Friday, September 27, 2019

Impeachment IS Governing

Balance of powers

I. Governing Writ Large

Impeachment fearmongers use the talking point falsehood that impeachment is not "governing."

Anyone who passed fifth grade civics knows better than that:
"Impeachment is a constitutional remedy addressed to serious offenses against the system of government. It is the first step in a remedial process - that of removal from public office and possible disqualification from holding further office. The purpose of impeachment is not personal punishment; rather, its function is primarily to maintain constitutional government."
(Deschler Ch 14 App. pp 726–728, emphasis added). Those who say that the House of Representatives should not conduct an impeachment inquiry are adverse to maintaining a constitutional government:
"The president is considering ... [portraying] House Democrats as liberal insiders who are focused on impeachment instead of governing."
(Washington Post, emphasis added). According to our fake president, maintaining the form of government envisioned in the United States Constitution and laws is not an act of governing the United States.

He and his sycophantic enablers are just plain anti-American and filled to the brim with dishonesty wrapped in ignorance.

II. Inquiry Writ Large

The activity that precedes an impeachment is an inquiry:
"inquiry: the act of asking for information: An inquiry is also an official attempt to discover the facts about something."
(Dictionary, emphasis added). Those who are adverse to the facts are adverse to an inquiry into constitutional governing.

III. Closing Comments

The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it.”—George Orwell

Experience has shown that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.” – Thomas Jefferson

"Thus, the degree to which a Whistleblower in the U.S. government is mistreated is directly related to the degree of corruption that been established within that government." - Dredd

"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."
(Article I § 2 U.S. Constitution, emphasis added)

Let the facts fall where they may and establish the inquiry (we do not want leaderskip we want leadership).

Favorite songs of republican senators ...


  1. "Nearly 300 national security officials call for impeachment inquiry against Trump" (link)

  2. The Problem With Impeachment

    Impeaching Donald Trump would do nothing to halt the deep decay that has beset the American republic. It would not magically restore democratic institutions. It would not return us to the rule of law. It would not curb the predatory appetites of the big banks, the war industry and corporations. It would not get corporate money out of politics or end our system of legalized bribery. It would not halt the wholesale surveillance and monitoring of the public by the security services. It would not end the reigns of terror practiced by paramilitary police in impoverished neighborhoods or the mass incarceration of 2.3 million citizens. It would not impede ICE from hunting down the undocumented and ripping children from their arms to pen them in cages. It would not halt the extraction of fossil fuels and the looming ecocide. It would not give us a press freed from the corporate mandate to turn news into burlesque for profit. It would not end our endless and futile wars. It would not ameliorate the hatred between the nation’s warring tribes—indeed would only exacerbate these hatreds. [more]

    [i don't like, nor did i vote for Trump]

  3. "Impeaching Donald Trump would do nothing to" ...

    Neither do elections.

    Neither does putting someone in jail for robbing a bank.

    Impeachment is not designed to do that ("The purpose of impeachment is ... primarily to maintain constitutional government.").

    Cars are designed to do car stuff, so, blaming cars because they can't truck is cognitive flatulence.

    Blaming one remedy because it does not solve all problems is also cognitive flatulence.

    Hedges is tiresome.

  4. I wonder if Hedges is not getting a flu shot because it doesn't also cure cancer?