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No Immuinity for Trump

“No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man’s permission when we ask him to obey it.”

Theodore Roosevelt, American politician, statesman, conservationist, naturalist, and writer who served as the 26th president of the United States

“Any violation of civil rights will be aggressively pursued and prosecuted by my administration. No one will be above the law.”

Donald Trump, American Businessman and 45th President of the United States

“Law enforcement officials cannot place themselves above the law that they are sworn to defend.”

George H. W. Bush, American Politician and Statesman and 43rd President of the United States

“Of course, no president, Democratic or Republican – no president – is above the law, as neither are you, nor I, nor anyone.”

Patrick Leahy, United States Senator


Introduction: No Immunity for Trump

No Immuinity for Trump

No Immunity for Trump is a brief piece arguing that no one is above the law. Using Trump’s own words in the quotes above, even he realizes that his actions must be held accountable. But true to his life’s pattern, he will do anything, say anything to avoid any accountability for his acts. While I am not a lawyer, I am a retired college professor who knows how to make use of what others say about things they know about. In this case, the overwhelming opinion of legal experts claims that claiming Presidential immunity is a baseless argument. We are not privy to Trump’s lawyers offering advice to their client. Yet, I am certain they advised that this is a groundless argument and he is sure to lose. But he is certain to create a stalling period while wasting the time of the courts.

Former President Donald Trump’s claim of immunity faces an expedited legal dismantling in the D.C. Circuit Court. The ongoing legal saga brings into focus the vital American principle. It is that no one, not even a former commander-in-chief, is beyond the reach of accountability.

No Immunity for Trump: The Principle of Accountability

The bedrock of American democracy rests on the principle that all individuals are subject to the rule of law. Trump’s endeavor to shield himself from prosecution challenges this foundational belief, raising essential questions about the fairness and impartiality of our justice system.

D.C. Circuit Court’s Swift Rejection

In a decisive move, the D.C. Circuit Court swiftly repudiates Trump’s immunity plea. Acting as a preliminary gatekeeper to the Supreme Court, this rejection underscores the immediacy of maintaining accountability, irrespective of one’s position or past status.

No Immunity for Trump: Legal Precedents and Historical Evidence

Special Prosecutor Smith’s filing emphasizes a crucial point: once a president leaves office, they are not immune from investigation, indictment, or trial. Trump’s thought, speech and action on January 6th 2021 was not attached to his presidential duties. Another point Smith made. These assertions align with established legal precedents and historical evidence, reinforcing the idea that the cloak of immunity does not shield one either absolutely or indefinitely.

Supreme Court’s Potential Decision

As the legal battle ascends, all eyes turn towards the Supreme Court. The potential for the highest court in the land to echo the D.C. Circuit Court’s stance becomes a pivotal moment in American legal history. Should the Supreme Court uphold the rejection of Trump’s immunity claim, it would reaffirm that the rule of law transcends political influence.

No Immunity for Trump: The Resilience of Democracy

Beyond the legal intricacies, the ongoing saga reflects the resilience of American democracy. It demonstrates that the checks and balances inherent in our system can withstand even the most formidable challenges. The commitment to accountability remains steadfast, serving as a beacon for citizens who cherish the idea that justice is blind and impartial.

Conclusion: No Immunity for Trump

As the legal proceedings unfold, Trump’s immunity claim finds itself on increasingly shaky ground. The American principle of accountability, deeply embedded in the fabric of our democracy, prevails. The collective hope is for the Supreme Court to affirm this principle, sending a resounding message that, indeed, no one is above the law. In this pivotal moment, the nation awaits the culmination of the legal journey with a keen eye on the reaffirmation of justice and the enduring strength of democratic ideals.

By Politics-as-Usual

Roger is a retired Professor of language and literacy. Over the past 15 years since his retirement, Roger has kept busy with reading, writing, and creating landscape photographs. In this time of National crisis, as Fascist ideas and policies are being introduced to the American people and ignored by the Mainstream Press, he decided to stand up and be counted as a Progressive American with some ideas that should be shared with as many people who care to read and/or participate in discusssions of these issues. He doesn't ask anyone to agree with his point of view, but if entering the conversation he demands civility. No conspiracy theories, no wild accusations, no threats, no disrespect will be tolerated. Roger monitors all comments and email communication. That is the only rule for entering the conversation. One may persuade, argue for a different point of view, or toss out something that has not been discussed so long as the tone remains part of a civil discussion. Only then can we find common ground and meaningful democratic change.

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