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Which Would be Worse: Impeachment or Removal of the President by 25th Amendment? (Opinion)

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I have thought long and hard about the title of the commentary and how it may anger many people, but making people angry is not a reason not to publish my thoughts. As a current events commentator, I have written perhaps 400 commentaries. Most often. I try to write about things that might make people stop and think about the possibility of the commentary’s subject matter.

In my lifetime, I have seen three of the four impeachments in American history. I have never seen a political party try to use the 25th amendment to remove a President. Let’s take a moment and look at the language of the 25th. 

Section 4, 25th Amendment

“Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.”

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I believed that no vice president would ever begin such proceedings because the President’s Cabinet officers are appointed and the President could always fire the Cabinet members who went along with such a movement—throwing the entire effort into chaos. The amendment calls for an “Other Body,” which was never established, to attest to the President’s fitness to serve. It has been suggested that the makeup of the “Other Body” be four psychiatrists, four medical doctors, and two retired statespersons (such as former presidents)—one from each party. These ten members would elect a chair. Thus, the commission would be completely bipartisan and contain the opinions of non-politicians.

One only has to look at the process to understand why it would be so disruptive to our country and has never been done before, but things are different now. The House issued a bill of impeachment of a private citizen and the Senate conducted a trial of a former President. Both actions were clearly against the Constitution, so what would be the scenario that would cause Vice-president Harris to seek a vote of the cabinet to declare that the President is not fit from a mental capacity standpoint to govern and must be replaced?

She would have to decide that the party’s agenda is in jeopardy and that President Joe Biden and his competency is in question. It would not be a single event but a series of statements and actions by the President that would have the American people and those in Congress questioning his actions and losing confidence in the President’s ability to perform his job. 

Here are three events in the first 2 months in office that are raising red flags in the American people’s minds, and they are speaking out where they substantially disagree with President Biden.

First, Rasmussen Reports of March 15, 2021, reported that 73% of likely voters are concerned about the crisis at the southern border, and in the same survey, 51% of likely voters oppose any amnesty plan. 

Second, 75% of likely voters support Voter ID Laws. Thirty-six states have enacted some form of voter ID law, but those laws would be nullified if the Senate approves H.R. 1, which passed the House on a party-line vote. Critics say H.R. 1 “would force states to allow anyone to vote who simply signs a form saying that they are who they claim they are.”

Third, Biden has created an international incident that has caused the Russian Government to withdraw its ambassador in response to President Biden calling Putin a “Killer.” We have the President of the United States attacking another nation’s leader having been in office less than three months. I believe that many foreign leaders are trying to figure out what he is thinking, calling Putin a “Killer”?

I have no doubt the President Biden’s handlers are nervous that he is going into a press conference next week, and they don’t know how he will react at the podium trying to answer questions. If he does poorly at the news conference, look for the rumblings that we can’t take the risk of letting him continue. 

I believe he can fight off critics for a while, but if he hides out in the White House, the rumbles will increase, and you will hear two stories develop. One is that Biden will resign for the good of the country, and the other is that, if he refuses, Harris will enact the 25th amendment. The mainstream media will be asking the question, “What is wrong with President Biden?”

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Arizona Takes Bold Action in Attempt to Block Biden Vax Mandate

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There is perhaps no more heated debate in our nation today than that which surrounds the COVID-19 vaccines, their safety, their efficacy, and their necessity.

Our country has long been home to an enormous anti-vaccine movement, which has its roots in both holistic medicine and the body sovereignty movement, with some taking extreme, conspiracy-laden views out on the fringes.

So when the COVID-19 vaccines began to arrive in the public space, there was already a rather effective network in place to oppose their use.  And, of course, the idea that these inoculations would be mandated by the federal government just sent these advocates into overdrive.

Now, in what is likely one of the most powerful responses to Biden’s mandate yet, the State of Arizona is turning to the courts.

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Arizona’s attorney general on Friday filed a request for a temporary restraining order to stop the Biden administration implementing a controversial vaccine requirement as a lawsuit filed last month moves forward.

“Once a vaccine has been administered, it can never be undone,” Attorney General Mark Brnovich said in a statement announcing the move. “The COVID-19 vaccine mandate is one of the greatest infringements upon individual liberty, federalism, and the separation of powers by any administration in our country’s history.”

Arizona first sued in September after President Biden announced measures that will require federal workers and private sector workers in businesses with more than 100 employees be vaccinated or take a COVID test weekly. It is expected to affect more than 100 million Americans.

The Commander in Chief has been stern on the subject, however.

“We’ve been patient but our patience is wearing thin and your refusal has cost all of us,” Biden said from the White House. “This is not about freedom or personal choice. It’s about protecting yourself and those around you.”

The indignant nature of the federal response will not sit well with the anti-vaccine crowd.

There is perhaps no more heated debate in our nation today than that which surrounds the COVID-19 vaccines, their safety, their efficacy, and their necessity. Our country has long been home to an enormous anti-vaccine movement, which has its roots in both holistic medicine and the body sovereignty movement, with some taking extreme, conspiracy-laden views out on the fringes. So when the COVID-19 vaccines began to arrive in the public space, there was already a rather effective network in place to oppose their use.  And, of course, the idea that these inoculations would be mandated by the federal government just sent these advocates into overdrive. Now, in what is likely one of the most powerful responses to Biden’s mandate yet, the State of Arizona is turning to the courts. Arizona’s attorney general on Friday filed a request for a temporary restraining order to stop the Biden administration implementing a controversial vaccine requirement as a lawsuit filed last month moves forward. “Once a vaccine has been administered, it can never be undone,” Attorney General Mark Brnovich said in a statement announcing the move. “The COVID-19 vaccine mandate is one of the greatest infringements upon individual liberty, federalism, and the separation of powers by any administration in our country’s history.” Arizona first sued in September after President Biden announced measures that will require federal workers and private sector workers in businesses with more than 100 employees be vaccinated or take a COVID test weekly. It is expected to affect more than 100 million Americans. The Commander in Chief has been stern on the subject, however. “We’ve been patient but our patience is wearing thin and your refusal has cost all of us,” Biden said from the White House. “This is not about freedom or personal choice. It’s about protecting yourself and those…

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Biden Admits That He Has ‘No Answer’ for High Gas Prices

Just in time for the holidays, no less.

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Within the conservative corners of the internet, a new phrase is hitting the economic nail on the head:  Bidenflation.

The concept is simple:  The Biden administration’s consistent missteps have now brought a very real fiscal emergency to the United States in the form of rampant, near-runaway inflation.  There are a myriad of factors involved, including the ever-worsening supply chain issues that Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has attempted to blame on the unvaccinated.

Now, with gas in ultra-liberal California cresting $7 per gallon, the President is openly admitting that he has no solution for the situation.

President Biden admitted during a CNN town hall Thursday night that he has no immediate solution to the problem of spiking gas prices and suggested that Americans would not start seeing relief at the pump until next year.

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“My guess is, you’ll start to see gas prices come down as we get by and going into the winter – I mean, excuse me, into next year, 2022,” the president told moderator Anderson Cooper at the Baltimore event.

“I don’t see anything that’s going to happen in the meantime that’s going to significantly reduce gas prices.”

And then…

“I must tell you, I don’t have a near-term answer,” Biden added before musing on the possibility that he could “go in the [Strategic] Petroleum Reserve and take out and probably reduce the price of gas maybe 18 cents or so per gallon, [but] it’s still gonna be above three bucks.”

This economic squeeze looks to be coming to its crescendo at exactly the wrong time, as American consumers look to begin their annual holiday spending blitz in the coming weeks.

Within the conservative corners of the internet, a new phrase is hitting the economic nail on the head:  Bidenflation. The concept is simple:  The Biden administration’s consistent missteps have now brought a very real fiscal emergency to the United States in the form of rampant, near-runaway inflation.  There are a myriad of factors involved, including the ever-worsening supply chain issues that Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has attempted to blame on the unvaccinated. Now, with gas in ultra-liberal California cresting $7 per gallon, the President is openly admitting that he has no solution for the situation. President Biden admitted during a CNN town hall Thursday night that he has no immediate solution to the problem of spiking gas prices and suggested that Americans would not start seeing relief at the pump until next year. “My guess is, you’ll start to see gas prices come down as we get by and going into the winter – I mean, excuse me, into next year, 2022,” the president told moderator Anderson Cooper at the Baltimore event. “I don’t see anything that’s going to happen in the meantime that’s going to significantly reduce gas prices.” And then… “I must tell you, I don’t have a near-term answer,” Biden added before musing on the possibility that he could “go in the [Strategic] Petroleum Reserve and take out and probably reduce the price of gas maybe 18 cents or so per gallon, [but] it’s still gonna be above three bucks.” This economic squeeze looks to be coming to its crescendo at exactly the wrong time, as American consumers look to begin their annual holiday spending blitz in the coming weeks.

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