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A Jury of His Peers


Just this morning I was reading a post on the Microsoft News that quoted Hillary Clinton as saying that if ex-President Trump is not convicted it would be because the “Jury” was made up of a large number of his co-conspirators.

This brings to mind another article I read years ago about crazy stuff that takes place in court. One of them had to do with a conversation between the defendant and the English judge. The Judge, after learning that that Defendant was an ex-serviceman, says that “we service men must stick together” and gives that defendant a light sentence. Then he ask what branch the defendant had been in and the response was “I was in the Luftwaffe.” Cute, but the particular one that came to mind had to do with another Judge who told the defendant that he was guaranteed the right to a trial by his peers.

The defendant asked, clearly confused by the word asked “what is a peer?”

The Judge replied that a peer was people like himself.

The man looked at the Judge for a brief time and then said “you think I want to be judged by a bunch of CROOKS?”

In recent years the Republican party has shown that they were willing to ignore their oaths of office, i.e. protect the constitution, in order to curry favor with the President.

Maybe the Republican charge that this Impeachment is politically driven is at least partially correct but, then again, if you look at the videos where he exhorted them to march on the Capital building you can see that the House Impeachment managers have a very valid point.

To me it was obvious what he intended for them to do, and if the Senate does not convict him then Hillary would be correct.

If that is true, then we do not need lawmakers who think that trying to subvert the will of the people, especially when they can’t even prove one of their cases without having to resort to hearsay such as “I heard,” or “I have been told.”

Maybe we should remember which of these people voted against conviction.

Thank you,

ThatJoeGuy.

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Spammers go away.


I may not put as many posts into this as I should and I don’t have a huge audience but, I do have a moderated system.

Few people seem to find a reason to share comments but I don’t intend to let in a bunch of spam just to have increased traffic.

Just as an example.  I recently deleted a comment made about my post titled “A Nation of Laws”.  For some reason, the nitwit who left the add seemed to think that a cure for ED *Erectile Dysfunction” had something to do with the post.  I could not see it, and so it is gone.

 

I would love to hear from people who would like to have a dialogue about the various subjects, but not backdoor adds having nothing to do with the topic.

Thanks,

That Joe Guy.

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Red White and Blue..


I was reading about the trouble that President Trump recently had while coloring a U. S. Flag, while he was visiting some school children.

In one picture there is a puzzled looking Trump staring at the drawing of the other children and seeing that something was wrong.

Some have suggested that he was confused and trying to color the Russian flag.  I don’t know about that but, I kind of wonder how he did not know what the flag he wrapped himself in looks like.  After all, all he really had to do was look down at the little lapel pin he so proudly wears to see what it looks like.

It might be a good thing that his show was “The Apprentice” rather than “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader”.

 

Thanks,

That Joe Guy.

 

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Why I think firing the Special Prosecuter would be a bad idea..


On my first thought, I decided that this was a rather straightforward idea: if you have nothing to fear why go through all the trouble to make yourself look guilty?

Anybody around at the time of Watergate, or who remembers what that was, will remember the night that President Richard Nixon fired a bunch of the Watergate prosecutors, and how that made him look even guiltier than that the missing 18 minutes in the White House Tapes, the ones where he recorded everything that was said in his office.  We don’t know, for sure, what was on those 18 minutes, and the White House said the erasure was an accident.  The problem with that came out when it was shown that for the secretary to have erased those tape she would have had to have been a contortionists who could hold that pose for the entire 18 minutes.  Not likely.

Maybe the overall problem was, as Nixon would say later, that he allowed an “atmosphere” into the White House that allowed his staff to believe he would support them, or maybe he was just a crook.

The upshot of all this was that taken together, the tapes, the missing part of the tape, the firing itself,  and the number of staff members who went to jail it was plain to the world that he just headed off the impeachment with his resignation.

There might have been nothing more to it than over-enthusiastic staff playing at being spies, or it could be that Nixon himself was behind it, we can but conjecture as the White House spent so much time stonewalling the whole thing.

My point is, even if there were no collusion with the Russians, President Trump seems to be working hard in an effort to make us think there is something to the idea.

So what if a number of his aids are under investigation or have pleaded guilty to charges, or even his threats to derail the entire investigation, right now you can’t say yes, or no, to the idea.

What I suggest is simple.  I would like President Trump to come out in supporting the overall search for the truth.  It might be hard to prove there was no collusion as it is often hard to prove something did not happen.

I can see where he might be concerned with the possibility of an impeachment proceeding taking place, as they do not use the same rules of law as found in a real court and an impeachment might just be politically motivated, in which case maybe he can get it done while the Republicans still hold Congress?  At least those who decide they want to go on record as supporting the Donald.

I am not sure if the double jeopardy applies to Congress, they might even try again, if a first attempt fails, after the mid-terms.

We might even be able to sneak a few people into the White House staff who have at least some idea what they are doing?

 

Thank,

That Joe Guy.

P.S.  In the interest of full disclosure I would like to state that in 2016 I voted for the Libertarian Candidate.

 

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Can this be more than just a hobby? Maybe..


The blog is just as I have stated in the title..  My View.

I don’t, as a few other sites I have seen, spend most of my time trying to find other people’s news and reporting it under my name.  I will find ideas that are of interest to me and maybe put links to sites that may tell it better than I can, or just for reference.

So far I have not, in either blog (thatjoeguy.com or her myviewbyjoe.com) posted story from another site under my name with little “if you want to read more click here” button…  I am opinionated enough with out having to steal someone else’s writing.

I harbor no illusion that I know everything and so all I can ask is that you think about what I write, and maybe even let me know what you believe.

For those of you who have looked at one site, or the other, you know that I have covered a number of topics and usually attempt to put some kink of humorous spin on them.

I may just be writing this for myself but hope you, the readers, will take enough of an interest to comment.

Thanks,

That Joe Guy.