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We're not safe while Trump is president. Remove him now to protect us and our future.
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We're not safe while Trump is president. Remove him now to protect us and our future. 


“Enforce the norms” is not exactly a captivating bumper sticker, but it is a compelling rationale for removing President Donald Trump from office, immediately. 

We are a nation of laws. We are also a nation of norms, and those norms undergird our democracy. Without them, our laws and institutions would be insufficient to protect the republic our Founders bequeathed us.

Since 1950, there have been well over 200 successful coups worldwide, not because those countries had weak anti-coup laws, but rather because they suffered weak democratic norms.

It is not against the law for a president to knowingly and repeatedly lie to the country, even though regular and extensive dishonesty from a president makes a mockery of democratic decision making.

Until President Donald Trump spent his term making 30,000 false and misleading statements, strong norms dictated honesty. Recall the Republican obsession with Ambassador Susan Rice correctly quoting an incorrect early intelligence community assessment of the events at Benghazi. As far as the GOP was concerned unknowingly repeating an inaccurate statement supplied by executive branch agencies, was sufficiently egregious to render her unfit for membership in the president’s cabinet.



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