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Trump as Threat to American Democracy


Yesterday the Democrats condemned Trump as a threat to American democracy.  The founders would be so proud. But that was last week’s rant.  The founders did not support democracy. That the Democrats assert Trump is a threat to democracy simply highlights their anti-American, socialist views.

The acquittal train is coming

With acquittal virtually assured the Democrats made an appeal for conviction Monday with media amplification. They have reverted to name-calling. They call him a man with no moral compass. That is their excuse for why he must be removed; to protect American democracy. If that is true why did they not bring an evidence-based case which proves the point? Show me the felonies. Rude is annoying. It is not felonious.

In their closing, the president’s lawyers called the case politically motivated, reckless and baseless. Adam “Full of” Schiff wrapped up closing arguments for the House impeachment managers. He said:

“We have proven Donald Trump guilty. Now do impartial justice and convict him… He has betrayed our national security and he will do so again. He has compromised our elections and he will do so again. You will not change him. You cannot constrain him… If you find the courage to stand up to him, to speak the awful truth to his rank falsehood, your place will be among the Davids who took on Goliath – if only you will say, ‘Enough.’”

The impeachment drama is nearing its conclusion. Today Trump is due to give his annual State of the Union speech to Congress. In Iowa, voters came out to the first caucus. They are trying to choosing a Socialist nominee to challenge Trump.

The rest of the week in the “Full of” Schiff melodrama… As the House Burns

Wednesday, the Senate appears likely to vote on trump’s acquittal. It looks certain to acquit him. The Senate vote requires a two-thirds majority to convict. The vote is shaping up as a party-line vote. None of the 53 Senate Republicans has called for conviction. Trump’s personal lawyer Jay Sekulow urged senators to “stand firm.” Sekulow said:

“This was the first totally partisan presidential impeachment in our nation’s history. And it should be our last… What the House Democrats have done to this nation, to the Constitution, to the office of the president, to the president himself and to this body (the Senate) is outrageous. They have cheapened the awesome power of impeachment.”

Sekulow said neither charge brought against Trump represented an impeachable offense. He accuses Democrats of seeking to negate the 2016 election and subvert the will of the American people. “The answer is elections, not impeachment…” White House Counsel Pat Cipollone said, “The president has done nothing wrong… We can, together, end the era of impeachment.”

Wrapping it up

The Senate voted last Friday not to hear from any witnesses. Senators will be making speeches on the matter until Wednesday. A vote on removal or retention is scheduled at 4 p.m. EST. No president has ever been removed from office through impeachment. The Democrats condemned Trump as a threat to American democracy and he says thank you. He’s now striving for politeness now, don’t you know.