“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.
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.
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.
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