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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 23, 2019, 10:52 AM

82. The idea is absurd. It's as if Trumpy can declare himself a king, and we're all his subjects. But...

worse for Trumpy is that he will NOT be able to pardon anyone who is indicted through RICO laws, because he will be a principle defendant in any indictment-- through his campaign and/or his Trump Organization. Pardoning anyone in a RICO case would also mean that he'd have the ability to pardon himself. Consider that a high court would have to rule on such a case. The high court would have to conclude that a president AND his co-conspirators are immune from prosecution for any crimes. That is a ticket for complete anarchy and chaos, that anything resembling the RULE OF LAW is no longer operable. Any court ruling favoring the abandonment of the Rule of Law would mean that the entire Constitution is not valid.

Ruling in favor of immunity would mean that the government is, for all intents and purposes, dissolved. This means that ALL PRIVATE AND BUSINESS CONTRACTS HAVE NO GOVERNMENT BACKING IN LAW. It's quite an assertion, but that would be the logical consequence of a high court allowing Trumpy's assertions to stand.

That this issue is even being discussed is beyond the pale. That Trumpy brings these issues to the fore is an indication of how fragile the Constitution really is. It takes a lot of political power and will to simply assert that the Constitution has validity and stability BECAUSE Trumpy and his Administration is so saturated with corruption and malfeasance.

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