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January 5, 2024 | Supreme Court to Decide if Trump Can Be Removed from Ballots

Martin Armstrong

Martin Arthur Armstrong is current chairman and founder of Armstrong Economics. He is best known for his economic predictions based on the Economic Confidence Model, which he developed.

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The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether former President Donald Trump can be prevented from standing for president because of his efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss. This is fantastic news, for we need the Supreme Court to decide this question simply for the sanity of the nation. The Court acknowledged they need to reach a decision quickly, given the fact that primary ballots across the country will begin soon. The court agreed to take the case from Colorado stemming from Trump’s role in the events that culminated in the Jan. 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol.

I seriously doubt that many will accept the Supreme Court decision. As I have said, “insurrection” would have required Trump to violently attack the capital. Even proposing a violent attack on the sidelines is sedition, but that is not covered in the 14th Amendment. It is a fairly basic law that you cannot violate the Constitution by pretending to uphold one provision. Trump was not trying to overthrow the Constitution, he was asserting that he really won. That is not the same as “insurrection” in the context of the Civil War, which was to overthrow the Constitution.

I personally would be shocked if the Supreme Court agreed and kicked Trump off the ballot. It would be a very dark day for such a precedent to allow anyone to make such an allegation, never charge the person, and never put them on trial to prove their theory. That would be the end of the United States and the Constitution, regardless of who is running. We just cannot go there.

Of course, if the Supreme Court overrules Colorado, the LEFT will claim it did so because most are Republicans. I am not sure if the Supreme Court’s decision would be accepted any more than the final vote in November.

It’s getting worse. Pennsylvania Congressman Scott Perry is also the target to remove him from the ballot because of claims he violated the U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment Insurrection Clause by simply supporting Trump’s “false” 2020 election fraud claims. So, anyone who supported Trump in Washington they want removed from office. This is not what democracy is about – it’s totalitarianism. You are talking revolution at that point if there is absolutely no rule of law left.

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January 5th, 2024

Posted In: Armstrong Economics

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