We the People


I asked 8 experts if we’re in a constitutional crisis. Here’s what they said.

 

 

I firmly believe that the Senate will protect our Democracy.  There are GOP members who will also help to prevent the destruction of Democracy. I would to hear your thoughts and would encourage good natured debate. I hope you will consider sharing your thoughts.

13 thoughts on “We the People

  1. The closest things I see to constitutional crises are 1. the attacks on the press, undermining the first amendment, 2. the application of the executive order to green card and valid visa holders, deprived without due process, undermining another amendment, and 3. immediate deportation without possibility of judicial review, another due process violation. I don’t agree that the constitution only applies to citizens — it applies to anyone living within our borders — until the courts weigh in, the constitutionality of DJT’s government decision-making are questionable.

    • I’m in agreement with your beliefs, Brenda, but I doubt the Supreme Court would uphold #3 where non-citizens are concerned.

      AND, let us add EPA “info lock-down” etc. to #1. In any case, must it take a Constitutional Crises before the other Party officials will step up and send him to his room?
      xx,
      mgh
      (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
      ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
      “It takes a village to transform a world!”

      • It depends on the case brought to the courts. I think the way he is going about it is too hasty, with too little regard for people’s lives and their families. Judges delve into the humanity of cases, whereas the president doesn’t seem to take that into account. They may well come down differently on this issue.

      • I pray that you are right about this. , Brenda. I am in clear agreement about his practically total lack of regard for the human lives his impulsive comments and decisions will impact negatively. I’ll never understand why so many people actually believed that a billionaire could ever be “a man of the people.”

        When you can afford to fly off to spend the majority of your weekends in what amounts to a castle with a moat, perspective is lacking totally, even for those who live modestly, much less those who are struggling to get by.

        Since so much comes down to SC Justices, nominations and appointments are sooooo important – which makes the Republican year-long stall for Obama’s nominee and the idiot in charge’s idea of an unbiased judge all the more odious (and he’s so young we’ll probably be stuck with him for decades).
        xx,
        mgh

      • Most of the recent judges picked have been corporation-oriented and no public service attorneys have been chosen in years. That doesn’t equal balance or the protection of our individual interests. It’s frustrating.

      • Beyond frustrating – I believe it is immoral.
        xx,
        mgh

      • Profit-seeking has replaced morality as television-watching has replaced religion.

  2. SwedishSquadleader says:

    Since the American election I’ve realized that democracy come in different shapes. I’m Swedish and we have a democracy built on a government with a Prime Minister. Our Prime Minister can’t make own decisions. No executive orders. It has to go through 249 voters in the parliament. Right now it seem like a healthy solution to governing.
    According to our views on the American situation, a democracy is characterized by a secure voting system. Fair and transparent. That must be investigated. There’s also some concerns about the foreign policies. Different people say different things in the WH. The opinion is that it’s not sustainable. I would say it’s a local problem that could en up in much wider problems. My two cents, from a cold and snowy Sweden. 🙂

    • Hi Sweden. Well, our democracy has survived for 241 years. We have three branches of government. There is the executive branch, the legislative branch and the judiciary branch. There is a system of checks and balances which are in place to prevent corruption, where each branch is supposed to be sure the others don’t get too much power. Unfortunately, right now, the Congress (legislative branch) is not doing it’s job and is just supporting everything the executive branch is doing, whether it is right or not, and whether it is ultimately legal or not.

      Another part of the problem is that the executive branch has been saying that millions of people voted illegally, when there is no proof of this, but when we have proof that a foreign government intervened, the executive and legislative branches are both ignoring it.

      A very frustrating time to be an American, I can assure you!

      On behalf of my country, I apologize. I didn’t vote for him, and I’m doing everything in my power – picketing, marching, writing letters, calling my representatives, and of course blogging — to stop him.

      Namaste,
      Barbara

      • SwedishSquadleader says:

        Hi Reb! I do wonder what the 8 experts would say today. Really. I think the first amendment is overturned since selected media was barred from the WH.
        I don’t know if anyone is to blame for what is happening. Who would’ve imagined? This must be beyond conservatism? At least Mr Banner have some not-so-democratic friends in Sweden. There are some truths on my blog in the matter. But the political fraud is really…incomprehensible. Good luck in what you do. If everyone does a little thing, the world will change.
        https://astoamerica.wordpress.com/

      • We still have the first amendment. We are resisting. #RESIST. There are millions of people who are also resisting. We will save America. We are planning and we will not stop. 3 HE IS NOT MY PRESIDENT

  3. VERY well done article – and much appreciated. Now I want to investigate your links and read those as well.

    Posner’s comment hit me in the solar plexis: “government depends on cooperation among different institutions.” I’m simply not seeing it, unless he is thinking about those who support the POTUS regardless. NOR am I seeing the Republican party giving much, if any indication, that they would be willing to step up and stop him.

    I never in my entire life EVER thought I’d see anyone like our current “leader” elected. For the first time in my life I believe I can understand how Hitler’s rise to power came about, as so many “good Germans” stood by, justifying step by step until it was too late to stop him.

    The current man/child who would be king still has too many from the camp that voted him in that are not merely looking the other way, they are justifying his actions.

    Frightening thoughts following horrifying actions. Daily.
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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