Saturday, June 11, 2016

The Republican Party Has to Dump Donald Trump

 …. It has no option whatsoever
Despite the obvious racism Trump displayed in his rantings about Muslims and Mexicans, in particular, there was always just enough obfuscation about what he actually meant for the Republican Party to duck, dive and wriggle.
Now there is simply no room to wriggle.  His attack on U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel for just being of Mexican roots, was undeniable racist, and none other than Paul Ryan, Party Leader confirmed this much in observing that this accorded with the textbook  definition of racism.
Other Party leaders have mumbled this and that but have not been able to deny that this was indeed racist. Mitt Romney however has made no bones about the fact that Trump is racist.
It is also necessarily the case that, at a stroke, he has characterized all humans of Mexican blood or heritage as untrustworthy, because if a Mexican Judge cannot be trusted, simple logic determines that no Mexican can be trusted. So in Trump’s America this grouping stands to be victimized as deviant.
To-day Trump included, in Hillary Clinton rant and froth, that “we will protect and defend Christians”repeating this and removing any doubt about the exclusivity of this protection by way of hand signal/gesture.
 At a stroke Trump has committed to a fundamental breach of the Social Contract, in terms of which all citizens must be protected equally in return for their loyalty to the State, whatever their political affiliations, race, colour of religion.
Incidentally, all Christians should very easily understand that the above constitutes a brazen repudiation of what is at the very heart of the teachings of Jesus Christ as expressed by – “love thy neighbour as thyself, and do unto others as you would have them do unto you”.
The Republican Party has no option but to dump Trump. There can be no wriggling. It cannot be the case that it endorses racism and un-constitutionalism, because the Constitution, in letter and spirit stipulates equality as not negotiable. The obvious analogy is that it would have to dump a candidate who was uncovered as a serial killer/rapist whatever the popular vote.
It matters not that he enjoys popular support. For instance, a law that is passed in terms of popular support, will still be struck down by the US Supreme Court if it is inconsistent with the Constitution. This is not rocket science. It is not complex jurisprudence. It is 2nd year law stuff.
We should remember that Watergate was a saga in which the Republican Party led and brought home the indictment against President Richard Nixon that the President and the Constitution could not be incongruent.

So Republican leaders need to get the above confirmed by its legal eagles and give notice that at the upcoming Republican Convention the Party of Lincoln, Roosevelt, Eisenhower and Reagan has no option but to rule that, just as it cannot endorse a rapist, it cannot endorse a racist and a candidate who is also bent on breaching reconstitution.
For more clarity on this issue view this masterful take by Senator Elizabeth Warren.


On 19 July 2016 the Republican Party official endorsed a bigoted, misogynist, mendacious, brazen lying fraudster as its candidate to be President of the United States of America.

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