Democrats, Trump, and the Ongoing, Dangerous Refusal to Learn the Lesson of Brexit
Publisher: The Intercept
Date Written: 09/11/2016
Year Published: 2016
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX20189
Detailing how the Democratic party's response to their defeat in the 2016 election reflects a failure to recognize factors leading to the UK Brexit referendum result.
Those who have been warning of the grave dangers these powers pose have often been dismissed on the ground that the leaders who control this system are benevolent and well-intentioned. They have thus often resorted to the tactic of urging people to imagine what might happen if a president they regarded as less than benevolent one day gained control of it. That day has arrived. One hopes this will at least provide the impetus to unite across ideological and partisan lines to finally impose meaningful limits on these powers that should never have been vested in the first place. That commitment should start now.