a reply to: JoshuaCox
You are right, of course, that it has not
been thoroughly debunked. It hasn't been substantiated either, which is the only reason I am arguing
against saying the claims are true. From a legal perspective, you are innocent of an accusation until evidence is provided of guilt, but naturally
that doesn't affect public/personal opinion.
I also believe some of the allegations seem unlikely, but like you I never rule out anything entirely when it comes to the elite/politicians (some of
them are pretty odd, Lol). That being said, if the allegations of criminal activity turn out to be true, I will be one of the biggest proponents of
impeachment. I personally have no tolerance for corruption, especially within the government we are all funding with vast sums of our money taken out
of every purchase we make/paycheck we receive.
It would also be nice if only vetted/substantiated information hit the public megaphone, and I think publishing unsubstantiated information (of such a
serious nature) is a pretty dishonest thing to do, in general. That being said, I think Trump is also wrong for the various false claims he has made
over the last 1-1 1/2 years also. For instance in his last interview he stated the DNC's alleged rigging of the primary was "illegal" when in reality
it is likely not illegal. It is
unethical and probably goes against the principles of actual democracy, but in my humble opinion it doesn't
rise to criminal conduct. That is to say that I can't produce any example from the U.S. code where such conduct constitutes a criminal act.
I know the President isn't perfect, and I know he has also done some dishonest things (this must be a DC thing, I guess). I also believe, in my heart
of hearts, that he has our nation's best interests in his heart and is at least trying to do the right thing for our country. That is my hope anyhow,
as anything less than a marked improvement in the living conditions for the American people will most probably result in a failed re-election campaign
We are facing some serious threats at home and abroad, and the infrastructure/economy are two things that need almost constant improvement/attention
to keep competitive and healthy. I think we are also to a point where things like automation and energy start playing a larger role in politics, and I
think his business experience makes him uniquely qualified to view these topics from a non-partisan set of eyes (heck, he's an Indy at heart. Most GOP
establishment guys can't stand him).
Maybe I am misjudging the President, I don't deny that he hasn't always made the right choices or said the right things. But it is my hope that he
will continue to learn and grow into his new job (far more important than any other job he's done) in a way that will benefit this country
If I am wrong, then I will stand corrected as I did when I voted for Pres. Obama twice. He was inspiring, and gave me hope that change (some change,
ANY change) could happen in Washington. Unfortunately, whether due to obstruction or incompetence (or both), Obama didn't bring the change I had hoped
for. To me at least it seemed like more of the same old song and dance, with a few notable exceptions.
I guess you could say I am hoping for the best in this situation. Either way, when the investigation is finished we will hopefully know for a fact
what is true and what isn't. From that point, it should be more clear who is pulling certain strings and for what purpose. Whatever happens, I hope we
can get through it as 1 nation and 1 people
edit on 11/3/2017 by JBurns because: (no reason given)