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Throw him in jail? - UPDATE
By Mr. David Zanotti

If he broke the law, prosecute. If guilty, convict and throw him in jail. Those are the rules. We live in a land based upon the rule of law. No one is supposed to be above the law in America. The only real question here is "To whom is the pronoun referring?" Are we talking about President Trump, James Comey, Mike Flynn, the authors of the Washington Post article, or the mysterious person who leaked the classified information in the first place.

It is tempting to take sides here and as in most arguments there are at least three sides to this debate. Clearly the U.S. media has decided Donald Trump is their personal pinata. They intend to beat upon him until their hatred of white rich males who are in positions of authority is satisfied. That hatred, which flows from much deeper wounds, is not likely to be exhausted any time soon. It is also easy for many who voted for Trump to defend him simply because the attacks are so partisan, so bitter and so hysterical.

Trump is Trump. He is not going to conform to the wishes of the right or the left. The real question is: will he obey the law he is sworn on oath to uphold. If he does not, then let the people call upon their Constitution and prosecute him to the fullest extent of the law.

Which does raise another important question. If the Washington Post was certain that the President broke the law regarding classified information, then why did they publish a story, instead of immediately going the U.S. Justice Department with their evidence? Why did WAPO instead, publish a report about a meeting they did not attend, containing classified information they were not legally permitted to possess or discuss. Why won't the WAPO writers turn over their sources, all of whom have clearly broken the law by leaking classified information? 

If Mr. Comey's copious notes regarding conversations with the President contain evidence of criminal activity or even intent, then why did he not turn the evidence over to the proper authorities? Surely the FBI director knew how to proceed legally to protect the Constitution and the laws he swore on oath to defend. Why has he gone to the media instead of the law?

So whoever has the evidence - please do the right thing - protect the Constituiton, follow the rule of law. Let a Grand Jury and the Courts decide the question. 

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And in a surprising development - The New York TImes suddenly created a story today for the Democrat Leadership on Capitol Hill claiming that Dems are now "chilling" on the idea of impeachment. Suddenly Democrat leaders are calling for calm and patience and plenty of time to let all of these issues be sorted out.

Might that be because they know the benifit of a slow feed of ever-growing, unfounded stories and headlines? Might they be afraid that the Trump hatred that feeds so much of the Progressive Left will get way too far ahead of the facts?  

We stand by our first position here. Throw him, her, all of them in jail, if in fact, in a court of law, before a jury of their peers, they are convicted of a crime. 

www.nytimes.com/2017/05/18/us/politics/democrats-trump-impeachment.html

 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 09:35 PM

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The President Missed It
By Mr. David Zanotti

He is a big opportunity, this President. Lots of people can't get past making him the object of their discontent. Sometimes he makes it easy to criticize. But this conversation is not about all the current hubbub in the world of Comey, Russia and Mr. Schumer staring over his glasses and talking down to all of us. This challenge is about religous liberty. The President issued an Executive Order on religious liberty that truly missed the mark and sadly ducks the real issues of the Johnson Amendment. We are talking about this on The Public Square in a way you won't hear anywhere else. Please join us this for this important conversation about the First Right of the First Amendment on The Public Square. 

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 06:08 AM

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Mrs. Pelosi and the Pope
By Mr. David Zanotti

"We have to pass this law to find out what is in it." Yes, that was Nancy Pelosi advising the nation on why Obamacare had to pass in the middle of the night with no time to read the 2400+-page disaster. Now the Republicans are moving forward with a roughly 200-page replacement bill and Mrs. Pelosi and her allies in the news media are pitching a fit. The process will take weeks more time, maybe months. The ideas have been on the table for seven years. The bill resembles prior legislation passed by the House multiple times in recent years. By the time a final vote is taken Mrs. Pelosi will have time to memorize the 200 pages if she actually cared. 

But she doesn't care - that much.

 

Nor does she care much about the lives of the unborn. Mrs. Pelosi and her colleagues promised abortion would not be a part of Obamacare but it was. She promised religious liberty would be protected but Hobby Lobby had to go all the way the US Supreme Court to finally find protection from the tyranny of Mrs. Pelosi's healthcare bill.  Now Mrs. Pelosi is standing before the House claiming the moral authority of Pope Francis. She is quoting the Pope and trying to prove that the Pontiff would vote against fixing the American healthcare debacle. This is the same Pontiff who defends the right to life and calls all members of the Catholic faith, including Mrs. Pelosi and her abortion-only party to stand for the protection of life.

Mrs. Pelosi is great on defending pre-existing conditions, unless the conditions affect a child in the womb. Then she and her abortion-only Party cannot see the life or the call of the Pontiff to protect innocent life. 

 

Thursday, May 04, 2017, 01:49 PM

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The Sad Truth
By Mr. David Zanotti

There is a lot more work to do. Yes, we tried to remind everyone that Congress governs the nation. We tried to expose the fallacy that a single election of a President would fix it all. The delusion of our media-driven idolatry dies hard. And it is hardly dead yet.

Please read this article from Byron York. The "moderates", as they are self-defined, are running the Republican Party in Congress. They embrace Obamacare. They set up the defeat in this current budget debate. They ran and won on Trump's coattails. Now they are cowering before  handfuls of protestors back home and their fear of the Progressive media machine.

Restoring a constituional Congress will take a lot more work. Presidents come and go. Congress lasts a lifetime. We have to find better leadership.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/byron-york-why-cant-house-repeal-obamacare-because-a-lot-of-republicans-dont-want-to/article/2621543

Wednesday, May 03, 2017, 08:55 AM

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The War Letters
By Mr. David Zanotti

Here is a great place to start. Gather up your loved ones and friends. Pour a generous serving of your favorite beverage. Turn on your phone app or laptop or tablet or home computer and log onto thepublicsquare.com. Then take a journey to a healthy place of discovery, true history, imagination and inspiration.

This week we journey back one hundred years to the Western Front in Europe. Here we met a heroic young man named Reg Beckett who left his home and family to fight for liberty in the Great War. This true story from a new work called "The War Letters" is waiting for you and those you love at thepublicsquare.com.

And if you are too busy for paragraph one - download The Public Square phone app,free at your app store,and listen in the car. You don't want to miss this wonderfully unique program. 

Monday, April 24, 2017, 06:52 AM

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