THE DICTATOR IS EMBOLDENED
By Richard Davis
When Trump ran for President the first time it seemed like a bad joke when he was elected. Then the nightmare began. America became a country with a mentally ill fool for a leader. He trashed the economy and ruined any semblance of good relations we had with other countries around the world.
Despite the fact that he is facing 91 legal charges against him he is more emboldened than ever to assume the presidency and transform it into a military dictatorship. Snubbing all of the Republican debates is a very bad signal. It means that he is convinced he is the only one who can win the election and it also makes it clear that he will make up his own rules as the election season moves ahead.
Trump and his team of maniacs are already mapping out plans for when he wins the election. He is talking about clamping down on immigration and turning anyone who wants to enter this country into a criminal.
Then there is this tidbit that was in a Washington Post piece by Ian Bassin recently. “Donald Trump and his allies have begun mapping out specific plans for using the federal government to punish critics and opponents should he win a second term, with the former president naming individuals he wants to investigate or prosecute and his associates drafting plans to potentially invoke the Insurrection Act on his first day in office to allow him to deploy the military against civil demonstrations.”
It is clear that Trump’s ego is so big that he has decided that he can transform the U.S. government into something that will install him as permanent dictator. It sounds far-fetched but just remember how far-fetched it seemed that he could ever become President. These are strange times and they are about to get even stranger.
Most of the Republican party supports Trump publicly. In private they make it clear that they know he is an immoral, unethical and unhinged egomaniac. I used to believe that they would come to their senses and throw Trump under the bus but I now know they will support anyone who can get a lot of votes, no matter what they say or do.
The January 6 insurrection gave Trump and his followers a taste of the power they have to wreak havoc on this country and they are already plotting to figure out a way to trash the constitution. If Trump is elected it is clear he will pardon anyone in jail for taking part in January 6. That will be the beginning of the new American Revolution.
Consider this news story from Mark Gruenberg and John Wojcik. “When he was president Trump stacked the Supreme Court and the Federal courts with right-wing lawyers screened and put forward by the extreme right Federalist Society, the group that generated all of his right-wing appointments to the Supreme Court, the Federal Courts, and to his own administration. That approach, top Trump operatives have decided, is not going to be enough to satisfy Trumpites if their master wins the 2024 election.”
They go on. “The press has reported that exchanges between the fascist Stephen Miller, who designed the program that ripped apart immigrant families, and other top Trump movers and shakers stipulate that in a second Trump administration, right-wing lawyers alone will not do the trick. What they need is lawyers willing to toss out entirely the Constitution of the U.S. in order to turn Trump into a dictator.
Specifically, they are looking for legal justification for Trump to directly take over all the federal agencies, from the Justice Department on down, and to dismantle the entire civil service system. The government will become, essentially, an army of people dedicated to Trump as the new Great Leader. The Attorney General would become Trump’s personal lawyer and public television and radio would become Trump TV and radio.”
This is what they are plotting. I am very scared. Our only recourse is to vote and vote in large numbers.