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Old 09-05-2019, 11:19 AM
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Are the following actions or policies those you'd associate with a "fascist" or a "dictator"?

1) Passing a tax cut that resulted in all U.S. citizens keeping more of their own money (The limit on how much you can deduct from state taxes only affects a few high tax states so that is on those particular states. Ironically, the tax plan actually encourages those states to (gasp)....lower state income tax levels furthering lowering the overall tax burden for citizens of those states)

2) Support of policies that strengthen the right of all law abiding U.S. citizens to keep and bear arms. No doubt a top priority of all "fascist dictators"

3) Prison reform that lowers the severity of penalties and jail terms for non violent drug offenders and helps improve their future job prospects making it easier for them to rejoin society. A law that btw just happens to disproportionately help minority populations that have historically been discriminated against the most when it comes to sentencing and incarceration.

4) Re-negotiating trade deals with the goal of increasing manufacturing in the U.S. to hopefully boost employment opportunities for all U.S. citizens.

5) Imposing a travel ban from countries where government records on those citizens is unreliable. A travel ban very similar to the one with practically the same countries involved that the previous president imposed.

6) A policy to do everything legally and constitutionally allowed to secure our borders to protect both the safety and the economic prospects of legal U.S. citizens. A policy that would ultimately reduce the strain on social services saving the U.S. taxpayer tens of billions of dollars that is a annually spent on social services for people who broke the rules by entering the country illegally.

7) A policy and effort to outlaw late term, third trimester abortion with the exception of rape, incest, or threat to the life of a mother. I suppose some could stretch and twist this one into a "fascist" move but the fully formed (for all practical purposes) unborn child would probably beg to differ not to mention the hundreds of millions of U.S. citizens that value the right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness the soon to be child is entitled to. It may be rare that a perfectly normal pregnancy is aborted in the third trimester but it isn't unreasonable or "fascist" to simply require that one's right to choose is limited to the first 6 months of a pregnancy.

8) Support of a policy that strengthens the 1st Amendment and every U.S. citizen's right to free speech as well as the press's right to a free press regardless of how unpopular or how "hateful" (i.e. "hate speech") that speech may be.

That's just to name a few. Which of these policies either passed or supported by President Trump make him a "fascist" or a "dictator"? What other policies not mentioned that he has either passed into law or supports makes him a "fascist" or a "dictator"? Is it possible that maybe he isn't really a "fascist" or a "dictator" and you just hate the man's guts or are you honestly concerned that he is on his way to becoming another murderous dictator and the second coming of Hitler?
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Old 09-05-2019, 01:26 PM
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I take it from the lack of responses that the only reason Trump is called a fascist is because....Orange Man bad!!
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Old 09-05-2019, 01:30 PM
 
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He isn't a dictator, primarily because our political system prevents him from being one.

He is a dictator wannabe/admirer. He wishes he could be a dictator.

If our political system would allow him to put a bullet in the next person that heckled him on the street he would in a heartbeat, no second thought necessary. Pretty standard behavior for sociopathic narcissists.

Luckily he would have to be the leader of some of the countries he cozies up to like North Korea in order to actually have that power.
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Old 09-05-2019, 01:33 PM
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Isn't being a Marxist enough?

Oh yeah, I'm talking to a bunch of Marxists.

Carry on.
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Old 09-05-2019, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Maybe he isn't a dictator, thanks to the checks and balances in the government structure.

But he'd like to be. He tries to be. He thinks he is.
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Old 09-05-2019, 01:45 PM
 
Location: East Chicago, IN
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He's not a dictator. Dictators know what they're doing.
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Old 09-05-2019, 01:47 PM
 
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He’s neither, he just has tendencies..
But thanks to checks and balances and the fact that he’s an idiot, I don’t think we should be worried..
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Old 09-05-2019, 01:48 PM
 
Location: USA
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Maybe he isn't a dictator, thanks to the checks and balances in the government structure.

But he'd like to be. He tries to be. He thinks he is.
What has he said, done, or what policies has he put in place to make you the he wants and tries to be a dictator?
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Old 09-05-2019, 01:54 PM
 
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He isn't a dictator, primarily because our political system prevents him from being one.

He is a dictator wannabe/admirer. He wishes he could be a dictator.

If our political system would allow him to put a bullet in the next person that heckled him on the street he would in a heartbeat, no second thought necessary. Pretty standard behavior for sociopathic narcissists.

Luckily he would have to be the leader of some of the countries he cozies up to like North Korea in order to actually have that power.
Is it Mueller Time yet?

Oh and BTW, guess who signed this gem of legislation into law? (it wasn’t Mr. Trump). If you’re too lazy to read it, I’ll summarize it for you: The Secret Service can now pretty much arrest anyone they don’t like and have them charged with a felony.
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Old 09-05-2019, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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OP, you should know better than to try to reason with leftists.
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