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Getting rid of Trump—it doesn't matter how—is not enough.

Trump has taught us that there is way too much power concentrated in the Presidency. This power has always been ripe to be abused.

It is well-past time to rein in the imperial presidency.
The amount of vague expansive "emergency" powers Trump has—which can only been effectively overturned by a 2/3rds majority in both houses of Congress—is simply obscene.

This isn't how a democracy is supposed to function.
Delegating more and more vaguely-defined power to the Presidency has been a hobby of both parties in Congress for far too long; it's easy to blame the President when that power is used unwisely or abused.
Before THIS YEAR, not a single presidential "emergency" declaration—some of which have been in effect for decades—had ever been voted on by Congress, even though they're statutorily required to debate and vote on these declarations at least every year.
No, I don't want *any* President governing by executive emergency fiat; not Trump, not any Democrat, not anybody.

As broken as Congress appears to be, it's far better than being governed by an imperial President.
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