I've been a member of this forum since 2004, so I'm not exactly a baby chicken around here. But take this into consideration: I have a sister born into a generation where they never once witnessed a president lose the reelection.
I think, that for some people that second election may seem symbolic rather than have real consequences. I think that when (I'm going to go ahead and say when) Trump loses the election, the American people in general, and young people in particular will say: Whoa! We actually have power to influence the political landscape!
And it will be a much-needed thing!
I also think we give the Executive Branch way too much power, far beyond the power granted in the Constitution. The president isn't supposed to be the pope or the CEO of America, not supposed to be some messianic figure, they're not supposed to be our equivalent of a king (*Still eye-rolling at Alan Dershowitz for the 'pearl of wisdom'*), they're supposed to essentially be the head of the Executive Branch and have co-equal power with the Legislative Branch.
I think the Executive Branch as a collective and abstract entity needs a reality check.
And I'm going to keep saying this. I hope Biden wins, promotes an agenda that benefits all Americans and also promotes a liberal, Democratic agenda that he was voted in for and I will not complain if Democrats in the House and the Senate ranging from Pelosi to the Squad hold his feet to the fire on certain things if they need to.
Our court system's judicial independence has been tainted by the Republican Party and hard right ideology.
Fortunately, we have a tool available to us.
If called for jury duty, then serve. Don't get dismissed.
So if ACB undoes Roe v Wade or Lawrence v Texas, then we can say we will NEVER vote to convict a woman seeking or has obtained an abortion, an abortion provider, or a gay person in a consensual relationship.
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