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You are a believer in the rule of law. I am a believer in the

rule of law. Most Americans are believers in the rule of law, as exemplified in the U.S. Constitution and federal and state laws.
Trump cannot abide by that, because he wants his own will done rather than abide by laws. So he commits abuse of power. The most recent example is his intervening yesterday with the Dept. of Justice attorneys and their case against Roger Stone. He intervened and insisted that they rescind their sentencing guidelines. He was supported by Barr.

The Justice Dept., which is set up to operate independently, now is subject to Trump's directions. That is why the 4 attorneys resigned, rather than submit to his interference.

That's what happened back in 1973, when Nixon demanded that his attorney general and deputy attorney general fire Special Prosecutor Cox. Both those men resigned in protest, rather than accede to Nixon's intervention.

But this time, there is no one to place checks and balances on Trump, because the Senate remains quiet. So, Trump is free to interfere in any legislative process he wishes, without any boundaries. He can create any orders he wishes and insist that they be carried out. Democracy is a system of checks and balances, but Trump has no one willing to place checks and balances on him.

This could be a very, very long thread, where I start a list of the laws that Trump has broken with little or no repercussions, but basically, democracy as we know it, is frail and imperiled by the Trump administration. -- B4E

[Post edited by Buffs4Ever at 02/13/2020 01:08AM]

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