My last birthday in a free country. Next year I will be a Senior Citizen in a Declining Banana Republic run by the Tyrant Queen Hillary.
And most of the country will be happy.
I will just be sad.
And the Thought Police will knocking on my un-person door about being a White Cisgender Male evil incarnate.
Happy Birthday to me.
Some of us this election year don’t even want to say the words “Clinton” or “Trump” — and with good reason. However, there is one word that we should keep in mind: “Turnout.”
If we sit home in disgust on election day, we forfeit the right — and the duty — to elect a Congress that can keep either of these dangerous people from doing permanent damage to this country and to the future of this generation — and generations yet unborn.
Control of Congress has probably never mattered more than in this election, simply because of two out-of-control people, one of whom is going to become President of the United States.
We need a Congress that can block dangerous legislative proposals coming from the White House, and block dangerous nominees to the federal courts, including especially the Supreme Court.
Something we havenot had. Just having “opposing” parties doesn’t work anymore. The Corruption and the Elitism runs far too deep for that.
But neither can we hand Queen Hillary a Democrat Congress of any kind.
It’s more complicated/
More than that, we need a Congress that can remove a dangerous President who ignores the law and commits impeachable offenses.
Unlike 201-2016 which refused to do their duties.
Any Congress theoretically can do so, since the House of Representatives has the power to impeach and the Senate then votes on whether to remove the President from office.
But they have to have the Will to do so. And I’m sure if Trump wins and the Democrats control Congress they will be on a hair trigger just waiting for any lame excuse , real or imaginary, to impeach everyone in sight.
Not so Sure the RINOs and The Elite Republicans are that committed. But Hillary would have the Government, Education and The Courts. Nearly unstoppable.
However, as we have seen over the past seven years, that theoretical power means nothing, if neither House of Congress has the incentives and the guts to use the power they have.
Barack Obama has repeatedly exceeded the powers of his office, disregarding laws passed by Congress, and making in effect a unilateral treaty with Iran, exempting it from American sanctions for building nuclear bombs.
Just by not calling it a treaty, Obama has ignored the Constitution’s requirement that all treaties be made only with Senate approval. Yet there has never been a treaty with more far-reaching — and potentially fatal — consequences than this unilateral presidential agreement with a foreign country.
And He doesn’t care. Like Hillary, The Agenda is The Agenda. Period. The End.
Yet who was going to impeach “the first black President,” with the media ready to go ballistic if they tried?
The Wolves of Media St were ready to maul any who tried. But if Trump wins they’ll be salivating about the kill within minutes.
With no credible threat of impeachment, neither of this year’s candidates for President will have any deterrent to indulging their already demonstrated headstrong disregard of anything other than their own interests and their own egos.
Not only does this mean that we have a duty to vote for Congress, even if we don’t have the stomach to vote for either presidential candidate, it also means that we need to decide what kind of Congress we want, in light of the high stakes.
We need to ask which of our local candidates for the House of Representatives, and which of our statewide candidates for the Senate, is someone with the character and the guts to remove a President from office.
As much as a I hate McCain, Kirkpatrick is FAR Worse. And that goes for all the Democrats.
Don’t try to hide behind the lame excuse that “They’re all the same.”
They are not.
Let’s not forget that President Richard Nixon resigned for a reason. That reason was that Senator Barry Goldwater led a delegation of Republican Senators to the White House to inform Republican President Nixon that they would not support him in the Senate if the House of Representatives impeached him.
We know it can be done, because it already has been done.
And it’s what fuels the Democrats to this day.
The real question now is: What kind of voters are we? Those who ask “What can I do, I am only one little person?” are just copping out.
“We the People” are not only the first three words of the Constitution, it is where the Constitution put the ultimate power to make or break any politician. What can you do? Everything.
But I have lost faith in the ignorant, unwashed, media-manipulated “safe space” masses, myself. Maybe they will prove me wrong.
If you can’t be bothered, then be honest enough to say, “I can’t be bothered.” But don’t cop out with a lame excuse. Too many other people’s fate depends on whether you do your duty.
Painful as it may be to realize that we are reduced to considering the impeachability of a presidential candidate, that is a reality that will not go away, just because we don’t like it.
How impeachable is Hillary Clinton? Since she would be “the first woman President,” any criticism of her, much less any impeachment, would bring loud howls from the media across the country that ugly sexist bias was behind any opposition to anything she did — no matter how awful. Hillary in the White House would have a blank check, and she would not hesitate to use it.
Donald Trump has no such exemption. Neither the media nor Congressional Republicans would automatically spring to his defense if he overstepped the line. His impeachability may be his most important asset in a year of painful choices.
But it has to be made. And, we all have to live with the consequences.
Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. His website is http://www.tsowell.com. To find out more about Thomas Sowell and read features by other Creators Syndicate columnists and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at http://www.creators.com.
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