Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/04/11/will-trump-be-held-accountable-blood-his-hands
Only if some motivated citizen gets pissed off enough. The Duopoly wont.
Certainly hope so, the sonofabitch trump is so completely and unabashedly GUILTY it is beyond belief. ALL of his lackeys have earned Capital Punishment as well!
Or when he outlives his usefulness to Deutsche Bank and Pooty …
NO, (SEE: HISTORY) Gee, Common Dreams your requirement that my answer forms a complete sentence is fucking ridiculous. Why are people always trying to control the fucking goddamned comments. For fuck’s sake. There. Is that enough “body” for you? Jesus Christ.
“Yet even with this long trail of gross negligence, it is unlikely that Trump will ever be held civilly or criminally accountable for his lies and misconduct.” You answered your own question correctly.
Strump will never admit he made a mistake and neither will any of the cowardly republican congress. It’s always the other guys fault and if you ask him if he takes any responsibility he will probably tell you that’s a nasty question, it’s all Obama’s fault.
It is Trump and his enablers, most notably Fox Spews that are responsible for the inept response. In ancient Irish history a leader was held accountable for the events and conditions that occurred during their leadership period. So during such and such’s reign the land was bountiful and it was a time of plenty, or the reverse - natural disasters happened and there was hunger and discord in the land.
We have President Calamity right now - a bad luck president. No karmic surprise really. The corruption, lying, moral bankruptcy and downright evil of this administration and its enablers are bringing bad luck on us all.
should all have been, or be, in prison
If any of those Presidents were ever brought to justice they would indeed be serving time.
Although Gerald Ford is not as guilty as the others he should have been prosecuted for pardoning Nixon and failing to grant amnesty to those of us who prevented the Viet Nam occupation from becoming eternal.
Since the very beginning of the evil and utterly corrupt trump regime there have been high crimes and misdeamenors clearly committed by this odious person and those he directed - the “good” Americans…
The numerous and pattern of crimes against refugees on our southern border a major case in point that resulted in deaths/murder and abuse of thousands, life-long emotional assaults on adults and children, corruption in the for-profit prison “industry”, and de facto organized kidnapping.
In the current coronavirus/CoVid-19 case, the direct actions, overt lies, “hunches”, and failures to act from financial concerns, constitute criminal negligence and negligent homicide that should have, and could have, been prevenred, limited, and/or shortened, with many fewer deaths and corrupt consequences, especially among the most vulnerable and minority people - criminally negligent mass homicide!
The trumpenfuhrer relied on idiots, his own ignorant stupidity and malignant narcissism, and corrupt financial forces/interests to fail utterly and criminally to lead and guide the nation - sometimes called treason.
The unnecessary deaths of thousands are rightly directly laid at the bonespurred feet of the great pumpkin liar-in-chief and his Republicon minions; accountability for such capital crimes must be a primary consequence of clear dereliction of duty, contempt for his oath of office the people and nation he swore the oath to, and numerous criminal failure of leadership and truth!
All in all, hanging offenses that should be - must be, would be carried-out in any just, honorable nation and government!
On that note:
Win Without War has mounted a petition calling for Jared Kushner to be fired
And just click on " More Actions" for a number of other opposition actions for any who might be interested in going on record with an organization you trust
Hopefully a patriot will arise from the masses and smite down the curse upon our nation and humanity.
It is long overdue.
Add Andrew Jackson. George Washington. Ulysses S. Grant. Their victims were Indigenous tribes. As for Trump…he’s rich(allegedly), white, and male. His hands are dripping with blood. If he were black and poor, he would have been shot dead by now.
You can’t overthrow fascism with a class action suit.
So Ford (Indonesia), Carter (Indonesia, Afghanistan) get a pass?
I presume you picked Nixon arbitrarily to start your timeline - otherwise LBJ would be listed too I’d hope.
The easier to answer question (in terms of characters to type) is who shouldn’t have gone to jail? How far back do we have to go or is it every single president we’ve ever had?
you are correct
Another fine mess I’ve gotten us into…
I had the same problem once and had to add additional text i didn’t want. :((
Since we seem to be getting into the legal profession here, I thought a few thoughts of people throughout history who have written on these subjects might be appropriate.
The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.
“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.”
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
“God grant, that not only the Love of Liberty, but a thorough Knowledge of the Rights of Man, may pervade all the Nations of the Earth, so that a Philosopher may set his Foot
anywhere on its Surface, and say, ‘This is my Country.’”
4 December, 1789
We should reserve a storehouse for ourselves, altogether ours, and wholly free, wherein we may horde up and establish our true liberty, and principle retreat and solitude.
The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them: a man may live long, yet get little from life. Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will.
Is it only the mouth and belly which are injured by hunger and thirst? Men’s minds are also injured by them.
Mencius Book VII 1:27.1
Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men’s lives, than the failings and faults of individuals are in infecting the city at large.
When office and wealth become the gods of a people, and the most unworthy and unfit most aspire to the former and fraud becomes the highway to the latter, the land will reek with falsehood and sweat lies and chicane. When the offices are open to all, merit and stern integrity and the dignity of unsullied honor will attain them only rarely and by accident.
For if any people thinks it is a grander; a more beneficial, or a wiser policy, to invent subtle expedients by stamps and imposts, for increasing the revenue and draining the life-blood of an impoverished people; to multiply its naval and military force; to rival in craft the ambassadors of foreign states; to plot the swallowing up of foreign territory; to make crafty treaties and alliances; to rule prostrate states and abject provinces by fear and force; than to administer unpolluted justice to the people, to relieve the condition and raise the estate of the toiling masses, redress the injured and succor the distressed and conciliate the discontented, and speedily restore to every one his own; then that people is involved in a cloud of error, and will too late perceive, when the illusion of these mighty benefits has vanished, that in neglecting these, which it thought inferior considerations, it has been precipitating its own ruin and despair.
The larger the mob, the harder the test. In small areas, before small electorates, a first-rate man occasionally fights his way through, carrying even the mob with him by force of his personality. But when the field is nationwide, and the fight must be waged chiefly at second and third hand, and the force of personality cannot so readily make itself felt, then all the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically, the most devious and mediocre — the man who can most easily adeptly disperse the notion that his mind is a virtual vacuum.
The Presidency tends, year by year, to go to such men. As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.
H. L. Mencken on elections
Baltimore Evening Sun, 26 July 1920
If needed, I have many more.
He is rich NOW thanks to his insider trading.
There is a reason he has been resisting having his tax returns made public. And that is, going into his presidency, he was broke and deep in debt. He would have been very embarrassed to have to admit what a failed businessman he was. But with his “for-profit” presidency, he is now, like members of Congress, super wealthy. And the rich are never held accountable for their crimes, especially since he now owns the judiciary.