I believe Mr. Trump is being stymied in where he really wants to take America (which nobody, not even himself, really knows). If it were not for democratic institutions and rights, he would be running USA more like he runs his real estate business. On this front, the institutions are working well, including the institution of impeachment.

As for the recent “concentration” camps, USA has a history of detaining people. This is not something new. We could argue that the institutions are not working well in this regard. But we could argue the attraction to the USA by immigrants is largely caused by institutions not working out so well (sorry, but people stay home if they see peace and opportunity in their home country).

We should also acknowledge that significant sector of Americans seem to like what the president is doing. We can blame him, but there is a political reality that must somehow be managed. This is part of our institutions. For example, Umair should not be able to enforce his view on the world on the rest of us any more than an evangelical Christian can enforce his view on Umair. Both parties should work within the democratic rules to “get their way.”

Dave Volek is the inventor of “Tiered Democratic Governance”. Let’s get rid of all political parties! Visit http://www.tiereddemocraticgovernance.org/tdg.php

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