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originally posted by: veracity
I do not like how I can say this about another human being, however, if Trump was assassinated it would be for the better of the country.
If I were him, I would not have an inauguration ball but his ego would never allow that.
I just hope for the best.
originally posted by: veracity
originally posted by: JustMike
a reply to: veracity
Assassinating a US President or POTUS-elect is never going to be "for the better of the country". (By the way, it would be best to say "would be best for the country". But that is just to help you, because I see that English is not your first language.)
An assassination of a president means that an individual or small group of people act against the will of the people who chose that person as president. In a totalitarian regime, like eg Iraq under Saddam Hussein -- when there was only one candidate for president on the ballot -- assassination might seem like a reasonable alternative. (Though I do not support murder!) But in a country like the USA, where by absolute law, the President is chosen by a vote of its citizens and there is more than one candidate, then the law should be all that matters. And, this law should be followed. Always!
A POTUS can only serve a maximum of eight years. That is also the law. But the people of the US have the right to choose another candidate even after their POTUS has only served four years. And, if the President does something against the laws, the Congress has the right to put that President on trial and even remove him (or her) from the office of President. The laws of the USA were written to make sure of this.
So, why commit the terrible crime of murder, to remove someone who might only be President for four years? Or a maximum of eight years? How can that be good for a country like the USA, which has a system to choose their President, and it is a system that works well? Yes, many people do not like the result if their candidate loses, but that is the system and the law.
Assassination within a system of government like the US has, is cowardly. It also does not respect the will of millions of people. In my opinion, if anyone assassinates Trump or any elected US President, that person is not worthy of any respect. That person is a low criminal. Nothing more.
I repeat: murdering a President of the United States is never good for the country. It is the action of a coward and it goes against the law and the will of the people who elected that leader.
Sorry my way of thinking flies by you. It's the person, not just the fact he is president elect. Would you be happy and willing to swear in Hitler?
Did JFK sign his death warrant by firing CIA chief?
Agency reminded him of vow within days of taking office
Presidential historian Robert Dallek reported that two days after JFK became president, the CIA began pushing him to move against Cuba.
At a Jan. 22, 1961, meeting of Secretary of State Dean Rusk; Secretary of Defense Robert MacNamara; Attorney General Robert Kennedy; Army General Lyman Lemnitzer, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and various national security and foreign policy experts, Dulles stressed the U.S. had only two months “before something had to be done about” the Cubans being trained covertly by the CIA in Guatemala.
The CIA knew it had Kennedy over a barrel, with his aggressive statements about Cuba virtually setting him up to be blackmailed by Richard Bissell and Nixon, the top proponents from the beginning of a Cuba invasion plan.
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originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: carewemust
I think you can be pretty sure the Secret Service will be on the ball.
It's a concern, but not a great one, IMHO.