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I actually believe that Donald Trump is guilty of absolutely obvious insurrection, and is not eligible to hold the office of president. The evidence is overwhelming. Anyone who says “it isn’t illegal if the president does it” is full of shit. Is there anyone sane who doesn’t know that Trump tried repeatedly to overthrow the government? Even his MAGA followers?

I actually think that what Trump did is much worse than our civil war! Think about it. The South wanted to succeed from the USA. The North could have just let them, and avoided a terrible war. Now, even though the Constitution says nothing about (for or against) secession, there are reasonable arguments that states cannot unilaterally secede. But that is not what we are talking about here. Trump repeatedly tried to subvert the Constitution. Including encouraging people to use violence to keep himself in power, against the Constitution.

Trump keeps claiming that the election was stolen, but there is absolutely no evidence of that. There is more evidence that Trump knows that he lost the election, than evidence that the election was stolen from him. Heck, there might even be more evidence that the 2016 election was stolen from Hillary Clinton (I’m not claiming that it was), or that the 2000 election was stolen from Al Gore.

I’m tired of people claiming that what Trump has done is not insurrection. I totally agree with the Maine Secretary of State, who says she had no choice. The Constitution doesn’t say that the voters get to decide whether or not Trump engaged in insurrection. It also doesn’t say that Trump is above the law. Several insurrectionists testified in their trials that they stormed the Capitol because they understood that Trump told them to do that, and to “fight like hell”. And when they did, Trump refused to tell them to stand down.

Not to mention the hypocrisy of just about everything Trump says.

© Matt Wuerker



  1. Iron Knee wrote:

    WaPo has a new opinion piece, “Yes, Trump should be removed from the ballot“.

    Saturday, December 30, 2023 at 3:22 pm | Permalink
  2. Ray wrote:

    . . . “it isn’t illegal if the president does it”
    You missed a word in that line of defense. It isn’t illegal if a REPUBLICAN president does it.
    See how that makes so much more sense?

    Sunday, December 31, 2023 at 9:09 am | Permalink
  3. Iron Knee wrote:

    Good point, Ray!

    Monday, January 1, 2024 at 4:27 pm | Permalink
  4. Greg wrote:

    Sorry, but didn’t you mean to say “secede”?

    Anyway, the South wasn’t too “successful” in their bid to preserve slavery. Or as Nikki called it, “our freedoms”.

    Thursday, January 4, 2024 at 4:48 pm | Permalink
  5. Iron Knee wrote:

    Oops! Thanks Greg. Now fixed.
    Can I blame autocorrect?

    Friday, January 5, 2024 at 12:26 pm | Permalink
  6. paradoctor wrote:

    SCOTUS must:
    1. affirm that Trump’s an insurrectionist, or defy the facts;
    2. affirm that no insurrectionists may hold public office, or defy black-letter law;
    3. from 1 and 2 deduce that Trump may not hold public office, or defy logic.

    Sunday, January 7, 2024 at 11:33 am | Permalink

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