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Fri Jan 31, 2020, 11:38 PM

 

The way I read the Dershowitz Precedent is this:

It will be generally assumed from this point forward that abuse of power is not possible, on the part of any President, so long as his or her actions are carried out in an attempt to be re-elected. The underlying principle put forth by Dershowitz is that every President believes their election to be in the nation's best interest and therefore any action taken in furtherance of this aim is legal.

Think of it this way: US Special Forces killed Osama Bin Laden on the orders of President Obama in the interest of protecting this nation. Few protested this action as unconstitutional or illegal. Trump could now, by the Dershowitz Precedent, conceivably have the Democratic nominee for President killed on the grounds that his or her election would threaten US security by preventing him (Trump) from remaining as President. Yes, it's that serious.

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Still In Wisconsin Jan 2020 OP
pangaia Jan 2020 #1
klook Jan 2020 #2
no_hypocrisy Jan 2020 #3
Xipe Totec Jan 2020 #4
Still In Wisconsin Jan 2020 #5

Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 11:41 PM

1. Yes it is...

And imprison anyone he wants...

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 11:42 PM

2. It's not a precedent.

Itís one idiotís opinion, an opinion that put a nanometer-thin veneer on a huge stinking turd of a sham acquittal.

Now we move past it and work on GOTV for November like never before.

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 11:43 PM

3. It won't be "precedent" when a Democrat in the WH does it.

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 11:46 PM

4. The end justifies the means argument. nt

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 11:48 PM

5. Yes, as re-packaged by a former Harvard professor.

 

Problem is, the US Senate just said it's A-OK.

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