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Our republic’s epitaph

“If a President does something which he believes will help him get elected in the public interest, that cannot be the kind of quid pro quo that results in impeachment.” - Alan Dershowitz

This single statement marks the exact moment when the Senate of these United States abandoned their oath to the Constitution.

“It was inappropriate for the president to ask a foreign leader to investigate his political opponent and to withhold United States aid to encourage that investigation. When elected officials inappropriately interfere with such investigations, it undermines the principle of equal justice under the law. But the Constitution does not give the Senate the power to remove the president from office and ban him from this year’s ballot simply for actions that are inappropriate.” - Lamar Alexander

Mr. Alexander would like us to believe that this was merely inappropriate as if to be dismissed with a slap on a wrist. It is not only inappropriate for a president to undermine the principle of equal justice under the law, it is the most severe violation of the public trust and a clear violation of his oath to the Constitution.

This is not one of those moments where there is fault on both sides. The Democrats fought to save the republic; the Republicans crowned their new king.

We are witnessing the self-neutering of an entire party who now act as court jesters who only exist to please their anointed leader.

Will this be the epitaph of our republic?

Joel VanLuven

Spokane


 

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