By David Glenn Cox
There was a reason to carpet bomb Germany and Japan during WWII. Army General Curtis LeMay was criticized for his brutal tactics. In Great Britain, Air Marshal Harris also faced heavy criticism for the fire bombing of Dresden. Dresden was a city unbombed and filled with refugees’ women and children. Are we our enemy’s keeper? Should Harris have considered Germany’s refugee problem in his planning? The parents the wives and children of the men who invaded a dozen countries and killed millions of innocents. Who violated a dozen sworn treaties and played Democratic governments for suckers? Who had no moral qualms about murdering civilians themselves accidentally or otherwise. A people with a national policy of racism and systemized murder with slave labor and death camps.
My point is once you step outside of cultural norms of humanity it is wrong to expect humanity to save you. Like murdering your parents and throwing yourself on the mercy of the court because you’re an orphan. General Sherman left us with the simple, “War is hell,” Misery abounds, in his Declaration of War FDR said, “The Japanese Empire has asked for it, and now they’re going to get it.” Pearl Harbor, the rape of Nanking where 250,000 civilians were murdered in an afternoon. The brutal invasion of a dozen countries. The Bataan death march and Korean sex slaves.
Scientist’s working on the Manhattan Project circulated a letter advocating the Japanese should be shown the bomb or maybe a test to show them the power of the bomb. Have pity on the people who dragged your nation into a World War and killed the flower of your youth. Be merciful on a people who didn’t even respect a red cross. Show mercy to the dictator and kindness to the Nazi bastards who burned Europe to a cinder. When the leader steps outside of cultural norms of law and justice he removes himself from any kind of protection they offer. His taint becomes their taint his crimes become their crimes.
Benito Mussolini was murdered and strung up by his ankles by partisans in front of a gas station. While it is against the law to shoot people in Italy, there was an unspoken exemption. Except for that guy, you can shoot that guy if you want and his girlfriend too. Oh, if I had a dollar for every bullet used on a would-be dictator. Mussolini’s fall happened so quickly he never saw it coming and got caught running away. Der Fuhrer planned it out and administered the final bullet himself.
When you step outside the lawful norms of a President, a Generalissimo or a Satrap you are unfurling the banner of rebellion. You are staking your claim to rule not on established law, but on I’m in power and you can’t stop me. Right there in that exact second, crystallized and memorialized on that spot for all time. On this spot, the Trump Administration lost all legal legitimacy.
Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:–
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
Mr. Trump by declaring, “Wait and see” whining about mail in ballots and unwilling to accept the vote of the people has made himself an enemy of the people. The oath of office is clear. If you fail to defend the Constitution and declare yourself unbound by its provisions you are no longer a lawful President, but just a man barricaded in an oval office with guns. The military and the Joint Chiefs of staff are only obligated to follow lawful orders and an unlawful President’s can’t give lawful orders.
Representative Adam Schiff said, ”This is a moment that I would say to any Republican of good conscience working in the administration, it is time for you to resign.”
When the leadership takes you over the brink, you quickly move from cabinet officer to accessory. So what Schiff is saying is that this is the last train to Nuremberg fellas. If you’re going to jump, now would be a good time. Because after this station you are in league with parties in rebellion to the Constitution. And because they are criminals, you by association are a criminal. Your life is forfeit. You have no right to remain silent or right to an attorney, you are at war with the people of the United States. You deserve no mercy and no quarter will be shown because you have made it clear you would offer neither.
“We will have no truce or parley with you, or the grisly gang who work your wicked will. You do your worst and we will do our best.” Perhaps it may be our turn soon; perhaps it may be our turn now.” – Winston Churchill
The Supreme Court ruled many years ago on the limits of free speech. You can’t yell fire in a crowded theater. Can you yell fire in a crowed democracy? Mr. Trump has on several occasions maintained he might not subject himself to the will of the people and then playing it off as a cast-off remark. Flying almost to Pearl Harbor and turning around. “No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.”
When Richard Nixon resigned the Presidency, Gerald Ford pardoned Nixon. The public was angry, but Ford said he wanted to end the long national nightmare of Watergate. Nixon had obeyed the courts and when Congressional Republicans advised Nixon that the vote would go against him Nixon surrendered to the will of the people and was entitled to a pardon and to the protection of the law. Mr. Trump by thumbing his nose at the courts and declaring war on the American constitution exempts himself and his regime from any pardon or prison sentence.
Our long national nightmare is Trump, and he must be removed from office today as a treasonous criminal. In 1943, President Roosevelt stunned the Casablanca Conference with two words, “Unconditional Surrender.” There were no points to debate, and no negotiations planned you will surrender yourself without reservation or we the people will wipe the stain of your existence from the face of the earth. The orange menace has liberated himself from a prison cell and bought himself the deluxe gallows collection.
“I’ll have no terms with rebels with guns in their hands, my terms are unconditional and immediate surrender.” – Civil War General, Charles Ferguson Smith