90 Miles From Tyranny : Donald Trump Must Be The 2024 Republican Nominee

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Thursday, August 11, 2022

Donald Trump Must Be The 2024 Republican Nominee

I’ve written twice that Donald Trump should not be the next Republican nominee for President (here and here). I intended to write a counterpoint essay extolling Donald Trump as a devil’s advocate’s exercise. But with Inspector Javert Wray signing off on the raid at Trump’s Florida residence, no doubt enthusiastically approved by Grand Inquisitor Torquemada Garland, this has lost its academic flavor. Rather, I rise to praise Donald Trump as the necessary candidate for the Republican Party to oppose whatever infernal chimera Acheron will deliver up as The Donald’s hapless opponent.

In case you’re wondering, I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore. It’s time to bury the “Democrat” Party. And Donald Trump is the right undertaker. Let’s start with the justification (i.e., excuse) for the raid.

Supposedly, President Trump improperly took with him various documents that were classified or subject to the Federal Records Act. This would make him guilty of violating 18 U.S.C. § 2071. This would then make him ineligible to run in 2024. But that’s a pipe dream. 18 U.S.C. § 2071 does not apply to the Presidency. The paper I just cited was written to answer Republican vapors about disqualifying Hillary Clinton in the email scandal. But we’re not done.

President Trump, as the ultimate classification authority, has the unquestionable authority to declassify anything he wants to declassify. If he says it’s no longer a secret, nobody can question it. And, as the President, he doesn’t have to file any papers with anyone to do it.

The supposedly confidential papers stolen from Trump’s safe are not subject to the Federal Records Act because they are copies of papers that exist in other places. And by definition, if the President removes them from the White House to another place, they are no longer classified. His action, taken before the new occupant was sworn in, was completely lawful. The act of removing them from a SCIF (Secure Compartmented Information Facility, e.g. the White House) by the only person lawfully empowered to do so, is not subject to prosecution. But the insane Left will use it as a way to declare him unfit.

We’ve already seen this movie, so let’s consider the facts. Maggie Haberman is claiming that Trump tore up and flushed notes down a toilet. She even has a photo in her upcoming book. The fact that every hit job like that has been proven false indicates how seriously (Not!) we should consider her allegations. But the more important issue is that even if that photo was somehow taken in the White House, we have no evidence that it’s not PhotoShopped or a document subject to the Federal Records Act. The White House has multiple shredders, so disposing of scratched notes would be via shredder, not the toilet. So Haberman is asking us to believe three impossible things before breakfast.

Ultimately, we must consider why the Left is so obsessed with Donald Trump. It’s certainly not because he violated any laws. Just for comparison, while a small sliver of the Right still actively pushes for Hillary Clinton to be prosecuted, here we’re seeing the entire Democrat party in full cry. These Baskervilles have only a single target, without whom they have nothing to distract a tortured public from the destruction they are wreaking. And that distraction is the only hope they have of winning this fall’s election. If they can stir enough fear,...

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explainist said...

I understand the sentiment, but I disagree. I would hate to see Trumps mind fade away like Bidens mind is deteriorating

DeSantis for President with Trump as his closest advisor, but not stuck in the job Or, Trump as BBMFIC and DeSantis as VP.

Gregory said...

Yep. Him and Desantis as a running mate. And we got to get rid of the Dominion voting machines other wise the corrupt voting will continue.

Rick said...

No, leave De Santis and those like him in their current elected or appointed positions. Find others like DJT or De Santis, but who are not in office, and put them in office.

The idea is to enlarge the cadre. Shuffling the same people by taking them out of one office to put them in a different office will lead to failure.

JG said...

I say elect Trump in 2024 and have him move Departments out of DC, start to drain the swamp, close the border, finish the wall, and fix our economy. Then let DeSantis come in 2028 to further work on fixing the things that do not get done. The problems that we have will take time to fix.