The Ins and Outs of America’s Shrug at the Threat to Democracy
The United States is in the midst of a very real and imminent threat to our democratic way of life.
America is ruled by a president who has decided to run for one more term, but he doesn’t want to be a one-term president. He wants to serve out his full four-year term, and he has a plan to make that happen. If he gets elected, Trump wants to cut taxes and use the revenues to cut spending, improve the national infrastructure, and build on the Obama-era reforms.
The thing is, his plan is so horrible that he is trying to pass it without the consent of the people. As I have written previously, Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to this plan, and Trump wants to make this plan happen anyway.
In the last week, he has demonstrated the complete contempt he has for democracy: (a) fired the FBI director, (b) fired the deputy attorney general, (c) nominated a conservative judge to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, (d) nominated a conservative judge to replace Scalia on the Court, (e) revoked the security clearance of James Comey, (f) called two American citizens, a former top campaign aide to Hillary Clinton and a former Democratic congressman, “puppets” for his political opponents, (g) ordered the Department of Homeland Security to no longer defend the Affordable Care Act within its legal boundaries,(h) ordered a review of all immigration detention and deportation practices across the nation to better protect the community, (i) signed an executive order suspending immigration from seven nations, (j) signed a declaration ordering the elimination of ICE and the merging of its functions with the Department of Homeland Security, which makes its case for Trump, (k) signed a declaration which removed any doubt that he is an un-American or unconstitutional king-maker, (l) signed a declaration of a national emergency to take control of the government’s financial resources to pay for his border wall, and (m) signed legislation to block federal officials from enforcing any court orders that would bar the Trump administration from blocking or halting any aspects of the Affordable Care Act, which is the law Congress passed to prevent the rise of health insurance rates and the associated increase in the number and type of health care insurance plans which