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  1. Zugzwang
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    13 Feb '17 00:21
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/11/americans-arent-attached-democracy-rule-law

    "Americans aren't as attached to democracy as you might think:
    A new national survey suggests that we can no longer take for granted
    that our fellow citizens will stand up for the rule of law and democracy."
    --Austin Sarat

    "As the PPP’s survey reveals, Trump is appealing to a remarkably
    receptive audience in his attempts to rule by decree – and many are no
    longer attached to the rule of law and/or democracy. Other studies
    confirm these findings."

    I would hardly be surprised if a plurality of Americans agree that US citizens
    of Islamic faith or heritage should have fewer legal rights than other US citizens.
  2. Subscriberkmax87
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    13 Feb '17 21:26
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/11/americans-arent-attached-democracy-rule-law

    "Americans aren't as attached to democracy as you might think:
    A new national survey suggests that we can no longer take for granted
    that our fellow citizens will stand up for the rule of law and democracy."
    --Austin Sarat

    "As the PPP’s survey revea ...[text shortened]... US citizens
    of Islamic faith or heritage should have fewer legal rights than other US citizens.
    The Trump Presidency is a stress test on the health of America's Constitutional Federal Republic.

    Will the rule of law survive the man baby?