The other day, I got into a rather lively conversation with a Facebook friend – and a real friend – about something she wrote about Trump being unfairly persecuted and, well, it got interesting to wind up having a lot of political rhetoric and assumptions – and a couple of accusations – thrown my way and all because I had said:
“No one is above the law.”
Well, now, a couple of Trump supporters chimed in with the expected bullshit of Hillary not being indicted and arrested for what she did as well as other stuff some Democrats did in the past that they didn’t get jacked for and spouting other rhetoric that spoke to Trump not being made an example of and I said that he should be because it sends a message to other politicians that if you break the law, you will face the consequences.
Someone said that I’d found him guilty of the charges. I said that I said no such thing nor did I imply it because everyone, even him, is innocent until proven guilty. I wasn’t surprised that they had nothing to say about the Republican Part and their members in Congress trying to interfere with the process and I asked them if they thought this was okay.
I’m reading all of this and it’s pretty sad because I still can’t figure out why they think Trump’s vision of America is right and the direction we need to take. I had pointed out to those poor people that this man violated his oath of office because he failed to protect American from domestic enemies and… they had nothing to say about that. I mentioned the investigation into his election tampering in Georgia and instead of speaking to this, more dogma about witch hunts, miscarriage of justice, so on and so forth but is it not a miscarriage of justice when someone is being investigated for crimes… and there are people who are trying to circumvent the system?
Ranting and raving about how corrupt the system is and, um, okay – a lot of political figures have lent their actions to this. I allowed that if President Biden did this, they’d be howling in glee and demanding his removal and arrest and the funny thing about this conversation was my being accused of bias.
How biased is, “Innocent until proven guilty; go have your day in court, and if found guilty, face the consequences but it not guilty, not a problem…”
I’m thinking that if your response to this is to go on a political tirade and dredging up things from the past, you’re not paying attention to the right stuff. I pointed out to them that George Bush lied to Congress about weapons of mass destruction. The UK Prime Minister, at the time, backed George on this one but when the truth came out, the Prime Minister was ousted from office and… nothing was done about the felony George Bush committed. Nothing. No cries for impeachment, no charges of any kind once he left office.
They didn’t have anything to say about that. Politicians – and one person tried to convince me that Trump isn’t a politician – tend to behave like the laws of the land do not apply to them and they can do whatever and, at the worst, get a slap on the hand; I asked them if they were okay with this behavior and… crickets. The one who accused me of bias was told that given the tone of their “rebuttal,” wasn’t their own bias showing? I thought so but, apparently, they didn’t.
Look, I’m a life-long Democrat but this shit going on with Trump isn’t about political parties: It’s about allowing the system to work the way it was designed to work and how insane it is for the Republican members of Congress doing what they can to circumvent the system and, as I read the other day, interfering with the DOJs investigations. Trump supporters insisting that he’s innocent of any wrongdoings when the various media outlets have been having a field day writing about what he’s allegedly done. They say there’s no proof but I’m thinking that grand juries don’t get called up and hand out indictments and there’s no proof or evidence; it’s been documented how he called the governor of Georgia and wanted their election results changed in his favor.
Last I heard, that’s not only illegal but it’s a federal matter. Still, the very scary part of this whole clusterfuck is that by the time it’s all said and done, he just might get away with everything. I asked his fans, “How can you be okay with this?” So, I guess, he’s turned himself in to be arrested and I read something this morning that they might not take a mug shot and… what the fuck? I get arrested, I get printed and mug-shot, and now it’s all about whether or not I can plead not guilty and await trial or I’m going to be stuck there until my trial date comes up. That’s just how it goes… except for the high and mighty, huh?
Still, if he went, that’s what he was supposed to do. He’s not guilty until he’s proven guilty. I told his fanatics that I’m willing to wait and see what happens and my concern that… nothing’s going to happen. It’s already unprecedented that a former POTUS got jacked on criminal charges and, oh, that’s right, charges that, as long as he was president, he couldn’t be charged with which, I thought, was one of the reasons why he did what he did to stay in office but that’s just my opinion. The latest news blurbs are, I’ll say, hinting that the charges against him in New York have been leaked and said there’s 35 charges against him and, okay, how the fuck does that happen when they were sealed?
And all the while, he’s been… rabble rousing about this miscarriage of justice and being unjustly persecuted and I am still wondering how he thinks he can make America great again when he’s strongly pitching bitches about the system that is at the foundation of what America is, namely, liberty and justice for all. A former official in Maryland’s government got jacked for misappropriating fund and getting $250,000 when he left office. He got arrested; he was supposed to show up in court back in March of this year and… he didn’t show. A warrant for his arrest was issued and, somehow, the FBI got involved and either killed this guy or he might have offed himself.
People who knew him were saying that he was innocent and not the kind of person who’d do the things he’d been arrested for and, oh, this guy was a Republican. My thoughts were, first, it’s a shame that he died but if he was truly innocent, why did he not show up in court and wind up in Tennessee? I’m thinking that the better choice was for him to appear in court and let the system work the way it’s designed to work and not be on a morgue slab.
It’s unprecedented that a former POTUS has been indicted in a criminal case; unprecedented that he’s been arrested and processed; it’s going to be even more unprecedented if he’s found guilty of any or all of the charges against him and my fear is that if he’s found guilty, it’s unlikely that he’s going to spend ten seconds in a prison cell; saw a thingy that said that he could wind up at Riker’s Island if found guilty and sentenced to prison time. Yeah, that’s not going to happen; another blurb about him wanting his case moved to Staten Island but these are all ploys lawyers use to keep their client from having to face the music. This is one of those things that should be televised so that we, the people, see the system at work.
The bottom line is that no one is above the law and it sends a very bad message when politicians, regardless of party affiliation, think, feel, or believe that the law does not apply to them and if they break the law, nothing should happen, or they have the political clout and money to make sure that nothing happens. And I fucking do not know why there are people who think this is okay and why this is about politics when, in actuality, it’s not about politics:
It’s about the law. He’s got a lot of legal shit he’s gotta answer for that makes this New York thing seem petty by comparison but is it really petty to bring someone who’s been indicted before the bar of justice? And how can we be okay with anyone who tries to circumvent the system because they think they’re coated in Teflon?
I haven’t heard a peep from my real life Facebook friend and her cronies since I asked them how they can be okay with this. Maybe they think I’m not worth arguing with – and I wasn’t arguing but stating matters of fact – and their response to whatever I said is laced with political bullshit and a couple of harmless jabs at me for having the audacity to challenge their beliefs. They think this man has done nothing wrong and that he’s the right man to be running this country and pointing the finger at Biden for shit that’s going wrong when, in fact, Biden’s been trying to clean up the mess Trump made and left – but you probably can’t get too many Republicans to see this, let alone admit to it.
If your answer to, “How can you/we be okay with this?” is to go on a political rant, I’m thinking that you’re not looking at the thing you should be looking at. I told them that I didn’t give a fuck about Trump one way or the other but I do give a fuck about people like him acting like they’re above the law and we, the people, let them get away with it.