Meta replied with this 1 week ago, 7 minutes later, 7 hours after the original post[^][v]#771,796
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The odds are strongly against a Trump impeachment and removal.
Quite frankly, it has never happened. There have been a couple of impeachments, but no removals in our entire history. Almost all of us remember Clinton's impeachment, but the Senate failed to get the 2/3 majority for removal. Nixon was in danger of impeachment, too, but he resigned to prevent it from happening for the very first time in history.
Resigned. That's the operative word we need to keep in our minds. Resignation is the surest, most painless way to get rid of a President. If we can adequately thwart Trump's nefarious plans, through the courts or otherwise, his frustration will grow. He's a fragile man, really. His massive ego needs constant reinforcement.
The Judicial Branch is the key to all of this. If it blocks Trump's initiatives again and again, due to the unconstitutionality of what he proposes, he will grow more and more frustrated and frustration could well lead to his resignation. At some point, he could be forced to throw up his hands and simply wander off into the night, after a speech that blames everyone but himself for his failure to lead.
That is why we need to continue to support the ACLU and other legal groups who are willing to bring suit in federal court when Trump's nonsense violates the constitution or other laws. The judges and justices of the federal court system predate Trump. His own appointees won't begin hitting the federal court benches for some time. And even his own appointees may well look at his proposals and executive orders with an eye on the Constitution. ACLU and other organization attorneys know how to write briefs that demonstrate such constitutional errors.
So, if you haven't done so already, donate to the ACLU, immigrant legal defense funds and other organizations that will bring these suits in federal district courts. We've already won an important one with the immigration ban executive order. Trump was thwarted in his plan. We need to keep blocking his measures. Eventually, his over-inflated ego will reach the breaking point.
Catherine !TGirlYJKXM replied with this 1 week ago, 3 hours later, 1 day after the original post[^][v]#771,992
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
Sheila LaBoof replied with this 1 week ago, 13 minutes later, 1 day after the original post[^][v]#772,100
"BUT HOW WILL I SURVIVE ON THIS BUDGET? you may be wondering. I AM A HUMAN CHILD, NOT A COSTLY FIGHTER JET. You may not survive, but that is because you are SOFT and WEAK, something this budget is designed to eliminate."