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    Something I find interesting about DJT - he has brought up issues that the Founding Fathers could not have forseen back in 1776. Such as - can he run for President with unresolved charges? Can he pardon himself? If incarcerated, can he still win if remaining on ballots and getting enough votes?

    For these questions alone, if I was rich I'd be in Atlanta for his unprecedented trial. Can you imagine all the buzz in Buckhead during the trial? Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimmethesimplelife View Post
    Something I find interesting about DJT - he has brought up issues that the Founding Fathers could not have forseen back in 1776. Such as - can he run for President with unresolved charges? Can he pardon himself? If incarcerated, can he still win if remaining on ballots and getting enough votes?

    For these questions alone, if I was rich I'd be in Atlanta for his unprecedented trial. Can you imagine all the buzz in Buckhead during the trial? Rob
    The founding fathers never envisioned that there would ever be a political party that failed to convict a president that was impeached for trying to overthrow the government. Or that a majority of the supporters of that political party would find both the overthrow attempt and the failure to convict to be perfectly acceptable. But yet, here we are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    The founding fathers never envisioned that there would ever be a political party that failed to convict a president that was impeached for trying to overthrow the government. Or that a majority of the supporters of that political party would find both the overthrow attempt and the failure to convict to be perfectly acceptable. But yet, here we are.
    I agree--yet we lionize our own Founding Fathers for rejecting the wrongs that they perceived were inflicted by King George III. We have revolution in our blood, and I think those that defend January 6, for right or wrong, feel justified on the basis of what they think is their version of the Boston Tea Party.

    And, as a musical theatre lover, I'll take this opportunity to share a relevant piece of American history via Hamilton:

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    This from Politico:
    If Donald Trump wants to be on the ballot next year in all 50 states, he might first have to win an unprecedented courtroom battle over the “insurrection clause” of the 14th Amendment.

    https://www.politico.com/news/2023/0...trump-00113790

    The insurrection clause is under review in New Hampshire. Let's see if the secretary of state and the attorney general are willing to invoke it.

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    I think those plotting ways to keep any individual off ballots at any level should give due consideration to whatever precedent they may achieve. Could someone like Chuck Schumer be next for standing on the steps off the Supreme Court and shouting "We're coming for you Roberts", or various and sundry Democrats on record declaring the 2016 election as invalid or stolen?

    I'd like to see Trump just fade away but think an awful lot of folks are going about this in methods almost guaranteed to prevent it. But, maybe that's on purpose?
    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    I think those plotting ways to keep any individual off ballots at any level should give due consideration to whatever precedent they may achieve. Could someone like Chuck Schumer be next for standing on the steps off the Supreme Court and shouting "We're coming for you Roberts", or various and sundry Democrats on record declaring the 2016 election as invalid or stolen?

    I'd like to see Trump just fade away but think an awful lot of folks are going about this in methods almost guaranteed to prevent it. But, maybe that's on purpose?
    It worked, as far as it went, with Cawthorn, but not with Greene. Admittedly, they're small time players compared with Trump. Neither of them seems remotely capable of inspiring a riot. Nor, of course, does Schumer.

    I don't think the proponents, many of whom are Rs, hope to deliberately fail. I suspect they're desperate to keep Trump off the ballot. They consider him to be that dangerous to the country.

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    I actually agree with Alan. These never trumper republicans who claim it to be obvious that he can be blocked from the ballot via the 14th amendment just because we all saw the traitorous actions live on tv are being naive. It’s far better to let his legal proceedings work themselves out and then after he’s convicted get him blocked from the ballot.

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    He made interesting points mixed with all nonsense told for effect. He's the type of guy that you don't like very much, but you know he got what it takes to take care of your interests. He has common sense, and believes in very little. Not having common sense, is what we have across the globe. Here's an example: today I was watching Euronews; Germany is investing in geothermal energy, which means they can extract 1/4 of their energy, specially for heating houses, from this system. They want this full force by 2030. Right after comes the commentary from some left wing extremists saying Germany should quit all fossil fuels. Now, this individual doesn't care that the costs of such polices would be unthinkable to common people, this individual does not care, he only cares about ideologies, not common sense. These individuals are not working providing technologies advancements to invent and transform what we have, so it can be a more affordable alternative to fossil fuels, their main focus is complaining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Portuguese John Here View Post
    He's the type of guy that you don't like very much, but you know he got what it takes to take care of your interests.
    Wait, what?

    Whose interests has Donald Trump worked for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    Wait, what?

    Whose interests has Donald Trump worked for?
    If my interests are Donald Trump then you can bet he will work toward my interests.
    I am not a serious person.

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