With today’s savagely corrupt one-man decision by President Trump to yank American forces out of Syria on the entirely fictional grounds that ISIS is dead and gone, we are seeing him edging toward insanity–the unique insanity of a person deranged by the creeping realization of his fate in the months ahead. With the Democrats in the House getting ready to rip down the coverup maintained by the Republican majority the last two years, and with Mueller’s report likely to be completed soon and leaked to worldwide horror and disgust (I say “leaked”, because I think it’ll get smothered by the AG and never be officially released), he knows his only hope is to create hideous chaos and maybe a war here and there to forestall his being driven from office in time of crisis (even self-made crisis). But we’ve seen diversions before (Reagan and Granada, anyone?); perhaps not as persistent or cunning as Trump’s but it’s not new for embattled Presidents to raise a ruckus.
No, there is a far more devastating–and entirely feasible–calamity that President Trump might inflict on America. And it needs nothing more than a flick of Trump’s pen on paper, declaring a national State of Emergency. I just found out that this lover-of-despotism might legally suspend democracy and become an actual, authorized dictator in the Oval Office. Unless you read this stunning new article from The Atlantic, perhaps you never understood that before, either. That’s why you need to read this right now: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/01/presidential-emergency-powers/576418/
And then start figuring out what we’ll do when it happens.
Oh, it’ll probably happen, alright. Given what we know about this man and about what lies ahead for him, why wouldn’t he?