Dictator or President? Where Are the Republicans Who Want to Preserve the American Democracy?

This blog used to be about the etymology of English words. But our country is under attack, and really all other pursuits, conversations and blog posts seem trivial right now. I figure words like COLLUDE and COMPROMISED are in the news a lot and it could be interesting to share their etymologies to all.  So then:

C-words are largely about anything a claw can do. Close, chew, crush, carry, collect, contact, chain, chase, etc. I know it sounds like a bold claim, but I have found the English C looks like a claw for a reason; the C first represented a bird’s claw because bird’s go coo and caw. Make a short list of basic C-words and sense the closure in an inordinate percentage of them.

So a CONNECTION is a connected “neck” or “nexus”. The Russians made a connection with agents here in the USA with the intent to affect the election and have a connection with the next president of the United States. We all know that much now. 

spiesCOLLUDE is a form of COLLUSION. The LUSION part refers to PLAYING. Best example word is LUDICROUS – with a sense of play in it. Those who collude, play together in some way. It’s clear there was some play or collusion with Russians, in that sense of the word.

Now CONSPIRE gets to the SPIRIT of the encounter. You can see part of the word SPIRIT hiding in CONSPIRE. To me, SPIRIT has PYRE (FIRE) in it because a spirit is like a fire burning inside you. People who conspire share a spirit. It may not be a benign spirit. But it burns inside them. And that is also what is going on with the Trumps and the Russians. They are conspiring. That’s why Trump never says a really bad thing about the Russians. Mexicans, Muslims, Democrats and actors are all somehow fair game – but not Russians. It’s called a tell in poker. But anyone with common sense can see this is going on. 

Now on COMPROMISE – it gets even more interesting. It literally means “promise together”. It means quid pro quo in that sense. It means I promise to you and you promise to me. We can’t have a president who has been compromised or is compromise-enabled. I think we can all agree on that, right? Left and right. Right?

And compromising with foreign agents to affect an election in the USA, whether the effort is effective or not, is not patriotic, moral nor legal here. It’s treason and it is not and cannot be allowed under the rules of espionage in our democracy. Not unless our democracy no longer cares if it becomes a fascist nation. Because that is what I now see as Trump’s new spiritual focus: making America beholden to him only, like a dictator does.  Like that smart cookie in North Korea, I guess too. And his friend, Vlad. Rulers have it good in dictatorships. They “can do anything”. They can grab the entire nation by its pussy. And they let you get away with it … when your a dictator. Sound familiar?

Stay ahead of Trump’s next move. He never wants to lose. That’s all you have to know. Because of what Trump has done to get elected, he knows down deep that legally becoming a dictator is really the only way he comes out not paying for his crimes at all. He’s working on that 24/7. That is his entire agenda.  He’s even got us paying for his lawyers and protection. Nothing else gets done. We’ll go broke trying to defend him. But he won’t. 

And so we continue to see Trump firing those who are not 100% loyal to him or speak about the Russian hack as if it happened for real.  He is trying to become the judge and jury for his own crimes. He now even speaks of pardoning those who have aided him in his crimes against the state. This is dictator speak folks. 

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. And then Putin has really won.

putin-hockeyListen to what Putin said at some hockey game to our reporters. He said with an undeniable smirk “Trump is dealing with his government”. He said that because that is what Trump told him when he asked when those sanctions were going to be lifted. Trump said “I’m trying, Vladimir. But it’s not as easy here. I have to deal with my government and my press.” To which Putin answered, “Not me Donny. I fixed all that. You can do it too. Use your own rules, lawyers, state press. It can happen even in the USA. Then you and I will rule the world, comrade.”

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

Kudos to Republican Richard Painter for using the word TREASON on the news today. We need to be hearing much more of that, because that is what really happened …. here in the USA.

Where are the Republicans who want to be remembered for preserving the democracy?

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Has the Entire Executive Branch Been Suborned?

Suborn – to bribe or induce (someone) unlawfully, to secretly perform a misdeed, to secretly commit a crime.

At some point in time and before something reckless is attempted, we are going to have to know the truth about the 2016 election. There are many obvious reasons for this, but I am herein making a plea that the investigative process to be put on a fast track, with a goal to reach conclusion within 60 days, if possible. 

manchurian2The Russian trail has reached the White House and many of the president’s advisers and cabinet picks are under suspicion. It’s been pretty obvious to many of us all along that something feels not right.  Jared Kushner would never have made a secrecy request to Russian agents without the approval or an actual order from his father-in-law. Trump is in on everything his subordinates and family members have done for him. We cannot assume Trump was not in the know. That has been the classic “Mafia don” alibi for murder, ” I didn’t do it, I didn’t know”.  Of course, the dons don’t get their hands dirty … but they order the hits and are culpable. No soldier takes serious action without telling the don.

Trump’s soldiers may have colluded with Russian spies to win the election – and now they will be doing the Russian agenda as payback one way or another – or Putin can leak the truth about he knows and totally sink Donald Trump. What would Putin care? This is how the greedy, or the unwittingly suborned become the blackmailed.

The entire executive brand may have be suborned. And don’t they all have to take the Trump pledge of loyalty? 

What we now have as American citizens, regardless of our affiliation or lack thereof,  is a dangerous security situation.

#1  There is currently neither enough confidence nor trust in Trump, or any of Trump’s highest level candidates, to efficiently run our government in a way that is focused on improving the life experience of ordinary Americans. Nor are we assured that they are not part of a suborned group of Russian-aligned politicians, to whom we have just given the keys to our weapon systems. This is foolish and very dangerous! We have way too much at stake here to gamble on Trump’s claims of innocence – or fake media. Both citizen and president Trump have repeatably shown they can’t be trusted to be honorable. The facts we know don’t add up any longer to most Americans. 

#2 And we really can’t afford all this bickering any more. It’s shameful and wasteful. In four agonizing months, we have become a the total laughing stock of the planet’s first-world countries. And the people’s business is on the back burner. 

The Conditional Impeachment of Donald Trump

So, for the good of the nation’s well-being and security, I am proposing that a few house and senate representatives announce and initiate a 2-step impeachment process.

  • If Donald Trump does not show his taxes forthwith, he is quickly impeached. All his cabinet choices should be considered invalid or impeached as well. 
  • If Donald Trump does show his taxes forthwith the investigation continues on a fast track with the goals of finding out:
  1. What happened in the 2016 election? 
  2. What’s going on now in our government now?                                                                                                                                                                                                                         It comes down to this. Would Donald Trump would rather be impeached than show his taxes? There can be no delay. For the good of the national security, Donald Trump’s taxes must be revealed immediately. If he refuses to cooperate, we have the right not be naive or trusting, and to assume Trump has something serious to hide and that he therefore can’t be trusted to run our government – and hence he must  be impeached. 

Since all of his picks may be suborned, we probably should bestow the mantle of POTUS to Paul Ryan in the interim. Even though we do not know Ryan is not involved, he holds today the same position that he did before all this began. And he is third on line for the presidency.

Now if the president does cooperate and show his taxes, he and his chosen staff should certainly continue to preside. Fair is fair. But until this is resolved, their in-discretionary war powers should be taken away, for obvious reasons. Congress must now have to sole power to make war during the FBI investigation.  The sheer numbers of people in Congress will serve a safety valve in this interim period. American safety must be an extra high priority now. We know that he knows that war tends to shut down internal investigations. A war made to keep him in power cannot be ruled out. We see they are capable of doing anything for their own interests. If he engaged with Putin to win an election ( and he did say ” what does it all matter if he doesn’t win?”) he can not be trusted at all. 

The president must be completely helpful during the investigation and may not refuse any requests of Chief Investigator Mueller. If he does, he and his staff are all  considered impeached. We need this resolved as quickly as possible – not 2 years from now. With this ultimatum, I believe we can get to the truth in less than 60 days. 

Dear Congressman, please note: This plan has promotional appeal to ordinary folks on the right and left because we all pay taxes, and we all know Donald Trump bragged that he did not like to pay taxes. This irks all taxpayers, left and right. So there is this large bipartisan agreement that Donald Trump should indeed reveal his taxes for the good of the country. This is actually the most unifying element between the left and the right. Polls bear this out. So we must seize this unifying element to unite our country, and experience the collective empowerment that will come when we all demand Trump’s taxes in lieu of immediate impeachment.

This left/right appeal is a hugely valuable selling tool. People are going to agree with this on both sides. They already do!  Give Trump the option to show his taxes or be impeached. The court of popular sentiment will be the deciding vote anyway.  2018 is approaching. It is the sort of selling tool used on the Trump campaign trail. Trump knows, people can be sold – even when their best interests are at heart.  

Representative Green from Texas has enumerated legal reasons to impeach Trump. We need a few more congressional spokesmen. Just a few. They say “two constitutes reality”. I’d say four. At least one from each side. By adding the condition that Trump show his taxes to avoid immediate impeachment, we will find out right away where his heart is. Americans can’t afford not to know where his heart is at, nor should they be happy waiting. We can’t have a suborned executive branch. Time is not our friend here. 

Now, if Trump shows his taxes, the investigation will go into a fast track, because so many connections will be revealed obviously.  A speedy proper and conclusion has a much better chance of being realized with his taxes published. There can be no more waiting and delaying and no denial of evidence along the route. Donald Trump must put our country’s best interest ahead of his own.  It is something he has never done, going back to his draft-dodging and tax avoiding. But if he has been a reasonably honest player, he should have nothing to worry about. 

If any members congress do not support a conditional impeachment demand, and if  owing to that lack of congressional support, the motion to impeach does not carry the house under the existing laws, then all who stand in the way of conditional impeachment must be voted out in 2018. 

We must make our intentions very clear to all politicians. Citizens from the left and right must put that pressure on. There is no make-up for politicians on this. It they are not even interested in even seeing Trump’s taxes in these trying times, they are probably guilty of being suborned themselves, or they are in on this whole Russian affair. At the very least, congressmen would not be doing what representatives are supposed to do – represent their constituencies wishes.   Polls overwhelmingly show that most Americans actually want to see Trump’s taxes. Whoever stands in the way is part of the problem. 

subornShould we ultimately discover that the entire executive branch has largely been suborned during the campaign of 2016, or even that Trump himself was suborned, the cabinet selections of a suborned president obviously cannot be trusted to govern.  I think we can all agree on that. It may then be reasonable to discuss one other option. I know I am getting way ahead here. 

We may have to push the 2020 presidential election up to 2018? It’s time to think out of the box. We deserve and actually need a functioning government, elected by a true American majority – in an election that can not be rigged or even affected by foreign powers. Otherwise, we have actually lost our democracy, right?

Our vote is the heartbeat of the spiritual being called American democracy. 

JosephAronesty@gmail.com

Email me. I am making calls to representatives this week on this. The idea is to get his taxes or begin impeachment. Any congressman not on board gets voted out in 2018. Are you with me?