Saturday, January 27, 2024

Illegal Immigration is not an "Invasion," and Donald Trump did not engage in "Insurrection."

by Rod Williams, Jan. 27, 2024- I know people engage in hyperbole to make a point. The problem at our southern border is serious.  I am not minimizing it. However, Article 1, Section 10, Clause 3 of the Constitution allowing a State to "engage in War" if "actually invaded," probably was not meant to cover unarmed people wading across the Rio Grande.  

What Dondald Trump did leading up to January 6th and on that day and sense is despicable. I am not minimizing it.  However, I suspect that 14th Amendment, Article 3 of the Constitution saying one who "engaged in insurrection" cannot hold certain elective offices applies to Trump's actions. Trump egged on a mob; I doubt that amounts to engaging in insurrection. He has not been charged or convicted of doing so.  

Words have meaning. When using the Constitution to justify certain action we need to determine what the constitution really meant by the words used. The words of the Constitution cannot be stretched to mean whatever one wants them to mean. 

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