Impeachment has no probable cause
After working so hard to get President Donald Trump impeached by the House, why is Nancy Pelosi holding back on the impeachment papers instead of sending it all forward to the Senate trial? It doesn’t mean a thing until she does.
Nancy Pelosi and her minions claim President Trump used the power of his office to attack a political opponent. Neither Democrats nor Republicans have had a primary election for the 2020 General Election yet. Trump’s actual 2020 election Democratic Party opponent hasn’t been officially identified. This concept is therefore counterfeit.
“Fruit of the Poisonous Tree” is when a piece of evidence in legal proceedings is either improperly collected or handled, becomes inadmissible in court and it’s “probable cause” value becomes null and void. The infamous Russian dossier used to attain FISA warrants to investigate President Trump was determined to be invalid which makes those warrants, any evidence collected by way of those warrants and any activity sanctioned by those warrants also invalid.
During the House hearings, President Trump was neither afforded opportunities to confront the FBI anonymous leaker nor allowed to present witnesses in his behalf. Under those conditions, it wasn’t going to serve justice to appear in front of that body so he declined to do so. Trump had presidential work to do.
Adam Schiff should be prosecuted for perjury, his pension forfeited and fined a hefty amount for his part in this charade.
Harry M. Braxton Jr.
Electoral College serves a purpose
“You are entitled to your opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts,” should be the new motto in defense of the Electoral College and in opposition to those who wish to abolish it. Since the 2016 U.S. presidential election, there have been more attempts to eliminate the Electoral College and less attempts to actually understand its purposes.
The Electoral College, a body of U.S. electors that meet every four years to elect the president and vice president after each election, was established by Article II, Section 1, Clause II of the U.S. Constitution. Before establishing the Electoral College, founding father and future president James Madison originally was in favor of deciding presidential elections strictly off the popular vote. Madison soon realized mathematically a less populous South would have no role in deciding U.S. presidential elections. The Electoral College then was instituted as a compromise of fairness to both northern and southern states that assured each part of the country that, yes, “Every vote counts.”
Today, the situation is essentially the same. If we bypass the Electoral College, the votes of smaller, working-class, Rust Belt states will no longer matter.
Thanks to the Electoral College, votes of poor people in smaller, less wealthy states matter equally with the votes in large, rich and industrial states. With the abolishment of the Electoral College, the voices through votes of the poor and middle-class will be lost as well.
Let’s not let that happen.