(1) So true, Alex. Charging them with treason is unnecessary and I would argue highly counter-productive too.
The goal I have at the forefront of my mind is for the outcome of all this in about 5-6 years' time to be transparency that allows for the education of voters so that they are way less likely to ever elect a traitor again.
Other benefits will also accrue, of course.
No death sentences needed. No treason convictions. No indictment of a former POTUS - for the sake of the country, not the person. His true legacy of shame will be punishment enough.
(I explain why, in toot (1) above.)
Punishment is only one of the four pillars of corrective justice. Deterrence is at least as important.
I'm not aware of any predicate that the House may have against PDJT at this time.
And even if they at some point believe that they have one, I'm relaxed about it, bc the Senate will never vote to impeach him, and if, heaven forbid, it did, no one would be able to stop citizen soldiers from reacting.
Even Dem Senators would realize this, and vote no.
Even if, they didn't, then LEOs would stop the civil unrest before it became a war.
All will be well.
@GodlessNZ @Alex_Graham you are both speaking as good, well rounded people who see the lay of the land, I think that for MANY out there in the depths of TDS/Lib land anything LESS that sedition/conspiracy/collusion/coup/treason will allow them to turn and say ALL this is BS and done for POLITICAL reasons. I agree that some will lose everything but skate. I do not believe HRC is one of them. I believe she WILL be convicted in order to deter others from going down the same path. Pardoned by DJT
Either we have rule of law or we don't.
If people betrayed the country, their oaths of office, and broke our laws, then there must be consequences.
If there are not, then we are no longer America. We become something else then, something lesser and they have succeeded in destroying us.
There can be no more accommodation. Every one of our systems that is failing has the same problem, there is no discipline.
Without discipline we go farther into chaos.
I believe that it matters what they are charged with. It matters now because we need to return to honesty in public discourse. That the thing we like about Trump, he speaks the truth not what's expedient.
Second, the left will immediately begin the martyr narrative and start rehabilitating the players. It what they do, it's how they manipulate reality.
This is a real test of the rule of law. We return to it now, or we just kick the can down the road.
With PDJT at the helm, I have no concerns whatsoever about the rule of law in the USA.
The left can screech all they like. I haven't cared about their false allegations so far and I don't intend to in the next few years.
You can be as pessimistic as you like but as for me and my house, we are having a ball. Gonna need some more popcorn, though.
@GodlessNZ @mrbungle @Alex_Graham LOL my house is positive too my darling. I guess I have a bit more direct interaction with very active liberals in my circle of community and their level of stress and belief that the world is LITERALLY ending because of DJT leads me to believe that they will need incontrovertible proof that massive crimes were committed and that unlike the liberal side of things, which they are USED to and discount, NONE of these prosecutions are politically motivated.
@GodlessNZ @mrbungle @Alex_Graham In a family that is passionate, loves to debate and is active politically on both sides I had to learn to LISTEN and stick to issues at a very young age. LOL my Dad, who is Greek called me Idiote which of course means idiot but that's the term for an apolitical person too. When my mother was all high on Bernie she and my sister who was all high on Ted Cruz almost came to blows. Having none of that. It amazes me that people would let politics ruin family. Sheesh!
I'm optimistic about everything, after a decade of being in a world that made no sense. I finally am with a group that jibes with my observed interpretation of reality.
I believed that there was massive financial corruption based on my observation of the world around me, but no one in my life saw it.
Better than that I'm in conversation with people who are actually able to iluminate things that were inexplicable before. Particularly the Middle East.
@mrbungle @GodlessNZ @Alex_Graham Yes, it is a very good feeling isn't it? You bring up a great point too - your observed interpretation of reality is YOURS and everyone else has their own view. We can't see through their eyes. I like to think of them as living in a parallel shared reality and I get to choose what I focus on. Makes life much easier when not trying the herculean task of making everyone see things our way. Truth is, THEY WONT Anyway!
Those who label words as violence do so with the sole purpose of justifying violence against words.