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    If our president needs to break a law or two for the good of the nation I have no problem with it.

    Assassination of foreign leaders is illegal according to our laws but hey, if some asshole out there needs to be taken out then I say go for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly5 View Post
    You are willing to go back to Civil War to deflect away from your Orange God? You are slipping. You usually fuck a thread up much faster than this.
    No, I am making a point relative to the OP.

    This thread is about presidents breaking the law, there is no timeline we need to abide to.

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    While I rarely agree with Spooky....I applaud her courage for stating what she thinks.
    All other PH Trumpsters are simply cowards in my book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    While I rarely agree with Spooky....I applaud her courage for stating what she thinks.
    All other PH Trumpsters are simply cowards in my book.
    OOOOHHHH I'm a girl now?

    Can I touch my boobs?

    lol
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    I believe that our current system works. A president should have to be removed from office before being charged with a crime. It is too easy for political foes to create something to drum up public opinion to try and bring charges. If a president was compelled to spend a lot of time defending himself or herself from malicious prosecutions it could really hurt the country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    OOOOHHHH I'm a girl now?

    Can I touch my boobs?

    lol
    I always just assumed you were a woman. Apologies if I was wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    Of course they should be afforded every constitutional right we all have....however they shouldn't be immune from punishment for crimes they commit.
    Then you and I are in agreement. But I'm not so sure some on this site agree. Many have called for the President's impeachment and claim that he is guilty of wrong doing for which, currently, there is absolutely no actual evidence. The presumption of innocence means nothing to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWahoo View Post
    Then you and I are in agreement. But I'm not so sure some on this site agree. Many have called for the President's impeachment and claim that he is guilty of wrong doing for which, currently, there is absolutely no actual evidence. The presumption of innocence means nothing to them.
    That's a luxury reserved for the Clinton crime family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Yes they should be.

    We have an impeachment process to remove them but they cannot effectively do their job if they might be held accountable for any nefarious acts they may have to undertake for the welfare of the nation.

    This is why they get (presumably) automatic pardons.

    Its a fact that there may be times when a president has to break laws for the greater good but none of them would ever consider those options if they will face charges for doing it.

    The security of the nation must always come first.
    Your position is not constitutionally justified. The president's constitutional duty is to faithfully execute the laws of the nation. U.S. Const. art. II, 3. The president cannot have it both ways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Assassination of foreign leaders is illegal according to our laws....
    Executive orders. As such, a president can suspend or revoke it. It is not so much "illegal" according to American law as it is against executive branch policy.

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