There Should Be Nothing Absolute About Being President of the United States
During the Trump impeachment hearings the GOP defense has simply centered around some wayward absolutism about Trump’s presidency. The presidency conferred unto Trump is not absolute. Ignoring congressional duties imposed upon by the constitution does not help their cause and does nothing but intensify a resistance to Trump’s kingly apsirations, political tyranny, and incessant proclamations of absolute rule.
While the GOP seeks to preserve his delusional populism, monarchy-like behavior and attitude even as resistance is intensifying. Although Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has stated that the House has not made a decision to impeach, the impeachment hearings are meant to justify whether such a decision is to be made.
With damning epistemic evidence for impeachment abounding, even as much as an inquiry is too much for the GOP, despite the fact that this is their job too, no matter who the president is or which party he represents in the Oval Office. The president is vested with executive power and free to act on behalf of the country in the best interests of the country. But Mr. Trump has shown on multiple occasion to act in ways that are a detriment to the country and in his own corruptible self-interest.
To simply argue that Trump has the executive right vested in his presidency to act in such ways that are solely beneficial to him and to his sworn subjects in cronyism, makes the constitution that stipulates such power pragmatically defective. We are simply spinning around in circles here.
Trump has acted in all manner of a monarch only to retreat when approaching the edge of a precipitous fall into his own corruption. He is also made to get away with this by his command of a deep state of his own making. This deep state rivals the one that is alleged to have been there prior to his presidency — a state filled with career public servant professionals in service to the U.S. under any or many presidents working to frustrate the Trump totalitarian agenda.
“If this president were to get away with this, forget about it all,” she said, sitting in a conference room in her suite of offices in the Capitol. “We might as well not even run for office. You don’t need this branch of government if he’s going to overturn the power of the purse, if he is going to overturn all of the other checks and balances, the power of inquiry.”
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There are three executive branches of government that is supposed to provide checks and balances to a system susceptible to corruption and autocracy. But there are arguments floating around that suggests the executive branch is suing it-self if it disagrees or finds something unlawful occuring within the interoperability of government. It is a baseless argument that by pursuing inquiry into due process of impeachment the federal government is essentially suing itself. This oversimplification only works when it is used to pull one over on simple minds.
Once again there are three executive branches of government that is supposed to provide checks and balances to a system susceptible to corruption and autocracy, the federal government therefore should not be seen in this talismanic way to dispute or defend an absolute presidency under this administration.
The House of Representatives shall choose their speaker and other officers; and shall have the sole power of impeachment.- Article I, Section 2. — Constitution
If we are to look upon it this way then we should forget democracy altogether and proceed with one party rule going forward. Which by the way in essence is what the republicans have attempted and with some success has been doing all along under this administration in the way it has appointed federal judges thus far and looked the other way at the ineptitude of Trump’s leadership.
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White House has tellingly blocked and or threatened officials in their capacity to testify before congress. The priorities for the country has shifted towards the priorities of protecting Trump in absolution of his presidency. They want us to believe that thepresident has the absolute power to commit bribery and abuse the powers of the presidency to eliminate political rivals. They not only think it is okay but they think it is either politically safe to do so or it is a means to keeping their jobs. They believe that Trump has immunity when it comes to obstructing justice and witness tampering.
Our government is susceptible to corruption, greed, callousness, and self-interest. There should be checks and balances to avert these impeachable offenses from vitiating the constitution. We should be seeking to improve upon it.
Stop asking if this is what the founders intended as if they were divine and perfect in their logic. They weren’t. I wouldn’t even go as far as to say that they were ethical or prudent in all their patriarchal whiteness. They were okay with slavery and counting humans as three-fifths of a free person. This was hardly acceptable back then as it is today. It is not only universally abhorrent and unacceptable, it’s dehumanization is immoral. They also set the stage for a number of national security problems leading to civil war and spates of domestic terrorism over the ensuing years. The constitution is not foolproof and incontestable. And even though it has been amended, proof that it is contestable, it still warrants further amendment, because the document insufficiently embodies that “we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…”
What this all boils down to is whether this president in particular with all his falsehoods, should be taken as absolute and not equal, and therefore, Could he or should he be prohibited from committing high crimes, misdemeanors and treason?