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    Politics - Thread: Above the law - King Donald.

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      Quote Originally Posted by MoreCoffee View Post
      Not me. I'm a Republican!
      So presumably Republicans in the US get the same free pass?
      "Do what thou will shall be the whole of the law" - Aleister Crowley

      "If you love me, obey my commandments" - Jesus Christ

      The Bible comes as a complete package. If we want to pluck verses out of context so make them mean what we want them to mean, if we want to ignore the passages that are inconvenient to our outlook, we should be intellectually honest enough to throw our Bibles in the trash and admit we are following Crowley and not Christ.

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      Quote Originally Posted by MoreCoffee View Post
      Okay. Now the USA really has abandoned the idea of being a republic. You have a King who is above the law. Donald (the first of that name) is above the law, he can self-pardon to his heart's content.
      I hope the rest of your day goes better.






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      Are we here going to return to the real world soon? The president is not going to pardon himself. No one even advocated for him to do it. Yet we are in the midst of unhinged ravings about something that not only will not happen, but would make no sense, and which the president has already publicly disavowed.

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      Quote Originally Posted by MoreCoffee View Post
      I hear that he believes some rather strange things.
      That's right. It is called Christianity.

      That is what most of the people you emulate hold against him more than anything else.

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      Quote Originally Posted by tango View Post
      So presumably Republicans in the US get the same free pass?
      USA republicans are tories.
      Pope Gregory I was well known for his alms to the poor, and he gave quite generously of the riches donated to the Church by the wealthy people of Rome. Everything from money to land was given to the poor in some fashion. He made clear to his subordinates that their duty was to relieve the distress faced by the poor.

      He ordered his clergy to go out into the streets to find and care for the poor in person.

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      Quote Originally Posted by MennoSota View Post
      Theoretically. However, the House of Congress would impeach him and the Senate would put him on trial and remove him from office. Once that happened he would no longer be President and would have no power of the pardon.
      You have to love the checks and balances the founding fathers put into the US Constitution.
      Agreed

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      Quote Originally Posted by MoreCoffee View Post
      I hear that he believes some rather strange things, but I imagine the belief are for the sake of votes more than anything else.
      He is a Machiavellian. Remember...Machiavelli, the Roman Catholic who advised the Prince on how to deceive his people and thus win their support? Perhaps Trump is a closet Roman Catholic...

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      Quote Originally Posted by MoreCoffee View Post
      USA republicans are tories.
      Whatever they are, many still won't kneel before Donald whatever title you care to give him today.
      "Do what thou will shall be the whole of the law" - Aleister Crowley

      "If you love me, obey my commandments" - Jesus Christ

      The Bible comes as a complete package. If we want to pluck verses out of context so make them mean what we want them to mean, if we want to ignore the passages that are inconvenient to our outlook, we should be intellectually honest enough to throw our Bibles in the trash and admit we are following Crowley and not Christ.

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      Quote Originally Posted by MennoSota View Post
      He is a Machiavellian. Remember...Machiavelli, the Roman Catholic who advised the Prince on how to deceive his people and thus win their support? Perhaps Trump is a closet Roman Catholic...
      that's pretty far back in the closet if he is one. Have you seen the list of his spiritual advisors? Here is a list I found from 2017. Maybe they have already all been fired secretly replaced by Catholics. Who knows
      https://www.ncronline.org/news/polit...advisory-board

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      Quote Originally Posted by tango View Post
      Whatever they are, many still won't kneel before Donald whatever title you care to give him today.
      The title I prefer for him is usurper and arch-criminal.
      Pope Gregory I was well known for his alms to the poor, and he gave quite generously of the riches donated to the Church by the wealthy people of Rome. Everything from money to land was given to the poor in some fashion. He made clear to his subordinates that their duty was to relieve the distress faced by the poor.

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