"Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."
-- Proverbs 29:18, King James Bible (KJV)

Monday, December 02, 2019

The Democratic Party's Neverending Impeachment Effort as Shameless Self-Dealing By the Politicians

Jonathan Turley, chair of public interest law at George Washington University, has a useful opinion piece at the Wall Street Journal on "The Democratic Party's neverending impeachment effort".

Turley discusses the history of impeachment, especially the efforts of the nation's Founders and drafters of the U.S. Constitution to reduce the likelihood that impeachment would be used simply as another partisan tool in Congress against the opposing political party, which is the current highly partisan implementation of the impeachment process by the Democratic Party.

James Madison adopted language that would make it difficult for Congress to enjoy a position in which the elected President of the United States served "at the pleasure of [Congress]" and could be removed simply for politically partisan motives, which is what the Democratic Party is seeking to achieve, surely fearing what may be an impending loss of the next Presidential election and a now perhaps likely re-election of the incumbent President Donald Trump.

We note -- as a non-partisan political centrist -- that we are not amused by the Democratic Party's loathsome partisan impeachment circus, which, so our opinion, could in fact be helping to re-elect President Trump, because fewer voters will be willing to vote for the candidate of a "fallen" political party, acting without honor or principle, that is so obviously putting partisan self-dealing motives ahead of the good of the country.

If the voters want a different President, they will elect him (or her) next year. President Trump is not serving his office "at the pleasure of Congress". God forbid.

Turley tells it like it is, writing "ALL POLITICIANS, INCLUDING MR. SCHIFF, ARE SELF-DEALERS who use their offices to advance themselves politically."

How true. How true. Those who are without sin should cast the first stone, which means, essentially, that no stones should be cast in this case. Congress is a lair of self-dealers. Know thyselves, folks.

Hat tip to CaryGEE.