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Wed Sep 2, 2020, 10:06 AM

Trump Isn't Here to Serve the People

He has shown that we need new laws to constrain an executive who seeks unchecked power.

By Susan E. Rice

Desperate to salvage his presidency, Donald Trump is inciting racial violence by encouraging armed vigilantes to confront protesters angry over the killing and maiming of unarmed Black people by the police. The president is stoking civil conflict to distract voters from his failed leadership and strengthen his electoral prospects.

Deadly as it is, Mr. Trumpís latest tactic reflects his view of the presidency as the tool of one man. Rather than serve the people, Mr. Trump is trying to extend his time in office while undermining any constraints on his power.

Across the executive branch, Mr. Trump and his appointees have flouted long-honored norms and violated laws with relative impunity. They have succeeded largely because Senate Republicans have sacrificed oversight and accountability on the altar of subservience to this president so long as it preserves their majority control.

Under Donald Trump, the abuses have touched almost every corner of government, suggesting the president views democracy itself as his opponent.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/01/opinion/trump-corruption-democracy.html

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Wed Sep 2, 2020, 10:18 AM

1. K&R!!!

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Wed Sep 2, 2020, 10:52 AM

2. Yes antiTrump laws must be enacted

As well as laws reestablishing the subpoena power of congress, an iron wall around the department of Justice isolating it from the administrative branch, give the teeth to Hatch Act violations, a constitutional convention to establish psychiatric evaluations for all elected officials, right after they create the same rule for gun owners, make a law for media reestablishing the fairness doctrine and making it an amendment to the constitution and if a mother fcker who calls himself president tells a proven lie to the American People again he must admit it and apologize in a prime time national television address.

Oh yea, and qualifications must be set in the constitution for elected officials to have some working knowledge of science, law, healthcare, economics and history and pass an aptitude test before becoming eligible to vote on any legislation that regulates or deregulates the society that abides by those regulations.... damnit

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Wed Sep 2, 2020, 11:07 AM

3. Ya got that right

He's here to make himself richer and to bask in his own reflected glory, and for no other reason...

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