, by McConnell, and for Trump..."

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