Opinion Editorial| If you have been reading our site for a while now you are well aware that we are not shy about using the ‘C word.” No, not that ‘C word’ … COUP:
According to Wikipedia: Coup d’état: A coup d’état, also known as a putsch, a golpe de estado, or simply as a coup, means the overthrow of an existing government; typically, this refers to an illegal, unconstitutional seizure of power by a dictator, the military, or a political faction.
Elder Patriot has been calling the attempt to dethrone Trump a coup for years now. Finally it seems that the media, at least the few elements of the media left which have any integrity at all, are coming around.
The Hill, who, in fairness publishes John Solomon’s article, who in my view, is the most important journalist of the last 3 years at least. While everyone fell for the ‘Russian Collusion Delusion’ hoax, Solomon has hard at work digging up the real dirt.
Now it appears Solomon is not the one who writes for The Hill who has their head screwed on straight.
Jenna Ellis Rives, an opinion contributor for the Hill ‘went there.’
Ms. Rives, who “is a member of the Donald Trump 2020 advisory board. She is a constitutional law attorney and the author of the book “The Legal Basis for a Moral Constitution” laid it all out saying:
‘The impeachment narrative pushed by House Democrats needs to be called exactly what it is, which is a political coup. Contrary to what Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Chairman Adam Schiff, and progressive left wingers would have you believe, the United States still does have an objective rule of law, and the Constitution is not merely a guideline subject to interpretation and application at the whim of power grabs.
Regardless of whether you are a Republican, a Democrat, an independent, or anything else, it should concern all of us that the rule of law is being tossed out in favor of an open coup designed to undermine a free and fair election in the United States. Sheer partisan hatred toward an American president by the other party is not and has never been a sufficient legal or constitutional basis for impeachment. The Constitution specifically lays out “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”
Political leverage or the inability to win elections are not listed. Over the past few weeks, some commentators have suggested that the phrasing “high crimes and misdemeanors” is an intentionally vague term that has no specific articulable definition. Not only is that false, but a lack of brightline jurisprudence does not render a term in the Constitution so malleable that the Democrats can fashion a political weapon of it.
Indeed, the phrase “or other high crimes and misdemeanors” has a legal definition instead of a common parlance meaning. It comes from English common law that refers to offenses against the crown, from whence our founders borrowed much of our law, but they formed our government structure quite differently. The words “or other” are very important. The phrase “high crimes and misdemeanors” does not stand alone, but is rather within the same category as treason and bribery, which are both federal crimes against the fiduciary interest of the United States.’
She goes on to rip the Dems and their quest to overturn a duly elected President of the United States and explain why, Constitutionally, the push does not stand up to scrutiny.
‘The Democrats simply have no legal or constitutional basis to invoke impeachment. This is a purely partisan attack against President Trump because they are still sour over their loss in 2016 and are terrified of losing again in 2020. But their remedy is not to exercise impeachment. Their remedy is to get a better candidate nominated. Forming an impeachment “inquiry” is setting a new low bar for an unconstitutional and politically motivated government attack against an American president.’
She ends the piece with this conclusion:
‘However, make no mistake that is exactly what the Democrats in Congress are attempting with their agenda. President Trump is right to call for the resignations of Pelosi and Schiff and other Democrats in response. These officials are violating their oaths of office and attempting this coup in broad daylight, hoping we never notice they are setting the Constitution on fire. But of course we notice, and we will hold them accountable.’
There it is … Trump plans on bringing the whole corrupt system right down on their own heads … this is going to be one hell of an election year!