At the end of the day, it really doesn’t matter if Trump committed crimes; especially if the law is unenforceable, and the crimes viewed by the public as subjective or justifiable. But, it may actually be permissible for Trump to commit all manner of crime; but, at the same time, it not be permissible for him to neglect his duties as President of the United States. Isn’t that a central argument for Trump, or any President: that they be free to perform their duties? Isn’t that a foundational argument for Trump’s Defense. Isn’t it: “the Law?”
And, of course his principle duty is to, “defend the Constitution.”
One might say that we don’t care about the criminal aspects of Trump’s behavior, as long as he does his job, and well. Obviously most of the country, including Republicans and Democrats, feel that way.
But, in the most obvious ways possible, when we need Trump to be our President, and to be there for us, he isn’t.
Guns. We are in an epidemic of mindless violence. Gun violence. And he does nothing. Mass murder is rampant, indeed growing every day. Hate crimes are off the scale. But, not even “thoughts and prayers” now, just silence. Trump and his supporters are where they are because they support mass murder. They got elected because of it. They make millions from it.
International criminal gangs are “investing” heavily in election interference and policy manipulation. And that’s world-wide. Not a peep from Trump though, or even a tweet, about the infiltration of Eastern European criminals and criminal methods into our electoral process and almost certainly into the body-politic. What slime. It’s astounding that they are mixed up in American politics in any way, shape or form.
Trump’s own Republican Party is disintegrating before our eyes; but everything he does appears to be designed intentionally to hasten the party’s demise. He attacks fellow Republicans like a rabid dog. He joyfully proclaims that he will “destroy” dissenters. And he interferes and meddles in local and state affairs, denying the prerogatives of the States. He reversed the traditional Republican platform; and increased the national debt by a trillion dollars in one year.
How can a man really be President, really represent us, when he is so busy with being Trump. That is to say: jet setting, playing golf, making money, fixing elections, merchandising, campaigning, tweeting, looking for flaws in everyone but himself, coddling dictators, watching TV and searching for conspiracy theories, and eating?
How can a man be President who hates the Constitution, and all law? How can a man “represent” us who adheres to the Mafia’s: “Code,” before integrity and honesty. We don’t believe in that. We honor our American way, and give thanks for all the great things we have.
Several times this week, some “witness” or another has said that he or she could not imagine Trump doing anything that is not in his own interest. Isn’t that the essence of treason? Isn’t that what the Founders feared most? Putting oneself above your country?
What I am saying, and I think uniquely, is that Trump is not the President much of the time; and is not entitled to the benefits and protections. When he acts extra-legally, and extra-governmentally, his claims to invulnerability are nonsense because, for one thing, he can’t claim that his duties keep him; and for another, the system is being misused to cover criminal activites, which is contrary to the purpose and goal of government.
I can’t believe that any man of the Eighteenth Century could have imagined a heretical “religion of self-interest.” I can’t imagine them even tolerating one.
My dad won the “Air Medal” twice, for “distinguished bravery in the air, above and beyond the call of duty.” And when he was shot down, in a plane riddled by hundreds of bullets, he picked up his rifle and led his men in holding their position – until relieved. He just, “manned his post,” according to him, and, “did his job.” President Trump can’t do that: he can’t man his post. His obsessions won’t allow for it. His ego would forbid it. His rank, stinking moral and physical cowardice would render him impotent – or already has.
We don’t need a Donald Trump. I’m not sure we need a Nancy Pelosi (who is falling into the “ego trip” trap; and who should ask with quiet humility to be allowed to serve; not demand it as a right). We need a person dedicated to service and the country. An inspirer. A leader. A person of quiet dignity, and with tremendous courage to match it.
Trump will never have any of that.
Why must Trump be relieved of duty? To stop the bleeding! If he could, he would destroy the United States. Give him five more years, and he will. We have to say: “No!” now. Impeachment is saying, “No.” Fight for it. “Fight at every crossroad and hilltop. Never, ever, ever give in!”
She’s worth it.
Great piece, but such a person can be president because our flawed system allowed him to become president and to remain president until we enforce the laws that are codified, as well as shore up those laws by abolishing the Electoral College and DESTROYING the 1973 Nixon era Justice Department policy of not indicting a sitting president.
Not only should trump be indicted, but he and everyone who aided and abetted him should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Cute title, but too bad that a president cannot be fired. It’s also too bad that high school civics or American government classes went so bad for so many.