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Will Trump answer to the American people?

Will Trump answer to the American people?

To the Editor: A college football coach will tell you there are three basic units that comprise a football team: offense, defense and special teams.

That same coach will also tell you that they are not separate from each other. They all get analyzed by their fan base, by their coaches. They get derided by opposing teams. Still, this goes on with hundreds of teams — there is no national team. 

Consider this, however! The U.S. Constitution provides for three branches of government. All three are designed to provide equal services/protection to all Americans. They appear to be separate from each other. But they overlap, as in a three-lobed Venn diagram, in the center. That center is the American people. All Americans have one team. They must work for the good of all.

Former President Donald Trump has become an expert at playing one branch against the other. Even worse, he plays them against the American people to create chaos and confusion. 

The Department of Justice is investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. Dozens of rioters have already been prosecuted and sentenced for their dangerous roles. Yet, Donald Trump has refused to tell any investigative body whether he played a part in staging the riot/insurrection and/or failing to stop it. This is where Trump thumbs his nose at the American people — the people he was/is supposed to serve. 

The Constitution links all elected and appointed officials with the people. Surely the Constitutional framers did not intend for elected officials to separate themselves from the people as Trump has. His refusal to testify suggests he did something he should not have done or failed to do something he should have (or both) while in office.

Will Trump eventually answer to the three branches of American government? Will he answer to the American people? We will see!

Dave Waldrop


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  • Trump is a crook and should go to prison for his crimes. His presidency immunity to criminal prosecution is the only thing that saved him while in the White House. Now his luck has ran out.

    posted by Beth

    Saturday, 12/03/2022

  • Forget about Trump. He's not President anymore. Its Biden who we have to worry about.

    posted by Lucille Josephs

    Friday, 12/02/2022

  • "Former President Donald Trump has become an expert at playing one branch against the other. Even worse, he plays them against the American people to create chaos and confusion."

    This is simply delusional. Your engaging in projection as that is what the Democrats do all the time, and is typical of the maladministration in power now.

    By the by, the January 6th accusations are utter rubbish. The left needs to get over it. If they don't, they may find themselves getting treated in the same fashion when they get together and stage an actual riot. People are getting tired of the lies of the left, and even many of the left are starting to come to their senses. This writer seems no where near being a part of that group.

    posted by Quartermaster

    Wednesday, 11/30/2022

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