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Impeachment 2.0: Even Sillier this Time Around

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Ready for impeachment 2.0? First, a constitutional refresher:

“The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.” ~Article 2, Section 4, U.S. Constitution

The former president is now a private citizen. We have a new president.

Yet this week we’ll have a new Senate impeachment trial. For those who care, the party in power will try to prove that a former president committed high crimes and misdemeanors and must be removed from office—even though he’s not in office and can’t be removed from an office he’s not in.

This exercise in ridiculous redundancy is like if you threw away an old shirt and replaced it with a new shirt and then dug the old shirt out of the trash and held a trial to prove that you should throw it away again.

Senate impeachment 2.0 is so spectacularly unconstitutional that the head of one branch of government, Chief Justice John Roberts, refuses to assume his constitutionally mandated role as presiding judge.

Mob rules

Does this deter the defenders of our democracy? No chief justice, no matter. The venerable eight-term Democrat Senator Pat Leahy from Vermont will serve quite nicely. So instead of an impartial chief justice, we’ll have a senator who’s already called for conviction. Leahy will be as impartial as a torch-toting member of a torch-toting mob can be.

It’s like a posse who captures an alleged criminal and tries him by campfire because the town judge refuses to participate. “Who’s gonna be the judge of this here trial?” Head scratching ensues before Red nominates Slim and perches him atop his horse as judge and member of the jury.

Double dumb. Just like impeachment trial 2.0. Well, maybe dumb’s not the right word. Senate Democrats aren’t stupid, but they will certainly look foolish trying to remove a removed president. Our Constitution’s impeachment provision isn’t meant to be a partisan cudgel against former presidents or to prevent them from ever running again.

In fairness, many of those pushing this impeachment are true believers in the Trump-as-threat-to-our-democracy mantra, but others likely see this as an opportunity to kill Trumpism once and for all. For those opportunists, the word is Machiavellian.

Let’s see this for what it is—an historic first—a Senate kangaroo court trial. We’re about to witness a pack of partisan politicians try to convince us that a former foolish president is A) guilty of egregiously galactic levels of fomenting insurrection and treason, and B) a continued “threat to our democracy.”

In short, they will attempt to remove a former president from an office he no longer holds. When that fails, they’ll try to prevent him from ever threatening our democracy again by barring him from public office.

This is justified, they say. After all, he’s the eternal boogeyman, you see. At least, that’s how the party in power wants you to think of him.

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Patrick is a journalist and writer with degrees in English and journalism. He served six years in the Navy where his life was changed forever by the Lord Jesus Christ. He lives in the Sierra Nevada of Northern California with his wife, dog and two cats. He enjoys hiking and cycling, taking pictures and blogging at https://luscri.com/



 
 
 

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GOP Primaries, for GOP Registered Voters

It is to our overwhelming advantage to ensure that only registered Republicans are able to participate

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Let us resolve to keep our primary voting to those who are registered Republicans. One can make the argument that there are closet Republicans who, for fear of reprisal in the workplace, cannot join the Republican party but are, nevertheless, Republican in sentiment.

However, this is a small group. And, they are more than offset by hordes of Democrats who, if allowed into Republican primaries will do their dirty work as they have done throughout counties in North Carolina and throughout the nation.

Only Republicans

Overall, it is to our overwhelming advantage to ensure that only registered Republicans are able to participate.

As a case in point, on the national level, the RINO Nikki Haley would be out of the race if not for Democrat voters stepping over the line in coordinated effort and voting in Republican primaries. Granted, she is backed by billionaire mega-donors who fear Donald Trump. If Democrats could not vote in the GOP primaries, however, the mega-donors dollars wouldn’t be worth much.

As a result of Haley staying in the race, Donald Trump has to spend a bit more than otherwise, and deflect some of his attention away from the Democrats, the swamp, and the Marxist’s plans to destroy our country.

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Fracturing Along Fault Lines

The panoply of liberal and Leftist policies are harmful to society

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Biden and company want to contort the right to vote, endlessly fund Ukraine, kowtow to Middle East terrorists, pack the Supreme Court, end the filibuster, disband the electoral college, treat January 6th protestors like insurrectionists, convict Trump on SOMETHING, appease China, and permanently make tens of millions of Americans totally dependent on government entitlements.

In recent years, the questionable lockdowns, restrictions, and mandates over COVID-19, and Democrats’ willingness to overlook street violence, enhances my view that the Left loves the idea of total authority and forevermore imposing its will on all of us.

Insanity Over the Top

The panoply of liberal or Leftist viewpoints, from no need for voter ID to restrictions on the 1st Amendment, to indoctrinating children is harmful to society.

Is it acceptable to teach children that there are more than 50 genders? Do you believe, as Leftists do that children may choose their gender? Do you think that cross-dressers ought to be reading to children at story hour? Should the sciences, mathematics, and other core academic disciplines be taught to accommodate ‘politically diverse’ points of view?

Are you okay with colleges holding separate graduation exercises and celebrations for different ethnic minorities? Martin Luther King, Jr, must be rolling over in his grave. Should entire college curricula be redesigned because most of the great works of literature throughout history have been written by white males?

Should student loans be exonerated? Should colleges establish safe spaces? Are you perturbed when conservative speakers are disrupted from speaking on campus, or are banned from campus? Curiously, can a university promise students an unbiased education when 97% of college professors’ political donations go to Democrats?

Open the Spigots!

Should Medicare be provided for all and, if so, how do you pay for it? Is late-trimester abortion acceptable? After a baby is born, is it the right of the mother and the doctor to choose whether or not that person will continue to live?

Should we have open borders, and let in anyone who wants to come here, now approaching 9 million since Biden was installed? Are illegal immigrants to be given free healthcare once they cross the border, as all Democrat presidential contenders stated on live TV in 2020? How do hordes arrive at the southern border, well-fed and hydrated, after trekking 100s or 1000s of miles, with sturdy walking shoes and cell phones? Should they be flown and bussed all over the U.S. courtesy of the Biden administration? Are sanctuary cities a good idea, and do they support the lives and aspirations of actual U.S. citizens?

When newspaper headlines scream about gun violence, is wringing your hands over the issue any solace for families in Chicago or Baltimore ghetto communities who experience gun violence on a daily basis? Do you care about the issue, or do you only get riled up when the mainstream media stokes your emotions by giving World War II coverage to carefully crafted, elevated cases?

Is calling others racist acceptable when, in your own heart, you know that you are biased at times against this group or that? Is virtue signaling an acceptable form of social participation, or should one actually take appropriate, non-violent action to address a perceived wrong? Is a comment from 30 or 40 years ago made by a celebrity — or a politician, for that matter — enough to cancel his or her career?

Goals and Tactics of Violent Groups

Are the goals and violent tactics of Antifa acceptable to you? If they’re proud of what they stand for and forthright in their actions, why do they wear ski masks? Appearing in selected cities in time to cause trouble, and leading the turmoil following the death of George Floyd, how many of them actually hold jobs?

In pursuit of protests, do any pay for their own transportation and housing costs? If they do not pay for themselves, who is paying? Most curiously, why do they often go after the most vulnerable people they can find in any gathering? Is it okay when law enforcement stands down in the face of violence committed by those on the left?

The Left embraces mass insanity and it’s getting more absurd all the time. Yet, it appears that Leftists do not understand the magnitude and ramifications of many of their political and social views. Their agenda, fully implemented, would destroy our civilization in less than a few years.
One Generation

Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men [and women] were free.”

It would be nice to reach consensus, in some way, with those on the Left, however, my sensibilities cry out and say that would be cultural and national suicide.

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