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Will Team Trump Find the Gödel Loophole?

Gödel’s loophole: the amendment procedures set forth in Article V of the U.S. Constitution apply to the constitutional statements in Article V themselves.
In addition, not only may Article V itself be amended, but also it may be amended in an upward or downward direction.
Lastly, the Gödelian problem of self-amendment or anti-entrenchment is unsolvable - which is, to say it mildly: scary a.f.

The United States of America as a Dictatorship - Enabled by the Gödel Loophole?

The president's total power as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces under Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. constitution might very well have prevented a dictatorship during war times and some people argue that this power might as well be abused by a narcissist egomaniac beyond bloodshed periods.

However, there might just be enough deeply constitutional republicans in both state legislatures and the congress to be aghast at that prospect.

The danger of the United States of America to be stripped of democratic foundations like the separation of power and ultimately to be morphed into a dictatorship, might come from a seemingly unlikely place: the Constitution, more precisely Article V, itself!

The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eightshall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.

One thing the article lacks is a clause exempting itself from being amended, meaning the Constitution could be entirely rewritten if someone managed to amend Article V. Currently, it takes a two-thirds majority of votes both in Congress and among the states to change anything about the document, but if one party could ever get those numbers for even a second, they could vote to change about anything (Gödel’s loophole).

And even if lawmakers carried their concerns to the supreme court - with recent SC appointments and the 85th United States Attorney General as the president’s puppy dog - the outcome could result in either or both: an unresolvable constitutional crisis or flat out civil conflict.

Question being now: is team Trump strategically looking to find and exploit Gödel’s loophole and is the U.S. civil society prepared and willing to intervene?

Look at your feet

 “Vote for a living wage for others. Vote for health insurance for others. Don’t get in the way of food stamps for others. Understand how important $17 might be to others. That poor stretch of Atlanta is quiet because people are working and paying for daycare. They’re clocking the same hours you’re clocking, but they make a shit wage.”

An impressive reflection on inequality.

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Holy War Catalysts

The Invisible Eminence in the Hidden Castle has a grand plan

One of the more naive depictions of the hidden Leninist in the current White House claims him to be the "Leni Riefenstahl of the right wing conservatives".

Only, Riefenstahl merely corrupted herself into an accessory to a humongous destruction engine.

While The Invisible Eminence in the Hidden Castle configures catalysts to vaporize checks and balances and ultimately: a world order with a core stability we all depend on.

And if your are not scared enough: Bannon And The National Security Council’s Secret “Kill List”.

NRA Paradigm Shi(f)t

‪The NRA Prepares for War (with the American People)

Decades of: "protection against potential tyranny in D.C." - out the window. ‬
‪Replaced with: "counter-resistance against the violent left".‬
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This shift weaponizes this vision of The Invisible Eminence in the Hidden Castle: "Let the grassroots turn on the hate because that's the only thing that will make them do their duty."‬

‪Over 300 million guns in private hands being polished and shined tonight.‬