It would be nice to think that America is protected from the worst excesses of Trump’s impulses by its democratic laws and institutions. After all, Trump can do only so much without bumping up against the limits set by the Constitution and Congress and enforced by the courts. Those who see Trump as a threat to democracy comfort themselves with the belief that these limits will hold him in check.What the President Could Do If He Declares a State of Emergency – The Atlantic
“A populist right-wing leader. A persecuted minority race. Fear invading the households of every family on the wrong side of the fence. Meanwhile the rest of America carries on, oblivious to the ugly changes within.