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The polls showing the public supports impeachment are nice, but feel meaningless when we have a president that rejects democracy, and there’s no way to force him to obey the public he is supposed to be serving. salon.com/2019/10/09/mos…
Trump argues impeachment is invalid because it’s not a court trial, and courts are invalid because it’s not impeachment. In other words, there is no legal remedy, in the constitution or otherwise, Trump will acquiesce to.
Trump doesn’t care about the law and sure as shit doesn’t care about public opinion. The only thing that could work is force. But how to force Trump? What does that force look like? We need to stop dancing around this problem.
Now that Trump has rejected the rule of law and the constitution, it's basically impossible to imagine him accepting something as quotidian as losing an election. Time to face it: Even if he loses by wide margins, Trump will refuse to leave.
I'm not saying this to scare people, but because it's time to start asking the hard questions. Are we going to simply allow Trump to take our democracy away from us? If not, what do we need to do to get it back? We need answers.
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