The Section was enacted to prevent members of the Confederacy from the Civil War from running for office.

By now, you’ve probably heard of the efforts by certain states to remove Trump from the 2024 presidential ballot. Rhode Island is the most recent state to reject that effort. This rejection comes after similar dismissals from Florida, Colorado, New Hampshire, Minnesota, Michigan, and the District of Columbia. There are eighteen more states considering denying Trump on the ballot. The reason is Trump supposedly engaged in insurrection due to his actions related to the January 6th protest at the capital. 

The disqualification decree comes from Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which bars people from holding office if they have engaged in insurrection or rebellion. This Section was enacted to prevent members of the Confederacy from the Civil War from running for office. 

As it pertains to the court cases to remove Trump, I assumed this was another avenue the Swamp was using to derail the Trump train. It was a reasonable assumption when one considers the various bogus indictments that have been leveled at him by various corrupt states attorneys like Latitia James and Jack Smith. 

At present, there is only one individual filing all these cases through various law firms. Supposedly a Republican presidential candidate from Texas,  John Anthony Castro is the man filing these frivolous suits. I say supposedly Republican because until 2020 Castro was a Democrat, which would include the time Trump was in the White House. My suspicion radar was piqued, despite the fact my late father always called me a suspicious bast***. 

I did some digging into Castro. As I thought, Mr. Castro is a nutjob. He’s a highly educated nutjob, but still, he’s a nut job. I hate to give him any publicity, but it’s important the public knows what’s behind these efforts. 

The 40-year-old Castro has a bachelor’s degree from Texan A&M, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of New Mexico, and a Master of Law degree from Georgetown. He uses all that education to be a tax advisor. 

As a student at Georgetown, he was banned from the University job fair for “deliberate misrepresentations” on his resume. In Chebanse we call a deliberate misrepresentation a “lie.” The university even considered expelling him over the matter. One of the lies was his claim to have been a cadet at West Point, which did not happen. 

He’s run for several positions in public office but has never won. He worked in a law firm, so it appears this experience qualified him to be an attorney. However, he is not now, nor ever has been a member of the State Bar of Texas where he lives, nor any other state.  This requires Castro to hire law firms to clog up the courts with the lawsuits he files to ban Trump from running against him. He seems to really enjoy filing lawsuits. 

Castro formed his own company, a tax preparation service in Dallas Texas called Castro & Co. He did refund work in which he kept a portion of the refund from the client. By 2019 his Enrollment Agent status was suspended for six months by the IRS. 

In 2020 Castro decided he should be president, so he launched a campaign, saying “I’ve decided to run for president instead of becoming a billionaire.” At the time he said that he was being sued by American Express for a delinquent $53,000 bill. 

Castro has admitted he probably wouldn’t win the nomination, but that hopefully he would gain enough name recognition to become the Commissioner of the IRS. (I might be in trouble if he gets that job.) He’s also claimed the CIA has attempted to plant bugs in his car, on orders from Donald Trump. In 2023 he sued Trump for $180 million claiming Trump and the IRS colluded to monitor, surveil and harass him. Because of this, he demanded protection from the Secret Service. 

For these reasons, I’ve come to the conclusion Castro is nothing more than a nuisance and a nutjob. I don’t understand why he’s allowed to clog up the court systems with his absurd claims. I don’t believe he’s a Republican and wonder who is bankrolling his activities. Call me suspicious, but this has the smell of the Swamp all over it. John Anthony Castro, you are Webbers Whipping Post’s asshat of the month.