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“A people, who had overthrown a king, were not going to turn around, just after securing their independence from corrupt monarchial tyranny, and create an office that, like the king, was above the law and could no wrong. The framers created a chief executive … accountable to Congress for “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.” (Gerhardt, Dec. 4, 2019)
Far Left: King George V, cousin to the Russian Tsar; Center: King George III; Right: Trump wants to crown himself King
Founding Principle of the USA is that “No One is King“, as Gerhardt testified. Why doesn’t Trump get it? Maybe because his family migrated NOT because they shared American values, but for economic reasons.
Trump’s mother was born in 1912 and raised an apparently loyal British subject of King George V, whereas the founding fathers, including my ancestors, revolted against King George III.
Trump’s mother was not deported. She didn’t rebel against the Crown. Rather, she was an economic and family joining migrant “domestic” (maid), who came during the Great Depression, when US unemployment was already at least 10% and rich people who needed maids had lost their money during the 1929 crash. In short, she was an unneeded, unwanted economic migrant (but, like today, no one asked starving, unemployed Americans). By apparently taking a job from an American, during the Great Depression, she literally stole food from American mouths, and increased the unemployment rate.
She clearly did not imbue her offspring with American values. Is it even possible to impart such a different mindset to the offspring of on-the-make economic migrants born under monarchy, as she and the Trumps were? Or dictatorship? Trump’s grandfather was also an economic migrant, and tried to return home with his fortune, but Germany deported him for avoidance of military service. The Trump grandparents continued to beg Germany to let them return even from New York. Trump has such a strong aversion to America, that he prefers foreign women for wives. Ironically, the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, through his ancestress Helen Tracy-Lowe Porter, is much more American than Trump: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Tracy_Lowe-Porter
Excerpt from Michael Gerhardt, Burton Craige Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dec. 4, 2019 Testimony:
“Our hearing today should serve as a reminder of one of the fundamental principles that drove the founders of our Constitution to break from England and to draft their own Constitution, the principle that in this country no one is king…
in the British system, everyone but the king was impeachable. Our framers’ generation pledged their “lives and fortunes” to rebel against a monarch whom they saw as corrupt, tyrannical, and claimed entitlement to do no wrong. In our Declaration of Independence, the framers set forth a series of impeachable offenses that the King had committed against the American colonists.
When the framers later convened in Philadelphia to draft our Constitution, they were united around a simple, indisputable principle that was a major safeguard for the public, “We the people,” against tyranny of any kind.
A people, who had overthrown a king, were not going to turn around, just after securing their independence from corrupt monarchial tyranny, and create an office that, like the king, was above the law and could no wrong. The framers created a chief executive to bring energy to the administration of federal laws but to be accountable to Congress for “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.’ …
James Iredell from North Carolina, whom President Washington later appointed to the Supreme Court, assured his fellow delegates, the president “is of a very different nature from a monarch. He is to be [p]ersonally responsible for any abuse of the great trust placed in him.” Gouverneur Morris agreed that the president “may be bribed by a greater interest to betray his trust, and no one would say that we ought to expose ourselves to the danger of seeing the first Magistrate in foreign pay, without being able to guard against it by displacing him.” He emphasized that, “This Magistrate is not the King but the prime minister. The people are the King.” (Michael Gerhardt, Burton Craige Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dec. 4, 2019)