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It’s up to people power to mend a system that Trump has trashed – Sydney Morning Herald

Historians looking back on this US election may see the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg as the critical turning point. Or they may see a reassertion of people power…

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Ultimately, Trumps actions have shown just how much American democracy depends not on enforceable law, but on norms and standards of behaviour. These, in turn, depend on individuals acting in good faith, together and apart. The Department of Justice, for example, long thought of as an independent enforcer of the law, was all too easily overtaken by sycophants who saw Trump as a vehicle for their own hyper-partisan agenda.
Not only is Trump uniquely unencumbered by respect for American democracy,…

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