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Tue Oct 17, 2017, 08:13 PM

 

Donald Trump keeps William Perry up at night

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Reply Donald Trump keeps William Perry up at night (Original post)
tomhagen Oct 2017 OP
BootinUp Oct 2017 #1
Bleacher Creature Oct 2017 #2
apkhgp Oct 2017 #3
longship Oct 2017 #4
Progressive2020 Oct 2017 #5
tomhagen Oct 2017 #6
Progressive2020 Oct 2017 #7

Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Tue Oct 17, 2017, 08:27 PM

1. "You deserve to be scared... (chuckle)

He's got a way of doing that

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Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Tue Oct 17, 2017, 08:46 PM

2. I was secretly hoping you were referring to this guy.



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Response to Bleacher Creature (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 17, 2017, 09:35 PM

3. 72

Look I really wish it was William "Refrigerator" Perry. I think you can imagine how much I wish it was.


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Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Tue Oct 17, 2017, 10:46 PM

4. BTW, he is a still rather spry 90 years old.

And still has all of his cognitive faculties. Unlike Drumpf.

Listen to Perry, not Drumpf. (Obviously!)


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Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Tue Oct 17, 2017, 10:52 PM

5. Threat Of Nuclear War

The threat of a potential nuclear exchange or even a full scale nuclear war is as real as it has ever been. With Trump in office, we have someone who is dangerous and unstable. Congress must act to require that Trump, or any President, should not be able to launch nuclear weapons without the approval of the Congress, ie a Congressional Declaration of War, combined with the concurrent approval of the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State. This would take the nuclear authority out of the hands of one person, the President, and make it a collaborative and deliberative act between both the Congress and the Executive Branch.

Right now, Trump as President could unilaterally choose to launch nukes within minutes, at North Korea or some other Enemy. This is too much power to be put into the hands of a sane President, much less one with Trump's malignant psyche. We need a system of safeguards to prevent this sort of possibility. Congress must act, and we as citizens should be pushing hard for this form of protection. This is a real potential threat that needs to be safeguarded against.

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Response to Progressive2020 (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 17, 2017, 10:58 PM

6. Agreed. But Congress must act pretty damn fast and thats not about to happen. Duck and Cover

 

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Response to tomhagen (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 17, 2017, 11:16 PM

7. Duck And Cover Indeed

I think that maybe someone in Congress such as Bernie Sanders or Al Franken should bring the issue up. I think someone like Corker could also get behind this, including more moderate and sane Republican Senators.

The Senate has always been the place for cooler heads versus the more volatile and partisan House. Cordial bipartisanship and good statecraft can and occasionally does come out of the Senate. Maybe we at DU need to promote this with a Petition and a drive to contact our Senators?

We need to restrict the use of nukes to a program of Congressional approval or disapproval. Only in a Congressional Declaration of War should use of Nukes be authorized. This has been a long-standing problem of too much power in the hands of one person, ie the President. It needs to be addressed and corrected ASAP.

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