QQOTD: Alan Dershowitz and The Webmaster
|The U.S. Constitution -- Under Fire?|
“If a president does something which he believes will help him get elected in the public interest, that cannot be the kind of quid pro quo that results in impeachment.”
~ Alan Dershowitz, regarding the bribery of a foreign government for the purpose of digging up dirt on a political opponent, occurring the ninth day of the Impeachment Trial of Donald Trump.
“Remember January 29, 2020, for this is the day that the Constitution of the United States died.”
~ The Webmaster
If Alan Dershowitz’s assertion is upheld in the courts, particularly the Supreme Court, is the Webmaster correct in his/her assessment that the U.S. Constitution has effectively been destroyed? If so, how? If not, why?
If Dershowitz’s assertion is upheld, in what fundamental ways would the United States change?
What might absolute presidential power mean for personal freedom, the free press, the First Amendment, and fair elections going forward?
Historical queries (To be determined in the near or far future):
Was Dershowitz’s interpretation of absolute presidential power ruled in the affirmative by the Supreme Court?
If not, then the future looks rosy, and readers can skip the following questions.
If so, what is the reality of life under Presidents holding absolute power?
What does your life like right now?