I don't want Trump removed from office, whether his trial is fair or not
First, because I want to see with the coming election if America approves of what the president has done in the office and what direction the country will take. I can't help but say I genuinely fear his re-election; I feel it would destroy this nation or re-shape it in such a way as to make what America stands for become unrecognizable from what it once was. Just my opinion.
Second, because what he did on the Ukraine was Trump just being his lifelong self, always looking to do whatever to make a deal in his favor. Maybe not innocent but not criminal. This time.
Trump to cut more from the poor and middle class
So just a thought when Trump tells his base that he will institute cuts to medicare and Social security all in an attempt to pay for his wealthy tax cuts.
I tried very hard to explain to the lunitic right on OPP that Trump will stick it to the poor and middle class so he can take care of his big time donors the upper 1% with his wealthy tax cuts. How many on OPP are on SS and medicare what a wonderful thing for the Lunitic fringe on OPP I hope he sticks it to everyone of you people. I don’t need it but it sure would be nice to see you people get it from that freak you voted for.
What awaits our country when President Trump wins his reelection???
I think it would be Holly Hell!!!!!!
President Trump is thinking about attending his own trial...
I'm pretty sure it's a joke,but what do you think is going to happen if he actually does attend his Impeachment trial???? :sm09
What’s the definition?
How can a President be convicted of Abuse of Power when one can’t define it? As an example see the Louisiana Purchase.
Schiff, This Man Is Nuts.
Schiff's Most Bizarre Accusations Made During the Senate Impeachment Trial
Adam Schiff has elevated himself from just another crook in Congress to the Prophet of Doom, the Oracle, and the fortune-teller. Luckily for everyone in American and the world for the matter, Schiff is no more than a simpleton and a conman who has found himself in a tight spot. Schiff came out with a crooked smile in front of the Senate and started spouting off about all sorts of nonsense, here is what he said that even has Democrats shaking their heads:
1.) Russia! But This Time They Will Invade!
Schiff has been peddling nonsense about Russia for the past few years but his comments today are by far some of the most outrageous claims he has made to date. Adam Schiff came out today and claimed that Russia was ready to invade the US and start an all-out war. This is total nonsense and has come out of complete thin air, there is no evidence to suggest Russia would attack the US. Even if they did they might of the US military is too much for them.
2.) 2020 Election Already Hacked?
Adam Schiff insisted that the President must be removed because the results of the 2020 election can not be trusted. How does he know that? Is he hacking into the election? Or do the Democrats already know their candidates can’t beat out Trump?
3.) Advocating For Another Overseas War?
Schiff’s bloodlust didn’t end with him claiming that Russia could invade the US, no no no he went further on the war with Russia angle. Schiff told the Senate that we should fight a proxy war using Ukraine as an asset as opposed to fighting them on home soil, something that was showcased in the video game “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2”. Maybe Schiff should hop off the Xbox and try to come back to reality where the rest of us live.
4.) Trust US! Not Your Fellow Countrymen…
Schiff made a ridiculous point about impeachment during one of his long drawn out speeches that if you think about if longer that the snakes in the mainstream media cover it you should get really upset. Schiff suggested that impeachment was the only way because the election was already bust, he means to say that he and his goons should be the ones making these major electoral choices for the United States.
We may disagree with our neighbors on some issues but what Schiff is suggesting is insane!
The Senate Should Not Call New Witnesses
The Senators should make their decision based on the articles of impeachment and the evidence the House Democrats used to pass them. It is not up to the Senate to help the House prove its case. The House must prove Trump guilty. It is not up to Trump or the Senate to prove him innocent. If the House cannot prove its case now without additional witnesses then it proves the impeachment was a farce. Of course, Democrats idea of fairness is that everything must be done their way.
The True Meaning of Patriotism
“It is not for honor or glory or wealth that we fight, but for freedom alone, which no good man gives up except with his life.”
Lawrence W. Reed
Patriotism these days is like Christmas—lots of people caught up in a festive atmosphere replete with lights and spectacles. We hear reminders about “the true meaning” of Christmas—and we may even mutter a few guilt-ridden words to that effect ourselves—but each of us spends more time and thought in parties, gift-giving, and the other paraphernalia of a secularized holiday than we do deepening our devotion to the true meaning.
So it is with patriotism, especially on Memorial Day in May, Flag Day in June, and Independence Day in July. Walk down Main Street America and ask one citizen after another what patriotism means and with few exceptions, you’ll get a passel of the most self-righteous but superficial and often dead-wrong answers. America’s Founders, the men and women who gave us reason to be patriotic in the first place, would think we’ve lost our way if they could see us now.
Since the infamous attacks of September 11, 2001, Americans in near unanimity have been “feeling” patriotic. For most, that sadly suffices to make one a solid patriot. But if I’m right, it’s time for Americans to take a refresher course.
Patriotism is not love of country, if by “country” you mean scenery—amber waves of grain, purple mountain majesty, and the like. Almost every country has pretty collections of rocks, water, and stuff that people grow and eat. If that’s what patriotism is all about, then Americans have precious little for which we can claim any special or unique love. And surely, patriotism cannot mean giving one’s life for a river or a mountain range.
Patriotism is not blind trust in anything our leaders tell us or do. That just replaces some lofty concepts with mindless goose-stepping.
Patriotism is not simply showing up to vote. You need to know a lot more about what motivates a voter before you judge his patriotism. He might be casting a ballot because he just wants something at someone else’s expense. Maybe he doesn’t much care where the politician he’s hiring gets it. Remember Dr. Johnson’s wisdom: “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.”
Waving the flag can be an outward sign of patriotism, but let’s not cheapen the term by ever suggesting that it’s anything more than a sign. And while it’s always fitting to mourn those who lost their lives simply because they resided on American soil, that too does not define patriotism.
People in every country and in all times have expressed feelings of something we flippantly call “patriotism,” but that just begs the question. What is this thing, anyway? Can it be so cheap and meaningless that a few gestures and feelings make you patriotic?
Not in my book.
I subscribe to a patriotism rooted in ideas that in turn gave birth to a country, but it’s the ideas that I think of when I’m feeling patriotic. I’m a patriotic American because I revere the ideas that motivated the Founders and compelled them, in many instances, to put their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor on the line
What ideas? Read the Declaration of Independence again. Or, if you’re like most Americans these days, read it for the very first time. It’s all there. All men are created equal. They are endowed not by government but by their Creator with certain unalienable rights. Premier among those rights are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Government must be limited to protecting the peace and preserving our liberties, and doing so through the consent of the governed. It’s the right of a free people to rid themselves of a government that becomes destructive of those ends, as our Founders did in a supreme act of courage and defiance more than two hundred years ago.
Call it freedom. Call it liberty. Call it whatever you want, but it’s the bedrock on which this nation was founded and from which we stray at our peril. It’s what has defined us as Americans. It’s what almost everyone who has ever lived on this planet has yearned for. It makes life worth living, which means it’s worth fighting and dying for.
An American Spin
I know that this concept of patriotism puts an American spin on the term. But I don’t know how to be patriotic for Uganda or Paraguay. I hope the Ugandans and Paraguayans have lofty ideals they celebrate when they feel patriotic, but whether or not they do is a question you’ll have to ask them. I can only tell you what patriotism means to me as an American.
I understand that America has often fallen short of the superlative ideas expressed in the Declaration. That hasn’t diminished my reverence for them, nor has it dimmed my hope that future generations of Americans will be re-inspired by them.
This brand of patriotism, in fact, gets me through the roughest and most cynical of times. My patriotism is never affected by any politician’s failures, or any shortcoming of some government policy, or any slump in the economy or stock market. I never cease to get that “rush” that comes from watching Old Glory flapping in the breeze, no matter how far today’s generations have departed from the original meaning of those stars and stripes. No outcome of any election, no matter how adverse, makes me feel any less devoted to the ideals our Founders put to pen in 1776. Indeed, as life’s experiences mount, the wisdom of what giants like Jefferson and Madison bestowed on us becomes ever more apparent to me. I get more fired up than ever to help others come to appreciate the same things.
During a recent visit to the land of my ancestors, Scotland, I came across a few very old words that gave me pause. Though they preceded our Declaration of Independence by 456 years, and come from three thousand miles away, I can hardly think of anything ever written here that more powerfully stirs in me the patriotism I’ve defined above. In 1320, in an effort to explain why they had spent the previous 30 years in bloody battle to expel the invading English, Scottish leaders ended their Declaration of Arbroath with this line: “It is not for honor or glory or wealth that we fight, but for freedom alone, which no good man gives up except with his life.”
Freedom—understanding it, living it, teaching it, and supporting those who are educating others about its principles. That, my fellow Americans, is what patriotism should mean to each of us today.
Democrats Want A Fair Trial
Therefore, to be fair they only want the witnesses they name to be called to testify. It will be unfair For Republicans too call any witnesses of which the Democrats do not approve. To be fair the Democrats must be allowed to run the same sham process they ran in the House.
What Democrats Are Proving
This farce going in the Senate is proving that the Democrats are so afraid that Trump will be reelected that they want to take the decision out of the hands of the American people.
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