The United States Is a Nuclear Dictatorship

By: Ryan McMaken Thanks in part to Trump’s bombastic and unpredictable style — but more likely due to his lack of friends in Washington — members of Congress have suddenly realized that maybe, just maybe, it’s a bad thing that the President of the United States can unilaterally blow up the world. And when I say “President of the United States” I don’t mean that as a metonym for the US government as in the phrase “Washington today is considering a pact with Mexico.” No, a single specific individual really does have the ability to make that decision and give that order — unimpeded in any way. This fact — which should daily be regarded by all Americans as an excellent illustration of what a farce “constitutional government” is — is now a topic of debate in Washington. It is now being suggested that some of those alleged “checks and …