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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.

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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 grew up in Texas and graduated from the University of North Texas with a master’s degree in journalism and advertising. His undergraduate degree is in English and photography. He served six years in the U.S. 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, writing and blogging at https://luscri.com/



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We’ve all been told for years and years that we have to support the mainline candidates but when conservatives and populists finally got someone who they believed in, the mainliners were the first people to jump ship. And they still continue to perpetuate their angst ridden accusations. From this no-name guy who I can’t even remember who is threatening to pull people out of the party to Liz Cheney to your average mainline Republican, Chris Widener, the founder of PolitiCrossing take them apart piece by piece in his latest video.

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The 90-year Shame of the New York Times

Despite its constant lies, propaganda, and censorship, the New York Times is regarded by many as the ‘newspaper of record,’ offering ‘all the news that’s fit to print’

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The New York Times deliberately buried the story known as the Terror-Famine, in 1932 and 1933, which astoundingly killed 3.9 to 7.0 million Ukrainians, at least one out of every eight people, perhaps one out of every four people.

The editors at the Times were well aware that the famine was orchestrated by Joseph Stalin who forbade outside food and aid shipments, confiscated household food items, and restricted the mobility of Ukrainian citizens.

What made Stalin do this to a region known as “the world’s breadbasket”? He sought to punish independence-minded Ukrainians, quash anyone who represented a threat to his totalitarian government, and vanquish Ukraine’s small farms in favor of Soviet state-run collectives. Stalin lost no sleep over the legions of emaciated bodies, near death, scratching for any morsel of food they could find.

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Maniacal and Mendacious

Why did The New York Times bury this heart-wrenching, world-shaking story? Then, as now, their leftist bent was so intense and so all-encompassing that they couldn’t help themselves. The blunt truth is that they do not care who is hurt as long as socialist/Marxist/communist ideology prevails on earth.

In another 10 years, it will be at least 100 years since the Times and other heavily left-leaning organizations, which today comprise the highly biased ‘mainstream media,’ have been dominant.

In 2121, one hundred years from now, is it realistic to believe that the facade which the mainstream media has foisted on Americans and on free people around the globe will not continue to dominate?

Will their maniacal ideology, somehow, finally be exposed by some new form of information dissemination or some fundamental shift in media coverage?

Sheeple at the Trough

Just how biased and detrimental their slanted news coverage has been to humanity, globally, is difficult to fathom. For decades on end, when you prop up socialist, Marxist, or communist regimes, are you helping anyone?

The mainstream media has held a news and information monopoly for so long, so skillfully, that the facade is not remotely understood by those in its spell, and bitterly denounced by those who see the mainstream press for what it really is. In the long run, truth generally prevails.

Even today, after five years of attempting to prove it, not a shred of evidence indicates that Donald Trump, his administration, or his campaign colluded with Russia.

Still, you have Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, and all the other dolts in Congress who will readily appear on TV and spew lies. They play the ‘talking head’ game with sympathetic hosts and continue the guise, holding sway over those who don’t know how to find out the truth.

A Stranglehold for the Ages

The stranglehold that the Left and the mainstream media has on humanity leads to some intriguing philosophical questions. Even before the mass media came into being, has there always been some entity that enforced its will upon the unwitting masses?

Throughout history, dictators and other rulers imposed their version of the truth on the unwitting masses. Even in societies where news and information was somewhat freely exchanged, has there always been a faction that sought to slant reality and the will of others? It seems likely.

In the 21st century, roughly half of the U.S. and roughly half of the globe are still subject to Leftist manipulation. Despite all the information sources that exist today, why does so much of the world still fall for obviously manufactured and manipulated news?

How can people keep tuning in to CNN or MSNBC, or for that matter the nightly news on ABC, NBC, or CBS? How many times does CBS have to be caught red-handed doctoring the news, slanting stories on 60 Minutes, and laying traps for people like Governor Ron DeSantis, only to be exposed?

And then, within a matter of days, having learned nothing, CBS reverts right back to more of their insidious ways of presenting information.

Living with Perpetual Lies

How often can The New York Times offer a story the latter proves to be completely untrue, and its editors knew was untrue at the time, and yet its readership is unfazed?

How can the Times continue to be regarded by many as the ‘newspaper of record,’ offering ‘all the news that’s fit to print’? What tidal wave of human understanding, once and for all, needs to occur before we universally recognize highly biased reporting sources for what they are?

In the U.K., news publications openly advocate a position, left or right, and don’t play pretend. Consumers understand the bias that each media outlet or newspaper maintains, can read articles, and judge them accordingly.

In the U.S., the mainstream press continues to push lie that they offer an objective, balanced view of what’s happening in the world. How can they continue to do this? Sadly, enough fools buy what they say… lock, stock, and barrel.

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