“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.” United States Declaration of Independence.
When the dust settles, the facts will show that Donald J. Trump usurped his position as President of the United States. As I write, evidence is being collected that Trump was elected with the benefit of interference of Russian cyber attacks used for voter suppression of prospective Clinton voters, feeding misinformation to rouse potential Trump voters, and directly manipulating vote counts on vulnerable voting machines. See the Twitter threads of @mikefarb1. Trump’s victory, with three million less votes than Clinton, and vote counts that varied from professional polling surveys, has always seemed suspicious. Mike’s work shows that voting machines are hackable, that actual hacking occurred, and that the machines in vital swing states provided anomalous results. See also my blogs on Spoonamore and Voter Hacking. The current investigations of the Russian interference will also provide evidence that Trump and the Trump campaign directly colluded with Russian operatives to best enhance Russian hacking. Trump, in short, is a usurper – he holds and exercises power illegitimately.
Trump, as indicated on Tuesday by his firing of James Comey as Director of the FBI in an effort to stymie the FBI investigation of Trump’s wrongdoing, is also a despot – a ruler who holds himself above and exhibits contempt for the rule of law. Trump, by executive order, has unconstitutionally prohibited entry of people into our country using a religious test. He has appointed his own family members to critical government posts in violation of anti-nepotism rules, he has flagrantly violated constitutional provisions prohibiting emoluments, he has exercised war powers promiscuously without consulting with Congress, he has supported undermining of the integrity of the Supreme Court with the appointment of Justice Gorsuch, he has undermined the integrity of the Environmental Protection Agency by appointing as director a man who denies basic science, and he has embarrassed his Department of Education by appointing as director a woman with no qualifications other than wealth and campaign donations. He has also lied to the American people with such frequency that his stated positions and intents are virtually worthless, on one occasion threatening war with North Korea when his purported task force was headed to the Indian Ocean. He has moreover on numerous occasions praised and consorted with dictatorial rulers while publicly insulting the rulers of Western Democracies. His actions, to the extent that they can be analysed at all, appear to be directed to market Trump properties and to expand his personal wealth. As Trump uses public funds to vacation weekly at Mar-a-Lago, Florida, to support his wife and son in New York, and to indulge his progeny in expensive tours, his demeanor is indeed that of an absolute despot, a man exhibiting total contempt for the public interest.
It is then, “our right and our duty” to remove Donald Trump from office and throw off his governance, with all due means. I ask that you join me in an effort to do so. Impeachment by our elected representatives would be the appropriate action at this time.