[For purposes of context, we have, unconventionally, chosen to initially, pose a question, which, in essence, is significant, but, nevertheless, supplemental to the primary theme, of our writing. In the main, this essay will principally seek to highlight and question the seemingly, eternal immunity from criminal prosecution of the miscreant, Donald J. Trump. Yet, in the manner, as indicated, we would first refer to the U.S. Constitution’s bizarre and irresponsible failure, to prescribe necessary personal criteria for qualification, for the unique role and attributable, august power, of the American Presidency.

The Constitutionally, prescribed criteria for the Office of the President of the United States of America, despite the Office’s unparalleled power and history-making significance, are simply and reductively, three: 1) at least 35 years of age, (2) natural born citizen, and (3) United States residence for 14 years. An applicant for mundane employment as a salesperson or bank clerk requires far more significant, personal criteria to qualify. This bizarrely, irresponsible neglect, permits an ignorant, psychotic, charlatan, like Donald J. Trump, to qualify for the Highest Office in the World; to the immense glee and celebration of the Nation’s populist underbelly, (See prior blog, “Barbarians at the Gate) and to the present, consequent, existential threat to democracy. The venerable and scholarly white-wigged Founders, it seems, were learned political philosophers but lousy recruiters.]


Teflon is a thermoplastic polymer characterized by its slippery surface and resistant to attack by virtually all chemicals. It was developed in the 1930s and is contemporaneously, advertised and sold, being known for its non-stick food properties for manufactured fry pans and other cookware.


“Orange Teflon,” is our nuanced designation for the former President’s exotic and uncanny ability to repel retribution despite his considerable plethora of serious crimes. It is bizarre and especially disconcerting to note that many of his criminal acts have been as clearly, and publicly, witnessed as his orangutan-hued hair. Nevertheless, like the properties of Teflon coating, Trump has, somehow, given them all the slip, rather than being stained with the adherent residue of deserved criminal charges, and suffering appropriate retribution.

It would appear that the serial prevaricator, Donald J. Trump did make, at least, one true statement, during his many years in the public spotlight. Trump delusionally, and egocentrically, boasted, before millions of television viewers, “I could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and get away with it.” As shocking and non- presidential as was the despicable assertion, it bizarrely, and conceivably, may have been the only, apparently, accurate statement that Trump has made, in decades. The wide number and array of Trump’s serious felonies and instances of, inarguably, criminal behavior, much of which has been, actual, witnessed on public television, have not resulted in his criminal punishment; giving the lie to the constant, popularly recited mantra, that, in America,” no man is above the law.”

An average American citizen, ignoring a traffic ticket, given for the mundane and thoughtless act of passing a red light, would, expectedly, be punished by fine, imprisonment, or both. With reference to our former, twice-impeached, President,  whose irrefutably, serious crimes, including, but not limited to: treason, purloining secret, classified, government, documents, incitement and support of a seditious and violent insurrection against the American Government, election tampering and coercion, numerous, deceitful violations of the Emolument Clause of the Constitution, bribery,(to avoid public exposure, as a frequenter of prostitutes), decades of serious tax fraud, corporate and individual, lying to official governmental agencies, frequent incitement of the public, to physical violence at rallies, extortion, adultery, sexual abuse, criminal negligence, during the covid pandemic, the latter, leading to thousands of unnecessary and tragic deaths, nevertheless, unconcernedly distributes, red MAGA hats and displaying, to his cult supporters, his public, “thumbs up” expression of unmitigated success.

It can only be the possession and utilization of the naturally, repellant properties of the chemical, orange Teflon, that can enable a one-term, twice impeached, shameless, perpetrator of multiple felonies and all manner of miscreant behavior, to pathologically, feel enabled, to, shamelessly and confidently, announce to his loyal and despicable, cultish acolytes, his supremely, confident intention to run, once more, for the Office of the President of the United States.

We are aware of no time in our Nation’s history, when the universally eternal, American mantra, “No man is above the law,” has been so frequently articulated and so evidently, disproven.  


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Retired from the practice of law'; former Editor in Chief of Law Review; Phi Beta Kappa; Poet. Essayist Literature Student and enthusiast.

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