Politics/Law/Government

Vote to defend American democracy

Donald claims to be able to overrule the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. We must vote as if American democracy itself is on the line. Because it is.

The 14th Amendment says, in part: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”

Donald says that he can overrule the Constitution of the United State of America with a mere executive order to end birthright citizenship that is guaranteed by that part of the 14th Amendment.

The Presidential Oath of Office is defined in the Constitution (Article II, Section 1, Clause 8) says: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Attempting to overrule or get around the Constitution that all Presidents are sworn to defend would be an abrogation, a nullification, of that oath.

This must qualify as an impeachable offense, a “High Crime and Misdemeanor,” if anything will ever again.

If Donald truly does try this – and given that he has a history of doing what he says, we must assume he will – then he must be stopped. The courts may be able to slow him down, but the mere act of trying to do an end-run around the Constitution must be impeachable or our Constitution is meaningless.

If Donald is allowed ignore our founding governing document, he will ignore anything and everything he cares to. And our transition from a democracy, from a republic, to an autocratic state will be complete.

On or before November 6th, vote against anyone who might even consider supporting an autocrat – a fascist – like Donald.

Vote like lives depend on your vote, because they do.

Vote like your life depends on your vote, because it might.

Vote like America depends on your vote, because it does.

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