To bring about the unification of the Union, stop the unending questions, and to properly conduct the Federal roles of the branches of government, it is the responsibility of the House to begin the impeachment process.
America has always followed the law, showed honor, protected the political foundation that brought forth this nation, and today, it not only is a wish, but a requirement of the House to begin an impeachment, and the Senate to honorably look at the evidence and judge where America must go next.
From the loss of personal freedoms to enemies encroaching on the political field, to the division between white supremacists and 70% of the rest of the nation, America must find itself once again through the Constitutional measures that the founding fathers put in place. If a nation does not trust its government, and the government feels it is too big to listen to the individual, then that country is doomed.
Whether you consider yourself a Trump supporter and believe he has done some good things for America, or you are anti-Trump and believe he has only hurt America, it is time that together you ask for the proper channel be taken to cleanse the air through a public hearing to decide if the President is guilty or innocent of high crimes or misdemeanors. To fight against this process is not only hurting the country but each individual citizen, and losing longtime allies when they question the viability of an honorable country in America.
From Mueller’s investigation, many close associates of the current President, as well as his own family members are shown to break ethics and honorable intentions from prior to the election to current affairs.
When Americans look at the known facts, it is clearly visible. Vladimir Putin very much wanted Trump to become president of the United States and undertook a comprehensive campaign to make sure it happened. Trump, his family, and his campaign may not have set up a criminal conspiracy to cooperate with Russia, but they were eager to accept the help. The president’s attempts to obstruct justice were comprehensive and far-reaching. Everyone around the president and the president himself acted as though they had something to hide in Russia. Trump regularly instructs aides to lie to the public. Trump has no concern about whether his actions are illegal or unethical. What is less clear is how we are to accept a detailed, damning, 448-page moral and a political indictment is good news for Trump and his administration. “The Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election in a sweeping and systematic fashion,” according to the report. This included a “social media campaign that favored presidential candidate Donald J. Trump” and “computer-intrusion operations” against the Clinton campaign.
The Mueller report documents an atmosphere of routine, rewarded deception at the White House. In one case, after ordering then-White House counsel Donald McGahn to fire Mueller, Trump ordered McGahn to publicly deny that the request to fire Mueller was ever made. (McGahn, to his credit, refused both orders.) In another case, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders lied about the extent of opposition within the FBI to former director James B. Comey. Looking at the tape of her statement, it is remarkable how smoothly she dissembles. Obviously a valued skill in Trump’s orbit. And the report strongly hints that obstruction of justice took place, even though the Justice Department does not believe the prosecution of such a crime is a legal option during Trump’s term in office. In case after case, Trump employed pressure or dangled pardons in an effort to avoid embarrassment or legal exposure. These are some of the common elements that have been publicly reported from day one and can be associated with a pattern throughout Donald Trump’s life of this style of living and doing business.
Trump “sought to prevent public disclosure of information about the June 9, 2016 meeting between Russians and campaign officials; and he used public forums to attack potential witnesses who might offer adverse information and to praise witnesses who declined to cooperate.” “The Constitution does not authorize the President to engage in such conduct, and those actions would transgress the President’s duty to ‘take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.’ ”
Another overwhelming fact is that America has lost its moral authority, and only with a public impeachment hearing can America gain it back. Trump supporters are contemplating if he’s impeached or voted out which is starting a civil war. America must take every threat seriously when these Trump supporters stood up and said this very thing. America is moving from a democracy to a dictatorship where the state religion will be evangelical Christianity, and Donald Trump is supporting this push.
What does freedom mean to the individual American citizen today? Is it to live peacefully, without worry or control from an overzealous government, and enemies controlling the outcomes of elections? Or is freedom laying down and accepting corruption and treason as acceptable outcomes? IS America turning into the Banana Republic? When does the individual stand up and take control of their freedoms, their choices, and their pursuits of happiness? The rise of right-wing extremism in the United States should alarm everyone.
It is time to Impeach Donald Trump. Starting the process will rein in a president who is undermining American ideals, and bring the debate about his fitness for office into Congress, where it belongs. This is not a one-sided argument from the Democratic party. Many of the president’s fiercest critics have emerged from within his own party. The oath of office is a president’s promise to subordinate his private desires to the public interest, to serve the nation as a whole rather than any faction within it. Trump displays no evidence that he understands these obligations. To the contrary, he has routinely privileged his self-interest above the responsibilities of the presidency.
The simple truth is that 90% of Republicans support Trump, so the House GOP is doing its best to ignore the facts. The coverup perpetrated by Barr & Trump is obvious if you are willing to look. In what world is it acceptable for members of the United States Senate, regardless of party, to not stand up for a former Vice President when a dictator criticizes him? The American citizen sees North Korea as an enemy, not an ally. Trump is standing alone on North Korea. Allies and even his own advisers see a threat that he refuses to acknowledge.
America was built on principles of honor, integrity, and moral fortitude. Today there are many questionable actions, not only by the current President but many members of his party. If the American citizen truly wants to turn America around, then they must stand up, and be heard. In 2020, you must make a wave of changes in the federal political spectrum.
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