Thursday, January 7, 2021

Enemies of the People

 January 6, 2021 will not go down in history as just another day of infamy during your presidency, Mr. Trump.  You incited your followers to storm the Capitol building to prevent the count and certification of the votes of the electoral college.  Sure, they delayed the count for six hours, but they did not succeed.  Congress reconvened and most of the Senators and Representatives fulfilled their constitutional duty to certify the results of the election.  Afterwards, you tweeted, through an intermediary,  that there would now be an orderly transition of power.  But you also said, it's only the beginning of our fight."  

You are wrong Mr. Trump.  You are toast! You and your followers, whom you love so much, have gone too far.  You need to be gone by the most expedient means available.  You could be impeached.  You could be ushered out via the 25th Amendment.  Or you could resign.  I don't care if you go out in a strait jacket.  But you need to be gone!

Four years ago, you took the only oath of office that is written in the Constitution:

I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of the President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.

You did not faithfully execute the duties of the Presidency yesterday.  You did not preserve, protect, or defend the Constitution of the United States of America.  Instead, you sought to usurp the Constitution.  If the word, usurp, is not in your vocabulary, it means to take (a position of power or importance) illegally, or by force.  

I find it ironic that the words, against all enemies, foreign and domestic, are not included in your oath of office.  Especially when the domestic enemies were your very own followers.  Let's call a spade a spade.  Your followers yesterday were rioters, insurrectionists, traitors.  And yes they were one of your favorite phrases, enemies of the people.

You and you alone incited them to march up Pennsylvania Ave.  You and you alone are responsible for their actions. Hell, you are responsible for your own actions!  For by your actions,  you have violated your oath of office.  You sought to usurp the orderly transition of power.  You Sir, are an Enemy of the People.


John W Byrne said...

HERE, BLOODY HERE!!!! Well said Jerry. An ancient Greek playwright said
that those whom the gods will destroy they first make mad.So true in the tragedy
witnessed yesterday as the POTUS attempts to destroy his country`s most sacred
John W Byrne

Edward Martin Cifelli said...

Right on target! We have to celebrate Trump's departure on or before January 20, "Liberation Day," but we also have to give support to Joe Biden, who will be roundly attacked by the right-wing insurrectionists. The first two years are critical because the Democrats should have enough votes to push through bills that undo some of the damage done by Trump. Keep the faith brother!