Will voters in the upcoming presidential election understand that handing Democrats power is like giving children a sandbox full of weapons when no parents are around?
These lawmakers have either fallen into the trap of believing their own delusional hoaxes or they are being willfully ignorant of the truth. Either way they will tear down all the pillars of our democracy if we do not stop them. They clearly have no intention of abiding by the tenets of our Constitution unless it suits them.
When California Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tore up President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech on Tuesday, it was a visual representation of what her party is doing to our country.
Many Americans are heaving a sigh of relief after the Senate acquitted the president on Wednesday of both articles of impeachment — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The Republican majority concluded that the articles did not meet the constitutional requirements for impeachable offenses.
If voters hand Democrats majorities in the House and Senate in the upcoming election or in the future they will have no qualms about cooking up another impeachment that would pass on a party-line vote, simply to oust a duly elected president.
Democratic House lawmakers have openly expressed interest in impeaching Trump repeatedly, even though they have just dragged an investigation-fatigued country through several months of hell for our just concluded proceeding.
Resistance forces are already contemplating that there is no double jeopardy protection from multiple impeachments under the Constitution. Only certified political lunatics would even be considering this move but we are now in unchartered territory when it comes to Democrats.
Former Illinois Solicitor General David Franklin, who now teaches constitutional law at DePaul University, told PBS last month, “There’s no equivalent to double-jeopardy in the impeachment context.”
“The House can open a new impeachment at any time for any reason,” said Franklin. “And at least as a matter of politics or public relations it would be surpassing strange.”
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Wednesday that after the Senate voted to not call witnesses, Democrats approached former national security adviser John Bolton’s counsel. They asked if Bolton would be willing to submit a sworn affidavit “describing what he observed in terms of the president’s Ukraine misconduct,” but he refused.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) also told reporters that investigations into Trump’s dealings with Ukraine may not end after his acquittal, and he may issue a subpoena for Bolton.
Democrats are pursuing increasingly more dangerous policies and using their electoral power to undermine our judiciary, our due process rights, immigration enforcement and the president.
The Trump administration was forced to take the unprecedented action of banning New York state residents from applying to or renewing their membership to Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) in response to the state’s new law that gives illegal immigrants driving licenses.
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf announced the immediate freeze on applicants wanting clearance for faster border crossing programs like Global Entry, Global Entry NEXUS or programs that enable drivers to cross the Mexico and Canada borders more quickly like SENTRI, and FAST. Enrollment in TSA PreCheck won’t be affected by the new policy. The ban will also affect those who need to re-apply for membership of a traveler program when it expires after five years.
New York’s Green Light Law, which allows undocumented migrants to apply for a license using a passport from their home country rather than a US document, also bars the DMV from sharing that information with ICE and Border Protection. It shields illegal immigrants from deportation even if they have a criminal record.
Wolf has ruled that New York applications for expedited entry into the United States from abroad cannot be properly vetted.
He advised in a letter Wednesday that, ‘In New York alone, last year ICE arrested 149 child predators, identified or rescued 105 victims of exploitation and human trafficking, arrested 230 gang members, and seized 6,487 pounds of illegal narcotics, including fentanyl and opioids.
‘Because the act prevents DHS from accessing New York DMV records in order to determine whether a TTP (trusted traveler program) applicant or re-applicant meets program eligibility requirements, New York residents will no longer be eligible to enroll or re-enroll,’ Wolf wrote.
Some moderate Democrats are already sounding the alarm about the danger that the party is posing to itself and the country. In an interview Tuesday night, Democratic strategist James Carville told MSNBC host Brian Williams, “We’re like talking about people voting from jail cells. We’re talking about not having a border. I mean, come on, people. Everyday people are out there struggling. We’re trying to get votes in Northern Wisconsin and Western Pennsylvania.”
We all should be bracing ourselves for the next round of attacks from the Resistance. No one knows for sure who the target will be as the Democratic Party is lurching into totalitarian territory without any emergency brakes.