Leaders like Trump fail if they cannot speak the truth and earn trust : The Conversation


The absence of trust in a nation’s leader and government jeopardizes an effective response to a health crisis. It also creates a political crisis, a loss of faith in democracy.

Source: Leaders like Trump fail if they cannot speak the truth and earn trust : The Conversation

James Mattis tears into Trump, calls him a threat to the constitution : MSNBC


In an interview with the Atlantic, Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis denounced Trump for dividing the country: “We must reject and hold accountable those in office who would make a mockery of our Constitution.”

Source: James Mattis tears into Trump, calls him a threat to the constitution : MSNBC

It wasn’t the US Senate that saved Trump – it was the founding fathers | Simon Jenkins | Opinion | The Guardian


His acquittal was never in doubt, because that’s how the US constitution was meant to work, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Source: It wasn’t the US Senate that saved Trump – it was the founding fathers | Simon Jenkins | Opinion | The Guardian

Congressional Republicans abandon constitutional heritage and Watergate precedents in defense of Trump : The Conversation


An expert on Watergate says that today’s House Republicans have taken precisely the opposite position than the GOP took in 1974 on the president’s power to withhold documents from Congress.

Source: Congressional Republicans abandon constitutional heritage and Watergate precedents in defense of Trump : The Conversation

Trump heads to court in fight over emoluments | TheHill


The Trump administration is heading to court this week in two lawsuits charging that the president is violating the Constitution by profiting off of his hotels and other businesses while in office.

Source: Trump heads to court in fight over emoluments | TheHill

Trump: The U.S. Transition From Democracy to Authoritarianism


America voted Trump in now they are reaping what they sowed, but is it too late for action to suppress the slide into authoritarian order. We can only hope it is not.

Josep Goded

In Upper New York Bay stands the colossal statue of Liberty, a universal symbol of freedom. It is also the Mother of immigrants, embodying hope and opportunity for those seeking a better life in America. It stirs the desire for liberty in people all over the world. It represents the United States itself. However…Last week, the flame of the freedom from its torch has started to extinguish.ocaso sol estatua libertad simbolismo.jpgIn hardly two weeks, President Trump’s unlawful decisions and his unprecedented pressures on judges to fail in his favour have shaken the fundamentals of U.S. Democracy. For many, it indicates that Trump has various hidden plans to turn the U.S. system into an authoritarian to gain power. However, it won’t be possible without dominating the Supreme Court.supreme-courtThe U.S. Supreme Court is the final court of appeal and final expositor of the Constitution of the United States. It marks the boundaries of authority…

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