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TOLD YA. Whitehouse/Bannon bans some of the PRESS

Monday, November 21, 2016

Not my words .but interesting

Trump Says Freedom of the Press Must Go Because He’s ‘Not Like Other People’

“With me, they’re not protected, because I’m not like other people...We’re gonna...have people sue you like you never get sued before.

Let’s look at his argument. As a reminder, the First Amendment reads, in its entirety:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Yet here is what Trump claimed:

“One of the things I’m gonna do, and this is only gonna make it tougher for me, and I’ve never said this before, but one of the things I’m gonna do if I win… is I’m gonna open up our libel laws so when they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money. We’re gonna open up those libel laws.

“With me, they’re not protected, because I’m not like other people…We’re gonna open up those libel laws, folks, and we’re gonna have people sue you like you never get sued before.”

“I’m not like other people.” Actually, the United States Constitution says you are exactly like other people, because under the Constitution, we are all equal before the law. There is no Donald Trump Exception clause anywhere to be found. Even the Founding Fathers had to take their lumps from their critics.

Let’s not forget that this is the same Donald Trump who said in January“I feel very strongly about our constitution. I’m proud of it. I love it.”

He loves it enough to say it doesn’t apply to him.

But we get where he is coming from – the political milieu of fascism. Fascist dictators – even wannabe fascist dictators – cannot abide criticism.

What is both interesting and terrifying is that Trump thinks as president he will have the power to simply negate parts of the United States Constitution he doesn’t like, as though the presidency bestows those powers. It does not. The Constitution is notoriously difficult to amend, and the process is not accomplished by one man’s stroke of the pen.

In fact, in his lack of knowledge of how government works, he ranks right up there with such luminaries as Sarah Palin. 

The truth is, Trump has no clue how the U.S. government works, which is why he wants a political insider as VP. He needs somebody to serve as his cheat sheet, a sort of living Dummy’s Guide.

Well, he has a lot of dummies to choose from. These guys can’t even figure out how the legislative branch works, let alone guiding the president through the intricacies of the executive.

This is America under Trump. A land where Trump trumps all, because he’s “not like other people.” He is so special that the very foundations of American democracy must give way before him.

And this is the guy who complains Obama’s executive orders are in violation of the Constitution. I think we’ve taken both the measure of the man and of his followers through his words and their


Johanna said…
Thanks so much for sharing this, CD ...trying to deal with this latest development and not give into to fear...amazing how much '45' is driven to retaliate. He's surely in the hot seat now...ready to observe the push back. Sending you hugs and prayers...

~ Johanna ~
For Christian:libel is law value speech.It is not protected.Mr.Trump is smart.
Libel is not protected by constitution.
Chick'sOpinion said…
And why cant Trump just legalize and make residency visas for the millions of hardworking Mexicans who are currently slaving for a living in the U.S. Cause he's a raving racist.Thats why. He claims he believes in hardworking battlers and the working class. And giving back their self respect. Lets rephrase that, he only believes in white western working class people getting opportunities. I hope the journalists (who are a smart mob) eat him for breakfast. Undoubtedly they will. Game on.
quiet said…
It is just a matter of time.
T. W. said…

Christian warned us.

The Totalitarian States of America is alive and well. Watch things get worse.
rchjava-ed said…
Excellent post, CD. Thank you.
Sorry, I wanted to write:libel is low value speech.
Norah Black said…
Well libel and slander are all the ignorant little man-child knows so....
T. W. said…
Witches around the world put a hex on Trump.
T. W. said…
It was a binding spell, not a hex. Sorry for the confusion.
Sana L said…
Excellent post, CD Really bravo

I believe that the people already knew that the president was not an appropriate candidate for presidency ( just being nice). And that he thinks he can do as he wishes because he president - puts him in a very unfavorable position with just about every nation in this world. He clearly is against humanity, and narcissisticly bouts about himself, how he can sue others and get mo money - is disgusting.

If however he does get shot or tortured . I'll celebrate because we don't need another oppressive dictator who rattles the world a provocing other nations to WW3, no - cuz I don't want another wannabe Adolf Hitler to spread evil and disease through the world. It has already happened. There is already enough evil and bad in this world. To much and enough has got to be enough.


Btw was this to much? Cuz this shit just rattles me up
Peace and luv to you all
Norah Black said…
Donald is sooooo stupid. The Free Press are allowed to print their analyses of things and to tease and use innuendo....they've done it to the Clinton's for years. Never did they print one article of proof for all of the allegations they've leveled at them and nobody sued them. Donald is not going to sue them and win, because there is evidence and proof of his corruption and you cannot sue someone for libel if they print the truth.

He'll make NO $$$ of this fool's errand. He's goin' down like a ton of bricks it's only a matter of time. Tick Tock Donnie-boy....You're Fired!!!!

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