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Did the Supreme Court Get It Right by Granting Trump Immunity?

Did the Supreme Court Get It Right by Granting Trump Immunity?

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The Supreme Court’s recent deliberation over whether former President Donald Trump should be granted absolute immunity from charges stemming from his actions after the 2020 presidential election is monumental. Spanning nearly three hours, the Justices parsed through arguments that could reshape the constitutional understanding of presidential powers for generations.

Throughout the discussion, it was emphasized that every former president has always understood they could face indictment, a precedent solidified since Watergate. Key exchanges highlighted the historical instances where presidential actions were scrutinized, from Franklin D. Roosevelt’s internment of Japanese Americans to George W. Bush’s decisions regarding the Iraq War.

Justice Kavanaugh pointed out the seriousness of the stakes: if an incumbent president knows they could be criminally prosecuted by political rivals after leaving office, it could destabilize the democratic process. This sentiment resonates with those who fear our nation might descend into a vicious cycle of political retribution, akin to troubled democracies elsewhere.

Yet, others argued robustly that criminal accountability serves as a crucial check on executive power. There was a profound concern that exempting presidents from prosecution could embolden future leaders to engage in criminal behavior without fear of reprisal. Justice Alito poignantly questioned whether a regime where presidents pardoned themselves before leaving office would set a dangerous and unprecedented precedent.

The case has broader implications beyond Trump. It’s about safeguarding the integrity of the presidency and ensuring that no one, regardless of their office, is above the law. The Supreme Court faces a daunting task: balancing the need for legal accountability with the necessity of preserving a stable and functional democracy. The outcome will undoubtedly be a defining moment for our country’s constitutional future.

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21 Comments

  1. Donald Garber

    July 3, 2024 at 7:24 am

    Our nation did NOT GO down the tube
    While Mr.Trump was keeping our country on the Leading Edge of the
    WORLD!

    • burri8

      July 3, 2024 at 8:27 am

      Amen to that. This Country was in control under Mr Trump. Since Biden has taken over it has been a total disaster for this Country who was once a powerful Nation but now lacks leadership that the Democrats have caused along with Biden. This Country is being destroyed internally by the Democrats who believe in giving everything that should be earned away. The hatred that the Democrats have are pathetic. They are destroying America and it’s freedom of Speech and 2d Amendment rights. They also have destroyed the morality in America that once was a Strong ideology in America.

  2. Donald Garber

    July 3, 2024 at 7:47 am

    The money hungry power seeking Dem’s
    have put this Nation on the back
    burner to Collapse ,While robbing the people their hard working pay checks to try to pay Bidens blunder
    making debts on millions of illegal immigrants for the U.S.to support and make them leagle voters for Biden!

    • charles

      July 3, 2024 at 8:01 am

      This has been a clown show from the very start, and i might say it all came from democrats being willing to lie, steal cheat and to kill to take Trump out. Lets be real clear, covid just didn’t happen, it was planned, all, and if Trump had not announced his run for the white house none of these indictments would have happened, this lawfare began with them prosecuting General Flynn . The democrats are imploding, we need a two party system, but honestly, i would like to see the whole party banished.

    • burri8

      July 3, 2024 at 8:28 am

      You are so right!

    • burri8

      July 3, 2024 at 8:29 am

      You are so right.

  3. Grizz Mann

    July 3, 2024 at 8:07 am

    The ”Immunity” is granted to all Presidents for their State functions.

  4. Richard Chase

    July 3, 2024 at 8:31 am

    This politically motivated furor over the correct decision of the Supreme Court which actually serves to clarify and prevent the purely political prosecution of past presidents from the attempted prosecution by a successor of the opposite political party from the unfounded politically biased “lawfare” cases we now witness Trump being subjected to. Biden and his allies in the national mainstream media are trying to justify their claims against the carefully constructed and written constitutionally sound decision by mis stating (I.e., lying about) what it both actually says an means. Actually, it will unfortunately most probably protect Biden from being jailed in the future for the clearly illegal criminal financial acts he an his son have committed while President.

  5. Cathy

    July 3, 2024 at 10:41 am

    You get trump in office and you will live under a dictator he lies lies lies about everything. Can’t this country get better people to run our country

    • Christine

      July 3, 2024 at 10:49 am

      I keep hearing people say that Trump lied. I have yet to hear someone actually say what he lied about. I am so disappointed at the media for not giving pushback every time someone says that. As far as I can see Trump has done those things which she said he would do which is totally unlike any other politician. Anything that he did not complete it was because law, fair and politicians in the way of progress. Please stop making unfounded accusations. Give us examples.

      • Jerry C.

        July 3, 2024 at 2:51 pm

        He lies every time he opens his mouth – just like any other politician. Every time he claims he won the last election or that it was “stolen”, he lies.

      • Denise

        July 3, 2024 at 11:36 pm

        He lied about winning the election in 2020. He lied about immigrants taking over the country. Just for starters. He lied over 180 times during the debate – far too many lies to list here.

    • Denise

      July 3, 2024 at 11:38 pm

      If the president is above the law and has immunity, then the rule of law doesn’t exist anymore, and US as we know it is dead.

    • Tler

      July 5, 2024 at 2:05 pm

      Please share the data supporting your comment or is it just your emotional opinion?

  6. Christine

    July 3, 2024 at 10:46 am

    The Supreme Court only served to put into words that which has already been in action throughout the years of our Republic. And as far as the philosophy and actions of the Democratic card are concerned, it is A total injustice when you give a people a handout instead of a hand up. Human beings need morality, which is the guard rails of society. I see very little morality in this country and very little attempt at supporting the nuclear family, which is the foundation of our society..

  7. Freddie

    July 3, 2024 at 1:49 pm

    Supreme Court justices did not vote on this just for Trump it’s also for all Presidents too follow. Biden should be happy he could’ve been held for the deaths of U.S. citizens due to his debacle of a border he created

  8. Elwin P Valberg

    July 3, 2024 at 2:45 pm

    If Trump is acting within Constitutional law then he should have total immunity. When you go beyond this to a supposed personal act that is beyond Constitutional law then he would be wide open. What is the purpose of what he is doing. Sounds like we are getting into a shady area.
    Elwin

  9. Steve Selvia

    July 3, 2024 at 10:58 pm

    THE SUPREME COURT DID NOT GRANT PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP IMMUNITY FROM THE LAW, THEY CONFIRMED THAT THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION GRANTS THE UNITED STATES PRESIDENT IMMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION WHILE DUTIFULLY COMMITTING TO HIS DUTES IN AN “OFFICIAL MANNER” THEY DID NOT GRANT HIM IMMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION WHILE COMMITTING DUTIES “OUTSIDE OF HIS OFFICIAL DUTIES”.
    Why is it that the Liberal News Agencies cannot get anything right and stay on point??

  10. Russ

    July 6, 2024 at 7:57 am

    Stop spreading your misinformation. They didn’t give Trump immunity for official acts, they gave every president immunity for their official acts.

  11. Charles

    July 7, 2024 at 7:53 am

    The Supreme court got it right because the decision follows the Constitution. Presidents get impeached if they break the Law. The nonsense about Trump being a threat is ridiculous. The fact is we have been dealing with a wanta be Dictator in Biden since his first day in office. He has slowly changed our government so that we are becoming a Banana Republic. Democrats have worked hard to eliminate Democracy.

  12. Paul Stutz

    July 7, 2024 at 9:02 am

    Think about this, for 4 years it appears that the California based politicians pushed their attacks at full throttle to “Get Trump” We did not elect him to be a politician, but to represent us and Ameria. The likes of Pelosi, Waters, Schiff, Feinstein, Newsomeon the West Coast and the Senate Leader Schumer, with Obama and Hillary included, were like daily attack dogs instead of trying to make things better. Think of this, would Trump have succeeded more if those people had not acted the way they did? He had to fight a political war against the House and Senate while trying to do the work as a POTUS as well. This is just my impression of persepctive of what happened back then. Now we have had 4 1/2 years of actually negative leadership, which has put this nation in danger daily by a POTUS who has no qualms of violating is Oath of Office and Constitution on an almost daily schedule. He has weaponized he DOJ and FBI do do his bidding, squashed the Constituion and Bill of Rights, violated the Goverment Records act, is highly suspected of treasonable actions that resulted in kickbacks from both Ukraine and China, has caused military people to lose thier lives unnecessarly, left billions of dollars of equipment and money for our enemies, financed our enemies, and either hides or refuses to cooperate to release with medical records. He cannot even find his way off a stage much less run a nation, so who is running it? Obama, illgally? What was Harris for, an insurance policy against being impeached? Today he is unfit to serve as Commander in Chief, not to mention the last 3 years. It wil be interesting to see if Americans choose a different POTUS in the upcoming election and even if the election is an honest one.

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