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Sat Mar 28, 2020, 03:35 PM

If the US is "at war" against the virus, isn't trump guilty of treason?

for being AWOL? At least for delaying or denying aid to blue states ("I just don't call them" )? He described himself as a "wartime president". Many others in government and the media are calling it a war.

So, question 1: Can Congress declare actual war on a disease? (Like the war on terror or drugs?) .

Question 2: If so, wouldn't any act against US citizens that helps the "enemy" be considered treason?

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Reply If the US is "at war" against the virus, isn't trump guilty of treason? (Original post)
flibbitygiblets Mar 2020 OP
Eliot Rosewater Mar 2020 #1
DFW Mar 2020 #2
murielm99 Mar 2020 #3
TwilightZone Mar 2020 #4

Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 03:39 PM

1. I have been assured by more than one trumper that he is doing a FABULOUS job

and that Obama is the one who fucked it up.

Up against that kind of misinformation, many MANY will get infected and MANY will die.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 03:48 PM

2. I'm sure the South thought that of Jefferson Davis, too--for a while, anyway.

We're not up against an army but a mass psychosis.

The enemy isn't holed up in some military barracks but rather in the boardrooms of Fox "News" and National Hate Radio. America's problem is that you can't aim a ray gun at someone or give them a pill and have them become suddenly rational. Were that the case, President Obama would have been elected in 2016, after the two terms of President Hillary Rodham Clinton, whose two terms came after the two terms of President Al Gore.

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 03:55 PM

3. War crimes.

What do we do to people who commit war crimes?

He held nuremberg rallies. Soon, we should have nuremberg trials.

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 04:21 PM

4. Nope.

Treason requires an armed conflict with a declared enemy, so it doesn't apply.

Besides, Trump's "wartime president" nonsense is the bleating of an eight-year-old and little more. In a just world, he'd be laughed off the stage.

He's guilty of plenty of other things, though.

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