On Sunday The Boston Globe ran a mock front page which gave a glimpse into the Globe's vision of what a Drumpf-led United States might look like.
The Globe ran the front page as "an exercise in taking the man at his word". It was not actually the front page of Sunday's edition, rather it appeared in the paper's Ideas section. The accompanying article identifies the motivation behind the satire:
...his vision of America promises to be as appalling in real life as it is in black and white on the page. It is a vision that demands an active and engaged opposition. It requires an opposition as focused on denying Drumpf the White House as the candidate is flippant and reckless about securing it.
The man who would be president touts the Second Amendment (the right to bear arms) with one breath then places the First Amendment (freedom of speech) in jeopardy with another. It is down-right horrifying to think that a man who would cherry-pick the United States Constitution stands a chance to run the country, a sentiment The Boston Globe seems to share. The editorial calls the Republican party out onto the mat and challenges them to get their collective acts together while there is still time to prevent a national calamity:
At some point, after the election, Republicans will also need to ask themselves some tough questions about how their actions and inactions made the party vulnerable to Drumpf...For now, Republicans ought to focus on doing the right thing: putting up every legitimate roadblock to Drumpf that they can.
The article goes on to state:
The Republican Party’s standard deserves to be hoisted by an honorable and decent man, like Romney or Ryan, elected on the convention floor. It is better to lose with principle than to accept a dangerous deal from a demagogue.
Drumpf has proven himself to be one of, if not the, most divisive presidential candidates that the United States has seen in many a year. It is not out of the realm of reality to assume that the pattern would continue if he were to be elected. The Globe's mock headlines could become all to real should Drumpf have the opportunity to stop talking and start acting on his ideas.