Re: What's Your Favorite U.S. Supreme Court decision?
Reply #54 –
If Trump is guilty of crimes, why has he not been charged, prosecuted, convicted and sentenced?
Feel free to bring up his two impeachments. But we've been over those many times; and we're neither of us going to convince the other... (Add in the complications of the nature of impeachment under the U.S. system, and we'd be playing tic-tac-toe:!)
New York's previous Attorney General Cyrus Vance has been after Trump for years. I'll note that Vance was a highly political AG. His replacement -it's an elective office- has decided there's not enough evidence of wrongdoing to convince a jury, and so dropped the prosecution in search of a crime.
The lead prosecutor, who came out of retirement to pursue Trump, retired again when his boss told him he couldn't continue his "case" against Trump. Isn't it odd, that his resignation letter was leaked to the press, and that he spoke therein of Trump's many crimes — none of which he could prove in a court of law, according to his boss?
I readily grant that the public Trump is an unlikable character... But that's not a crime, either. Except to some very partisan officials and ex-officials, who oddly enough are almost all republicans!
You could counter that John McCain's daughter and wife are Republicans, and they hate Trump. Well, Trump tweaked McCain's nose often enough! He did the same to Dick Chaney, dad to Wyo. Rep. Liz Chaney (R?!)...mostly over our invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Trump's not "my guy" any more than any politician has been. (Reagan was a special case.) But I voted for Trump twice, and, unless there's someone better for my country who can win in '24, I will likely do so one more time. Because of what he accomplished...
You of course discount any and all of his administration's accomplishments; I believe, in the main because you misunderstand the job he was elected to and because of a visceral personal animus. (An odd thing to feel for a man you've never met, who affects your life not at all really.) Was it his well-documented disdain for all things neocon?
I'd rather talk about matters somewhat related to the thread's topic, U.S. Supreme Court decisions...