Impeachment Call, Short Version

“Borders are nowhere near as critical in defining The United States as our Constitution. Calling for Donald Trump’s impeachment over specific provable charges is simply the right thing to do.”

I believe that it is important for people of good will to call for Donald Trump’s impeachment, and to do so with one reasoned case. This has not always been my position but it is now. Donald Trump is such a tangled maze of crime and treason that it’s hard to watch any one thing: we must pick one and focus. I have a complete provable case herein.

I recommend we gather together, all people of good will of any political leaning nationwide, and call for the impeachment of Donald Trump for violating U.S Constitution, Article II, Sec. 1, Par. 7. It reads as follows:

The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be encreased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.

There is a clear paper trail. There is not one disputed contention in my entire case. It is all a matter of open public discussion and record.

The United States Government may not, under any circumstances whatsoever, make any payments to Donald Trump except his paycheck.

It is a matter of public record that we, the United States, are renting property from our President. We have signed leases in his buildings.

It is a matter of public record that he still owns all his businesses and has access to their cash at any time for any reason.

That is all it takes. He can’t do that. The Constitution offers no exceptions.

Besides his paycheck he is absolutely forbidden from taking any other form of pay, rent, or income from the United States Government. Period, no maybe, no excuses, no exceptions.

And no, it’s not OK if he stops now, either. Laws do not permit a bank robber to retire and keep what he got so far. Not even to retire and return what he stole. The act itself was the crime.

I understand that Paul Ryan is not likely to allow a motion to impeach go forward. We’ll get to that in a moment.

I ask all people of good will – all actual small-p patriots – to rally around this one specific, proven “high Crime” and push the House of Representatives every single day for impeachment on this charge. There can be few higher crimes than taking money from the people of the United States in direct violation of the Constitution, and none more easily proven. Contracts have been signed. Money has changed hands. It’s all public record. The proverbial “shooting someone on 5th Avenue” pales.

My plan may or may not have any hope of resulting in an actual impeachment under our current corrupt and colluding Congress. That uncertainty should not keep us from action. Demanding impeachment, for one specific crime, every day somewhere, is worth doing whether Congress listens or not. Because the United States, warts and all, is worth saving. We can’t work on it if we don’t keep it. Our Constitution is the definition of our nation. Borders are nowhere near as critical in defining The United States as our Constitution. Calling for Donald Trump’s impeachment over specific provable charges is simply the right thing to do.

A concentrated organized call for impeachment could conceivably actually work. There is a possibility that some lower-ranking Republicans have some sense of loyalty to our Constitution, which by any definition is the only United States of America that there is. Enough lower ranking, lesser known Representatives and Senators could possibly drive a change. The Speaker of the House and the Senate Majority Leader are elected positions. Either house has the power to fire their boss, especially if the boss doesn’t know where a bunch of bodies are buried. Even then, some heroes might go for the glory. If we make enough noise there may be an uprising of those allegedly hidden allegedly moderate Republicans.

If it fails, at least we have helped write the history books. I want Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, and all their people to rot in history like Adolph Eichmann.

Drawback 1:

Mike Pence.

Yeah. I know. But I’m in a last-ditch effort to save the United States by the most direct Constitutional means. Better Mike Pence than open contempt of the Constitution.

Plus, we’ve still got Russia. Mike’s dirty. I’ve watched him lie with a smile on his face.

Second Drawback:

Trump needs to go to jail.

No problem. Impeachment and conviction does not result in jail, but the Constitution specifically provides that, after impeachment, the disgraced former President is subject to arrest, trial, and conviction for any crimes committed.

So – getting him out of our White House doesn’t get him out of treason. One thing at a time.

Please help me. I am one old man with no credentials in the middle of nowhere. I know I have readers who live higher in our society than I do. I’m begging you: please help.

I don’t want money. Pass the word.

This essay freely redistributable in its entirety,
signed,
Jeff McFadden

 

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13 thoughts on “Impeachment Call, Short Version”

  1. I stand with you! Trump must be impeached soon. Every day in office he chips away at our Democracy and pushes us toward a KLEPTOTHEORACY in the image of Putin’s Russia! We have witnessed the Destruction of two Democracies so far Turkey and the Philippines. It is not a coincidence that the leaders of both Turkey and Phillipines are being mentored by Putin! Both were destroyed from within and converted to KLEPTOTHEOCRACIES!

    1. Kleptotheocracy. I had not seen the two tied together, but you are absolutely right. Thanks for a great word.

  2. Hi, I found your “Coup 2016” on the twitter earlier this evening. This is a very interesting site. Thank you. I have a hometown friend in East Texas who is my closest Resistance person and a yellow dog dem. I sent “Coup…” to her Facebook page & also to two other politically active friends. Also, I told them they would enjoy the rest of the site. Hope that was ok.

    I have two thoughts on Trumps’ impeachment…
    First, I noticed in the Article: re Compensation…that it shall not be increased or decreased…He is REFUSING his salary(!) & somehow costing taxpayers more by doing so than the actual salary. Sorry, don’t remember exactly how that is or if it matters…just saying.
    Then, I have not found the specific means in the Constitution, but I believe there must surely be a way found there to unseat the whole administration if they were put in unfairly. It certainly feels like an illegitimate administration. He has been in violation of the things you mention from day one with the hotel across from the White House. I believe there must be more…that he is not representing ALL the people? He lies?..surely something.

    1. The Constitution does not provide a specific remedy for an entire corrupt administration, but if you read my Supreme Court and Elections essay you will see that I believe that the Supreme Court would, in fact, have jurisdiction in a case like this.
      I don’t believe that the framers could foresee the world we live in nor the theft of an entire election. I do believe that they left us a system which is able to cope, if we will do it. No bets.
      Thanks for reading and for spreading the word. Only through my readers can I gain a broader reach.
      Jeff

    2. The Constitution does not provide any specific or spelled-out way to remove an entire administration plus the Congressional order of succession. The founders / framers couldn’t foresee a mess like the one we’re in; they couldn’t foresee the power of propaganda. I don’t believe it existed as we know it now before the advent of electronic media. That’s how Hitler rose, for instance. However, the Supreme Court’s authority under the Constitution extends to “All controversies to which the United States is a party…” which certainly implies that they have the power to do so. I don’t know if you’ve read my article on that topic, but here it is. The Supreme Court and Elections

  3. So you don’t work for any govt?who actually is our government? Who knows right now?I’m scared and my husbAnd will not believe this.He will say it’s just in my head this means nothimg

    1. Well, I am supported by our government. I live on a Veteran’s Disability plus Social Security. But I’m not employed by them since my short term employment in 1967, ’68, and ’69 as a professional killer (light weapons infantryman). It’s a crummy job.

      Who is our government? Well, I can’t answer that here, but it is a thought for another essay some day. Maybe you’ll see it, if I write it.

  4. to: junkrigsailor@gmail.com
    I do not know who you are, but I think I know what you are: a highly intelligent, self-aware, and very straightforward man, a real American Patriot, and your heart appears to be in the right place, something that is not so common today. I am going to take upon myself to place links to your essays, thoughts and sundry observations and/or opinions on comments from a site I highly respect for its basic honesty, insights and commentary, called Palmer Report, (http://www.palmerreport.com), which has recently seen a large increase in comments from readers, and who I think will find your writings very valuable, as they seem to correspond frequently with their concerns about our common future.

    1. Thank you. I always appreciate kind words, of course, and I also appreciate anyone who links my work out, helps me to spread my work. I know the Palmer Report; his style and mine are different, but yes, we are on the same side and trying to build the same thing. I appreciate the links.

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