Anyone who thinks Donald Trump hasn’t changed America is not paying attention. Trump is consolidating power before our eyes. Only the House of Representatives and the courts, for the most part, bear a resemblance to institutions that continue to fight for the American democracy we knew.
It’s already on record that the President of the United States would like to get rid of certain freedoms guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution. He seems to be bothered about such things as:
- Freedom of Speech. He doesn’t like anyone saying bad things about him, and he took away John Brennan’s security clearance because Brennan criticized him in public.
- Freedom of the Press. He thinks the press are “the enemy of the people” and they should not be able to print whatever they want.
- Due Process Under the Law. He thinks that he should be able to imprison immigrants seeking asylum in the U.S. without having to bother with giving them a fair trial.
And now, after it appears that the president will be facing great legal jeopardy because his former lawyer made a plea deal where he will be giving incriminating information to federal prosecutors, Trump wants to do away with “flipping.” That is, he wants to make it illegal for people facing prosecution to cooperate with the government in exchange for a reduced sentence.
A new poll has found that a large number of Republicans believe that President Donald Trump should have the power to shut down news outlets in some situations.
This means that many members of his party believe the president when he says the press is “the enemy of the people” even though it is the same phrase that was used by dictators like Stalin and Hitler.
There has been much discussion about President Trump firing or otherwise disposing of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. In fact media headlines have been awash with such speculation, stoking fears that we will soon be facing a constitutional crisis unlike anything seen before in U.S. history.
The spat between Hannity and Sasse is representative of the two wings of the GOP that exist right now – one that will stay loyal to Trump no matter what he says and does, and another that hopes to see the party maintain some level of dignity.
He said “Lord, we have gone to killing the most innocent amongst us," ignoring God promising Samaria's "pregnant women" will be "ripped open”
Trump is really calling the checks and balances and separation of powers in the Constitution “disgraceful" because he refuses to accept they apply to him.
"Either he or the republic, in any meaningful sense, will be gone quite soon. I have a hard time seeing one year, let alone four"
The latest outrage, one that should alarm every American alive, is a call from a Trump acolyte in a Trump-related newspaper. The call to action was a summons for FBI Director James Comey, to use the authority of the Bureau to act as “official state police” to repress Americans exercising their First Amendment right to assemble.
"Donald Trump promised to change Washington's culture of self-dealing, and if he wants to succeed he's going to have to make a sacrifice and lead by example."
Expenditure of public treasury funds for the Baptist Convention would advance its religious purpose in violation of the U.S. Constitution.
Notorious Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice, Roy Moore, has unilaterally issued a judicial order overturning a six-month old United States Supreme Court ruling.
Now if only Democrats would make a special effort to demonstrate to moderates that a major contributor to this country's problems is conservative Christians and moderates pandering to evangelical fanatics forcing religion on the country, voters might wake up.
The Pope's bible, the rule book containing every single one of god's utterances, plainly says to obey the government authorities, period
Evangelical Republicans hate America with religious passion because the Founding Fathers did not create a Christian theocracy
In his long speech, Robertson warned that America was becoming sick from STDs and that wherever Jesus is missing, murder follows.
This is really about opposition to Obama, and in violation of the Constitution, forcing him into the role of a compliant puppet of Congress
Conservatives have proffered every possible scenario to justify torture, including Supreme Court Justice Scalia invoking a fictional television counter-terrorism agent, Jack Bauer, torturing alleged terror suspects to stop a fictional attack on America.
Ted Cruz whined to Janet Mefferd and David Barton about President Obama's imaginary attack on "traditional" marriage