Once again, and disturbingly so, we must use the word unprecedented when speaking about Donald Trump. It is reported that on Tuesday the former president will be arrested for his hush money payments in relation to a sexual affair with Stormy Daniels, a porn star, which he carried on while married to his third wife. Upon learning the legal proceedings are bearing down upon him, Trump made a public statement that there should be protests to counter his arrest.
If this were a third-rate country it would be on par that such bombast and recklessness would be coming from an autocratic personality. But coming from a former president of the United States, and one who incited a seditious insurrection at our nation’s Capital only a couple years ago means the audacity of his words is chilling. Trying to galvanize revolt through such language is simply abhorrent.
Old-fashioned though I am, and admittedly so, I hold to the notion that reverence for laws matters, and that the process of law and order has meaning. I hold to the concept that reason and justice matter. I am appalled at the anger and the all-consuming array of resentments from a segment of the electorate who are never destined to be more than tools for Trump. That he only uses his troubled base for his own self-promotion and self-aggrandizement, and never for national good is proof for the rest of the nation as to what is at play.
Civics in my classrooms informed me, and given my interests perhaps I just paid more attention, but lawless passions are to be disdained and not nurtured or in any way furthered as they run counter to laws and reason. Civil law is the very antidote to the crazed passion and reckless desire of Trump. Mob action has deadly consequences, as seen on January 6th, 2021, and severely threatens our democratic ideals.
We know from history what happens when people fall to the whims of Caesar or Napoleon and cozy up to the rabble-rousers and dangers of freedom. Trump is no better than those who earn historical scorn by their attempts to thwart justice and he has proven a willingness to destroy the very fabric of the nation itself to avoid the code of law. Mass violence is what we too often read about in nations not yet matured and able to arrange their political systems to address competing interests. But in our nation of laws and a well-established system of justice, there is only one way to deal with Trump.
Donald Trump must feel the full weight of justice upon him.
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So this was about Stormy Daniels.
The idea that this was a crime was complete bull when I first heard of it six years ago!
Nor is this the first time dubious legal arguments were used for an indictment.
Your side did this. You side made a mockery of the law.
Yolur side hates America.
Having worked in a legislative office, been a campaign manager for a state assembly race, and being aware of election laws I can assure you that even a $20 in-kind contribution would have been called out had it not been dealt with in a legal fashion. Paying for sex and trying to hide it in the scope of federal election laws is just not permissible. Period. I thought conservatives were wedded to law and order. But we know that was another foundation conservatives sold in 2016.
The allegation is that the payment per se was a campaign contribution (not, for exanple, an attempt to launder campaign contributions to go around reporting requirements).
This is an overly broad definition of a campaign contribution, not supported by precedent.
“Paying for sex and trying to hide it in the scope of federal election laws is just not permissible**”
**UNLESS your name is Johnny SCUMBAG Edwards and you have a D after your name.
Ah Lefty; so MUCH hypocrisy, so little time!
Again, you ARE WRONG. Here is the proof. From August 9. 2008 on this blog, headlined …John Edwards And His Betrayal To This Political Supporter
“And yet I am angry.
I had hoped that John Edwards was different, and had placed my hope and trust in him as a candidate for President in 2008. His message about the war and economic disparity in the nation struck me with the hope that things could change in America, and that he was the one with the clean fresh look and charm that could best communicate the ideas that would move us in a better direction. When I get in that mood I do not like to have my foundation pulled out from under me and left to feel betrayed. And yet this morning that is exactly how I feel.
What makes men think that they can act in so reckless a fashion, without regard for the vows they made to the partner in their life, is one question that has been around for a long time, and I certainly have no answer for it. But when a person stands up and asks his fellow citizens to trust him to lead the nation after having made such a horrible personal decision, leaves me feeling betrayed and angry. John Edwards did more than cheat on his wife, breaking her heart. He also let down the hopes and dreams that many Americans had placed on his shoulders. He asked for that trust and many, like myself, gave it. His wife may be able to forgive him. I am sure I will never be able to.
It is a sad day for America.”
Slow yer roll there, Hoss; did The Gotch actually accuse you, in much the same manner as you accuse him of being complicit in every unseemly Righty peccadillo?
Anywho, credit where credit is due: H/T!