My Response to Trump’s Supporters
While I was away, my Twitter was — and still is — being deluged with extreme right-wingers freaking out that I would actually suggest that the President of the United States be held to the law and due process like any other criminal. Here’s my response.
A few days ago, I wrote a piece about the treasonous actions of Donald Trump and expressed my thoughts on exactly how I feel his crimes should be treated. There has been no real reaction to it until today, and apparently, I’ve stirred up the angry hornets nest of Trump super fans, who were none too happy about my assertions that the current President of the United States should be held to the same standards of investigation and due process to which any other American likely guilty of a crime should be held.
What appears to have garnered the most vitriol was my opinion that President Trump and his co-conspirators within the government should be executed for treason if found guilty in a court of law. In other words: I want President Trump to be fully investigated, face the charges of treason, and then executed under the law should a guilty verdict be attained. Ironically, the relevant passage has actually been quoted, with myself, the Secret Service, and the FBI’s Twitter accounts all tagged, believing that I am seeking that an act of terrorism be committed upon the officials that I mentioned. So for clarity, here are my own words, unedited and copied directly from the original:
Draining the swamp means not only ejecting Trump from the presidency, but also bringing himself and everyone assisting in his agenda up on charges of treason. They must be convicted (there is little room to doubt their guilt). And then — upon receiving guilty verdicts — they must all be executed under the law. Anything less than capital punishment — or at least life imprisonment without parole in a maximum security detention facility — would send yet another message to the world that America has lost its moral compass. In order for America’s morality and leadership to be restored, it must rebuke Donald Trump, his entire administration, and his legislative agenda in the strongest manner possible.
I didn’t copy the entire paragraph simply for space reasons, but the blog is linked above you want to read the entire thing. So I’ll make a few points:
- This is clearly an opinion piece, the basis of which is focused on what we already know to this point about the current administration’s agenda and the blatantly obvious constitutional violations they have committed, including with respect to the Trump/Russia investigation.
- My very words explain the process I believe should be followed, but I will make it clear: I DO NOT advocate the blatant murder of a president or of any elected official.
- That said, I WILL advocate for even the President of the United States to be treated just like any other individual with respect to potentially capital crimes — such as treason — as defined in the Constitution and any other relevant legal code. The President should and must be held to the same legal standards as any other citizen.
Unfortunately, the ruckus was apparently enough to cause even The Huffington Post to remove the entry from their site. Given their decisions early on during Trump’s campaign to treat him as a racist, misogynist, et al., this decision is somewhat surprising and disappointing. However, I choose not to question the decision because they have the right to determine what they feel is appropriate for the site. If they felt the post was too controversial, then that’s fine. But I 100% stand behind every word that I wrote and make no attempts to apologize or to appease the Trump supporters who are unable to comprehend those words. Whatever spin they wish to place upon it, the article was written to make a strong recommendation as to the course of action this country’s legal apparatuses should use to right the grave wrongs this administration continues to commit on an essentially daily basis. Whatever ultimately were to happen at the conclusion of such proceedings is one that the country — including myself — would ultimately have to live with. But it is not wrong for me to express what I feel should happen legally to anyone who is a criminal. In fact, I have expressed similar, extremely strong views on my Twitter account in cases such as rape and murder (especially of a child) and even animal abuse cases (yes, I feel that they should be treated much like human child abuse cases). The funny thing is, I have received nary a reaction for any of those posts. But for me to dare say that our so-called president, who is likely guilty of multiple abuses of the law, should be held to similar scrutiny? The gloves are off!
The fact is, my previous blog basically has had the desired effect. It shows Trump’s most hard-core supporters that, no, the rest of us will not be silent on the crimes Trump and his team are committing. It furthermore has inflamed them to where they are further showcasing their delusions and personal deficiencies out in the open, which makes it easier to both expose them and to shout them down so as to render them utterly meaningless as the fate of this nation is decided. My hope is that at least some of them will actually review and think through the grievances we all have against the current administration. Maybe this is too much to hope for in today’s America. For we have seen a resurgence in Nazi-ism and other hateful ideologies under this president like we have not seen in decades, and the president’s own words and actions give them power. This is another reason among many why Trump, his co-conspirators, and his supporters in the general population must be stopped. If we fail, then the country is lost.