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Response to bluestarone (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 10:36 AM

5. Well, it has been answered, but not thoroughly.

The Constitution doesn't really address the issue directly, with regard to the President. I suppose the authors of the Constitution didn't think it needed to be addressed, since a President can be removed from office through the impeachment process. That is the final check and balance when it comes to that office.

The assumption is that someone elected as President would be an honorable person. However, the impeachment provision is how the founders dealt with the possibility that there might be a dishonorable person elected.

The problem, as usual, is politics. As we have seen, a dishonorable President can stay in office if enough Senators will refuse to remove him after impeachment in the House.

The Supreme Court is bound by the Constitution, or is supposed to be. It cannot remove a President from office.

So, the US President is, in many ways, above the law, to the extent that he cannot be arrested, charged, and tried for a crime in a court of law. Only the Congress can punish a sitting President. The SCOTUS cannot do anything about that. Impeachment and removal are the only tools for removing a dishonorable President in our system of government.

So, we have Donald J. Trump in the White House. The people of the United States have now voted and elected a new President. Donald J. Trump will no longer be President at Noon on January 20, 2021. We have the final say under our Constitution. The SCOTUS cannot override that, either. And it won't attempt to, I'm quite certain.

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