Mark Stoneman

Independent Historian / Freelance Editor and Translator

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American national leaders gain their legitimacy by competing in compliance with not merely the outward forms but the clear values of our Constitution—equal dignity, religious freedom and tolerance, open deliberation, and the rule of law. These values don’t bind Donald Trump; norms of decency do not apply; he shrugs off the very burden of fact itself.

Garrett Epps, “Donald Trump has broken the Constitution,” The Atlantic, November 9, 2016.