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(111,111 posts)
Sun Jan 28, 2024, 01:22 PM Jan 2024

"Let the voters decide..."

That seems to be the new mantra of the Republicans.

They do not want a jury to decide the criminal charges against Donald Trump. They think the people at large would be better suited to decide his fate on election day.

Should justice take a back seat to the will of the people? That seems at odds with everything our Constitution stands for, and has stood for in the past.

In effect, they are saying that if Trump wins the next election, he is innocent of all the charges against him. Is that the way our justice system should work?

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(111,111 posts)
2. I've noticed that Republicans are starting to talk about Trump as if he was already elected.
Sun Jan 28, 2024, 07:43 PM
Jan 2024

And never mention any legal problems?


(42,328 posts)
3. More fools them
Sun Jan 28, 2024, 07:52 PM
Jan 2024

Sorry, I still (most of the time) believe he'll be history by November. And a lot of Repubs will say they never trusted him at all, at all


(1,912 posts)
4. Except on abortion, right?
Sun Jan 28, 2024, 07:55 PM
Jan 2024

We are supposed to be a nation of laws.

Then what if the voters decide against trump? Then what?


(21,750 posts)
5. if "let the voters decide" becomes a SCOTUS de facto decision... any inmate in the country......
Sun Jan 28, 2024, 07:56 PM
Jan 2024

should immediately declare they are running for president and demand their release from prison on 5th/14th amendment grounds.

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