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National Emergencies Are for Autocrats

Trump’s proposed executive order to build his border wall is the clearest sign yet he’s abusing the presidency.

"From Adolf Hitler in Germany to Ferdinand Marcos in the Philippines, some of the most brutal dictators of the past hundred years have consolidated their power by exploiting emergency legislation."



  1. an absolute ruler, especially a monarch who holds and exercises the powers of government as by inherent right, not subject to restrictions.

  2. a person invested with or claiming to exercise absolute authority.

  3. a person who behaves in an authoritarian manner; a domineering person. (


LiterateHiker 9 Feb 15

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Let's be real he continues to act like a dictator and not a president.


Yeah, but he couldn't do it without a complicit Senate -- traitors all!

He couldn't do it without his rabid base either. The Republican fear them as much as they do Trump. If Cheeto winds up being found guilty of Russian collusion, I truly fear the reaction of his crazy followers. They will not let go of their savior easily, regardless of any facts found.

@Barnie2years He's already threatened that they would go to war if he were impeached. Trump's buddy Roger Stone said, "Try to impeach him. Just try it. You will have a spasm of violence in this country, an insurrection like you’ve never seen. Both sides are heavily armed, my friend," he added. "This is not 1974. People will not stand for impeachment."

@jerry99 Yes but this is the guy who is a crook and lies like he breathes. He can say anything he wants and if 46 is impeached the military will be against them. Culling the herd.


Put up the definition of a bratty toddler...

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