Trump has made many statements that would give a strong indication that he either does not understand the Constitution or that he disagrees with it. It was very frightening to a constitutionalist to hear Trump say that he would require Apple to produce in the United States. It was equally frightening to hear Trump say that he would require Ford not to move their plant to Mexico. What we did not hear, and we hope Trump meant was that he would reduce regulations and revamp the tax code, with the help of congress, so that these businesses would all want to produce in the United States.
Now we hear Trump say in an email that he promises to "indict" Hillary Clinton.
"The voters are the jury. Their ballots are the verdict.”
"And, on November 8th, the American people will finally have the chance to do what the authorities have been too afraid to do over these last 2 decades: INDICT HILLARY CLINTON AND FIND HER GUILTY OF ALL CHARGES."
I think I understand what Trump is trying to say. With him you never know. Remember, only a Grand Jury can indict. This is a very poor choice of wording and in America today, many voters truly belief the executive has unlimited powers. The powers of the executive are limited according to the Constitution.
Now Trump is saying that Republicans who broke the pledge to support the Republican nominee should 'never be allowed to run for public office again'
Former presidential candidates who reneged on the Republican National Committee's pledge last September to support the GOP nominee regardless of the individual candidate should "never be allowed to run for public office again," Trump said.
"It's amazing what can happen when you lose," Trump told supporters. "It's amazing."
Recalling that others had insisted that he sign the pledge for fear of Trump deciding to pursue an independent run, the now-presumptive nominee acknowledged that it was a "rough campaign" and "I wasn't nice, but they weren't nice either."
Is Trump proposing that the executive, the courts, or congress should have the power to prevent an American citizen from seeking office because of some pledge they made and then did not keep. This should never be allowed to happen in a free nation. If it did happen, the nation would no longer be free. Yes, in a monarchy the monarch could declare such a thing.
Perhaps Trump is suggesting the Republican Party adopt a rule that a pledge breaker is barred from receiving the endorsement of the party.
It is comments like the above by Trump that frighten people like me. Nobody took the time to find out what Obama truly meant by “fundamentally transforming the United States.” Now we know.
The statements Trump is making are statements a monarch would make. Obama has ignored the constitution and behaved like a monarch. We do not need another. Please Trump, convince us that is not your intent. I can only read and hear your words, you must explain your true intent.