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Donald Trump

Donald Trump is steadily undermining our country's democratic institutions, in attempts to secure himself power that he should not have. In this case, Trump is attempting to usurp our legislative bodies to single-handedly force the funding of a border wall, which people do not want. But in a larger sense, Trump's hijacking of the democratic process for his own desires is dangerous to the norms and operations of our democratic project.

Democratic governments work through consensus building and cooperation. Legislation is created and passed through a Democratic process that involves input and approval from both the House of Representatives and the Senate. The President's role is not to single-handedly create legislation, but to approve the legislation that is created through these two consensus institutions. The Senate and the House are both currently controlled by Republicans, the same party as the President. Both houses of Congress sent legislation to the President that would have kept the government open and funded through the new year, but the President vetoed this legislation and rejected the consensus solutions offered by his own party.

Instead, Trump has decided to stake out an absurd position on his own and demand funding for an ill-advised and expensive border wall, which nobody wants. Worse, he has taken the government hostage, threatening to keep the government shutdown until he gets what he wants. In the process, over 380,000 government workers have been furloughed and an additional 420,000 government workers will be forced to work without pay. Donald Trump is single-handedly creating financial insecurity for over 800,000 Americans while trying to pursue a hateful and expensive project that many experts agree will be ineffective.

We need to show Trump that the people are against him and his divisive project. Tell Trump we've had enough of his self-imposed shutdown and we demand he reopen the government, NOW.

Signed,

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This petition closed 7 months ago

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Trump has single-handedly shut down the government in an attempt to fund a hateful and expensive wall, which experts agree will be ineffective. We need to show Trump that the people are against...

Trump has single-handedly shut down the government in an attempt to fund a hateful and expensive wall, which experts agree will be ineffective. We need to show Trump that the people are against him and his divisive project. Tell Trump we've had enough of his self-imposed shutdown and we demand he reopen the government, NOW.

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