Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Donald Trump commits a felony, makes himself eligible for 20 years in the clink

18 USC § 2385 - Advocating overthrow of Government“Whoever knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States or the government of any State, Territory, District or Possession thereof, or the government of any political subdivision therein, by force or violence, or by the assassination of any officer of any such government… Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.”

Wow, Donald Trump must have been one spoiled rotten kid – the kind you yearn to smack – throwing loud, super-sized temper tantrums whenever things didn’t go his way.

I presume this is true because The Donald had a super-lollapalooza of a meltdown when he discovered that, contrary to Donald’s clearly expressed wishes, Barack Obama had been reelected President.

The Mad Tweeter

Tweeting like mad, Trump advocated a march on Washington to be followed (or was it preceded?) by a revolution that would toss out the will of the people.

“He lost the popular vote by a lot and won the election," tweeted Trump, who evidently didn't have the final numbers that put Obama ahead in the popular vote, too. 

I have a feeling that one of the people Trump employs to keep him out of trouble explained to him what he had just done to his own legal standing. Personally, I think 18 USC § 2385 is a bad law, but it’s still the law.

Remember, Donald, 
the Internet is immortal 

Trump tried to delete his tweets, which is even more difficult than trying to erase your carved initials from a school desk, or from a concrete square in the sidewalk. Wake up, Donald. This is the Internet. Once it’s out there it’s out there, and screen shots, rather like angels and saints, live forever on clouds in Cyberspace. 

Do I really think Donald Trump should go to prison for 20 years? Not really. Especially not under a bad law  (imposed, I might add, by Republicans, during the Cold War red scare.)

But even so, despite my principles, I would really enjoy it if Trump were arrested, stripped to his skivvies, locked into a set of stocks that have been fastened to the bed of a truck, and then driven from city to city, in front of jeering crowds. Oh, and citizens would be granted the privilege of banging on the truck with long sticks and throwing rotten eggs.

Just please don’t punish him by shaving off that comb-over so many of us love to hate.


Anonymous said...

What is the constitutionality of a law that makes it illegal to do what the founding fathers suggested was civic duty.

The people can not be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. We have had 13. states independant 11. years. There has been one rebellion. That comes to one rebellion in a century and a half for each state. What country ever existed a century and a half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve it's liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it's natural manure. Our Convention has been too much impressed by the insurrection of Massachusets: and in the spur of the moment they are setting up a kite to keep the hen yard in order. I hope in god this article will be rectified before the new constitution is accepted." - Thomas Jefferson to William Stephens Smith, Paris, 13 Nov. 1787[2]

The New York Crank said...

You're a great American, Anonymous.

Are you suggesting that we've had an unconstitutional law on the books for more than 50 years? Why not come out and say it, and why not simply advocate repealing the law?

Could it be that one person's injustice is the next man's liberty? And vice versa? Personally, I don't think we've come within a milimeter if tyranny lately.And that therefore, all those who would arm themselves to the teeth and shoot up Washington are thugs.

And furthermore, some parents are a bit concerned about having the so-called tree of liberty watered with the blood of their six year old children.

Incidentally, we've had more than one rebellion. It's just that those rebellions were smaller than the Civil War. We had, for example, the (armed) Whisky Rebellion. And the Draft Riots of the 1860s. And the (armed) Black Panthers. And the 1960s. And the Stonewall Riots. And and the Feminist Revolution. You could look it up.

Were they just or unjust? Did all those folks have a right to pick up a gun and shoot whomever they thought stood in the way of the revolution?

Very, very crankily yours,
\The New York Crank

Marty Holden said...

Well Done Cranky, you put the Crying baby to bed.

Unknown said...

Penal code .us

Anonymous said...

Dump Trump duh Chump! Really make America Hate again? Racist, bigot, bankrupt, cheating, supremacist, misogynist, narcissist, orange, Mr. Continuance Drumpf. Every day he says something stupid. Look who is backing this guy: Dennis Rodman {North Korea is a fine county to visit & live in, Kim Jung un is also my hero & dear Friend } Mike Tyson {I'll just bite your ear off, I'm a dirty fighter that's been knocked in the head too many times & beat my ex wife} Charlie Sheen {List is too long on this scum, strippers & coke, Trumps kinda guy} I think he pulled out voting Trump with the story about the cheap cubic zirconia cuff links The Donald gifted him, Tila Tequila {Trump is awesome because he's just like hitler/ I do despicable things in front of & for my daughter for $/ The earth IS flat/ way too many also to list on this bimbo}, Gene Simmons {head up his a$$ }, Ann Coulter Not a surprise she "dates" married men, Thinks Trump is attractive ? {just look at that scrunched up face} , snippy & a bully just like Trump and is also full of lies & $#!+, Stephen Baldwin, the loser of the Baldwins} "he's not a politician, and DOESN'T CARE what people think". Vojislav Šešelj, alls fair in love & war crimes. Ted Nuggent {30 days before he went in for the draft did not taking care of himself, pissed and $#!+ himself to be a draft dodger. All these people and the other "celebrities" All have one thing in common they are all Arrogant Bully Pricks and Cun+$. They don't respect themselves or this county and want to turn it into a steaming piece of $#!+, I love this country, these people do not. Four bankruptcies & 169 "pending" law suits, over 3,500 lawsuits, 3 failed marriages {wait for it} Adultery, Incest {he would do his daughter}. Likes that the KKK supports him. You thought the government dragged their feet before and didn't accomplish anything, just wait and wait for Trump to drag down this county under with continuances and appeals like he does in court and force the county to go belly up by buying gold toilet seats for the white house. Bend over America! He's a con man with a loose patent stealing wife.

Concerned Citizen, not bobble head said...

So true, a conman. Wants to be our swindler in chief. He's made a career out of bullying others.He cheats, lies, steals and should be in jail#