“With me, they’re not protected, because I’m
not like other people...We’re gonna...have people sue you like you
never get sued before.
Let’s look at his argument. As a reminder, the First Amendment reads, in its entirety:
Congress shall make no law respecting an
establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or
abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Yet here is what Trump claimed:
the things I’m gonna do, and this is only gonna make it tougher for me,
and I’ve never said this before, but one of the things I’m gonna do if I
win… is I’m gonna open up our libel laws so when they write purposely
negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots
of money. We’re gonna open up those libel laws.
me, they’re not protected, because I’m not like other people…We’re gonna
open up those libel laws, folks, and we’re gonna have people sue you
like you never get sued before.”
“I’m not like other people.” Actually, the United States Constitution says you are exactly like
other people, because under the Constitution, we are all equal before
the law. There is no Donald Trump Exception clause anywhere to be found.
Even the Founding Fathers had to take their lumps from their critics.
Let’s not forget that this is the same Donald Trump who said in January, “I feel very strongly about our constitution. I’m proud of it. I love it.”
He loves it enough to say it doesn’t apply to him.
But we get where he is coming from – the
political milieu of fascism. Fascist dictators – even wannabe fascist
dictators – cannot abide criticism.
What is both interesting and terrifying is
that Trump thinks as president he will have the power to simply negate
parts of the United States Constitution he doesn’t like, as though the
presidency bestows those powers. It does not. The Constitution is
notoriously difficult to amend, and the process is not accomplished by one man’s stroke of the pen.
In fact, in his lack of knowledge of how government works, he ranks right up there with such luminaries as Sarah Palin.
The truth is, Trump has no clue how the U.S. government works, which is why he wants a political insider as VP. He needs somebody to serve as his cheat sheet, a sort of living Dummy’s Guide.
Well, he has a lot of dummies to choose
from. These guys can’t even figure out how the legislative branch works,
let alone guiding the president through the intricacies of the
This is America under Trump. A land where
Trump trumps all, because he’s “not like other people.” He is so special
that the very foundations of American democracy must give way before
And this is the guy who complains Obama’s
executive orders are in violation of the Constitution. I think we’ve
taken both the measure of the man and of his followers through his words
and their applause.es
North Korea So as he has just murdered his uncle and various other people including his
ex-girlfriend there will be a bit of a quiet spell from this tinpot God.
Watch Spring onwards for more sabre rattling. Plus a very close call, to the
rest of the world when he very nearly presses the button. Then someone will step
in and sort him out. Mind you he'll still keep knocking people off left, right & centre. Even a
couple of really close "loved" ones.