Above The Law

by Mr. Schnell

In the last few days I think I have heard about ten arguments by ten so called “legal scholars” as to what comprises “high crimes and misdemeanors”. Conclusion; none of them agree. Now let me get this straight, the US Constitution was written in Philadelphia between May 25th and September 17th 1787 and put into effect as the form of government of the United States after ratified by the ninth, and last needed state, New Hampshire on June 21st, 1788 and we are still trying to figure out what “High Crimes and Misdemeanors” references???!

232 years and we still don’t have a nonarbitrary, iron clad definition of “High Crimes and Misdemeanors”? Obviously something needs to be done to fix that oversight and lucky for us Donald J. Trump “To The Rescue“!

I am sure we can all agree Don is a man of few words.

Don is more a man of action. A Man’s Man…just ask Stormy D.

And in times of confusion, like today, and like we’ve experienced these last 232 years, actions definitely speak louder than words. We all agree on that. And that is great. Spank! Spank! It eliminates the need to split hairs trying to define confusing phrases and big words like “High Crimes and Misdemeanors”.

Take your time and look at the picture. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. See what Don is doing? No words necessary. Is this presidential or what???? Grunt Donnie Grunt! Push Donnie Push. No need to flush … Big Don saving water.

And when he isn’t denigrating Gold Star families and badmouthing the deceased Navy Fighter pilot, former POW and United States Republican Senator John McCain he is telling “Alternative Truths”. How many is he up to so far? I have lost count. Close to a million, right? (Ah, maybe not that many yet but surely working on it. He’ll get there if Moscow Mitch has any say on the matter and he does!)

Money means more than human life it seems. Snap Snap.

And what about that recent drone killing of Soleimani? Don was fresh off his victory lap from the Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killing. Still tasting blood victory, on impulse Don belches confidently, “Let’s Do It Again!“. So they do. On foreign soil near Baghdad Airport Trump ordered a targeted strike on a convoy comprised of an Iraqi Commander, the Iranian general Soleimani, their drivers and passengers (collateral damage). But instead of praise and accolade he experienced criticism and backlash because the rest of the world feared he might very well have impulsively started World War III. Soiled jeans and dirty diapers world wide. Luckily!!! successful negotiations between Iran and the United States to save face were begun immediately. They came up with a brilliant plan. Iran needs to shoot a few missiles at a US base and we are even. Everybody is happy and no Armageddon. Don’t worry about the US servicemen (expendable Trump pawns purposely put in “Harms Way”) on those bases, we will warn them before firing missiles, providing plenty of time to take cover. Besides, we can always lie about casualties. Who’ll know?

Traumatic Limb Amputation, Brain Damage, Burns, Paralysis, Emergency Medivac: NO BIGGIE!

Another unnecessary crisis created and disaster averted. This calls for some martial bliss. Unfaithful fearless warrior and the loving embrace.

HOT NEGLIGEE!

We could go on and on. How on earth did the Donald make it this far?

In any other time Donald J. Trump would be the …

… BUT NOT TODAY. As long as we have a partisan, biased senate majority that puts “Party Before Country”, disregards the rule of law, and the US Constitution we are a nation that has lost it’s moral compass.

GOD SAVE THE KING

Published by starvingcartoonist

StarvingCartoonist is a former ICU nurse that has worked at numerous civilian, military, and veteran Intensive Care Units across the country for better than three decades but has been sketching, drawing, and cartooning since he first picked up a crayon in kindergarten. Dabbled with political cartooning, writing, and general illustrations but the bread and butter came from health care. Recently left professional nursing to concentrate on camping, hiking, nature, the outdoors, trees, trails, and peace of mind. Love a campfire; rather watch it than TV. Avoid bureaucracy, career ladders, ladder climbers, and hero worship at all cost. Evenings spent with a good book, reading until the book smacks my nose when I doze off. Generally up at sun rise, listen to the mourning doves, put the coffee on, and play it by ear the rest of the day.

3 thoughts on “Above The Law

  1. Thanks for this! A wonderful antidote to the gop’s head up the ass behavior in the impeachment proceedings! I am currently reading “a very stable genius”. It is chilling! And it provides much fodder for additional cartoon commentary from you.

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    1. Thank you for your comments Mandy. I recently read Andrew McCabe’s “The Threat” and looking forward to “A Very Stable Genius”. I enjoy history and when I think of our nation’s 233 years and now the damage Trump has done to the office of the presidency, the nation, and democracy … well the trump shock has dissipated … I want my old country back with the Constitution I swore an oath to defend. So help me God!

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