A dictatorship in the making. What will happen if Donald Trump gets impeached and not removed?

1.) The constitutional right of American citizens to elect their own government leaders will be taken away and given to foreign authoritarian leaders. 

2.) We will no longer have a "checks and balance" system. Politicians will no longer have to be accountable or transparent to the people. Impeachment of crooked public officials will be made irrelevant as will the rule of law and the U.S. Constitution. Donald Trump has shown the way to subvert the checks and balances, the rule of law, and the Constitution, by ignoring congressional subpoenas and claiming executive privilege for everyone in the executive branch.

3.) The Constitutional oath of office taken by members of the military services, the law enforcement agencies, the Intelligence agencies and the Judiciary will be ignored and allegiance will be to Donald Trump not to the U.S. Constitution. He has already attacked his own his own law enforcement and intelligence agencies for upholding the rule of law. He will make them subordinate to his wishes not to the rule of law or to the constitution. To a point, he already has.

4.) Donald Trump is trying to win a lawsuit case "Trump v Cyrus Vance, D.A. of the county of New York and "Mazars USA,LLP" in the U.S. Supreme Court where Trump and his attorneys are asserting "Absolute Immunity" from criminal investigation, indictment,and prosecution for the President (himself), relatives, and persons and organizations with whom a president may have engaged in illegal, unlawful activities." If the Supreme Court takes up his case and Trump wins, then he will have the powers of a dictator and will be free to commit any crime at all at any time. He will be free to go after anybody, even members of the press that expose or disagree with him. 

5.) For those reasons, our Constitution and our democracy are in danger of being turned into a dictatorship. Impeachment and removal of Trump is our last chance to show that we reject our country being turned into a dictatorship and thus, the eventual destruction of the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights and all.

Al Ramirez,

Mammoth 

(7) comments

johndoe

Oh Al, when Clinton was impeached for actually committing a crime (lying under oath) he was not removed, and the world did not come to an end, he did not become an evil dictator. The Demorats have proven beyond a doubt that this is all political grandstanding for their own gain. Crazy old Nancy is holding things up in order to grandstand some more, thus once again violating the constitution and the proper impeachment procedures. It must be exhausting to live in your world where everything is doom and gloom and the sky is always falling. How do you even find the strength to get out of bed each day? You must be so worn out from luging around all that hate and anger. Oh well, I'm sure your head will explode when Trump wins again in 2020.[beam] (edited by WMI)

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ArizAl

First of all johndoe, Clinton was impeached for lying under oath about a personal, consentual sexual affair, which did not undermine national security. Trump was impeached because he lied and violated the presidential oath of office when he denied,that Russia interfered with and then encouraged Russia and other foreign countries to interfere in our American elections with cyber attacks. That is a threat to our constitution and to the national security. Obviously johndoe, you republicans are showing your true colors...that you care more for your Trump demagogue than for your country, the U.S. A. ...................................................................If the Supreme Court rules in Trump's favor in the lawsuit on the Mazars subpoena, it will overturn the language in SCOTUS opinions given in "Clinton v Jones" and "U.S. v Nixon" that the president is not above the law. There is nothing in the Constitution that states that a sitting president cannot be indicted. Trump is asserting that he, his relatives,and persons and organizations with whom he has committed any illegal or unlawful activites (crimes) are above the law, that they cannot be investigated, indicted, and prosecuted. Therefore, johndoe, he, Trump and the RNC and Putin could then fix, rigg any elections illegally again and again or even commit hundreds of any other crimes against any other persons, organizations or our country and not suffer any consequences from the law. That is called a dictatorship and that is what the republican party is pushing

for America ......................................................................................"Patriotism means to stand up for the country, it does not mean to stand up for the president."

ronzim

Excellent.

Steve1704

And what are the Democrats doing. They dont like the president so impeach.

TN4994

Both A. Johnson and B. Clinton were not convicted of the crimes they were accused of.

If Trump remains, I don't think the sky will fall.

ArizAl

It is true that if Trump remains in office, the sky will not fall, it is also true that if Trump is removed from office, the sky will not fall either,republican Pence will take over as president. Another truism is that if Trump is not removed and SCOTUS rules in his favor in the Mazars U.S.A,LLP subpoena case, it will solidify and expand the DOJ policy, (which is not a law nor is it in the constitution), that states a president (only the president) cannot indicted for a crime until he gets out of office, to a law by the Supreme Court that declares that not only the president is above the law and cannot be investigated, indicted and prosecuted neither will, his relatives,and persons and organizations with whom the president may have engaged in illegal and unlawful activities. A hypothetical example : If President Trump partnered with the mob to rob a bank, both he and the mob would have "Absolute Immunity" from being charged with the crime as they would be "Above the Law." ..................................................................................................................................................

To quote United States District Court Judge, Victor Marrero:

....." the proposition the President advances reduces to the very notion that the Founders rejected at the inception of the Republic, and that the Supreme Court has since unequivocally repudiated: that a constitutional domain exists in this country in which not only the President, but, derivatively, relatives and persons and business entities associated with him in potentially unlawful private activities, are in fact above the law. Because this court finds aspects of such a doctrine repugnant to the nation's governmental structure and constitutional values, it abstains from adjudicating this dispute and DISMISSES the President's lawsuit." Note: Trump's lawsuit was appealed and is now in the hands of the United States Supreme Court.

AZBoomer

Utter nonsense.. The horrors you speak of are being ushered in by anti-American, anti-science progressives. This rush-to-impeachment fiasco we just witnesses in the House of Representatives is proof of that. I've never seen such a corrupt and partisan circus in all my years.

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