Pelosi’s Kangaroo Court!

By: Richard H. Frank

The Democrats led by Nancy Pelosi as “Speaker of the House” have not hesitated to invoke their version of what the Founding Fathers and the Constitution intended as their source for a mandate to impeach Donald J. Trump, the sitting “President of the United States of America.” After conducting a sham Kangaroo Court for over 70 days in search of a crime they have concocted two articles of impeachment that they claim reach the level of “High Crimes and Misdemeanors.” The mantra to impeach Trump started even before he took the oath of office in January of 2017. I guess the thought police within the Democratic Party must have believed he was thinking about committing some sort of crime that would reach the level of impeachment.

The Founders, Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Franklin and Hancock along with others must be spinning in their graves at the specticle of kabuki theatre being orchestrated by the Democrats in the House of Representatives.

Three years have passed since Trump took the oath of office. Three years of a soaring economy, rebuilding of our depleted military, tax relief for millions of Americans and removal of onerous buerocratic regulations keeping our nation from achieving energy independence. A reality of “Promises made and Promises kept” that inflamed the hatred of democrats and “never Trumpers” to a point of hysteria. Moreover his promise to “drain the swamp”consisting of life-long unelected bureaucrats, professional politicians, lobbyists, leeches and permanent governmental agency employees made Trump and his administration the target for destruction at any cost. Enemies within the CIA, FBI and the National Security Agency along with the mainstream media all entered into a silent coup to remove Trump from office and overturn the election of 2016.

To date every contrived effort to discredit the Trump Administration has fallen apart after extensive investigation. Russian Collusion, The Steele dossier, abuse of power, misuse of funds to secure our southern border, restrictions on immigration from certain nations all have either been upheld in the courts or proven to be false. The latest attempt to create a narrative for impeachment is centered around the infamous July 25th phone call with the President of Ukraine.

The so-called “fact witnesses” presented by the Democrats during weeks of secret and staged public hearings were mainly centered around second and third-hand accounts of what these witnesses thought or were told or surmised what had taken place. Such testimony would not be allowed in a court of law, but since impeachment is a political process and not a legal process anything goes and the hell with due process. The Democrats asserted that the President committed numerous crimes during the phone call including bribery, extortion, collusion, seeking a quid pro quo, obstruction of Congress and obstruction of justice. All of the above assertions are based upon assumptions, presumptions, and heresay testimony of witnesses and legal counsel in support of the motivation of the Democrats to impeach the President.

There was a time in the “Old West” when such a proceeding would have been characterized as being orchestrated by a “Hanging Judge” or with the intent to justify a “lynching without due process of law. We the People are bearing witness to exactly how the Democrats think they can defeat Donald J. Trump in 2020 without defeating him at the ballot box. To quote Barack Obama, “Elections have consequences.” Pelosi and the Democrats may have just made a fatal political error and will pay the price in the National election of 2020 and for years to come.

Should impeachment become the norm for any political party that hates a duly elected President as the Democrats hate Donald Trump then no President from any political party will be safe in the future. Moreover as is apparent Congress’ commitment to their oath to uphold the constitution and legislate will be subverted by scurrilous accusations real or imagined for every presidential action they disagree with as cause to invoke impeachment. In the meantime needed legislation on trade, rebuilding the national infrastructure, health care, skyrocketing drug costs, immigration and funding our government remain unaddressed by those elected to represent our interests.

Impeachment used as a tool to overturn the will of “We the People” must be abolished. The only acceptable purpose is that intended by the Founders that rise to a level of “High Crimes and Misdemeanors” perpetrated against the Constitution and security of the Republic. These Crimes must rise to the level of treason against the Nation. All other infractions should be subject to the rule of Law and dealt with under the rules of due process. Should “We the People” demand anything less than that we will ordain the demise of this Republic to become that of a third-rate Banana Republic.

May the Senate see the folly in the actions taken by the Democrats in the House of Representatives for what it is and if impeachment proceeds to trial the Senate must acquit the President of the crimes for which he is accused.

Revenge of the Swamp People!

By: Richard H. Frank

Seven months have passed since Donald J. Trump was sworn in as our 45th President. The Libertyssong Blog has remained silent with regard to the circus created by the media, Democrats in Congress, the RINOS in the Republican Party and, yes, the Trump administration including the President himself. Charges of collusion with the Russians by the Trump campaign and the ensuing Congressional investigations are nothing more than a smoke screen and delaying tactic to prevent the administration from pursuit of the agenda for America upon which Trump was elected. Millions upon millions of dollars are being spent by the Special Counsel Mueller to pursue a which hunt in search of some infraction by anyone associated with the Trump Campaign in any manner whatsoever. Meanwhile the media has lost all credibility whatssoever with the public in their effort to overturn the vote of the people by publishing uncollaborated reports of unconstitutional actions taken by the President that rise to the level requiring his impeachment.

To make matters worse President Trump uses his twitter account to respond to the BS and loses the focus on that which is important to the American people.

The real scandal lies within the hallowed halls of Congress and rests squarely on the shoulders of the Republicans who for seven years shouted for the immediate repeal and replacement of “The Affordable Care Act” better known as “Obamacare”. All their excuses for being unable to fulfill their promise to repeal this disastrous law disappeared with the election of Donald Trump. Yet suddenly when it comes to putting their money (or future reelection) where their mouths are, they have choked. Whatever happened to all the plans they put forward when the ACA was being forced down the throat of those they were supposed to represent, such as being able to purchase insurance across state lines, making insurance transferrable from job tho job, and tort reform all of which were supposed to reduce premiums for the average American.

So here we sit seven months into the Trump presidency bogged down in Russian investigations for interfering in our elections, alleged collusion by the Tump campaign with Russia to defeat Hillary Clinton when it is she and her campaign that should be investigated for the numerous felonies committed on her behalf.

So let’s turn to the “Swamp People” for a minute. These are the Establishment in Washington D.C. that are members of the ruling elite class that includes members of Congress from both parties, agency bureaucrats, and government professionals. For these individuals Trump represents a threat to their very existence and power. They view Trump as an outsider having no business mettling in their affairs nor how they should decide to conduct the business within their own agencies. They will not only resist any form of legislation that moves the Trump agenda forward but will challenge every executive action in that liberal court system to block efforts to uphold federal law including immigration, sanctuary cities and law enforcement.

If you doubt the existence of the “Swamp People” just look at what has occurred in the Senate with regard to repealing Obamacare. We have the Freedom caucus, the Tuesday caucus, Rand Paul, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski the entire Democrat minority and don’t forget John McCain casting the deciding vote against a bill that was designed to forge a compromise between the House and Senate that allowed for amendments in an effort to give relief to those Americans that can neither afford the massive premiums or deductibles resulting from the Affordable Care Act.

Congress by virtue of the entrenched ruling class no longer represents the people that elected them. To hell with the American voter! They will tell us whatever we want to hear at election time and then do whatever the hell benefits themselves most when it comes to passing legislation. If you doubt what I am saying just wait until “Tax Reform” and “Infrastructure Spending” comes before them for a vote. I won’t hold my breath waiting for them to adopt the “Trump Agenda.”

It’s long past time for we the “American Voter” to “Drain the Swamp” and insist upon term limits in Congress. Four terms in the House of Representatives and two in the Senate followed by a mandatory one term interval before a candidate may seek reelection will do wonders to drain the swamp of corruption and dead wood resulting from an institution made up of professional politicians sucking off the teat of the taxpaying citizenry.

Although I don’t agree with all of Trump’s methods I do agree with the objective of his agenda “To Make America Great Again”.