At the root of the ability of fascism or authoritarianism to take hold is excessive executive power. Much of how Trump threatened our constitutional order springs from what you describe in your article (which I found extremely interesting and enlightening), but limiting presidential power would remove the VEHICLE by which such groups could propel a leader to power. The Pledge to Safeguard the Constitution [] petitions Congress to curb the powers it has ceded to the executive branch over centuries, but especially over the last several decades, in targeted, critical areas so that a clearer line is drawn regarding presidential limits and what Congress’s rights to investigate them are; so that even if there is a return of somebody like Donald Trump, he or she will not have access to the kinds of powers Trump used to threaten our democratic institutions. If “Trumpism will be looked at in the future as a failed fascism” (I am an optimist regarding this, also), then it will require that the vast majority of Americans who “don’t like it” to actually DO something about it, and The Pledge to Safeguard the Constitution is one place to start.

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