Trump Tried To Do A Coup On January 6th While President. How Is He Not In Jail?

By Donald A. Collins | 21 October 2021
Church and State

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To me some of the most telling quotes about Trump’s January 6th behavior came from Colin Powell in an interview with Bob Woodward. You can read a brief piece here.

Trump’s disgraceful moral character while amply documented before January 6th was sufficient to earn him two impeachments, which should have resulted in his conviction, the first President in US history to be thrown out of office as Powell suggested he should have been. It would have happened, but for the GOP sycophants who now have helped Trump destroy the credibility of the GOP, and now go forward to trying to enfeeble or dominate our democracy.

An article by Jackie Calmes in the LA Times succinctly and sharply repeats the obvious division between the morality of Colin Powell and his Republican successors. Read it here.

The irony of Trump’s felonious attempts to hide behind our precious rule of law, as has been dramatically exhibited with his multiple attempts to elude the House of Representatives January 6th Commission’s probe into the facts of what happened.

The indictment of Steve Bannon is positive step, but the road to proving Trump’s guilt is not yet clear.

My main point remains that the heart of keeping our democracy viable rests with the integrity of its elected officials. Absent that quality as the predominant influence in the conduct of our affairs, we will be soon lost as a functioning democracy, but like countless other countries bragging about being democratic but are headed by DeFacto corrupt dictatorships.

Not indicting and convicting this former Felon-in-Chief could insure such a path for our democracy.

Former US Navy officer, banker and venture capitalist, Donald A. Collins, a free lance writer living in Washington, DC, has spent over 40 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? and We Humans Overwhelm Our Earth: 11 or 2 Billion by 2100?.

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