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Sat Apr 20, 2019, 05:00 PM

Impeachment Now

The arguments against impeachment are all cowardly and involve an abdication of Constitutional role and station.

This is the greatest scandal in the history of the US. Trump is the single most lawless president ever to occupy the office. He is, moreover, the president of the Founders darkest nightmares. He is the Aaron Burr of our time. Alexander Hamilton worked assiduously to prevent Burr's becoming president because he believed that Burr would be the death of the young Republic. That eventually costs Hamilton his life. But he saved us from the early Trump.

Trump is also the president the Founders mistakenly believed the Electoral College --- which was supposed to be a deliberative body of wise men, in its original conception -- would prevent the elevation of. They certainly did not trust the people to save us from such a president. Indeed, they feared the people might be highly swayed by such a president.

But just in case that mechanism failed, they designed impeachment as a failsafe measure. And put it in the hands of Congress .. though in a divided way. Congress would be ever jealous of its prerogatives and ever mindful of the rule of law, they imagined. Only Congress was strong enough and independent enough to hold a president to his fiduciary duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed and his further duty to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies domestic and foreign.

The Republican controlled Congress completely and abjectly abandoned its Constitutional station and duty in the name of protecting and defending Trump. And it did so merely out of considerations of narrow partisan advantage.

ANY argument against impeachment now can only be an argument to the effect that the Democratic Congress should do exactly the same, only out of considerations of left partisan advantage, rather than right partisan advantage.

If such merely partisan augments win the day on both sides, might as well declare the Constitutional design of the Founders a dead letter.

We might as well live in Westeros, where politics is a matter of family/tribal/religious loyalties and the strength of one's army.

We will have surrendered all fealty to the Constitutional Order and the Rule of Law.

Impeachment now is a solemn obligation of the highest order, if we are at all concerned to preserve the Constitutional Order, as imperfect as it is.

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Response to kennetha (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 05:03 PM

1. "In the body politic as in the body personal, nonresistance to the milder indulgences paves the way

for nonresistance to the deadlier.

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Response to pangaia (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 05:05 PM

2. Agreed!

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Response to kennetha (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 05:13 PM

3. To be on the right side of history, we MUST impeach!

As to conviction by the GOPee Senate, let the chips fall where they may--history will judge them harshly if they fail to do right and remove him.

If the House D's do not move to impeach the basturd, they will also be judged by history as derelict in their duty to support the rule of law and to defend the Constitution.

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