A Liberal Discovers the Death Penalty

In fairness, the Huffington Post had the sense to pull this article. It's now only available through archives.
Much has been made of the possibility of impeaching Trump, but this will not happen as long as Republicans maintain control of Congress. However, Trump’s impeachment and removal from office are no longer enough. The administration’s crimes against this nation fall under Article 3, Section 3 of the Constitution, which outlines the offense of treason... Trump’s firing of James Comey to impede the investigation into an act of war against our nation, and his assistance to ISIS in the form of providing them with propaganda for recruitment, both provide “Aid and Comfort” to enemies of the United States. It would be difficult to find a more grave offense among those Trump and his team have already committed against this nation and its people. But all involved must face justice....

And that’s why the impeachment and removal of Donald Trump from the Oval Office are merely the first steps in what must be a long-term policy to redeem the United States in the eyes of the world. They are certainly important steps in restoring the credibility of our government, our standing in the eyes of the world, and our very democracy. But they must not be the only steps, lest we still be left with Mike Pence as the acting president after Trump’s removal. No, to quote our new fuhrer, we must “drain the swamp.”

Draining the swamp means not only ejecting Trump from the presidency, but also bringing himself and everyone assisting in his agenda up on charges of treason. They must be convicted (there is little room to doubt their guilt). And then — upon receiving guilty verdicts — they must all be executed under the law. Anything less than capital punishment — or at least life imprisonment without parole in a maximum security detention facility — would send yet another message to the world that America has lost its moral compass.
Emphasis in the original, if emphasis were needed.

I mean, would it be the end of the world if Trump just went back to managing his casinos and hotels? He has to die for his offense against your sensibility? For firing James Comey? Because ISIS could think up a way to use him for propaganda? "To redeem the United States in the eyes of the world"? I keep hearing that Europeans hate the death penalty.

The fact that he wants them to have a trial before killing them is nice, I guess.


Texan99 said...

Perhaps he has to die and be airbrushed out of our collective memory before the intolerable mental strain imposed by his very existence can be eased. He just makes some people feel too icky to live.

E Hines said...

It's not a trial of Trump that this...person...contemplates. It's a trial of the court officials: if they don't arrive at the correct verdict and sanction, they'll be as guilty of treason, by accessory, as the nominal defendant.

In fairness, HuffPo never should have aired this stuff; those editors know that having published, it'll always be available. "Pulling the article" is only virtue signaling.

Eric Hines