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Mon Feb 24, 2020, 09:41 PM

Time is running out to stop the slide to authoritarianism.

The president has attacked virtually every democratic institution in the US when he's felt its actions were unfavorable to his agenda or public appearance. Meanwhile, he pushed traditional US allies away while openly embracing many of the world's most repressive leaders.

These trends have raised concern among top experts on authoritarianism, fascism, and democracy, but they've often said that the robust political system in the US, with its checks and balances and constitutional norms, has prevented Trump from becoming a full-blown authoritarian and doing whatever he wants.

https://www.businessinsider.com/authoritarianism-experts-say-time-running-out-americans-to-stop-trump-2020-2?amp&__twitter_impression=true

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Reply Time is running out to stop the slide to authoritarianism. (Original post)
onecaliberal Feb 2020 OP
leftieNanner Feb 2020 #1
onecaliberal Feb 2020 #2
leftieNanner Feb 2020 #3
onecaliberal Feb 2020 #4
leftieNanner Feb 2020 #5
onecaliberal Feb 2020 #8
Shermann Feb 2020 #6
hunter Feb 2020 #7
appalachiablue Feb 2020 #9

Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 09:45 PM

1. Those checks and balances?

They work fine except for the fact that 1/2 half of the Congress is in his pocket (Thanks, Moscow Mitch!) and the DOJ is doing his bidding.

Otherwise, we're absolutely fine.... Oh. Wait.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 09:46 PM

2. It's a bright red screaming siren.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 09:51 PM

3. It is!!

And we are stuck! Can we create a massive march on Washington? What can we do?

On edit: Go Giants!!

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 09:55 PM

4. Yes, go Giants.

I participate in protests in my city when there are people in the street.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 09:56 PM

5. Me too

It's not enough.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 01:11 AM

8. No, it's definitely not.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 10:07 PM

6. Too many boys cried out over the Fascist wolves

Now all the term gets is eye rolls.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 11:11 PM

7. It's never really "Game Over."

I still have a pocket full of tokens and know where to get more.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 02:40 AM

9. Democracy or authoritarianism, what's it going to be?

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