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“Once reason has taken hold in a country, it may be persecuted, it may be silenced for a time, but it cannot be chased out.”
–Voltaire, in a May 23, 1773 letter to the Marquis de Condorcet.
It does not matter is YOU ( Milley) think Trump is nuts.
What was done is treasonous, period.
We must stop thinking solely along party lines.
Frank W says
I’m not at all sure that I would fully trust Bob Woodward and his version of what he accused Milley of doing. But if Milley DID do what Woodward says he did, then yes, Milley committed treason and should be held accountable.
Ray W. says
If we are still a nation of laws, only judges and juries possess the power under the Constitution to decide whether an act constitutes treason. When enough members of our various ratifying commissions voted to adopt our proposed Constitution, the power to decide whether a criminal act occurs was freely given to the new government; it was not a power retained by the people. The 10th Amendment to the United States Constitution defined this simple concept: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the citizens.” Individual citizens retain the right to assert their belief that a treasonous act occurred, never to decide whether one actually occurred.
Perhaps someday a complaint affidavit alleging treason might be filed against Gen. Milley and referred to a proper prosecuting authority. If that sworn act occurs, then the prosecuting entity will follow the necessary steps to determine whether sufficient evidence exists to either allege in an Information that a criminal act occurred or to present evidence to a Grand Jury sufficient to support the issuance of an Indictment. The formal charging document will be presented to a court of appropriate jurisdiction, which will extend the umbrella of its jurisdiction over the charge. Eventually, either a jury or a judge will decide whether the criminal act occurred. If the crime of treason is found, then Bill and Frank W. will then be able to write that treason occurred.
If Bill and Frank W. would simply take the necessary step to write that they “believe” that Gen. Milley’s act constitutes treason, it would fit into our structure of laws. When both leave out the necessary step of limiting their statements to a belief, they simply expose themselves as persons who misunderstand their role in our liberal democratic Constitutional experiment. As my father used to say, the law is what a judge says it is on the day he or she says it, and don’t ever forget it. Perhaps the most important lesson a lawyer can learn. Bill and Frank W. just might be better off if they expended the effort required to internalize this lesson. Right now, as my mother used to say, they are just talking to hear their heads roar.
He is a hero in my book. God only knows if we had not had Milley there to stop the mad man, we could have been at war right now.
Too bad we did not have more people with the balls to speak up and do the right thing. Trump would have been old news and back in the hole where he crawled out from.
In my book as well. All one has to do is look at his left arm, the his chest. He has been there and done that with honor. He acted with honor when he took steps to corral the friggn’ nut job. Thank you Sir.
Deborah Coffey says
I agree, too. And, the cartoon is perfect. Actually, according to the Washington Post, General Milley was not the initiator of the calls. Mark Esper, Secretary of Defense, was and gave the go-ahead.
Patriot Dad says
So he was “only following orders”? Sorry that defense didnt work for nazi henchmen and it shouldnt work for this treasonous bastard. Do you not comprehend the peril this warning call could have caused to our military personnel or hasnt anyone explained that part to you?
If you think Trump is nuts, what in Gods creation is Joe Biden! Biden don’t e en know who he is, where he is and is too far gone to even control the country. Someone behind the curtain is controlling everything Joe even says. Biden is a danger to the free world.
Treason is treason, you should know that.
The only danger to a free world was and is the dictator wannabe the con man trump.Talk about treasonous bastard.
Thank God we’ve elected a sane , patriot Biden.
@Than you Gen. Milley
trumpholes’ idea of “patriotism”
National POW/MIA Recognition Day Sept. 17
@trumpholes, do you not comprehend how disgusting this is to our military personnel or hasn’t anyone explained that part to you?
Xi Jinping says
I agree with Pogo. Thank you General Milley. Keep up the good work.
Clearly the dangerous “treasonous” person in that situation was mentally deranged, twice impeached trump! General Milley took an oath to protect and defend “the constitution”. . . NOT allegiance to a wanna be fascist “dictator”. It was NOT some kind of “secret” call as FOX BS says. Thank You for protecting us General Milley!
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military officer on Wednesday defended the phone calls he made to his Chinese counterpart in the turbulent final months of Donald Trump’s presidency, saying the conversations were intended to convey “reassurance” to the Chinese military and were in line with his responsibilities as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Some in Congress accused Gen. Mark Milley of having overstepped his authority and urged President Joe Biden to fire him, but Biden indicated Wednesday he stands behind Milley.
“I have great confidence in Gen. Milley,” Biden said when asked by a reporter whether Milley had done the right thing.
In a written statement, Milley’s spokesman, Col. Dave Butler, said Milley acted within his authority as the most senior uniformed adviser to the president and to the secretary of defense.
“His calls with the Chinese and others in October and January were in keeping with these duties and responsibilities conveying reassurance in order to maintain strategic stability,” Butler said. “All calls from the chairman to his counterparts, including those reported, are staffed, coordinated and communicated with the Department of Defense and the interagency.”
For all u Trump haters. Milley is no patriot. He was advised by the speaker of the house to do so. If true what he did was an act of treason. FYI. The real nut so is in the Oval Office. Can any of u recall any thing this man has done for the past 40 years or so he has been in government
What did trump do in his for years in office? or his life as a private citizen? Let’s see, he managed to avoid being drafted because of “bone spurs “…coward. His daddy gave him millions because trump was too stupid of a businessman.. then he filed for how many bankruptcies? five? six? Had how many women accused of sexual harassment? paid a porn star to keep quiet…Then he becomes president and gets impeached not once but twice,
does nothing but tweet all day. Does a terrible job in handling the pandemic, after saying it’s a hoax by the democrats, tells Americans to drink bleach to kill the covid-19 virus….I can go on and on
If he was such a great president why did he lose the popular vote by almost 8 million votes…let me guess you trump fans believe in The Big Lie.
I’ll stick stick with Biden, decent, patriotic American , family man.
Celia M Pugliese says
Kudos to the general and thank you for your bravery and patriotism! Hooray to the general!
Considering the circumstances where trump was clearly unhinged and possibly considering declaring martial law or a military coup, General Milley consulted with several government leaders before calling his counterpart in China. The fact that he consulted the “Speaker of the House of Representatives”. . . who is 2nd in line to the Presidency. . . proves that he did the correct and honorable thing to protect us all. Are the objections that the “Speaker of the House” is a woman or a Democrat, or both?
Take a good read:
BTW Bob. . . surely you returned the check you received from the Biden administration, right?