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Subject: Threat to our democracy!
I read or hear that Trump or something Trump did or said is a "threat to our democracy". Putting aside the obvious that we are NOT a democracy we are a constitutional republic, how exactly is "democracy threatened"? Are we going to tear of the US Constitution, dissolve the Supreme Court and Congress and become a dictatorship? Are we somehow going to abandon the concept of the rule of law and being representative republic and become a monarch?

This overused Chicken Little rhetoric ranks right up there with "constitutional crisis". "In political science, a constitutional crisis is a problem or conflict in the function of a government that the political constitution or other fundamental governing law is perceived to be unable to resolve." So when Trump makes changes at the DOJ as is within his responsibility under the Constitution or he nominates a conservative to the SCOTUS this is a 'crisis'? No, just more Chicken Little rhetoric by people trying to get ratings.

The only thing I see as a "threat to democracy" is the liberal bias of the media and social media giants. These select few have the power to form public opinion based on their ideology which is not representative of the ideology of the unwashed masses. The only check to this power is there are still conservative media outlets for people to see the other side. Used to be there was only the three big network TV news outlets and mostly liberal newspapers.
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