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Trump on Trial - Principle versus Commonsense

Okay, so now we’re looking at more time spent on a trial that promises to go nowhere while nothing constructive is being accomplished.  The alleged violation? President Trump is accused of using his position for personal gain (Abuse of Power).  The second charge is obstructing Congress which wouldn’t even exist if he hadn’t been charged with the first violation because there wouldn’t be anything to obstruct. What are the consequences of this primary violation? What if his failed attempt in getting Biden investigated by Ukraine had been successful? The worst results would have been that we would have settled the question if Joe Biden had used HIS position for personal gain.  But, would it have made the 2020 election any easier for Trump?  Probably not. Biden is old and more than likely not a threat anyway and Trump still has to contend with about 20 Democratic candidates for president. But, since the alleged attempt failed, there were no negative results either to the U.S. or to Ukraine. So, the real meat of the issue is if he did commit this crime, it is a violation of the U.S. Constitution.  So, it’s the principle that matters; the Democrats claim that the nation’s system of behavior for presidents was violated.  It’s the principle of the thing that is obviously paramount. So, the question becomes, does the alleged intent to commit a violation outweigh the good work that is being done and has been accomplished by the accused?  In other words, does the good outweigh the bad? Does the past behavioral history of the accused outweigh the benefits of punishing him for allegedly violating the “principles” that the Constitution sets forth?  As I understand it, when deciding what action should be taken in any case the history of the accused is always taken into consideration by the prosecution.

So what is the history of this president? 

  1. The lowest unemployment in decades. (3.5% Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  2. Jobs are increasing (Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  3. The stock market has gained over 10,000 points since Trump’s election. (For the year so far, the Nasdaq has a 32.8% gain, the S&P 500 has climbed 27.3% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is ahead 21%.)
  4. Trade deals with other countries are more favorable to U.S. manufacturers.
  5. More funding for military.
  6. Stricter immigration standards.
  7. In short, America’s economy is stronger than in decades.

Except for not having the most desirable personality, or being the most eloquent speaker, or doing things the way past presidents have done them, the President is doing a bang up job.  His biggest fault in the eyes of Democrats is that he is not a POLITICAN.  He is a businessman and he is performing like a businessman and it has been good for America.  We don’t need more politicians!

In the final analysis the question then becomes, are principles more important than commonsense? Impeach Trump on principle (attempting to violate the Constitution) or use commonsense (recognize the economic condition of the country). The founding fathers were concerned about the wellbeing of America more than bureaucracy and it is a crime to misinterpret their intent to negatively impact the wellbeing of the United States and its citizens. Sometimes commonsense is our best guide.




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