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Is America on its way to becoming a dictatorship?


With Trump doing whatever he likes with executive orders, by passing Congress etc; restricting freedom of speech of some of the scientific community, imposing gag orders on employees in federal jobs, restricting use of social sites like twitter for national parks, constant criticism of The press, his suggestion of alternative Truth (i.e. Manipulating & controlling facts),his love for pictures of himself (which dictators tend to). I wonder if Trumps presidency is becoming a dictatorship and will continue to show signs of this as it develops. Is this the start of the end of democracy in America

 

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    Emma Garafola 7 weeks ago

    I don't think he will be removed.


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    PeterStip 7 weeks ago

    This bulldozing is part of the shock and awe tactics of Steve Bannon. The immigration ban is just a diversion to mislead the newspapers. At the moment there is a coup in the white house going on. Shifting power positions. Trump is a puppet of Bannon


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    enjoy life 6 weeks ago

    Fascism is certainly a word that I have been hearing a lot referring to America recently.


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    enjoy life 7 weeks ago

    Well said. His actions so far mirror those of some of the worse dictators in history


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    enjoy life 5 weeks ago

    The judiciary is vital and Trumps complete lack of respect for it is dangerous. Right now he's finding out that running a country is different to a business. What happens when he tries to change it to remove the checks and balances? Dictator


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    Catherine Mostly (Misfit Chick) 7 weeks ago

    GW had 291 exective orders to force his party's will through house & congress & against the will of the people (something Trump is doing now); OB had 275 to force things thru stalled channels on behalf of the will of the peeps. YUGE differenc


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    enjoy life 5 weeks ago

    Are you saying that the checks and balances are infallible? Are they impossible to get around or gradually do away with? Is the system so perfectly flawless that there isn't nothing he can do to by pass the checks and balances?

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    enjoy life 7 weeks ago

    Well said. Here's a link to an article which says the same thing:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/d...


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    enjoy life 7 weeks ago

    Obama may have had too much power too. However, in a few days, Trump has already taken it to the extreme. I personally don't think he will ever bother with congress. It's his way all the way as far as he is concerned, a one man rule: - dictatorship


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    Dean Traylor 7 weeks ago

    BTW, Obama signed the fewest executive orders than the previous president. And he did so in a way to (1) to force a legislative branch to do something and (2) because the legislative branch consistently refused to work with him.


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    enjoy life 5 weeks ago

    Sadly many are so blinded to what he is doing and are so caught up rejoicing that their party (Rep) is in power, that they will accept him doing absolutely anything without seeing that what he is doing is wrong


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    Ronnie wrenchBiscuit (wrenchBiscuit) 7 weeks ago

    I agree. The American people are suffering from Stockholm Syndrome. They believe the illusion of democracy is real. And a slave who doesn't know he is a slave will never try to free himself.


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    PeterStip 6 weeks ago

    Obama... Socialism?? I don't think you know exactly what socialism means.


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    enjoy life 7 weeks ago

    His actions so far mirror those of dictators in history, laying the groundwork for a full dictatorship. It's very much Trump's will goes OR get attacked and criticised heavily. Freedom of speech and personal opinion are rapidly being crushed


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    enjoy life 7 weeks ago

    I guess you didn't read through the comments. I already noted that saying 'Obama did it too' is a very weak defence to justify wrong behaviour now. Two wrongs don't make a right. Wake up and look at the actual facts instead of pointing to previous


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    enjoy life 6 weeks ago

    Thinking it's always a left right Issue while not facing the facts of how he is ruling and the type of people he surrounds himself isn't wise.

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    enjoy life 5 weeks ago

    And what happens when the checks and balances fail... or a way around them is found? Are the checks infallible and capable of standing without crumbling under the right conditions? Trump has certainly been very devious in capturing minds, I agree

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    Who is Yonatan Zunger?


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    Paula (fpherj48) 6 weeks ago

    elizabeth. BRAVO, fellow-writer & American. U R a voice of reason, truth, confidence & clear vision.

    Hillary? well she & her slut Hubby would B robbing Haiti, accepting bribes from our enemies, & smothering babies who survive a late


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    Ashutosh Joshi (AshutoshJoshi06) 6 weeks ago

    You are absolutely wrong.. 911 had Saudis on board all the jetliners. OSL took refugee in Pakistan, the second home of Taliban but Trump didn't ban either. Food for thought!!


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    enjoy life 7 weeks ago

    How would you see such a revolt taking place? True, Americans love their freedom. However, someone like Trump would happily employ the military to crush any serious revolt. His current actions mirror those of dictators of history


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    PeterStip 7 weeks ago

    It's interesting to note that Trump's mother was an low-earning Scotish immigrant. Trump was not a self made man though, the everybody can become president is a myth. There is no IQ test though for presidents, that's true.


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    enjoy life 6 weeks ago

    I don't think any country is somehow immune deterioration of principles it was founded upon, especially of those principles are eroded away by those in power


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    enjoy life 5 weeks ago

    Especially when he has no respect for the checks/balances that are supposed to prevent him being a dictator. He is used to running a business, where he gets his own way, not a country. He does not understand checks/balances and will try bypass them

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    enjoy life 5 weeks ago

    More and more are seeing it. Sadly some still blindly follow him as their favoured party leader and can't see the wrongs he is doing and how dangerous they are

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    PeterStip 5 weeks ago

    and what's that exactly?


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    enjoy life 5 weeks ago

    So, you have unquestionable confidence in the infallibility of the system & the inability of a president to find ways to erode & change it to remove all checks & balances? The confidence that something can never fall is usually the start

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    enjoy life 5 weeks ago

    Telling people he has made USA safer with his ban is an illusion that pacifies any thought of wrong doing in the minds of many who blindly follow him


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    enjoy life 7 weeks ago

    Also removing the judiciary as one of the Official branches of government from the government website. Ignoring the judiciary who are there to make sure the law is followed is a very dangerous sign of the direction of things.


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    enjoy life 7 weeks ago

    True, but Trump has taken the biggest steps so far in an incredibly short period of time. It's his will all the way. No consultation, no freedom to object. Attack anyone who has a different opinion and impose his will on everything


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    enjoy life 7 weeks ago

    Interesting. I've not tried it, but if that is happening, censorship is definitely a major sign of a dictatorship

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    Alternative Prime 5 weeks ago

    Michelle ~ There's Abundant EVIDENCE that Trump is a RACIST ~ Visit U-TUBE ~ QUESTION ~ Can U name an Executive Order signed by Trump that DOES NOT Corrode or ENDANGER Our Environment or ENDANGER the Health / Well Being of Americans??

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    enjoy life 6 weeks ago

    So, ignoring the judiciary and attacking the freedom of the press... both two major aspects of democracy... do not set off warning bells in you?

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    Alternative Prime 6 weeks ago

    lol ~ Sounds like you're AUDITIONING for a SLOT at the "Comedy Club" ~ U should get TOP Billing with that answer ~


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    enjoy life 4 weeks ago

    Some areas? I would say many areas


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    Catherine Mostly (Misfit Chick) 7 weeks ago

    We are aware of the alt-right's guns. We have guns, too - and us crazy protestors R getting crazier, haven't you heard? Obama's laws didn't create hate or cause deep divisions. Bogus claim: 75% didn't want Obamacare. Main reason we voted him in.


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    enjoy life 5 weeks ago

    So, is Trump just a puppet then instead of a dictator? Is he, like many before him, simply the latest puppet of the really powerful?


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    Ken Burgess 6 weeks ago

    "1913 when the Federal Reserve was created. " Someone has done a little homework at least. Shame they buried your post for telling a semblance of the truth.

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    Ken Burgess 6 weeks ago

    Anyone who lived in the 80s... ever remember people being murdered in Clubs, at Marathons, over a religion?

    Anyone who lived in the 90s... did we ever have those things occurring in America then?

    There is a reason for this growing anti-imm movement


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    enjoy life 7 weeks ago

    Once again, as noted multiple times on this post, resorting to attacks on Obama to answer Trump's actions are a weak defence. If the best you can do is 'Trump can do what he likes because of Obama' then you really have little to say.


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    enjoy life 6 weeks ago

    Totally agree. Some cannot fathom the idea of America in a dictatorship. To them dictatorships only happen in far away places they want to bomb. The reality of it on their doorstep isn't too much for some to face and own up to

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