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Frivolous Impeachment will only be suffered by Republican Presidents

Added: Monday, December 9th 2019 at 7:25pm by tjdonegan
 
 
 

There are those - on the social-political Right - which argue that the Democrat impeachment of POTUS Trump will render impeachment a common means of overturning elections; it is intimated by any number of political pundits, and politicians, that the next Democrat POTUS - if the House of Representatives is held by Republicans - will face a frivolous impeachment, but such is utter nonsense! Such a claim presupposes that the Press, and the bureaucracy of the Federal Government, will cooperate with a Republican House attempting to remove a Democrat president for 'political jay-walking', but such a claim contradicts these same individuals claims of Press bias, and a bureaucratic affinity for Democrat causes.

As it is, those which claim the Press and the bureaucracy favor Democrats over Republicans and social-political Left causes over political-Right causes, are right to make such claims. This because the culture and the weltanschauung - emanating/derived from the University - accord with social-political Leftist causes, which are those causes embraced by, and advocated by, the Democratic Party. Thus, Democratic presidents will not have any worry about facing frivolous impeachment. William Jefferson Clinton was impeached on 11 violations of law which were directly related with the Article II prerogatives (i.e., the Constitutional powers of the President), yet the Press and bureaucracy did all they could to discredit Independent Counsel Ken Starr’s investigation; this accounts for much of why Clinton’s approval rating actually climbed during impeachment. The Press made Clinton seem to be avictimofthe evil Ken Starr and equally vicious Republicans, but 5 House Democrats voted for Clinton's impeachment (although the Press, the pundit class, and the Clinton Administration incessantly portrayed the Starr investigation, and all sundry allegations related to Bill Clinton’s criminal actions, as witch-hunting; Trump’s claims are absent crimes; Clinton’s criminal actions were ubiquitously disregarded by all except the Republican House…). Several Democrats are opposed to impeaching Trump; yes they are in Trump friendly districts, but they would be able to justify voting to impeach POTUS Trump if they had a high-crime and/or misdemeanor as justification, but such is not the case…

Thus, we re-iterate only Republican presidents – unless the dominant worldview informing bureaucrats should change – will face frivolous impeachment or suffer criminal allegations which the Press, bureaucrats and political pundits will consider as credible allegations; this because those which have the temerity of disagreeing with the sentimentally dystopian views of the social-political Left – in the view of the social-political Leftist – is prima-facie evidence of abject wickedness. Put simply, Democrats can do no wrong, and non-Democrats haven’t the right to breathe…

 

Thomas J. Donegan

 

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{#apploud.gif} Bravo! That's telling it like it is. 

I fail to see why it matters one bit? While you're going on and on about whether tyranny favors the D's or R's, the rest of America is wondering why we should even have a Government? We'll all be ruined and enslaved (even more than now), and most of you will be talking about which boot feels better on the neck.

I think with each step towards our inevitable demise, partisans will still focus on who's the bigger crook, and how many friends they have. Right to the bitter end.

When Civil War happens, it should not be between the left/right, it should be between Americans and Statists. The former will rebuild the country, the latter would rebuild what we have now and do it all again.

Hi, Max!

I agree with you except on a few points, viz: 1.) there is a reason to write about the individual soul's disposition ad nauseum; one can hope that an articulation of fundamental principles (As with Orwell: “We have now sunk to a depth at which re-statement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.” See essay posted here September 21, 2019 titled: Answering George Orwell's call to duty") will awaken some, hopefully many, to understanding the utility in classical metaphysics (i.e., the understanding which informed the Founders and pervaded the intellectual air which they breathed...) and will engender in others a similar interest/desire to ground themselves in objective reality and its logical necessary circumscriptions...

2.) Most of those which identify themselves as "social-political Right" are dispositionally Right, but philosophically Left (i.e., their habits are rather 'conservative', but their understanding of social relations, and their relation to Government is more-or-less accepting of gradual movement toward dystopia; they - dispositionally - need to gradually accommodate change, and they will gradually accommodate changes because they haven't a immutable [read: principled/moral] line which they willfully refuse to accept/cross i.e., they may not be able to "eat their children today, but give them a few days and they - their children - will be added to their menu...") when - and if - we have an open Civil War (a.k.a. "a circular firing-squad"?) they (most on the social-political Right) cannot be counted upon i.e., most of them will gradually throw in with Leftists - who by the way are the statists. A social-political Leftist consciously, or otherwise, rejects an objective reality and its attendant objective morality, thus they haven't a fixed point - within themselves - which rendered them immovable i.e., "they will not stand/hold"; this enables them to accommodate - gradually (each such human has certain tendrils which resist embracing unwelcomed changes, but the tendrils are sentimental rather than principles, and thus their attachment is tenuous, and ultimately obeys cultural currents...) - whatever level of decadence becomes the norm... This describes nearly all peoples currently breathing in the USA and around the 'civilized' world; most of those on the social-political Right will bitch and moan, and utter empty threats, but will inevitably accommodate change, oblivious to what they have surrendered, because they are not principally/philosophically grounded - as the Founding Father's were grounded...

3.) Those which currently principally oppose this decaying culture are a very small group - rather reminiscent of Plato's description of the philosopher (Republic 496a-e); these may keep their mouths shut (knowing the futility is trying to convince the 'many-ordered-in-madness'...) vis-à-vis unspeakable advocacies/acts, but they must - as Socrates (it get Socrates killed; noted as Socratic irony...) - disobey their own dictum (viz: "...keeps quiet and minds his own business..." Republic 496 d) and attempt to engage the 'wild-beast of the polis' in dialectical discourse hoping to render the mad , sane (These are your "Americans" and they are far and few-between...)... Lest the Civil-War will be an opportunity for the irrationals to systematically eliminate rational remnants, as anticipated by Chesterton (See below) in the closing paragraph of the opening Chapter of Heretics . Note that the gas lamp-post symbolizes classical metaphysics (4 principles: objective reality, contrariety, causality and identity as their derivations...) which formerly provided the context for human understanding Note only classical metaphysics may accommodate modern science without subjecting the sciences to Procrustean torture i.e., being stretch or reduced to the particular interpretive thought system...)...

Suppose that a great commotion arises in the street about something, let us say a lamp-post, which many influential persons desire to pull down. A grey-clad monk, who is the spirit of the Middle Ages, is approached upon the matter, and begins to say, in the arid manner of the Schoolmen, "Let us first of all consider, my brethren, the value of Light. If Light be in itself good—" At this point he is somewhat excusably knocked down. All the people make a rush for the lamp-post, the lamp-post is down in ten minutes, and they go about congratulating each other on their unmediaeval practicality. But as things go on they do not work out so easily. Some people have pulled the lamp-post down because they wanted the electric light; some because they wanted old iron; some because they wanted darkness, because their deeds were evil. Some thought it not enough of a lamp-post, some too much; some acted because they wanted to smash municipal machinery; some because they wanted to smash something. And there is war in the night, no man knowing whom he strikes. So, gradually and inevitably, to-day, to-morrow, or the next day, there comes back the conviction that the monk was right after all, and that all depends on what is the philosophy of Light. Only what we might have discussed under the gas-lamp, we now must discuss in the dark.

Chesterton, G. K. (Gilbert Keith) (2011-03-30). Heretics (p. 6).  . Kindle Edition.

Take care, Max!

Cordially, tjd

Thank you for the response.

I agree with you that the leftists are the statists. My lack of faith in the right stems directly from the fact that for the last 30 years they've veered heavily towards empowerment of the state. Would you argue they haven't? I take you've somewhat said that in your comment here?

I blame a LOT of that on the Neoconservatives. Normal everyday good Conservative folks I've been around my entire life have lost their minds, let alone their way. I was never them, but I respected and got along with them. Not anymore, and as we've grown apart, they've grown to love not so limited Gov they supposedly opposed. I sure as hell haven't. I think my gripe is legit. There is nothing to be gained from just accepting Gov run amok no matter what. The state does THE most outrageous things.

I think it may be a larger group who oppose the decaying culture if they knew but you're right, currently is seems small overall. Every somewhat awake person knows a lotta people who don't know. They're not awake at all.. tho I think people have the potential to wake up real quick. They just need a spark. You provide many of those.

In my opinion you are correct in all but one thing...which half the talking heads get wrong.  That is...

Democrat leaders and the now misnamed Democrat Party are many things, but one thing they are not is democrat-ic .  And, I think that those who refer to these so-called liberals/progressives, who are variously socialistic/Marxist/fascist/communistic, etc., are giving undeserved compliment to these thugs who are faaaar from democrat-ic in their verbiage and activities.

CORRECTION: 

"these thugs" should be...

these TRAITORIST thugs

A more thorough correction from an old man...

In my opinion you are correct in all but one thing...which half the talking heads get wrong.  That is...

  Democrat leaders and the now misnamed Democrat Party are many things, but one thing they are not is democrat-ic .  And, I think that those who refer in this way to these so-called liberals/progressives, who are variously socialistic/Marxist/fascist/communistic, etc., are giving undeserved compliments to these traitorist thugs who are faaaar from democrat-ic in their verbiage and activities.

It is very presumptious to assume that impeachment will only happen to Republicans. Anything that will get these non-working aristocrats to waste time rather than attend to government duties will be embraced by all sides. What we should be concerned about is what laws are being passed while we are all distracted by the bullshit.

It is very presumptuous to assume there will be future Republican Presidents. Trump, should he win again in 2020, could arguably be the last one. By 2024 the Boomers will no longer be the biggest voting block, and despite the train-wreck that is the Democrat party, I don't see any Republican that can win in 2024. Just as there is a big split in the Democrat party, so is there in the Republican party. As soon as Trump is gone, it will be more obvious. I see a few on the left that are primed and ready to tap into the armies of useful idiots and occupy the White House for 8 years. So, that means 2032 and I don't see any possibility whatsoever that a Republican, as they are right now whether America first or Israel first, are gonna stand a chance against the left who will reinvent themselves in whatever way they must to win.

The outlook is bleak for Republicans, even though right now it seems the Democrats are on self destruct. People have short and selective memories and it's only gonna get worse. Also consider states that are turning blue, like Texas...

Hi, Max!

You are clear-eyed, and I fear that you are spoton! My hope is that POTUS Trump will be able to effect changes in the Courts, and education - and perhaps the Press (1st Amendment Press rights have an impled [presupposed] obligation which may possibly be plied/tested legally to indentify propagandistic "Media" outlets for what they are; whereupon such outlets may no longer - if they choose to persist in distorting News - enjoy 1st Amendment protects...? If Trump is given another 4 years, this would allow Trump - post impeachment, and re-election - to effect many institutional changes which may have long term consequences to the Nation's good... It may be wishful sentimentality - on my part - but...?

Cordially, tjd

Hi, Writer!

Perhaps, I wasn't clear, or what I meant to write didn't make it in the post (I'm not gonna read the thing...), but what I meant to say is: When - and if - Republicans ever attempt to utilize impeachment to remove a Democrat President, the culture of Washington, the Press, Enertainment industry and Academia will oppose such an attempt; couching such an attempt as what the attempt against Trump actually is, viz: a coup d'état... Whereas all the same entities will zealously line up to attempt to bring down Republican Administrations which represent a threat to the staus quo/Deep State...

Cordially, tjd

I get the point. Thanks for explaining. Both party have their media outlets that will back them, but I agree the Democratic base is bigger in that regards.

I agree. I think we need a more innovative form of governing that seek to put the American people first. One that is creates a climate for innovation as opposed to factory based workers. The system we have in my opinion is a tired one and it has not worked.

Wishful thinking or not Tj, I agree that's what needs to happen. What other hope do we have? We'll see soon enough.

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