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On The Eve Of The Impeachment Hearings

Updated on August 14, 2020

Here it is a day before the impeachment hearings are to begin and I am just amazed at how unorganized and biased both political parties are leading up to this historic event.

The Republicans have completely abandoned their oath to up hold the Constitution in order to protect an ordinary man who thinks he is king of the United States. Meanwhile the Democrats are so scared of doing their duty that they don't realize they have the upper hand.

The one thing I keep hearing is how popular will this be with the American public. The American people answered that question in 2018 when they gave control of the House of Representatives to the Democrats. After watching Donald Trump display a disdain for the protocol of the presidency and a Congress that did nothing to reel him in, the people voted to have one branch of Congress controlled by the Democrats so they could start the impeachment process.

For months they have fumbled the ball trying to compare this president who attacks Americans and our allies, along with his willingness to elevate and patronize our enemies, to the impeachment process that Bill Clinton went through. The biggest difference, which is the most important, is that Bill Clinton never did anything to jeopardize our national security. This investigation is all about Trump asking another country to investigate a potential political opponent again.

The Mueller report proved that he did it during his first candidacy, but Mueller himself stated that the law prevented him from prosecuting a sitting president and it would be up to Congress to take the necessary action to remove him from office. Who knew that Trump would be dumb enough to admit that he withheld funds designated by Congress to help Ukraine fight their war? Who knew that Trump was capable of telling the truth and it would lead to this investigation?

The funny thing is he is sticking to the truth for once and the Republican members of Congress are the ones trying to come up with lies to exonerate him without success. We as Americans must realize that one person is not that important that we have to give up our democracy and rule of law to protect him.

America, you must realize that after every presidential election there is one winner, and they may not be from the party you voted for. In my lifetime there have been five Democrats and seven Republicans to hold the office of the presidency. Up until this administration, there have been good and bad things each president has done that I personally didn't agree with.

Only one other time has a president committed crimes to conspire to fix an election and he faced impeachment and eventually resigned before the process was complete. Richard Nixon did a lot of good things for the country. He raised the minimum wage, instituted the Cost of Living Allowance to make sure our wages kept up with inflation, and he initiated trade with China. He also ordered troops onto an Ohio college campus and those troops killed four students who were protesting the Viet Nam War.

The point is we as a country can recover from adversity if we stop it in time. If Donald Trump is removed from office through impeachment before his term is up, the Republicans still have Mike Pence as their president. I don't know if he is better or worse than Trump, I just know that Trump has disgraced the title of President of the United States worldwide, and no one is above the law.

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    • wba108@yahoo.com profile image

      wba108@yahoo.com 

      17 months ago from upstate, NY

      From my understanding of economics, Insurance providers are just responding to the market forces placed on them as a result of the ACA. The ACA mandated health insurance to millions of Americans, therefore, of course, the demand for insurance dramatically increases but the supply of insurance providers decreases because the new regulations imposed on them limits their profit.

      The results are totally predictable according to the law of supply and demand, if demand increases and supply decreases prices will soar and that's what we’re seeing.

    • Thomas Blackshear profile imageAUTHOR

      Thomas Blackshear 

      17 months ago from Greensboro

      I agree that the biggest problem with the ACA is the fact that insurance companies are still overcharging for coverage, but the ACA covers every medical need a person can encounter, which insurance companies used to refuse to cover at any cost. The Republicans controlled both houses of Congress for 10 years and then the presidency for last three years. What are they waiting for?

    • wba108@yahoo.com profile image

      wba108@yahoo.com 

      17 months ago from upstate, NY

      I believe the Republicans have far better ideas for healthcare that include removing government regulations and red tape that have caused soaring costs.

      The reason for US economic dominance is the free market and that applies to healthcare also. The more medical supplies and providers competing for medical dollars, the more costs drop and quality and innovation improve. Government interference is the precise reason for corruption and waste. This is true the world over. The ACA tightens government control and greatly increases regulations. This is a prescription for certain failure.

      Republicans plan to address the chief problem in healthcare and that is that 85% of expenses are paid by an uninterested 3rd party that has little incentive to look for the best quality or the best price for the medical consumer. Governments have incentives for employers to provide medical insurance instead of incentivizing individuals to select medical care best suited for their needs.

      Republicans have a host of other ideas to increase competition and lower costs also.

    • Thomas Blackshear profile imageAUTHOR

      Thomas Blackshear 

      17 months ago from Greensboro

      I would never be against a policy that provided health care for all Americans. So far the Republicans have not come up with a better policy and America will not let them take it away.

    • wba108@yahoo.com profile image

      wba108@yahoo.com 

      17 months ago from upstate, NY

      About Trump being a King, did you feel the same way when ex-president Obama pushed through the Affordable Care Act in the dead the night without a single Republican vote? He was notorious for bypassing Congress and using executive power to achieve his goals.

      Do you think President Obama should have been impeached when his department of Justice helped put guns in the hands of Mexican cartels?

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