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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 08:02 AM

President Trump is at war with the rule of law. This won't end well

Do Americans still have a government? I do not know. What I do know is that President Trump and the upper echelons of the executive branch are at war with the legislative branch, the rule of law, the constitution, federal civil servants and the American people. It’s a conflict that pulls in many directions, and if the president threatened civil war the other day as something that could happen if he doesn’t get his way, we can regard the ordinary state of things as a low-intensity civil war or a slo-mo coup that’s been going on from the beginning. Tuesday’s White House refusal to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry only escalates their defiance and their chaos.
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But we must not lose hope. In addition to the three branches of government, there is an unofficial fourth – civil society – which must exert itself. The will of the people is both what is at stake when a government becomes unaccountable and the force that can protect our embattled public interest. Passivity and disengagement got us here; political engagement will get us out.


[link:https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/09/trump-government-executive-branch-rebecca-solnit|]

This makes for bleak reading...but there is always hope. Blue waved required stat chaps.

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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 08:20 AM

1. Trump has shredded our Constitution and declared himself king

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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 08:22 AM

2. He fought the law

and you know the rest.
The law won.

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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 09:05 AM

3. He's at war with every thing back to, and including the Magna Carta.

Screw the ignorant, greedy, selfish fools who voted for him.

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