Friday, May 6, 2016

We Must Do Everything Legally Possible to Prevent Trump From Becoming President

By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Facebook Page
Robert Reich. (photo: Steve Russell/Toronto Star)06 May 16
ere’s what Donald Trump says he’ll do in his first 100 days as president, according to today’s New York Times:
  1. Nominate a new Supreme Court justice in the mold of Justice Antonin Scalia.

  2. Rescind the Obama executive orders on immigration.

  3. Threaten punitive measures against corporate executives who shift jobs out of the United States.

  4. Design the wall with Mexico, seal the southern border, and assign more security agents along it.

  5. Put in place a ban on immigration to the United States by Muslims.

  6. Rescind the Obama executive orders on immigration.

  7. Repeal the Affordable Care Act.

  8. Give military leaders more power over foreign affairs.

  9. Put business executives and generals in charge of cabinet agencies.

  10. Use twitter and other social media to intimidate and bully adversaries.

  11. Begin an audit of the Federal Reserve.
And that's just a start. As commander-in-chief, Donald Trump would have control over the nation's nuclear warheads, and its spy agencies (including domestic spying). He'd have enormous discretion over how the nation's laws were executed and administered -- labor laws, civil rights and voting rights, women's rights, environmental protection. And he's have the Bully Pulpit to spread his racist and xenophobic venom.

All of us owe it to ourselves, our children and grand children, our communities, nation, and the world, to do everything legally possible to prevent this utter idiot from becoming president of the United States.
What do you think?

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