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Trumps wants a Third & Fourth Term

Can we accept that Donald Trump cares nothing for the US Constitution? If you can’t, consider a statement from Trump himself. At a Wisconsin rally Trump made his plans clear. According to a Rolling Stone article:

“We are going to win four more years,” Trump said. “And then after that, we’ll go for another four years because they spied on my campaign. We should get a redo of four years.”

This proves Trump has no respect for the US Constitution. He would try to violate the 22nd Amendment, which places a two term limit on the Presidency. The question becomes, who will stand against him to prevent the violation of the 22nd Amendment?

Will the Secret Service forcibly remove Trump if he loses the election and refuses to leave? Would the US Armed Forces remove him? Would the FBI, DEA, CIA, and DHS? The answer is “that depends.” It depends on whether or not Trump has gained their organizational fealty. Trump would need the senior leaders of any organization supporting him. He also needs the support of the US Armed Forces. No dictator can retain power without the military forces behind him or her.

Are you scared yet? Here’s more to consider.

If Trump, or anyone else for that matter, can become a dictator there will be more the people will lose. The 1st Amendment will be scrapped. The media will be controlled by the government and will not be allowed to speak against the leadership. You, dear citizen, will have no right to speak freely. You either toe the line or find yourself incarcerated in some camp or prison for an indeterminate period of time. Your family might join you too. Religion will be restricted by the dictator to prevent any chance of believers becoming revolutionaries. There will be no protests allowed. There will be no redress of grievances because there will be no grievances. The Constitution will not exist. Oh, there will be “rights” for the people, but exercising them will lead to removal from society.

Are you scared yet? I shall continue then.

The police (local, state, and federal) departments will no longer “protect & serve” (which they already don’t do). They will become the nation’s security forces., with the mission of suppressing society and maintaining control of the populace for the leadership. Those rebelling will get a visit from the security forces, usually at midnight, and the offender(s) will quietly disappear. Remember, there is no Constitution. Even if there is, there will be no lawsuit to have you freed.

The courts, in this dictatorship, will be operating under the rules set by the leadership. Most “cases” brought to the court will end up siding with the what the government desires. Remember that the court system supports government goals, not societal goals.

What about the economy? For now capitalism holds sway and likely would continue to under a Trump dictatorship. He’s shown them a fair amount of favoritism in his presidency. He’s into cronyism and has handed out billions of dollars to help them out. But, will it last? Probably to some degree it would, though you can expect some government price controls. Of course, regardless of what occurs in the economy, Trump will take his cut. Greed is a motivator to Trump.

If you think that things are bad now, think how much worse it will be. There is a chance it can get worse.

So, what kind of nation do you want to live in?

The nation I want to live in treats everyone equally, without laws to make people equal. I want a country where no one is without a sustainable income. I want a nation where homelessness does not exist, especially when million upon millions of homes stand empty. I want a nation where higher education is provided to everyone, free of charge. There should be no student debt. I want a nation where no one goes hungry. I want a nation where workers gain some of the profits they make available because of their hard work. I want a nation that doesn’t criminalize immigrants entering into the country and participating in our society. I want a nation where politicians like Trump can be removed from office upon demand of the people.

I want a nation where citizens can lay their heads down at night in safety and security.

Until next time

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