Donald Trump Is Attempting To Pull Off A Coup And Republicans Are Enabling Him…

The American peo­ple have long dis­played a pen­chant for play­ing foot­sie with the Republican par­ty and its crim­i­nal prac­ti­tion­ers, fun­da­men­tal­ly allow­ing them to get away with break­ing laws, breach­ing pro­to­cols, and engag­ing in total­i­tar­i­an tendencies.
On August 8, 1974, faced with the dis­tinct prospect of being impeached and removed from office, Republican President Richard Millhouse Nixon resigned the presidency.
Richard Nixon orches­trat­ed and autho­rized the break-in and bug­ging of the Democratic Campaign Headquarters in the Watergate build­ing in Washington DC.
Congress had also accused Nixon of obstruc­tion of jus­tice dur­ing the Watergate scan­dal, which kicked off in 1972.

Gerald and Betty Ford with the President and First Lady Pat Nixon after President Nixon nom­i­nat­ed Ford to be vice pres­i­dent, October 13, 1973

Many writ­ers have sought to put a light touch on Gerald Ford’s par­don of Richard Nixon. Others praise Republicans who are alleged to have told Nixon that the gig is up, and that he should resign.
On October 10, 1973, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned then plead­ed no con­test to tax eva­sion and mon­ey laun­der­ing charges. He was accused of tak­ing bribes of $29,500.
Gerald Ford, the Senate Minority leader, was rec­om­mend­ed to Richard Nixon to fill the vacant vice-pres­i­den­tial spot.
On December 6, 1973, the House con­firmed Ford by a vote of 387 to 35. After the House’s con­fir­ma­tion vote, Ford took the oath of office as Vice President of the United States.[w]

Nixon him­self was forced to fol­low his Vice President Spiro Agnew out of office when his crimes caught up to him and forced him to leave office pre­ma­ture­ly, but not before he worked out a devi­ous plan to avoid jail, by hav­ing Gerald ford par­don him for his crimes. This trade­off allowed him to return home to California and live out his life with­out any fear of spend­ing time in prison.
Ford jus­ti­fied his deci­sion by claim­ing that a long, drawn-out tri­al would have fur­ther polar­ized the nation.
Any ordi­nary Americans who orga­nized and orches­trat­ed the com­mis­sion of felonies, would cer­tain­ly have expect­ed to spend long stretch­es of time in prison for those crimes.
Not so for Republican crim­i­nal pres­i­dents; some peo­ple are more equal than others.
The Ford par­don of Richard Nixon was sold by Ford him­self and oth­ers to reunite the coun­try. The sad fact is that Gerald Ford, the first and only per­son to occu­py both the office of vice pres­i­dent and President with­out being vot­ed in by the peo­ple, engaged in a duplic­i­tous process that allowed a cal­cu­la­tive felon to walk away with­out hav­ing to pay for his crimes.

Republican President, and now a near deity, Ronald Reagan lied to the American peo­ple. He went around Congress and sup­plied aid to the Contra rebels in Nicaragua fight­ing against Cuban-backed Sandinistas.
Democrats passed the Boland Amendment, which restrict­ed CIA and Department of Defense oper­a­tions in Nicaragua specif­i­cal­ly; in 1984, a strength­ened Boland Amendment made sup­port almost impos­si­ble. A deter­mined, unyield­ing Reagan told National Security Adviser Robert McFarlane, “I want you to do what­ev­er you have to do to help these peo­ple keep body and soul togeth­er.” What fol­lowed would alter the pub­lic’s per­cep­tion of the pres­i­dent dra­mat­i­cal­ly. How “Iran” and “Contra” came to be said in the same breath result­ed from com­pli­cat­ed covert activ­i­ties, all car­ried out, the play­ers said, in the name of democ­ra­cy. (American Experience).
Where else have we heard those talk­ing points under Republican pres­i­dents? Oh.…… that would also be under pres­i­dent George W Bush, who arrived in the pres­i­den­cy after los­ing the pop­u­lar vote and would have lost Florida had the Supreme court allowed the vote count to pro­ceed. Bush used those same talk­ing points as he sought an excuse to launch an ille­gal war against Iraq’s sov­er­eign nation.

In the end, Reagan kin­da-sor­ta con­ced­ed that he had not told the truth in a con­vo­lut­ed expla­na­tion that made no sense, even as he denied full knowl­edge of the illic­it arms sale to Iran, after which the mon­ey was fun­neled to the Contras to con­tin­ue Reagan’s war.
Ronald Reagan was not held account­able for his actions.
The New York Times wrote; As a lieu­tenant colonel in the Marines and aide with the National Security Council at the Reagan White House, Mr. North oper­at­ed at the cen­ter of the affair and became its most cel­e­brat­ed fig­ure. He act­ed as the Reagan Administration’s covert inter­me­di­ary to the Contras after Congress cut off aid in 1984 and was instru­men­tal in car­ry­ing out the secret weapons sales to Iran in 1985 and 1986.

There is hard­ly a case to be made for the rule of law, as far as five of the last six Republicans to hold the office of the pres­i­den­cy is concerned.
Further research will show that none of them ful­ly respect­ed the law’s bound­aries, even though they and their sup­port­ers wrapped them­selves in the American flag and pon­tif­i­cat­ed about their love of country.
Today, America is at a cross­roads. Donald Trump was hand­i­ly defeat­ed at the polls on November 3rd; as of this arti­cle’s post­ing, he has refused to acknowl­edge that he lost, much less to con­cede to for­mer Vice President Joe Biden the president-elect.
In what may be viewed as a con­tin­u­a­tion of his Orwellian pres­i­den­cy, mem­bers of his inner cir­cle and the naked emper­or him­self, acts as if there were no elec­tions on the 3rd of November.
For their own rea­sons, not a sin­gle one of the self-serv­ing trai­tors to democ­ra­cy has the guts to shout out to the naked King, “your majesty, you are naked.”

Mike Beckles is a for­mer Police Detective, busi­ness­man, free­lance writer, a black achiev­er hon­oree, and pub­lish­er of the blog mike​beck​les​.com. 
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