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Are You a Pro-Justice American Feeling Like You’re Swimming Against the Tide? I am. 
Da Nang, Vietnam, April 17th, 2024.
Salaroche

Let’s just tell it like it is. Even as the jury selection process is already underway for the first of Donald Trump’s four criminal trials, the American Judicial System has already proven not to be ready to deal with insurrectionist ex-Presidents like him.

Obviously, the Founding Fathers never envisioned that the American voters would someday elect such corrupt individual to the presidency of the United States. They never imagined that the American people would someday be so blind as to fall for such an individual’s anti-American demagoguery.

For that reason, they never thought it was necessary to inscribe in our Constitution any clear, easily-discernible guardrails against such kind of highly-pernicious domestic enemies. Nowhere in our Constitutional and Judicial Systems are there any specific guidelines as to how to deal with any ex-Head of State that shows such contempt for those very same Constitutional and Judicial Systems as much as Donald Trump has.

Then came the Civil War of the 1860s, which showed us how na├»ve the founding fathers had been regarding their mistaken idealization of American patriotism. But we didn’t learn our lesson. After the war, in the name of reconciliation and clearly under the influence of pro-rebel, pro-cessation sympathizers, there were still no clear guardrails added to our founding documents against any similar future attempts to destroy our Democratic experiment.

Aside from a vague, timid, Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which is highly subject to interpretations of all kinds, there is nothing anywhere that provides our Judicial System with clear guidelines as to how to deal with high treason of the kind Donald Trump and his acolytes have committed against the United States. No clear mandates of any kind anywhere.

Then there is the childish, ridiculous, soap-opera-like sentimentality displayed by even some of the salient anti-Trump personalities who say: “Oh, no, no, we cannot jail an Ex-president of the United States. That would divide the country even further”. Excuse me!? Where is those people’s sense of justice?! Where is their love of country!? Makes you wonder: Have Americans already elevated their presidents to the status of kings?

But even if that were the case, recall that both King Charles I of England and Louis the XVI of France were beheaded on behalf of the people. So, what is happening in America? Elevating ex-Presidents to the levels of Royalty goes totally against the principles upon which our nation was founded.

There is no valid excuse for allowing a four-time criminally indicted individual like Donald Trump to make such mockery of the American Judicial System as much as he has. No valid reason for showing such levels of leniency to someone accused of committing such serious crimes against the American Government either. Yet, here we are, still at the preliminary stages of judging crimes against the State that were allegedly committed sometime between four and eight years ago!

No doubt about it. The American Judicial System has been showing the world some deep cracks in its foundations. The system has somehow managed to keep chugging along, but only in fits and starts and it is not clear at all whether the Supreme Court will ever come to the rescue of our Democratic System.

We used to hold the American justice system as one of our badges of honor, but being a pro-Justice American these days feels like swimming against the strongest tide of authoritarianism in our history, while our entire Judicial System may just be teetering on the brink of a catastrophic failure.

May the Universal Forces protect the United States of America.

Salaroche

 

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