Should Trump Go To Jail Or Not? Would Electoral Disgrace Be Enough?

By Donald A. Collins | 9 June 2022
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The man now has been shown conclusively that he masterminded a felonious attempt to pull off a coup that would keep him as President.

He is yet to be indicted, but we apparently await action from the Justice Department which doubtless has developed further incriminating information.

That seemed clear to anyone who watched his pep talk on January 6th to the violent mob, of which he was the prime instigator.

But now we know from countless other credible eyewitnesses that he brought these forces together and tried to get Mike Pence, his Vice President to not certify the electoral votes to confirm Biden’s election, an election repeatedly proven to have been won by 7 million votes with its results counted and recounted to prove their accuracy.

Fortunately, at the time of Nixon’s proven criminality the GOP had not lost its moral compass. What happened revealed GOP Party leaders such as Senator Barry Goldwater and other GOP leaders were ready to indict Nixon so he resigned and was later pardoned by his successor Gerald Ford, who doubtless realized he could not win election on his own by so doing.

This utter failure by the GOP members (except Mitt Romney) of the present Senate to convict Trump after 2 impeachments which were only some of his allegedly criminal behaviors stuns anyone who reads his record as so powerfully recoded by Woodward and Bernstein in that 6/5/22 Washington Post article you can read here.

Frankly, anyone that could vote for these disgraced members of the GOP after exhibiting such basic moral weakness, non-patriotism and sinister greed, fails his or her duty as US citizens.

Look what the GOP now stands for.

1. Racism based on their fear of being “replaced” by nonwhite minorities.

2. Completely failing to pass serious gun control which will stop the massacres.

3. Passing voting laws in many states where they control the state legislatures which inhibit minorities rights to vote.

4. Passing laws restricting women’s ability to obtain safe abortions if to be then a badly sullied Supreme Court, packed by Mitch McConnell and Trump voted to kill Roe/Casey and ignore Stare decisis precedent with its 49-year record.

5. Completely blocking any legislative initiatives so stating in advance that it would do so! Read the article cited here.

6. Offering no problem that would legislatively attempt to better regulate our unsettled immigration situation, so the GOP could use images of border problems as campaign fodder in the midterms.

7. Having no legislative programs except saying “no” except to infrastructure spending which they can brag about that reflected years of deferred maintenance which both parties should have recognized.

8. Wanting to sustain the huge present wealth gap between the rich and poor in America by failing to increase Junior college education for poorer minorities, funding day care for working mothers and forgiving more student debt—-something Biden also needs to do!

As we move forward in a country more politically divided than any time since WWII, the moral character of our leadership has become the main issue our next major elections.

What a scurvy bunch have followed Trump’s formulas for spreading hate, fear, and undemocratic governance.

The future of our precious and fragile republic rests with those among us of all political persuasions, who possess the recognition that we must purge the cancer growing within our country and excise it by administering a punishing defeat to this errant, sick GOP this November.

Former US Navy officer, banker and venture capitalist, Donald A. Collins, a free lance writer living in Washington, DC, has spent over 50 years working for women’s reproductive health as a board member and/or officer of numerous family planning organizations including Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Guttmacher Institute, Family Health International and Ipas. Yale under graduate, NYU MBA. He is the author of “From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013”, “Trump Becoming Macbeth: Will our democracy survive?”, “We Humans Overwhelm Our Earth: 11 or 2 Billion by 2100?”, “What Can Be Done Now to Save Habitable Life on Planet Earth?: Leaders Commit to Reduce Human Population” and “Vote”.

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