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Should we be worried about American democracy under President Trump?
Concern about American democracy is appropriate under President Trump.
Donald Trump is a racist. Fundamentally, a racist is against values American democracy is meant to espouse.
President Trump is a Commander in Chief who cannot and/or will not defend America from election interference, particularly that which continues to be perpetrated by Russia.
President Trump continues to undermine the judiciary and its role within America's democracy.
Under Trump, the US House of Representatives in the past year and a half has
attempted to systematically
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Trump and the Republican Congress have casually discarded many important norms in American political life in order to achieve their policy goals. The real danger is not from Trump himself, but from some future President, regardless of party, who will be able to do whatever he or she wants.
Some people fear Trumps policies and rhetoric mirror and parallel historical
, turning America fascist.
The magnitude of President Trump's
undermines the legitimacy of the democratic system and is embarrassing for America.
Under Trump, it is now possible to buy positions and awards in America. Case in point:
, who is getting the Presidential Medal of Freedom, simply for being a GOP super-doner who has given the GOP more than $100,000,000.
Alarmism contributes to hysteria on the left with an intense focus on one man, Donald Trump, which is both a regrettable and dangerous place to be.
America's democracy is alive and healthy as illustrated by the highest turnout in a midterm election since 2004.
This level of concern blots out the ability to objectively appreciate positive developments in the country that may be attributed to Trump.
Any calls for concern are outweighed by the fact that this is the first President in our lifetime who came from outside the political establishment and its entrenched practices.
The constitutional checks and balances are well able to constrain a Trump Presidency should it go above and beyond what it is legally allowed to do.
Due to term limits, Donald Trump cannot do irreparable damage to the democracy of the US.
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