Monday, May 7, 2012
Just heard that someone at a Mitt Romney rally asked what Mitt would do if elected President to try President Obama for treason. Mitt's reaction was a non-reaction and when pressed he did not denounce this comment. First to try someone for treason you need to have a charge. The teaparty likes to say that it is increasing the debt. No it is not. You need to prove that you actively aided our enemies. Ok so where are we on this one. We killed Bin laden, we overthrew the government of Libya, we have launched countless predator drone strikes in foreign countries, and we have gone to war with pirates. Now some of these could be considered treason because I don't believe that congress authorized such actions. Except if we are going to go there what about Iraq, Grenada, Lebanon, Iran,... None of those President have been brought up on charges. If you look at as damage to the US economy (which isn't right but we'll go with it) then Presidents Bush and Hoover should have been tried because they presided over the greatest destruction of wealth in this country. After that probably Ford and Carter. Obama is way down the list. He currently has positive job numbers, inflation is low. Sure the debt is high. We could solve that problem by ending welfare and put millions on the street so that things look like the 1930's. Same thing with the unemployed. Then try Bush for bailing out the banks off budget to the tune of 7.7 trillion. Then try Bush for running a war off budget ($3 trillion, he wasn't the first to do this (Johnson, Nixon) but the resulting collapse of the economy is the same). Obama, and I think that a majority would rather millions were not on the streets. That creates an unstable society. So, what Mitt should we try the President for?