‘Never-Trumpers’ Attempt to Remove Presidential Front-runner From Ballot

Donald Trump is prohibited from participating in next year’s presidential election because he engaged in insurrection against the United States, according to an August 9 University of Pennsylvania Law Review article. The article by legal scholars William Baude and Michael Stokes Paulsen is centered on Amendment 14, Section 3, which states:

No person shall … hold any office, civil or military … who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any state legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any state, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.

This argument is gaining momentum among American policymakers. The Boston Globe reported on August 25 that New Hampshire Secretary of State David Scanlan was considering taking the former president off the ballot if advised to by election experts.

Does President Trump really fall under this law?

January 6: The Jan. 6, 2021, protest was not an insurrection. Not even the indictment against Trump by Special Counsel for the United States Department of Justice Jack Smith deems it such.

His indictment accuses Trump of:

  • “Conspiracy to defraud the United States”
  • “Conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding”
  • “Obstruction of, and attempt to obstruct, an official proceeding”
  • “Conspiracy against rights [to vote]”

Smith’s indictment accuses President Trump of knowingly lying about the 2020 election, but it doesn’t give sufficient evidence to support the claim. It simply cites how a few aides told the former president that the election was legitimate. There is no proof given that Donald Trump himself believed he legitimately lost.

That baseless claim is what the entire indictment is founded on. The worst it says about the former president’s actions on January 6 is that he repeated “knowingly false” claims about the 2020 election. It calls the January 6 protest a violent attack.

If evidence allowed Smith to call the January 6 protest more than a violent attack, he would have. Donald Trump cannot be taken off of the ballot because January 6 was not an insurrection. (For more proof, read “January 6 Was a Setup.”)

If one wishes to claim the obstruction of the certification process is reason to ban Trump from office, he must also support banning the Democrats who disrupted the certification process of the 2000 election.

End result: These baseless attacks on President Trump will fail. In a book that former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn called “the who, what, when, why and how” of what’s now underway in the U.S., Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry not only shows that the Bible warned of America’s current “bitter affliction,” he also uses Bible prophecy to prove that President Trump will soon return to the White House.

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