The Constitutional Disaster That Wasn’t

The Constitutional Crisis That Wasn’t


In the four years of the chaotic Trump presidency, we have seen the words “constitutional crises” many times. But never here.

While the Personal Injury Act is the focus of this blog – hence the name of the blog – you have seen me delve into politics over and over again, even though I try very hard to make it relevant to my overall subject.

Still, I diverge, and surely a constitutional crisis if I thought it existed would lead me to post the rare “me to” post. I resisted.

I’ve always believed in our voting system. Whether Trump was trying to get the Russians, Chinese, Ukrainians or anyone else to do his dirty work for him by involving them in our affairs, I always thought that those who stood by his side had a price would pay.

I even thought during Impeachment 1.0. The GOP’s almost unanimous support for blocking the abuse of power investigation, ignoring obstruction, blocking witnesses, and blocking legislative oversight of the executive would one day create costs.

I held on to that thought as Trump launched dozen of frivolous lawsuits to contest the election. Unlike others, I found it good to see. Let the lawsuits be put down. Again and again. Heavy. It was a good thing that the lawsuits were so dire and generally denied by the judges, regardless of who appointed them.

I also captured this thought during this year’s January 6th uprising. A few thousand rioters trying to block democracy would not happen. Even if they blew up the Capitol. After all, these weren’t the millions of people marching in the streets as we saw in the early days of the Trump administration.

And now at last these chickens have come home to sleep. In four years, the GOP lost the White House, the House of Representatives, and the Senate. That is an impressive achievement. There may have been various crises, but they were not constitutional.

Furthermore, the slaughter of the GOP due to Trumpism is not complete. We’ll see investigations, records of Trumpet wrongdoing will be removed from the executive for good, people will now speak without fear of the mean tweet or fear of firing, books will be written, and supporters of Trumpism will regain a foothold in two years’ time Fire.

Maybe it’s an undeserved belief in the Constitution that I have, but I have it. I still do. The rule of law must apply because the alternative is anarchy.


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