A Nightmare Scenario

With 100 days left until the 2020 presidential election, a serving of speculative fiction that imagines the potential costs of another four years of a Donald Trump presidency…

by: Frederick Foote

In the dawning of 2021, a recently re-elected and politically reinvigorated President Donald Trump sets forth on a path towards cementing his legacy and fashioning the United States into the country he had in mind when he first championed the slogan: “Make America Great Again.” This began with a series of Constitutional Amendments proposed a Republican controlled Congress, with ratification by state legislatures pending. The future that potential awaits…

Amendment XXVIII (Amendment 28 – Selfish Individualism)

No law shall restrict the rights of citizens of the United States to endanger the health of the public. This Amendment bans, any quarantine, social distancing, restrictive clothing, restrictions, on smoking or firearms, or public gatherings, that are scientifically based proposals to promote public health or prevent death, injury, or disease.

Amendment XXIX (Amendment 29 – Political Demonstrations)

The right to assemble and petition government is limited to events and activities that do not disrupt commerce or disturb domestic tranquility or disparage the national flag or the principles of the United States, including but not limited to, respect for God, the Military, and Constitutional Officials.

Amendment XXX (30 – Presidential Powers – Private Papers)

The President shall not be compelled to release any personal or business records to congress, the courts, or any other branch of Government. The release of any such document without Presidential approval shall be a felony.

Amendment XXXI (Amendment 31 Presidential Powers – Health and Mental Status Records)

The President shall not be compelled to release any health or mental status records to congress, the courts, or any other branch of Government. The release of any such document without Presidential approval shall be a felony.

Amendment XXXII (Amendment 32 – Self Pardons)

The President shall have the power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for his Offenses against the United States, including in Cases of Impeachment.

Amendment XXXII (Amendment 33 – Seditious Media)

The President shall protect the First Amendment by identifying and taking legal action against any media or media organization that undermines trust in the authority of the United States by publishing false or misleading information.

Amendment XXXIV (Amendment 34 – Historical Artifacts)

The President shall have the power to preserve, protect, and restore historical artifacts.

Amendment XXXV (Amendment 35 – Law Enforcement)

The President shall have the power to identify as Terrorist Organizations, groups seeking to undermine the authority of law enforcement in these United States, or any state therein.

Amendment XXXVI (Amendment 36 – Vaccinations, Birth / Gun Control)

Congress shall make no appropriations for the promotion of public vaccinations, birth, and gun control.

Amendment XXXVII (Amendment 37 – Birthright Citizenship)

Birthright citizenship is restricted to those whose parents and grandparents were birthright citizens of the United States.

Amendment XXXVII (Amendment 37 – Election Disputes)

In a Presidential election dispute, the sitting President shall remain in office until there is a final United States Supreme Court Ruling on the case(s).

Amendment XXXVIII (Amendment 38 – Sex and Gender)

The only Constitutionally recognized sex and gender categories are male and female.

 

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