• April 20, 2024

Guest Op-Ed: The Threat to Democracy Is NOT Donald Trump

 Guest Op-Ed: The Threat to Democracy Is NOT Donald Trump

Former President Donald Trump speaks in Richmond, Virginia, on Saturday.

President Donald Trump speaks in Richmond, Virginia, on Saturday. (WTVR CBS 6 / YouTube screen shot)Guest editorial by Jim Nelles

Imagine, if you will, a country in which local, state, and federal prosecutors coordinate with the ministry of justice, foreign-born billionaires, and the nation’s leader to keep the leader of the opposition party off the election ballot, and then bankrupt and imprison that opposition leader.

That country would face sanctions from the civilized world. Corporate media would decry the role of thugs who want to take the voice of the people away by denying them the ability to vote for their candidate of choice.

Perhaps people would even take to the streets to protest such actions and the death of democracy.

That could only happen in a third-world banana republic, right? After all, aren’t those the tactics of Putin in Russia, Maduro in Venezuela, and Castro in Cuba?

Sadly, this is not the situation under some socialist dictator. It is the current political situation in the United States under the Biden Administration.

The Republican front-runner and presumptive GOP nominee for president in the 2024 election is being attacked on multiple fronts through something that has become known as lawfare.

Fortunately, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled 9-0 on Tuesday, simply stating that responsibility for enforcing Section 3 against federal officeholders and candidates rests with Congress and the states the “judgment of the Colorado Supreme Court therefore cannot stand.”

This should once and for all eliminate any argument to keep the former president off the 2024 ballot.

Even though former President Trump can appear on the ballot, it is important to understand the history of the attempt to remove him from the ballot, and who was behind this effort.

Officials in Colorado, Maine, and Illinois ruled that Mr. Trump is ineligible to be on the 2024 presidential ballot because he violated the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

More specifically, these officials

Source: The Gateway Pundit

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