* Erik’s Editorial: The Guilty Parties Who Put American Democracy At Risk In The Name Of Donald Trump

US White House upside down (public domain).

I do not fault stupid people for making the stupid decision to elect Donald Trump in 2016.

I do fault smart people for making stupid decisions. These include:

1. Senators who voted to acquit Donald Trump in his no-witnesses-allowed impeachment trial, including primarily Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell:

* Impeachment of Donald Trump (2020-02-05)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impeachment_of_Donald_Trump#Acquittal

* Mitch McConnell (2020-02-05)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_McConnell#Impeachment_trial

2. Members of the GOP who voted to disenfranchise voters in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin – before, during, and AFTER the 2021 storming of the United States Capitol – including Paul Gosar (AZ-04), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Jody Hice (R–GA-10), Mo Brooks (R–AL-05), Scott Perry (R–PA-10), Josh Hawley (R–MO), and Louie Gohmert (R–TX-01).

* 2021 Storming Of The United States Capitol (2021-01-06)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_storming_of_the_United_States_Capitol

* 2020 United States Presidential Election Electoral College Count (2021-01-06 – 2021-01-07)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_United_States_presidential_election_Electoral_College_count

3. Donald Trump’s cabinet, who could have invoked the 25th Amendment to remove POTUS at any time:

* Cabinet Of Donald Trump (2017-01-21 – PRESENT)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabinet_of_Donald_Trump

4. Social media, including especially Facebook and Twitter, for allowing their social networks to be used as platforms for hate speech.

* Donald Trump On Social Media (2017-01-21 – PRESENT)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Trump_on_social_media#2021

5. Mainstream media, including especially CNN (on the left) and Fox News (on the right) for not doing their jobs – asking questions until they get answers – and allowing POTUS to lie unchecked.

* Veracity Of Statements By Donald Trump (2017-01-21 – PRESENT)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veracity_of_statements_by_Donald_Trump

6. Lawmakers at all levels, for failing to fix bad laws and for failing to enact good laws. Changes that must be made going forward include:

Limiting POTUS power:

  • Executive order power must be limited.
  • All cabinet members (acting/interim/actual) must be confirmed by Senate.
  • Treaties and tariffs must be the role of Congress so that POTUS cannot engage in trade wars.
  • War Powers Act must be updated to limit POTUS power to deploy the military.
  • Special Counsel Act must be updated to make clear that POTUS cannot fire special counsel.

Writing better and new laws:

  • Impeachment Act of 2021, to define how impeachment is conducted, including the requirement to have witnesses.
  • Follow the lead of The Restatements Of The Law project (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Restatements_of_the_Law) and codify major SCOTUS cases, including especially Roe v. Wade.
  • Fix the Census.
  • Fix immigration.
  • Fix SCOTUS processes, such as limiting appointments to 2 per POTUS with the number of SCOTUS justices fixed at the number of Federal Circuits (currently 13).
  • Election reform, including who is qualified to run for POTUS and that tax forms must be disclosed to do so.

Just to name a few.

Stupid people, bad laws, and lies got us into this mess.

Smart people, good laws, and the truth can get us out of this mess.

LAW >> MAN.

#FailedPols
http://www.failblog.com/

* Erik’s Editorial: Be yourself, Go to law school, Putting Michael Flynn on notice, Only 19 blue states (2017-02-10)

1. source: https://www.facebook.com/erikjheels/posts/10101124226148588

I’m fairly certain that I respect the office of POTUS more than POTUS respects the office of POTUS.

2. source: https://www.facebook.com/erikjheels/posts/10101124293882848

I’ve lost 3 Facebook friends since I started speaking out against the autocrat Donald Trump. I’m not trying to convince anyone to change their minds. I’m commiserating with like-minded friends. So please, no trolling. This site, on the other hand, has the potential to change minds:

* Failed Pols – A GiantPeople Project – Failed Policies, Politicians, & Politics
http://www.failblog.com/

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
– Dr Seuss

Or, to paraphrase my excellent mentor, Thomas Bohan, just be yourself and you’ll be fine.

3. source: https://www.facebook.com/erikjheels/posts/10101124402859458

Law school application rates have been falling for years. I’m betting that fall 2017 rates will be up.

* Law School Applications Set to Hit 15-Year Low (2015-03-19)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-19/law-school-applications-will-hit-their-lowest-point-in-15-years

4. source: https://www.facebook.com/erikjheels/posts/10101124410903338

* Trump Promise Tracker (The Washington Post)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/trump-promise-tracker/

FWIW, they also did an Obama Promise Tracker. But it’s Trump’s White House now. Own the wins, own the losses.

* Donald Trump Libel Threat Clock
http://www.trump-clock.com/

5. source: https://www.facebook.com/erikjheels/posts/10101124465478968

We’re officially putting Michael Flynn on notice.

* Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser Mike Flynn Resigns Over Russia Contacts (2017-02-14)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trump-s-national-security-adviser-mike-flynn-resigns-1487045703

6. source: https://www.facebook.com/erikjheels/posts/10101124533747158

Only 19 states voted blue in the last 3 elections:

California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Hawaii
Illinois
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Minnesota
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Mexico
New York
Oregon
Rhode Island
Vermont
Virginia
Washington