[ExI] Even India and Haiti do it better

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Tue May 12 17:06:14 UTC 2020

On Tue, May 12, 2020 at 12:33 PM spike jones via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

*>When it comes to seizing power, the constitution is harder to violate
> than the second law, *

Oh come on  Spike!

> which is why it has never been done, even though nearly everyone at that
> level of power would have cheerfully done so.

I don't think that's true, Washington could have easily made himself
dictator but he chose not to, and when his second term was over he quietly
went back to his farm; on a list of victorious generals that makes him
almost unique, the only other one like that I can think of is the Roman
General Cincinnatus. I don't think Eisenhower wanted to be a dictator
either but he couldn't have done it easily even if he had. But Trump does
want to be dictator and he already has the Senate and the Supreme Court in
his pocket, not to mention the Attorney General.

John K Clark
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