Let’s Go To The Papers

I have been watching the news for 30 minutes and I am f*cking exhausted!

Nowadays when  you hear that people think about the newspapers…..but I am talking about something different.

For over a year there has been opposition to Trump as president…..many think he colluded, some think that he has committed a Constitutional violation of the emoluments clause…..others think that he is practicing despotism and even a load of nepotism…..and a few think that he should be arrested and tried as a criminal for his actions before, during and after his candidacy…..then not to slight his supporters there are those who would give him oral sex to keep him in power (Nunes, Jordan come to mind) and about 35% of the population think his doing good things for the country (I am not one of them).

I think he has committed treason by colluding with the Russians (you remember them those bad guys from the movies just a decade  ago) This man, Trump, does nothing that does not benefit him or his business….the country matters not to this d/bag.

Let’s say that all this investigation stuff finds the president guilty of something (you pick whatever crime pops your griddle)…can Trump be arrested and jailed?

Let’s look at the crimes through the prism of the Federalist Papers.  Paper number 69 written by Alexander Hamilton……..

The President of the United States would be liable to be impeached, tried, and, upon conviction of treason, bribery, or other high crimes or misdemeanors, removed from office; and would afterwards be liable to prosecution and punishment in the ordinary course of law. The person of the king of Great Britain is sacred and inviolable; there is no constitutional tribunal to which he is amenable; no punishment to which he can be subjected without involving the crisis of a national revolution. In this delicate and important circumstance of personal responsibility,

http://thefederalistpapers.org/federalist-paper-69

So according to Federalist 69 sets forth the direction this would take…..the president cannot be jailed until he leaves office…..but read the whole paper…..

So if we live by the rule of law (which I am not positive that Trump would do) we have no choice but to wait until he is no longer in office before he can be put behind bars, if that is the consensus of the ruling.

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13 thoughts on “Let’s Go To The Papers

  1. Putting him in jail after he leaves office is fine, except… the next p-resident will just exonerate/pardon him anyway. That’s what they do.

  2. Perhaps you should have a Royal Family instead? Ever since you got rid of George III, America has been fascinated by Princes, Princesses, Kings and Queens. How does a Trump dynasty sound? 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. I know and I do not understand it either…..oh this new Royal thing is got us talking…she is bi-racial……like that makes a damn difference….we have had a Bush dynasty or tries to have Clinton one….and some of my readers would probably like a Trump dynasty……me? The sooner he departs the better. chuq

  3. Apparently he might be able to get away with pardoning himself because the Constitution is not specific on that. In the least.. if he’s forced to leave office ala Nixon, Pence will readily pardon him.
    I’m ok with just getting him out of office in some form… he will disgraced for the rest of his life, which given his age and love of cheeseburgers is not much longer.

  4. “Federalist 69”??? I’m sure plenty of people would do way more than that for Hamilton tickets…

      1. Thanks to life in the New Millennium, I almost wish somebody would do me a favour like that. Unfortunately, these days people only duel over the Internet. Cowards!

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