By John Marshall Lee:
Readers of OIB, lend me your eyes (for oversight) and ears. I come to praise democracy, not to bury it.
The eighth hearing just concluded Thursday evening and the presentations at each time have led to an increased public understanding of the role President Trump took to remain in office by any means possible, legal, illegal, or use of incited power.
Along with a number of other citizens, taxpayers and voters, who look at the structure and operation of governance through the roles outlined in our documents by those elected and appointed, my opinion is that no one is supposed to escape the rule of law. So I expect indictments to continue in several locations and courts for the illegalities that have been exposed in great detail. And I expect those cases when tried to bring about convictions and consequences, so as to create a future expectation of same, for folks who mess with the rule of law, especially when the actions prevent equal opportunity to participate in fair voting procedure and to have a person’s vote count, on its own.
The outcome most desired by me personally is for prosecution to occur of the President for any of several acts of harm to the person of the Vice President and Congresspersons, public-safety personnel defending the Capitol and assembled persons, when he alone failed to act promptly to quell the folks he sent on a fool’s errand because of THE BIG LIE. Let a major consequence of his trial be the inability to ever hold elective office again, specifically the Presidency. Perhaps putting an end to his power ambitions will provide him time to defend actions in other courts regarding financial misdeeds ultimately and cost him dollars to repair.
Outrageous lies and illegal behavior would lead to time behind bars for most people, but at this time, sending others to prison is a more effective way to warn potential conspirators in future law-breaking of the downside they face. And the consequence of eliminating a pursuit of future office will be enough to keep the public safe and Trump supporters a time to consider and join in repairing the body public in the United States of America. Have patience with our entire judicial system where we have equal rights, or not? Time will tell.