The 2016 elections should be a wake up call to every single American who values our democracy and the freedoms that we take for granted. Today we face another chapter in our lives. If ever there was an election more important that any election in history is the 2020 election. This is our last hope to stop the destructive path to end democracy. We are getting into a constitutional crisis which could change the world forever.
The Trump Republican Party has been chipping away our democracy one department at a time since taking office. He has defied the constitution, the circuit and appeals courts, Congress, and the Supreme Court. He has attacked his political opponents, those who disagree with him, and those who he uses as a fall guy to take blame away from him, but he doesn’t stop there because not only does he attack his enemies, he destroys them in any way he can get away with.
He has made race, ethnicity, and people of color the ones who are responsible for everything that he believes is wrong for America. He continues attacking them on a daily basis while convincing white America that they are out to get them.
He attacks our allies while praising dictators. He is destroying the freedom of the press and news media that doesn’t agree with him by calling them the enemy of the people and fake news organization while getting all of his ideas and information from the Right Wing Fox News Organization.
He hires people not for their skills, but for how they have praised him in the press, at rallies, and speaking at conferences prior to their appointment. He has appointed the majority of the cabinet level and government department leaders as a temporary appointment therefore bypassing senate approval.
He has destroyed the FBI, CIA, the Intelligence Department, The Attorney General Office and Judicial Department, the Department of Homeland Security, the Immigration and Naturalization Department by removing those who he believe are against him and replacing them with people he knows to be loyal to him. Again, he doesn’t just remove them from these positions, he destroys their careers and lives.
He has taken control over the US Senate which allows him to do whatever he pleases without any consequences. .
When he first stated that he was entering the race to become president, he worked with the republican senators to hold back any judicial nomination from the Obama administration for the last two years of his presidency. When a Supreme Court Seat became vacant Mitch McConnell wouldn't even consider holding a hearing for Obama’s selection. Those actions during the last two years of his presidency left open a total of 92 high circuit and appeals court justices to be filled with Trump appointees and confirmed by a Trump Senate. The high courts are now made up with 1/3 to 1/2 of all judicial judges being a Trump appointee that remain loyal to him. He has moved 7 out of the 9 high courts to a conservative majority. There are quite a few judges that don’t even have any trial experience.
He has changed the make up of the Supreme Court into a conservative majority thanks to him appointing one judge immediately after taking office, then got the opportunity to replace a second judge after a seat became open leaving a Supreme court with a 5 – 4 conservative advantage. The last Supreme Court vacancy to become vacant was when Judge Kennedy announced his retirement to spend more time with his family. It was his son that suggested he relinquish the seat, but as it turned out, his son was an executive at the Deushe National Bank of Germany who provided Trump with most of his loans for the past few years when no other bank, including the banks in America would loan him money. So by helping his father to retire, he opened up a seat in the court for Trump to elect a conservative who wants to overturn “Rode vs. Wade” and make abortion illegal again. His nominee, Kavanaugh, who was accused of groping and raping a woman back in his college days and was passed by the Trump controlled Senate. He started fast tracking every one of his court cases directly to the Supreme Court since he has two justices who are indebted to him as a down payment for nominating them. In 2016, before Trump was elected I was writing articles warning people what would happen if you elect Trump, along with a majority of my brothers and sisters, but other forces took control of our election and didn’t heed our warnings. The 2016 election was one of the most important elections since the Revolutionary War, because it will shape our country for forty or fifty years. All three high courts, the Appeals, the Circuit, and the Supreme court justices are appointed for life and the age of the average judge appointed by Trump is under 50 will be around for generations to come.
The damaged has already be done, but there is still time to mitigate and stop this train wreck we are on and reverse the damaged by placing your vote in the 2020 election. Our future, your children’s future, your grandchildren’s, the very core of our democracy is at stake and once we lose that we lose everything.
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