Lesser men would have folded long ago. What modern President other than Donald Trump could withstand the continuous assaults?
The attackers go beyond Congress, the Intelligence community and media. A partisan Scotus will soon decide whether or not to gift congressional democrats with grand jury testimony from Mueller’s baseless witch-hunt. Since his rabid-dog prosecutors couldn’t find criminality, the only remaining purpose for its release is political; provide impeachment fodder and the democrat 2020 presidential nominee with more unsubstantiated hearsay dung to fling at President Trump. Scotus will also decide if the President must release eight years of personal finances to Congress. In their jihad to “get Trump,” Congress and Scotus stand at the verge of forever weakening the executive office.1
The danger to the United States extends beyond Deep State’s felonies. Recall the immediate post-election calls for impeachment and efforts to corrupt the Electoral College. FISC intrusion, Mueller’s witch-hunt, the threat of endless impeachments, all extend from Obama’s calls years ago to “get in their faces,” and “punish our enemies.” One recent writer suggested thirty Republican Senators not attend the day of the trial vote, thus giving the Democrats a two thirds majority for removal. Another thought that even if the President is exonerated, the Senate could disqualify him from office in 2021 by a simply majority vote under the impeachment clause.2
The Left exists to exercise authoritarian power. Should the Left get its way and boot President Trump from office, future presidents risk service at the political pleasure of an oligarchy: the Deep State, Congress and corrupt courts.
President Trump and William Barr threaten what radio talk show host Chris Plante calls the “casual corruption” endemic to Washington DC. Crack-addict Hunter Biden, the Clinton Crime Family, Obamas, Pelosi and her brood, all profit handsomely from no-show domestic and foreign positions and influence peddling. President Trump threatens Deep State power and lucre. He must go, and if necessary, by his heels.
In the big picture, the removal of PDJT would be a significant step toward completion of the progressive counter-revolution of 1913. The 16th and 17th Amendments discarded American first principles in free government. Henceforth, government’s purpose wasn’t to secure liberty, it was to promote democracy and wealth redistribution. Some 20 million illegal aliens aren’t here to benefit the US; they’re here to dilute citizenship and secure progressives’ power. As California, Illinois, New Jersey and New York lose native population, once reliably conservative southern states increasingly vote democrat, where flipping Texas and Florida senators from the GOP threaten an independent executive branch. A democrat Senate, even with a one-seat majority, may pose a deadly threat to the executive office. Turn it into a patsy, become a tool of Congress, don’t threaten Deep State wealth, or face certain impeachment, conviction and removal.3
By lowering the bar to include political disputes, what our Framers termed “maladministration,” Pelosi stands athwart what delegates noodled at the Federal Convention. Having tossed maladministration aside as a cause, they limited impeachable offenses to treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors. Early in the convention, delegates carefully weighed the relative powers and checks amongst the three branches. James Madison’s Virginia Plan featured a dominant legislature that appointed the chief executive. In time, they recognized the danger of this arrangement, a framework in which presidents for all practical purposes would eventually serve at the pleasure of the Speaker of the House.4
The Constitution is in the Octagon, awaiting the ultimate fighting championship for its life. Either the Deep State usurpers or President Trump and America will survive.
1. FISC judge Rosemary Collyer stepped down after ordering “reforms” to the FISA application process. No indictments nor discipline so far for an FBI that torched 4th Amendment protections.
2. Article I Section 3. Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.
3. Senator Rand Paul fears GOP senators will turn against the President this week.
4. See resolutions four, five and seven. The people elect congressmen. In turn, congressmen appoint senators, and the entirety of congress appoint presidents.