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(OT) The 5 Twump Amendments to the Constitution
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Pelle Svanslös
2021-02-22 19:37:14 UTC
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When I step back to look at the legacy of Mr Donald Trump, a surprising
conclusion emerges: He has substantially altered the Constitution. His
changes aren’t formal, of course. But his informal amendments are
important. If left to stand, they threaten to make Congress an advisory
body and give carte blanche to rogue presidents.

Amendment 1. No president shall be removed from office for treason,
bribery, or any other crime or misdemeanor, no matter how high, should a
partisan minority of the Senate choose to protect him.

Amendment 2. Congressional oversight shall be optional. No congressional
subpoena or demand for testimony or documents shall bind a president who
chooses to ignore it.

Amendment 3. Congressional appropriations shall be suggestions. The
president may choose whether or not to comply with congressional
spending laws, and Congress shall have no recourse should a president
declare that his own priorities supersede Congress’s instructions.

Amendment 4. The president shall have authority to make appointments as
he sees fit, without the advice and consent of the Senate, provided he
deems his appointees to be acting, temporary, or otherwise exempt from
the ordinary confirmation process.

Amendment 5. The president shall have unconstrained authority to dangle
and issue pardons for the purpose of obstructing justice, tampering with
witnesses, and forestalling investigations.

Amendment 6 (Not adopted. Time ran out): The president may ignore or
violate court orders.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/02/five-trump-amendments-constitution/618097/
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When I step back to look at the legacy of Mr Donald Trump, a surprising conclusion emerges: He has substantially altered the Constitution. His changes aren’t formal, of course. But his informal amendments are important. If left to stand, they threaten to make Congress an advisory body and give carte blanche to rogue presidents.Amendment 1. No president shall be removed from office for treason, bribery, or any other crime or misdemeanor, no matter how high, should a partisan minority of the Senate choose to protect him.Amendment 2. Congressional oversight shall be optional. No congressional subpoena or demand for testimony or documents shall bind a president who chooses to ignore it.Amendment 3. Congressional appropriations shall be suggestions. The president may choose whether or not to comply with congressional spending laws, and Congress shall have no recourse should a president declare that his own priorities supersede Congress’s instructions.Amendment 4. The president shall have authority to make appointments as he sees fit, without the advice and consent of the Senate, provided he deems his appointees to be acting, temporary, or otherwise exempt from the ordinary confirmation process.Amendment 5. The president shall have unconstrained authority to dangle and issue pardons for the purpose of obstructing justice, tampering with witnesses, and forestalling investigations.Amendment 6 (Not adopted. Time ran out): The president may ignore or violate court orders.https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/02/five-trump-amendments-constitution/618097/
Jonathan Rauch
Contributing writer at The Atlantic




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