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January 8, 2019 at 9:43 am
NATIONAL EMERGENCY THREAT by Trump "Two key differences make Trump’s plan particularly risky. The first is that no actual emergency exists — no equivalent to Pearl Harbor, 9/11 or even economic collapse. Instead, Trump threatens an emergency to punish another branch of the government for constitutionally exercising its authority.
The second difference relates more directly to the president himself. U.S. courts have often left space for presidents to respond quickly to events threatening the country’s stability, with the assumption that the executive branch is considering all the available intelligence and will have the most informed perspective, a premise that simply does not apply to Trump.
Totalitarianism rises out of a process, not a single event. Declaring a state of exception in response to a political impasse would be a big step toward degrading an already vulnerable system. A fake emergency could trigger a real catastrophe — one that a split Congress would be unlikely to resolve and that a Supreme Court sympathetic to an imperial presidency might even worsen. We have more than a century of precedents at home and abroad to demonstrate all the ways things could go wrong."
January 8, 2019 at 9:03 am
Some people need to use critical thinking skills and watch news that reports both sides with true facts. OAN is a good one to start with.
January 7, 2019 at 5:29 pm
Exactly. There has been a rapid and frightening degeneration in Trump's behavior and it is becoming the most critical national security issue above all others.
January 7, 2019 at 5:13 pm
martinkus - You said it right there in a nutshell.
January 7, 2019 at 4:42 pm
Trump's mental state!
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