Several leftists — both communist and radical Islamist fundamentalists — have been force feeding through MSM and social media the idea that Trump can be impeached using the 25th Amendment to the Constitution. I only had to open my email account to find close to a dozen references.
So let’s look at that amendment to see how reality meets precept.
Twenty-Fifth Amendment – Presidential Vacancy, Disability, and Inability
Section 1. In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.
Section 2. Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.
Section 3. Whenever the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President.
Section 4. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.
First if you plan to push this amendment – you idiots have to garner the support and consideration of 8 or more out of 15 executive cabinet departments –most of whom are serious conservatives and patriots. Not to say some may actually side with a liberalist assertion but most are strong-minded people who do think independently and are for the most part aware of the nefarious leftists plots fomenting right now to destroy our country.
Second – you have to consider that VP Pence is no pushover either. He comes across as the “smoother” more sophisticated but he also has had a background grounded in the reality of what could happen when rabid communist agendas are allowed to overtake a country.
Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.
Trump would have the ability to appeal through medical evaluation or through legal suit where court has ruled on his mental state or for whatever reason if it were to become necessary. Only at this point would he be vulnerable to the Speaker and pro tempore if he pushed for return. Are you catching the drift so far? Liberalists and populace have no ground to stand on here. Legally the odds are next to nil in using this amendment. Those who are stirring the pot like Michael Moore, Keith Ellison, or MSM idiots are USING people to inflame based on an assumption they put forth that citizens can force this to happen – is a LIE. There has to be evidence and reason in CONGRESS not from the general populace. Even if the congress were to make a decision to impeach, two-thirds of both Houses are required for the action to be done.
“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.”(which takes a LOT more than apparently even Obama did to prove — double header problem here. you have to provide reasons AND be able to convict based on solid irrefutable evidence just like a courtroom)
IF WE conservative citizens had been able to remove Obama from office – don’t you think we would have done so? We wanted to but without congress doing THEIR duty nothing got done. Plain and simply citizens have little voice once their representatives are determined. THOSE representatives are the ones to carry out the will of the people assuming they have the ability and will to do so.
Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office. (In other words, the President still has the means to continue in office IF he chooses to do so and congress can not achieve the two-thirds to remove him.)
Addresses Presidential Succession
The Twenty-fifth Amendment was an effort to resolve some of the continuing issues revolving about the office of the President; that is, what happens upon the death, removal, or resignation of the President and what is the course to follow if for some reason the President becomes disabled to such a degree that he cannot fulfill his responsibilities? Whether the Vice President would become acting President when the President became unable to carry on and whether the President could resume his office upon his recovering his ability were two questions that had divided scholars and experts.
Even liberal leaning GQ notes this is a problem for voters and warns them to “pick their battles”.
“First things first, though. What about a recall? Can we recall him?
We cannot. …the recall process is a creation of state law. There is no analogous procedure that allows voters to initiate the removal of federal elected officials. Impeachment is pretty much the only way to go.
All right then, what is impeachment, and how does it work?
Basically, it’s the power laid out in the U.S. Constitution that allows Congress to put certain officials on trial and potentially remove them from office.
The House Committee on the Judiciary is usually charged with investigating the relevant allegations, and if they determine that there are adequate grounds for impeachment, booting the president is a two-step process.
-First, the full House (that’s the legislative chamber, not the cast of the hit TV show—common mistake) votes on whether to impeach the president;
-Second, the Senate votes on whether to convict the president of said charges. If two-thirds of the Senate votes yes, the president is out and the vice president steps in.”
If I did not know that this is really a globalist/socialist/radical Islam agenda bankrolling and forcing this constitutional crisis, I think I would simply sit down and ignore this idiocy. BUT it is and the reality is that it did not matter if it was Trump or Carson or Cruz or one of the others, if the left perceived the elected president to be a conservative, a patriot, and one not willing to be corrupted, put off, or shoved around like a meek little puppet – THE RESULT WOULD BE THE SAME.
A wounded ferrell animal will fight to the death if cornered. In this case Liberals have shown their lies, infamy, faults, and dirty laundry in the light of day for all citizens to see. Conservatives and patriots did not have to lift a hand actually, they did it to themselves. The difference from then to now is they are being openly challenged, so are wounded at least until they figure out how to patch up those wounds.
Do not be fooled. This is the real war — not some far off location in some desert or jungle. It has been brought to our country’s soil not so much by outside countries but by globalists and socialist indoctrinated citizens from within. We were warned but the incursion was more like a cowardly insidious waterboarding of our principles and constitution rather than a frontal attack before. NOW that we have been weakened, we are smack in the middle of the major attack.
It is up to all who value this country in the here and now to not only see but to push back to preserve our way of life for future generations or simply do nothing as a country and allow it to fall.