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'We the People' trumps 'commander-in-chief'

CNN

"President Trump's brandishing of the U.S. military this week — particularly his threat Monday to invoke the Insurrection Act of 1807 — proves his cowardly and undemocratic proclivities," writes LBJ's Jeremi Suri.

"Instead of working with governors and other domestic leaders to address the obvious anger and hurt throughout the country, he would prefer to hide in the White House, spewing aggressive rhetoric behind the uniforms of men and women who signed up for foreign duty — none of whom surely wish to find themselves pointing their weapons at their fellow citizens."

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Politics and the Policy Process
History, Strategy and Statecraft