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“His defining characteristic has always been his willingness to do anything and sacrifice any principle to amass power for himself. What separates him from the garden-variety politicians — what makes him a radical — are the lengths he is willing to go.” nytimes.com/2019/02/18/opi…
Here is the #NationalEmergency I am most concerned about this #PresidentsDay! Did I say "concerned"? Too polite! We are in a civil war, this time the slavery is for all-colored, political, social and economic. And the 1% has allied itself with raving lunatics to save their pork.
But lest we forget, there is a silver lining...
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"Remember back when we were still trying to figure out who was really running the Trump ship?" | @Dahlialithwick @Slate

#StephenMiller #NationalEmergency #FakeNationalEmergency #TrumpFakeEmergency #FakeTrumpEmergency
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PART 1 Who Is Stephen Miller @nowthisnews | "The demented champion of Trump’s recent wall-building hostage spree." @Dahlialithwick @Slate

#StephenMiller #NationalEmergency #FakeNationalEmergency #TrumpFakeEmergency #FakeTrumpEmergency
PART 2 Who Is Stephen Miller @nowthisnews | "He was the cruel visionary behind the family-separation policy—which he gleefully crowed about." | @Dahlialithwick @Slate

#StephenMiller #NationalEmergency #FakeNationalEmergency #TrumpFakeEmergency #FakeTrumpEmergency
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Brothers / sisters, lovers / sinners, adult entertainers / sex workers and all who seek the American dream and all in #TheResistance

#NationalEmergency NOW ACTIVE

Donald Trump just a few moments ago has crossed the threshold of traitor and issued a fake National Emergency
For his stupid wall, it puts Millions innocent Americans at risk of losing Aid for things such as food stamps, and more! This Behavior crosses the threshold 2 dictatorship! This is clear evidence that he has for too long abused the powers
during the 2016 presidential elections, I warned the American people that Trump was not to be trusted, that Trump would cause great cataclysmic damage, and I am sorry to say that I was absolutely right! People ignored our plea to choose the right path and instead put a man who
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What the President Could Do If He Declares a State of Emergency...
🔖 @LizaGoitein @BrennanCenter @TheAtlantic #StateOfEmergency
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What if a president, backed into a corner and facing electoral defeat or impeachment, were to declare an emergency for the sake of holding on to power?
🔖 @LizaGoitein @BrennanCenter @TheAtlantic #StateOfEmergency
What the President Could Do If He Declares a State of Emergency...
🔖 @LizaGoitein @BrennanCenter @TheAtlantic #StateOfEmergency
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If Trump declares a #StateOfEmergency - a tool used by autocrats throughout history to consolidate power - he will justify it by using contrived statistics.

This is textbook authoritarian and it will require education & support for institutional guardrails to defeat.
Institutional guardrails include Congress & Courts.

The 1976 National Emergencies Act provides some checks & balances on Trump's ability to declare an emergency.

House Democrats must hold hearings & court challenges must occur.

CC: @TeamPelosi @RepCummings @OversightDems
Unfortunately, the 1976 Act was later amended to require the President's signature or a 2/3rds veto override in both chambers.

Thus, should Trump ultimately declare a #StateOfEmergency tomorrow, it will be on @HouseDemocrats to hold hearings ASAP & expose his plan.
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When are social, cultural, media, economic, & political leaders in this country going to WAKE UP to the fact that the "national emergency" "state of emergency", is a gambit by @realDonaldTrump & @GOP to shut down all investigations and suspend the constitution. | #TellThatTruth
“A LOADED WEAPON. From seizing control of the internet to declaring martial law, President Trump may legally do all kinds of extraordinary things." | @LizaGoitein @TheAtlantic #StateOfEmergency theatlantic.com/magazine/archi…
"1. A LOADED WEAPON: Ambiguous constitutional limits combined with a rich well of statutory emergency powers, would seem to provide the ingredients for a dangerous encroachment on American civil liberties." | @LizaGoitein @BrennanCenter @TheAtlantic #StateOfEmergency
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“A LOADED WEAPON. From seizing control of the internet to declaring martial law, President Trump may legally do all kinds of extraordinary things." | @LizaGoitein @TheAtlantic #StateOfEmergency
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"The moment the president declares a “national emergency”—a decision that is entirely within his discretion—he is able to set aside many of the legal limits on his authority." | @LizaGoitein @TheAtlantic #StateOfEmergency
"1. A LOADED WEAPON: Ambiguous constitutional limits combined with a rich well of statutory emergency powers, would seem to provide the ingredients for a dangerous encroachment on American civil liberties." | @LizaGoitein @BrennanCenter @TheAtlantic #StateOfEmergency
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“A LOADED WEAPON. From seizing control of the internet to declaring martial law, Trump may legally do all kinds of extraordinary things." | @LizaGoitein @TheAtlantic #StateOfEmergency
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"In the video: How authoritarian leaders across the globe have sought to consolidate power in this way. Goitein also explains the ways in which Congress may be able to step in." | @LizaGoitein @vishakhadarbha @TheAtlantic #StateOfEmergency
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#RETWEET
If you Vote to Infringe 2nd Amendment Rights WE will Vote to Make sure you do NOT get elected in November
@SenDonnelly @SenBillNelson @SenatorHeitkamp @SenatorBaldwin @SenatorTester @clairecmc @SenStabenow @SenSherrodBrown @Sen_JoeManchin @SenBobCasey

NO #GunControl
(2) Guns haven't suddenly become more easily accessible.

What has happened that is causing the murder rate to go up? #RT & Share to see all of thread & WHY we don't need #GunControl 📲
(3) In the case of mass shootings, the answer is that the US refuses to do anything about the dangerously mentally ill, Bullying, brainwashing and #GunfreeZones
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