Conditional Impeachment: Show Your Taxes or Step Down Now

first posted May 2017, updated 11/11/17


impeachThe Russian hack of the 2016 election is now a national security emergency. Donald Trump and his inner circle members distract, deny and get caught in lies whenever Russian connections are brought up.  Trump’s taxes will reveal the exact nature of his financial dealings with Russia.  And that is the only logical reason he won’t willingly show them.  They would answer questions we need to know to be certain that Trump is not engaging in self-dealing and traitorous behavior.

  • Did Trump directly or indirectly pay Russians to hack our election?
  • Does he owe Russians money?
  • Is he trying to square a debt?

This is now past the point of a crisis. With 2018 less than a year away, and nothing being done to stop this from happening again, this is a national security emergency. 

In the face of this crisis, not doing all one can to be truthful, cooperative and helpful to our national cause is itself a form of obstruction on the path to the clarity justice. Has Trump engaged in activity which, if done from any other status except POTUS, would be indictable criminal behavior. If Trump is innocent of crimes, he would show his taxes – and put this behind him. It is so easy to do, if one is truly innocent, but quite impossible if one is not. 

Bankrupting the USA is a Putin Goal

Every day Trump is in office, we are spending countless millions of taxpayer dollars – not to make healthcare better, not to make infrastructure better, not even to build that stupid wall. Every day he has been in office we are wasting our taxpayer dollars guarding his many homes, paying for his golf, paying congressmen to squabble, and now defending the many criminals and spies in his orbit with endless discussions that proceed ad nauseum.

But now the divisiveness in the USA is wearing thin. We see a glimmer of hope that the left and right agree the investigation of Trump must go on. Republican senators are beginning to see the light. Some have announced retirement – couching their feelings about Trump. Like Caesar and Brutus, expect the senatorial fallout to increase. America has a long, proud history and has countless citizens and representatives on the left and right who are truly patriotic – not just phony king worshipers. 

Conditional Impeachment

If Trump won’t show his taxes, our elected representatives – on both sides of the aisle – ask for a “conditional impeachment” of Donald Trump. The impeachment procedure stops if he discloses his taxes, going back 10 years. A representative is sworn to do what their electorate wants. And tax-paying Americans want and deserve the truth about what happened in the 2016 election with the Russians.

Trump is now asking our sons to die for his war projects. If he won’t do that small thing (showing taxes is a small thing for most people) to save us all this time, money, energy and trouble, it will soon be clear to nearly everyone that Trump has no loyalty except to himself.

He has no real public mandate any longer. His approval rate is 33%. It means about 2/3 Americans want an end to the Trump presidency. He cannot govern effectively with such a small mandate. Only a dictator – like Putin – can do that. As we approach 2018, the need clarity on the 2016 election is critical.

Conditional Impeachment 

Make Trump this offer. If Trump won’t show his taxes, we will ask for his immediate impeachment. About 70% of Americans will agree with that. That’s a real mandate.

If Trump will immediately show his taxes, he is not impeached. It’s that simple. But we will still continue to pursue justice with Mueller’s independent investigation. 

Trump’s taxes are the one thing he has refused to show all along. It’s damning. It is clearly an effort to hide his past sins and dirt. What else could it be? 

If our representatives won’t do this, I had proposed a Citizen’s Union to impeach Trump be started back in May.  It seems Tom Steyer got my message and has started that ball rolling. Thank you Tom. But Al Green in the house, this is for you too. 

As the noose tightens, Trump will increasingly try to figure out how to get the Teflon back on his magical pan. He has already shown us that creating an international crisis to suspend the constitution and declare martial law – is not out of his playbook. Like a cornered rat fighting for his life, Trump will stop at nothing to save his ill-gotten fortune. Trump must be forced to be open and honest – he won’t do it without force- or be stopped.

Time to think outside the box. This “conditional impeachment” plan will create the right sound byte for all Americans to digest. After all, it should make sense even to people who think or hope he is actually innocent. 

The mandate for a “conditional impeachment”  – show your taxes or step down – will be overwhelming. Get that going. 

About the Author:

Joseph Aronesty graduated from University of Pennsylvania in 1971. He earned a merit scholarship to Wharton School but transferred to liberal arts in his junior year to focus on history, literature and music theory. He was in a class at Wharton with Donald Trump in 1967: International Finance. (Trump paid for his homework to get done in that class.)

When the internet became viable in 1995, Mr. Aronesty created what is arguably is the world’s first click and buy e-commerce website.

Joseph is also a published songwriter, with hundreds of songs in his catalog. He now writes with musicians in Los Angeles, where he makes his home. He is an activist and his songs often reflect his political point of view.

 

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The Special Election in Alabama Occupies a Pivotal Point in American History

To all good people of Alabama – Republicans, independent-minded and Democrats:

In 2016, people wanted to vote out more than vote in. That has not changed. There is probably more of that sentiment today than in 2016. – But now its not HRC but Trump that is in the swamp – and even his followers know this down deep.

We need to be telling people to vote out the swamp creatures that our lying, hypocritical president has put in place to rob the good ordinary people of Alabama and all over this nation. We want good affordable caring health care for our sick and elderly, better education for our kids, infrastructure investments, clean air polices, and to pay for this we don’t want trickle down. We want taxes to increase on the super rich and Trump’s fat cat friends who ave had a free ride for too long, and are awash in cash.

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(This is my design but please – you can use it and improve on it. Print them up cheap. – Get them on cars in Alabama and get press on them. They send a strong message: VOTE OUT TRUMP GOP supporters. There is a large difference between a Republican and a sold out Trump Republican. Print them and distribute them to your support team members please. Its like those MAGA hats but with an honesty behind them.  It WILL work. People respond to branding. The word “Trump” can also be taken as a verb, so trump Republicans also means to outdo Republican political hacks.)

If you are a GOP member or supporter reading this, please consider that though you and your GOP friends are likely fine and decent people, Trump’s GOP congress members are not your friends. They simply don’t behave the way friends do.

  • Would a friend work so hard to take away your healthcare? 
  • Would a friend turn your child’s college education into an expensive affair that’s often hardly worth the effort?
  • Would a friend say one thing and then do another?

Trump GOP congressmen offer us lip service, but they have shown no love for actual people since Trump became president. This is because Donald Trump himself finds it hard to be close to people. And that is because Trump and his friends seem to view people as objects or cattle – to be milked. That attitude started for Trump when he owned casinos in AC, which is a business where other’s losses are your gain. We know about casinos in Alabama. Trump is still a casino boss at heart.

Alabamans! Know this too. Hillary is not coming back! She really is not. You don’t have to worry about her. Even the left admits she was a bit tone deaf and self-serving. Relax on that. You don’t have to vote GOP to keep HRC away. The GOP still speaks of HRC (and OBAMA) to distract you from thinking about them and what they want for their own and not for us – which is more because they are greedy souls and we can all see that now. They had a year to show their true colors. Enough!

Today, it is Donald Trump and his GOP associates that are your enemies. They are mostly self-serving middlemen trying to get ahead on your sweat, with little work, and without regard to public service they swear oaths to. 

Alabaman women!  I also think most Alabaman women, the instinctual creatures that they are, know all this down deep. Vote them all out! And its not for sexual allegations that Roy Moore should be voted out. It is for who he is and who he is aligned with. He is not your friend! Neither is Trump.

The Special Election in Alabama

The special election in Alabama is positioned at a pivotal point in our country’s history. Even if this sexual allegation had not come out on Roy Moore, Moore is in bed with Donald Trump. And that alone should give you pause to support him.

This is not about me but I know Mr. Trump. I went to school with him. He cheated on his homework at age 20. Big deal. But that attitude of cheating to win never left him. He has had foreign bank accounts for 30 years and he won’t show his taxes. Why? To conceal his financial crimes? Can you really think of an honest reason he won’t show his taxes beyond the old “it’s nobody’s business”?

Trump is supposed to be a public servant. And yet, Trump has never done a selfless thing for anybody else in entire life. He has given almost no charitable contributions from his own pocket. He would think that would be stupid. And he certainly does not care about you or Alabamans except how your support can help him get richer.

Ask yourself this. If Trump cared about Americans or Alabamans, why does his daughter own sweatshops in China to create her clothing? That alone should tell you something. Could not that same clothing be made in Alabama, where the cotton is grown? That should tell you that the Trump’s don’t care for anything but personal wealth for themselves. And Roy Moore in on his team. Trump’s team members are not your friends and they don’t want to be your friends. 

Add to that the obvious notion that our president, regardless of who he may be, needs to be vetted as an honest patriot or we run the risk of having foreign governments rape and plunder the coiffures of our country from the inside out.

So even if Roy Moore was not accused of being a pedophile, being a Trump Republican is enough incentive for you to send Congress and this nation a message. Enough! We are better than this.

There is a difference between decent Republican people, decent Republican politicians (like McCain, Romney and Corker and many more) and Trump Republicans, who turn a blind eye to everything decent to fatten their own pockets.

I ask that you seriously consider voting against Roy Moore in the special election. If you don’t like the Democrat guy, write in the name of someone you know or trust to represent your interests. I ask that you send the message that decent people in America are outraged at what we are witnessing. And yes, Moore is important to the Trump GOP machine, so they have a majority to continue their Russian-backed agendas of destroying everything that was good about America and making themselves richer at our expense.

We can do something to restore justice for our neighbors and children. We can agree to identify and vote out all Trump Republicans and reset the path of our country back to the decent loving place it can be. I have nothing against GOP members like McCain who are not sworn to protect their “king”.

Send Congress a message. Vote all Trump Republicans out of office.

A movement started in Virginia. Let that spirit continue in Alabama, and soon we will see the change we all want and need.

Thank you for your consideration.

And here is a song to keep you inspired. Use bits of it if you like. From 4 minutes in – out – there is great sound bytes for radio. I wrote and produced this on the days after Trump won – if you can call that winning.

Thank You. Put those stickers on your staffers cars. Get press on them. You need more? Ask me. I made them for about 40 cents each. You can make your own too. The new design in this letter is even better than the originals which were made pre-2016 election.

I do this all from the heart. I want my classmate Donald Trump out of office ASAP.

 

 

 

 

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Thank you for your consideration.

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Tax Break? The GOP Is Coming for Our Homes – Again!

 homesThis is the thinking behind the GOP tax plan. Remember, a cold heart does not supply warm caring solutions. 

#1 – Eliminating the tax write off for home mortgages does not burden the poor or renters. It also does not burden those who are so rich that their houses are fully paid for.  The middle class – and particularly the middle class in states that charge income taxes – suffer greatly under this act. The tax adjustment adds up to a boon to the rich and to the poor without homes or mortgages – but a crippling burden on the middle class citizens that have homes with mortgages.

#2. The GOP tax plan collects less revenue than the current system, but our governmental obligations to the people such as healthcare, infrastructure, education, do not go away. That means our national DEBT will go UP even more under this plan. They don’t even deny that! That then devalues our currency further and simultaneously forces the interest rates to float upwards. ( Remember, they just got rid of Yellen. There was a  reason for that.) When interest rates go up – home values go down! That’s common sense. And then what happens is there are more personal bankruptcies and the super rich step in and buy back the middle classes’ homes on the cheap.

Remember how this same debacle happened at the end of the Bush term in 2008? It is destined to happen again under this GOP tax plan. Who benefited from that 2008 debacle? The big banks and the super rich like Jared Kushner and Robert Mercer, et al. Cold-hearted people do NOT supply warm solutions – not ever!

The GOP tax plan is a diabolical two-step plan designed to let the super rich gain a further stranglehold on average Americans. It must be resisted with all our inner strength.

Get in touch with your INDIVISIBLE chapter. Voting out Trump GOP members at every level of government will continue to be out path back to an America we all can respect. 

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Raise Our Voices is a song I wrote exactly one year ago today. ( SoundCloud ) Raising our voices at the polls, the workplace and on social media continues to be the path back to a better USA for all of us.

Great job Tuesday. But don’t rest on that. These super rich international players are still working hard ( if you can call that work) to bankrupt America and buy it back cheap.

Continue to vote the Trump GOP, and all their stooges in DC – out of office!

 

Make America United Again – Polibots

With what came out on Hillary’s DNC election shenanigans today, it’s pretty clear the election of 2016 was a sordid affair on all sides. Both candidates were clearly willing to cheat to win. Trump said this early on his campaign. “What does it matter if I don’t win?” He was even willing to enroll Russian spies to help him. Hillary was happy to throw Bernie under the bus to win. So both sides were clearly crooked. Winning was just too important to these people … and to their parties. And that’s because behind these parties, there are large financial contributors who expect payback for their “investments”. If we don’t find a way to get money out of politics, this insanity is not going away.

American voters sort of knew their two candidate choices were both sold out. For voters, the 2016 election was more about voting out an established, entrenched and tone deaf governmental system than voting in anyone. Bernie, who delivered his populist message from the heart, was played by HRC, who was played by Trump. It was like rock/paper/scissors and spy vs. spy – combined.

Do we want 2016 to be the new standard in US elections? I don’t think so. Maybe politicians don’t mind this syndrome, as they can find ways to milk a rig-able system, but the general population really hates it. That’s why congress has such a low popularity.

2018 is a year away. If we go back to DEM vs GOP, to left vs. right, progressive vs. liberal, god vs. science, white vs. black, Christian vs. Muslim, we will continue to sink as a nation. Divided we will fail. That’s pretty clear.

We need a political attitude adjustment, – a fresh inspiring new idea that can erase the borders we have constructed in our minds.  Maybe this simple idea is it: imagine there were no political parties – or more of them!

The two party system plays a huge part in keeping our country divided. And do you know who likes that? Big business! They do better when their is no unity, focus or drive in the spirit of the working class. And its big business that pays off the politicians. In this new oligarchy of big business, they can bust up unions, not pay for the old and sick and pollute the environment for profit. And if we don’t stop this, the living standards here in USA will continue to sink – as they have been since the 1980’s.

There is an easy way to break up the two-party system. Think along with me. Bernie is in good health. He can run as an independent or create a mini-party that supports his own brand of government. But 2020 is too far away. 2018 will be the divining moment. Imagine if a political outsider – like Tom Steyer, the billionaire turned environmentalist, a seeming Democrat, enrolled a partner from the other party and started a new party/union so to speak. Imagine if Steyer, Corker, Sanders – and/or McMullen said they were going to work together to solve our problems and run as a ticket in 2020.

A simple union between a few key people could change everything. We now have the appetite for this. Americans would absolutely love this because we know we can’t go on divided. The space between the left and right must be closed – but if we try to argue it out – it will never work. Never. We need two adults – well meaning public servants – one from the left and one from the right – to agree to work together, outside of their previous parties. This ticket would surely win in a landslide in 2020, but it could do a great job changing things in 2018 as well.

This would be the way I would run this union. This is my idea, but I am open to other ideas of course. A web site is put up which simulates a mock government. Our key government issues are posted. The population gets educated on the issues at the site from people with experience in the various fields. Videos, chat rooms and a place to have discussions are created. No “bad words” are allowed. (Sorry to go all 1950’s on you, but words can bridge gaps or divide us.)

And then there is a place to place mock votes and take polls. It’s a democracy, so the majority rules. Politicians can make their arguments too,  but the population’s majority sentiment must rule if the USA is going to continue to be called a democracy. In this world, we hardly need politicians to do anything more than educate us and do what we ask in Congress.

A trend we hear more and more about these days is robots replacing humans in the workplace. I don’t favor robots that take away jobs, like self-driving cars would. But when people cannot do their jobs honestly, maybe that’s a place where robots would work better than humans. Robot politicians? In this ideal world I described above, politicians must function as robots. Polibots! They do what their constituents request of them. They cannot be re-programmed, suborned or bribed.

Regardless of what Trump GOP representatives say about promises made on the trail,  my polibots could not support or advance busting the ACA, or tax breaks for the rich because polls show the American people don’t want the GOP’s healthcare or tax breaks for the rich, business-owner class. Both these GOP ideas have support levels that are close to 22%. So they would be DOA in a real democracy.

It sounds like such a dream. A real democracy. A way forward where we build infrastructure, create new jobs that are clean. But we have the software to do all of this right now. All we need is two key people to form a working left/right union and put up a web site. I see the desire for this kind of union – not only in the population – but in the tone of certain key players as well.

So now I ask my followers to make this suggestion to people you can imagine working together with members from the other side and actually stepping away from their parties. Corker seems ideal as he has already has stepped aside. Bernie is an independent – a man who already knows how parties corrupt. McMullen had his own party and Steyer wants a government focused making the USA #1 again in energy and infrastructure. I’d be happy if they all joined forces and started something really new here. And I don’t think I would be alone.

If you like this idea – spread it around on social media. Throw a stone and make a ripple. That’s how these things get started.

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Let’s turn the Untied States of America into the United States of America – again. Or should I say, let’s Make America United Again.

I will add this. The WW11 generation fought to preserve democracy in the 1940’s. Their sacrifices will be recorded historically as an effort done in vein if we continue to allow money to sell us out the way we are.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dark Hearts of Trump Republicans Will Not Deliver Light

written March 2017 – updated October 25th

Thanks to those who raised their voices, the GOP healthcare bill that clearly showed the GOP does not care about people’s health has failed … for now. They are two-stepping this however. They will try again and have said so. They will bankrupt the poor with a tax plan – and then the poor will be powerless. This is their plan. Consider this: 

Had those who raised their voices against healthcare been silent, the GOP would have cheerfully repealed the safety net that protects the lives of 25 million Americans. It was an easy act for them and that reveals their level of care for actual people. Five our of six Americans did not like their bill, but the GOP vote was lopsided in support for the non-healthcare bill.

How can that happen in a truly representative government?  The answer is – it should not. But the GOP does not care about what their constituents think. 

Voting against one’s constituency should instantly make a representative an invalid agent. But as of now, if a representative votes for their own interests, its quite legal.  We’ve got to fix that … eventually.

Thankfully, what the GOP feared more than not getting their bill passed was not getting re-elected, because they know, once they are out of power, their corrupt money stream ends. 

Today, October 25th, 2017, the GOP voted to make it HARDER for people to sue their banks if they overcharge? Did they ask their constituents about this? Not! The bank lobby is paying them off. We will all be a little poorer by this move.

And this is how they are taking this country to new lows – step by step. They want us to be un-educated rabble here. They want our world to look more like the Hunger Games. It’s all for large business owners – because they offer the bribes. They call it lobbying. 

What does the GOP healthcare bill and this new bank bill say to you about the motives of their party and their leaders?

It’s clear they are not charitable or christian in the classic sense of caring for others. The GOP clearly said they were willing to let American people die so they can get a bill that lets young people be foolish, gets millionaires richer, and lets old poor folks get dead and off their minds. These politicians have greed disease. And they have the foreign bank accounts to deposit their graft money into. They can’t lose unless they are exposed.

Americans wake up! This tax bill is no different than their non-caring healthcare bill. People who prey upon others do NOT suddenly change their inspirations. They just adjust their tactics. 

You can’t expect benevolent light to pour out of a dark heart. It’s not going to happen. The casino owner, Donald Trump,  must have had somewhat of a a dark heart, because his business model only profited when people lost their money and often their status in life and family. Promoting gambling is an ugly businessdarkheart. But that’s how Trump chose to make his fortune. He had the dark heart to do that. Do you? Being a casino-owner is about the same as being a drug dealer. You profit. People lose.

Teachers , nurses, firemen, singers and doctors don’t do that. Many people choose to help others with their careers. Bob Dylan wrote ” We all have to serve someone”. I do that with my business. Most people do. Most people are good that way. But Trump’s heart was so dark, he even stiffed the honest contractors who built his casinos.

Do you still honestly still think Trump cares to make America great? 

Their plan is what it has always been. Make money with very little work. Steal. Don’t pay taxes but make that legal for them. Work against American’s best interests for profits. 

The Trumps occupy the oval office for one reason: to further enrich themselves.

This morning they said the exemption for 401K’s wont be part of the new tax plan. Their tax plan idea is to save a few lower income people some money, but take away their healthcare. They will have to pay much more than what they save for healthcare, just to stay alive. And dead is even better for them. They have robots – what do they need people for?

This is what these GOP people have done all their lives. This is why it was so easy for them to try to throw people off healthcare. They had no desire to fix it. Fixing it means joining the ranks of the modern nations of the world. But then … they can’t get those juicy insurance kickbacks. These government officials serve themselves and no one else. 

In 2018, all Americans must vote out all Trump Republicans. 

I sincerely think there has to be a purge of entrenched, sold out politicians from both parties. But anyone who does not vote the way their constituents want on an issue, has to go first. Once they vote against the will of their own people, they are shirking their duties as a representative. If they voted for that GOP healthcare bill – that should be enough to expose their dark heart. 

Representative means you re-represent the wills of others. It does not mean you present your own ideas – or ideas that serve your own personal goals. 

Trump likes to say the people elected him, so that means they want him to do what he wants to do. That is not the case. Most people who voted for Trump did so because they believed his heart was in the right place. Now, most of them know better. We all have clear evidence that his heart is not in the right place – not in a place of light.

The Revenge of the Average Americans in 2018

“Deplorable” is not my word. – Nor is it a word I would ever use to categorize any group of Americans. That word may have changed the course of history more than any other word ever uttered.  But the folks who voted for Trump are beginning to see he does not care about them and never has.

With the same impetus they had to vote out career politicians in 2016, or drain the swamp. they can and  should be moved to vote out all Trump Republicans in 2018. 

Why would anybody want these people in office? They are screwing our democracy, selling out to Russia, and ruining the real economy which is not the stock market! (That’s just a measure of business-owners’ profits.) The real economy is the way average Americans live. And these days, its paycheck to paycheck – the way it was just before the Great Depression.

And Trump’s dark heart has no desire to fix that.  There is a saying ” you can’t get blood from a stone”. In that metaphor, the blood is life and love. And a person who has closed his heart to others will never give life and love. They have made that decision long ago, seen it work for them, and they are not giving that up.

I prefer to say, “You can’t get light from a dark heart”. 

 

Why Did Putin Say “Trump is Acting in Accordance with His Own … Laws?

Trump is trying to legally become the first dictator of the USA. And if he gets away with it, the American democracy as we know it may be ruined for the foreseeable future. Then Putin has really won.

putin-hockeyListen to what Putin said at a USSR hockey game to our CBS reporter. He said with an undeniable smirk “Trump is acting in accordance with his own government”.

Why would he say that? Is that what he or anyone would say about Teresa May or Angela Merkel? I don’t think so. People assume that a country’s leaders are not breaking the laws of their own country. So why would he say that? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1NKWYepioA   May 10th, 2017. Putin speaks about the firing of James Comey. 

If you read between the lines, the way you always should with politicians, it seems to be about Comey’s firing but the undercurrent is about some sort of struggle Trump is having with his own government. Putin is saying, in effect, that Trump would prefer not to have an adversarial US government to deal with – (the way Putin has it in Russia as an elected dictator), but he is not breaking any US laws. He is in accordance. So it’s all OK. 

This statement by Putin occupied a space in his brain where Putin must forgive Donald Trump a bit, because Trump cannot yet deliver on whatever promises he had been given for his election help. The subtext is that Donald will need some time to make things “whole”. So this is the pass Putin gives Donald Trump, “He is acting in accordance with his own government.”  

It also tells me that Putin has given Trump some concrete orders and/or there is a large debt to make whole – and now he is just patiently waiting for them to be executed in due time without breaking any US laws. Are they about lifting sanctions? Probably. But there could be much more in that back channel.  

That back channel they wanted to set up was clearly an attempt to create safe space for collusion and yet more plotting against the people of the US for whom Putin and Trump have absolutely no love. And who is the brains behind all this? Trump is really not smart enough to be as sinister as Vladimir Putin. The real boss is indeed Vladimir Putin. But Trump would like to be as smart as Putin. He’s made it abundantly clear how much he really admires that man. 

Witness how Trump’s appointees take liberties with spending exorbitant amounts on plane trips and then use the same line –“I did not break any laws”.  Is that all any of these politicians know? Lawyer up then do what you must to get ahead? That is actually the real Trump modus operandi. Always has been. 

So I see Putin as having communicated this to Donald Trump in some way. 

Donald. Use your own rules, lawyers and state press (Fox). Get the right people around you and elected to key offices. Then what I have here in Russia, – it can happen for you and your family, even in the USA. You’ll never have to hear the press belittle you again. Then you and I will rule the world.”

And Trump took that bait, sold-out greed-monger that he is. 

Don’t let RED happen here. Not here. That’s just too stupid.

Vote out every Trump Republican in 2018 and we won’t have to worry about this any more. Then we can all get back to our lives. 

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Make a bumper sticker! Or find your own way to let everyone know how you feel. That’s all its going to take. Our numbers are too strong. Let’s f l e x our numbers. This is easy. We are USA citizens! Let’s keep it that way … please. 

What do we do after we conclude Trump was working with the Russians?

posted January 2017 – updated October 17, 2017

I have been saying Trump has been in bed with Russia for over 30 years. I believe the relationship began in AC and involved the billion dollars he never lost and a desire to not pay taxes on that revenue stream. I believe he laundered that billion overseas and got a taste for international crime in the 1980’s.  We are getting closer to figuring this out every day. Money leaves trails, as long as sincere people are looking.

The big question that now remains is:

Will we stop an illegal president before he goes fascist on us, starts a war, shuts down the media and turns our beautiful democracy into a mess that is not easily fixed?

We see him taking the first steps of a would-be repressive government. Firing scientists. Telling boldface lies to the press. Calling the press “fake news”. Undermining the healthcare of American citizens. Trying to give more tax breaks to the wealthy!  By now, many of his own supporters realize they made a huge mistake. 

Many, if not most Americans now believe Trump was and is compromised. We’re getting closer to hard proof, but Trump’s attempts to shut down the investigations – his by any means possible credo – is the most damning evidence to any rational person. He wont give up either. Trump will offer huge amounts of money to install key people to hush his crimes. He is trying this in his own way every day. Comey said no and was booted. Mueller will not bend. But its still anyone’s guess if the truth will make it to the record. 

So, while we await our system, and without being judge and jury, I have this question for all Americans to ponder and that includes our cabinet members, Trump’s GOP “friends”, CIA and FBI agents, our servicemen who put their lives on the line – and even his bodyguards!

What would you really do, or want done if  you discovered Trump has been compromised by Russia and/or worked with Russia to fix his election? 

Would you still protect him, because he is president?  Would you want him treated like any other traitor?  What should we really want done as the United States?  

I created a metaphor to help you visualize this pending problem that grows larger every day and draw a proper conclusion.

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Imagine if an alien species from was able to fix a US presidential election and they got their alien life force “guy” to win. Imagine that alien is now the president, and as president it inherits the presidential powers and protections. Those same protections would be used by the alien to keep us from finding out that the alien actually fixed the election- to keep us in the dark.  They could also keep us from finding out that the alien president has an agenda that does not benefit our citizens – a secret loyalty to his own species! What a tale.

Now imagine that some lowly congressperson figures out that the alien fixed the election.  Does that alien still rightly have his presidential protections or powers? If so, how does this movie end happily? It does not. Our collective answer better be no, the alien president no longer has the presidential protections and powers – or we have already lost our democracy.

My fellow US citizens. It is essential that once we discover we have an alien or criminal president, that he immediately loses the powers and protections of the presidency. The powers and protections of the presidency are only valid if the president himself is valid. Those lost protections must include the pardon power!

To not see that clearly, or to ignore this in a partisan fever, would be to miss the very real launching pad for fascism and to invite the end of our democracy to take root in the USA.

Any civil servant should immediately lose the protections and powers of their office the moment they are found guilty of the crime of trying to fix their election to attain that office.

And this is exactly why Donald Trump always insists that his presidency was won fairly, in spite of the mounting evidence. He knows he has these pardon powers, but someone must have explained to him that once they find that smoking gun the powers and protections of the presidency could go out the window. So Trump has to say Russia is fake news to save his own neck. 

Should Trump, his family, friends or staffers, be found guilty of election crimes, we must be ready to disavow Trump’s presidency, its actions and even many of its appointees. Would we allow that alien to keep his appointees? They could be aliens too, right? That’s how we have to think about this. 

Once proven, Russia-gate won’t be fake news; it will be fake president. 

So let’s figure out what exactly what we should do when the truth about the 2016 election comes out. It should not be long now. I’d like to hear more discussion about what we do after we know for sure that Trump, his family or appointees have been part of a team effort to subvert democracy in the USA.

Do we allow Pence, an appointee of the alien president to become the new president? – Or are all cabinet members guilty by association to the alien president? 

How we should handle this is a very important discussion because it impacts our approach to zeroing in on the truth. If we allow his regime to stand, have we eliminated the problem? I don’t think so. But that’s just me. What do you think?

DJ Trump seems to alienate everyone. That should not seem strange any longer. He was an alien in college; he did not connect well with others and lived in his own aristocratic bubble. In business he was heartless, ruthless and a scoundrel. And now as president his disconnect is truly dysfunctional. So if he alienates people,  well that’s what aliens actually do. They alienate.   Joseph Aronesty