The Seal Team Six Theory of Executive Power
Sic Semper Tyrannis, Part 2
In the first installment of this series, I gave an overview of the Republican Party’s journey down the path to the dark side and its transformation into a movement based on spite. I then set myself the task of demonstrating that Donald Trump is not running for president but is instead running for dictator.
The centerpiece of this argument is the case in which an appeals court panel handed down its ruling on Tuesday. At issue was the question of whether Trump has total immunity from criminal prosecution for all actions he took while he was president. The new ruling is 57 pages long but can be boiled down to a much simpler answer: LOL, no.
Of course the president is not immune from prosecution for criminal acts, because the United States is a republic and not an absolute monarchy. The president is a mere public official who is not above the law.
You can read the whole decision, but I’ll pick out the important excerpts.
There is one particularly valuable section at the beginning where the decision summarizes the criminal charges against Trump relating to the January 6 insurrection. It is both concise and thorough, and it will really help you to grasp the case against him.