Recently John Kerry met with Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in an attempt to prevent the Trump Administration from scrapping the nuclear deal that he pushed through back in 2015, a meeting that has brought criticism from various individuals.
First of all, the Iran nuclear deal which John Kerry helped craft is illegal (something which I mentioned in previous articles).
Second, it is obvious Iran will not live up to its end of the deal.
Third, by having an authorized meeting with Iran’s Foreign Minister, Kerry is violating the Logan Act, which prohibits American citizens from having unauthorized contact with foreign governments, particularly enemies of the United States.
Upon learning of Kerry’s meeting, I emailed the White House and urged the Trump Administration to charge Kerry with violating the Logan Act. I mentioned that Kerry had unauthorized contact with America’s enemies before (i.e. meeting with North Vietnamese officials in Paris during the Vietnam War while he was still in the Navy — something for which he could have been tried under the Uniform Code of Military Justice and be subject to the death penalty). Such actions are the equivalent of treason, and I urged the Trump Administration to investigate if treason had actually been committed, and if so, to prosecute Kerry for it and seek the death penalty.
Since I am Catholic, there is a chance in which I risk being scolded (and face possible excommunication) by my parish priest for taking such actions. However, I should tell you that, contrary to popular belief, the Roman Catholic Church does approve of the death penalty, even if various church officials are opposed to it. Such approval is clarified in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. But it only mentions capital punishment in the cases of those who committed murder, not those who committed treason (or espionage for that matter). So it is unclear whether or not the Catholic Church approves of the death penalty for anyone who has been convicted of treason or espionage. I should point out that such crimes have resulted in various deaths (e.g. a solider switching sides and killing his fellow soldiers of the country that he had previously served or when a government official of one country gives the names of spies to another government, thus resulting the deaths of those spies).
At any rate, it is time to bring John Kerry to justice for his actions. In fact, bringing him to justice is long overdue.
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