The U.S. Constitution Article 2, Section 4.
The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.
Donald Trump’s lawyers have already outlined their primary defense to the Article of Impeachment lodged against him by the United States House of Representatives.
“The Senate of the United States lacks jurisdiction over the 45th President because he holds no public office from which he can be removed, and the Constitution limits the authority of the Senate in cases of impeachment to removal from office as the prerequisite active remedy allowed the Senate under our Constitution.”
Simply put, Donald Trump did not hold a public office when the articles were brought before Congress and voted upon. This is regardless of the baseless charge of insurrection that the evidence bears out. Even Newsweek’s fact check looks pathetically weak. https://www.newsweek.com/fact-check-did-trump-say-peacefully-patriotically-march-capitol-1561718
“I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard”President Donald Trump 1/6/2021
The outcome of an impeachment trial looks clear. Again, there will not be sixty-seven Senators willing to convict. The former President will likely be censured. The Senate describes censure as, “Less severe than expulsion, a censure (sometimes referred to as condemnation or denouncement) does not remove a senator from office. It is a formal statement of disapproval, however, that can have a powerful psychological effect on a member and his/her relationships in the Senate. In 1834, the Senate censured President Andrew Jackson — the first and only time the Senate censured a president. Since 1789 the Senate has censured nine of its members.” senate.gov
So now we can focus on what really matters.
There is a daily assault on:
-political traditions from impeachment to committee assignments
-sensible education for children
-free assembly and free speech
-all things conservative
-all Republican voters
-our economy and national finances
-our military, police and borders
I am popping smoke. I need your attention and the republic needs saving. We see a daily attack on American traditions and freedoms! We need to stop focusing on Donald Trump, election results and the Capitol incident. We need to withdraw strategically and regroup. We will not change the past, but we may lose our future.
How do we take back the nation, or at least preserve most of what we have grown to cherish? My initial answers are below. Please comment with your suggestions.
get reliable news VOTE challenge liberals peacefully with knowledge
run for office model traditional values for liberal neighbors donate to candidates fly the flag don’t compromise our values challenge unconstitutional acts or laws read the Constitution attend school board and town /city meetings write letters to local papers share the Constitution on social media prepare for worst times gather for political and religious discussions and prayers ASK QUESTIONS learn from history BOYCOTT liberal companies