Friday, January 15, 2021

Is Trump Guilty of Inciting an Insurrection? | "mens rea" & Impeachment

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You show your bias by leaving out the part where Trump said to demonstrate peaceably. It has come to light, as Trump supporters have been saying for a week, that Antifa people were there to incite the mob. One hundred bad actors were arrested at the capital building an hour before Trump's speech started. The invasion of the capital building started 20 minutes before Trump finished his speech.
Trump has been "spun" to death. His enemies have taken every word he says and claim that it means something sinister. A lie told often enough becomes the truth, and the great lie is that Trump is a monster Trump as a person is not violent. He very much believes in law and order, but he is also a showman who engages in hyperbole. Trump had a legal if not constitutional right to express his political opinion. I listened to the speech and in no way found it inflammatory to violence. Every time people have said that Trump is lying or that he is crazy like when he said that Obama wiretapped his phones, he has been proven correct. If Trump says that the election was stolen then I think that it is within the realm of possibility. I don't trust the left because I think that the more radical factions are incredibly corrupt. It would only take a small number of people in a handful of counties in crucial battleground states to sway the election, even if they all acted independently. This seems to be a key weakness of the Electoral College, where it is a winner take all system. This system causes way too much contention, and it has outlived its usefulness.  
This impeachment is a political stunt that has no sound basis. It is the people in power punishing their enemies.

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