A writer for GQ Magazine posted the below tweet:
Rupert Myers, according to his Facebook page, is a “Political correspondent, British GQ. Also writes about society, politics and law for the Telegraph and the Guardian.” He is also a barrister, a British lawyer.
To answer Mr. Myers legal question, yes U.S. Presidents may pardon themselves. Mediateite.com’s Alex Griswold reported:
For those who were wondering, Law Newz’s Chris White argued in October that the president actually can pardon themselves for federal crimes.
So that answers barrister Myers first question. Now let’s look at the second part of his tweet – “Asking for humanity.” Griswold wrote,
“Still, Myers took a rather flippant attitude towards the angry responses. His explanation for the tweet varied, with Myers saying that it was only a joke but elsewhere claiming it was an innocent question about the president’s pardon power.”
Joke? This is more than a joke. Innocent? Myers is a barrister and a political correspondent. His tweet, when put into the context of his background, is anything but innocent.
It is here that Myers reveals his rational to commit two murders, justifying murder in the name of “humanity.” Killing in the name of humanity is evil on its face. In 1759 a classics scholar named Beilby Porteus wrote Death: A Poetical Essay”. The following excerpt discusses tyranny and provocatively contrasted the ramifications of small and large murders:
To sate the lust of power; more horrid still,
The foulest stain and scandal of our nature
Became its boast — One Murder made a Villain,
Millions a Hero. — Princes were privileg’d
To kill, and numbers sanctified the crime.
Ah! why will Kings forget that they are Men?
Myers Tweeted this about the ABC News story of outgoing President Obama awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom to outgoing Vice President Joe Biden:
We are going to miss the heck out of these guys
Myers also promotes the fake new story about President-elect Trump on his Facebook page stating:
By me on #Watersportsgate : If you decry fake news but revel in sordid claims about Trump, you’re a hypocrite http://www.telegraph.co.uk/…/decry-fake-news-revel-sordid-…/
Myers in his Telegraph article notes,
“A golden opportunity has presented itself to mock the President elect. Leaks about Trump’s predilections have produced a cascade of stories – a shower if you will – about the incoming President’s alleged fondness for an unusual sex act which does not bear describing.” His tweet is intended to murder Trump and Pence, his article is meant to “mock the President elect.”
Myers, as a correspondent and barrister, understands what he is suggesting will “sate the lust for power” by those who want to impose tyranny globally. Myers exemplifies the “foulest stain and scandal of our nature.” Myers, should something happen to either President-elect Trump or Vice President-elect Mike Pence or their families, will have blood on his hands.
Myers is the poster boy for what is wrong with journalism.
Myers, and others in the media, have gone beyond bias, beyond hate, beyond bizarre. A call to murder in the name of humanity is an oxymoron like cruel kindness. How is it that one human calls for the murder of two innocent men because they disagree with them?
History has seen this hate in other regimes, Nazi Germany, the former Soviet Union, Communist China, Communist Cuba, Cambodia and on and on.
EDITORS NOTE: 18 U.S.C. § 879 : US Code – Section 879: Threats against former Presidents and certain other persons:
(a) Whoever knowingly and willfully threatens to kill, kidnap, or inflict bodily harm upon
(1) a former President or a member of the immediate family of a former President;
(2) a member of the immediate family of the President, the President-elect, the Vice President, or the Vice President-elect;
(3) a major candidate for the office of President or Vice President, or a member of the immediate family of such candidate; or
(4) a person protected by the Secret Service under section 3056(a)
(6); shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.