This is Pastor Tim’s Article which appeared in the Evening Leader on Tuesday, Sept 5, 2023
We have to talk about this situation with Donald Trump. I will be the first one to admit that many of his problems are self-inflicted because he lacks discipline. But this latest development in the fever dream of prosecuting him has gone to absurd lengths.
He, along with a whole host of lawyers and associates who worked for or assisted him during the election of 2020, has been charged in Georgia with election interference. I find it very interesting that Trump has been charged with election interference when there was no delay in the transfer of power. I know everyone wants to cite what happened at the capital on January 6, 2020 as an insurrection when a bunch of drooling idiots stormed the capital. Why did they storm the capital? Was it because Trump asked them to peacefully and patriotically march to the capital? Who knows why people make terrible choices, but just like I know would happen 5 minutes after the media got their hands on the story, they are going to make hay until the end of time for what happened. I say arrest the people who were involved, prosecute them, and put that day behind us.
But whatever happened at the capital on January 6 had nothing to do with what happened in Georgia. Trump was charged with election interference. I find it interesting that NO OTHER CANDIDATE has ever been charged with election interference when they challenged an election, not Al Gore in 2000 when it took almost a month to declare a winner because of “hanging and dimpled chads.” These are ballots that were not properly punctured by the people casting them. That fiasco whet on forever. Stacy Abrams, who still to this day believes herself to be the governor of Georgia even though she was defeated by Brian Kemp in 2019. Hilary Clinton has referred to Trump as an “illegitimate president” since she lost to him in 2016.
But no charges against any of them, fine. That means that what Donald Trump has done was worse than what these other Democrat candidates did. I look forward to hearing exactly what that was as this trail plays out.
Trump went to Georgia to have his mug shot taken. Literally, the most famous man on earth, love him or hate him, needed a mug shot in case he jumped bail and took off? That mug shot will be all over the Trump campaign for the next year and a half, so get ready to see it a lot.
But then, there is one final detail to determine. When will the trial be? That is important, they need to get things together and make sure that both the prosecution and the defense can get their cases together. Understood. The date chosen was…March 4, 2024. 8 months from now. Apparently, both sides need 8 months to prepare their cases because that is the first available date for the trial to take place. March 4, 2024.
Do you know what happens the day after March 4? Well, of course, it is March 5. March 5 is a Tuesday, but not just any average Tuesday. March 5 is Super Tuesday. It is the day that 16 primaries are held, the most primaries of any day of the primary season. That day, 16 states or territories will cast votes on who the Republican candidate for president might be. Trump’s trial date: March 4. Super Tuesday: March 5.
There are 8 months between now and then and there is no other day this trial could begin than the day before Super Tuesday? Just in case I am being unclear, Donald Trump, who has been accused of election interference for an election that happened almost 3 years ago, is being brought to trial in the state of Georgia on the day before Super Tuesday. The people responsible for defining, proving, and prosecuting election interference have scheduled the trial of a leading political candidate the day before the official kick off of the primary season.
At this point, I am going to need someone to define election interference to me and explain how this trial does not fit that definition.