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posted on Aug, 4 2018 @ 07:40 PM
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The following is an opinion piece....


For nearly a decade, a question has been haunting our national life. It is whether the Republic will live or die.

The question has been asked in countless forms.

May newspapers print whatever they wish to print, and the people read whatever they wish to read?

May the people assemble without fear of injury or loss of life?

Must senators and others always support the President in his difficult decisions?

Are the people to be treated like children or like adults?

To what extent does the government have the power to check up on what the people are doing?

To what extent do the people have the right to check up on what the government is doing?

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The President has dismissed the man charged by Congress and the Attorney General with discovering any wrongdoing in the White House.

The potential defendant fired the prosecutor and defied the judge.

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On this occasion, as on many others in recent years, the President has flouted the law.

He has not merely broken the law; he has overthrown the law.

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The question of whether the Republic will live or die has now been decisively posed in this form: Will we remove a lawless Administration from office or will we submit to illegitimate rule?

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When the President launched the country into the worst Constitutional crisis in its history, he explained that he had done it to avoid a Constitutional crisis. But it was not a Constitutional crisis that the President wished to avoid—it was the Constitution.

The problem we all face now is not how to avoid a Constitutional crisis but how to resolve one. And the only resolution the President has left to us, unless he resigns, is for Congress to begin consideration of impeachment proceedings.


Who are we talking about?

That's the question - I'm not putting the source up yet. But I will never fear.

I want an honest response. And honest thought out the content.

Thanks




posted on Aug, 4 2018 @ 07:44 PM
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Richard Nixon, inregards to firing Archibald Cox.

Pretty elementary in the grand scheme of politica.

So, what's your Anti-Trump angle? That POTUS may fire Mueller soon?
edit on 4-8-2018 by Arnie123 because: Hmm



posted on Aug, 4 2018 @ 07:44 PM
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every president since dwight D. Eisenhower.



posted on Aug, 4 2018 @ 08:04 PM
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a reply to: FyreByrd


I think the author and too many ignore the elephant in the room.

presidents come and go. They make speeches, push agendas, sign stuff.


But it is congress that makes the laws. And until we get term limits (which will never happen) things will stay the same.


Constitutional crisis?

Hell yeah!


But it's congress that is the tumor on our country. Both republicans and democrats.



posted on Aug, 4 2018 @ 08:52 PM
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originally posted by: Arnie123
Richard Nixon, inregards to firing Archibald Cox.

Pretty elementary in the grand scheme of politica.

So, what's your Anti-Trump angle? That POTUS may fire Mueller soon?

Question answered right here ^^^^^



posted on Aug, 4 2018 @ 09:31 PM
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originally posted by: Arnie123
Richard Nixon, inregards to firing Archibald Cox.

Pretty elementary in the grand scheme of politica.

So, what's your Anti-Trump angle? That POTUS may fire Mueller soon?


Well done..

www.newyorker.com...

The point being that this is a recurring theme in US history - The executive run amok.

I believe it was George Washington who believed (having studied classic history) that the US Republic had a 70 year life-span before tyranny took over.

What happened after 70 years - The Civil War.

Maybe there is a cycle involved here.



posted on Aug, 4 2018 @ 09:38 PM
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a reply to: FyreByrd

It is YOUR Administration.

Get involved and Make A Difference!

SAVVY?

S&F



posted on Aug, 4 2018 @ 09:44 PM
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originally posted by: FyreByrd

originally posted by: Arnie123
Richard Nixon, inregards to firing Archibald Cox.

Pretty elementary in the grand scheme of politica.

So, what's your Anti-Trump angle? That POTUS may fire Mueller soon?


Well done..

www.newyorker.com...

The point being that this is a recurring theme in US history - The executive run amok.

I believe it was George Washington who believed (having studied classic history) that the US Republic had a 70 year life-span before tyranny took over.

What happened after 70 years - The Civil War.

Maybe there is a cycle involved here.


No.
Just no.



posted on Aug, 4 2018 @ 10:12 PM
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originally posted by: Arnie123
Richard Nixon, inregards to firing Archibald Cox.

Pretty elementary in the grand scheme of politica.

So, what's your Anti-Trump angle? That POTUS may fire Mueller soon?


I have having trouble finding the exact Washington quote; however this is apropos the breakdown of separation of powers.

From Washingtons final speech as President:


It is important, likewise, that the habits of thinking in a free country should inspire caution in those entrusted with its administration,

to confine themselves within their respective constitutional spheres,

avoiding in the exercise of the powers of one department to encroach upon another.

The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus to create, whatever the form of government, a real despotism.

A just estimate of that love of power, and proneness to abuse it, which predominates in the human heart, is sufficient to satisfy us of the truth of this position.

The necessity of reciprocal checks in the exercise of political power, by dividing and distributing it into different depositaries, and constituting each the guardian of the public weal against invasions by the others, has been evinced by experiments ancient and modern; some of them in our country and under our own eyes.

To preserve them must be as necessary as to institute them.

If, in the opinion of the people, the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates.

But let there be no change by usurpation; for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good,

it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed.

The precedent must always greatly overbalance in permanent evil any partial or transient benefit, which the use can at any time yield.


avalon.law.yale.edu...

Not my fav president - and like all - a capitalist through and through - but a thoughtful one of good will.



posted on Aug, 4 2018 @ 11:11 PM
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Wasn't that quote about Nixon? The ultimate disgrace of a president...There were tons of illegal activities in his White House...most of it was discovered on his very own tapes.



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