Is Trump Ineligible For Another Term?

David Thornton

David Thornton is a freelance writer and professional pilot who has also lived in Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia and Emmanuel College. He is Christian conservative/libertarian who was fortunate enough to have seen Ronald Reagan in person during his formative years. A former contributor to The Resurgent, David now writes for the Racket News with fellow Resurgent alum, Steve Berman, and his personal blog, CaptainKudzu. He currently lives with his wife and daughter near Columbus, Georgia. His son is serving in the US Air Force. You can find him on Twitter @CaptainKudzu and Facebook.

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5 Responses

  1. Marchmaine

    Nice, legal scholars importing latae sententiae excommunicationes into the 14th amendment. I approve.

    One step closer to the dream of the Empire of Guadeloupe.Report

  2. Chip Daniels

    I agree with the analysis, but these sorts of ideas always have some sort of deus ex machina aspect to them.
    Like the economist that assumes a can opener, the 14th Amendment Gambit assumes an electorate or Congress willing and able to agree on facts and execute the remedy.

    As we’ve seen right here at OT, even “reasonable” Republicans who watched on TV as a howling mob broke into the Capitol and threatened to assassinate the Vice President and Speaker of the House, refuse to accept that it was an insurrection.
    As the man said, “If they do this in a green tree, what will they do in a dry?”Report

    • Burt Likko in reply to Chip Daniels

      November 1, 2024, Supreme Court ruling in Paulsen v. Trump, Opinion by Alito, J.:

      Come on. They meant Jefferson Davis. Everyone they were thinking of is dead now. Vacated.

      Sotomayor, J. filed a dissenting opinion, which Kagan, J., and Jackson, J., joined in full (37 pages, omitted here).Report

    • Dark Matter in reply to Chip Daniels

      The remedy is he’s unelectable.

      The unfortunate reality is we will need to prove that. I’ve already decided I’ll vote for Joe against Trump.Report

  3. Mike Schilling

    Conservative legal experts tend to focus on original intent and the specific text of the Constitution (and now history and tradition) rather than short-term partisan thinking.

    Except when they ignore the clear text of the 15th amendment to elect more Re[ublicans.Report

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