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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

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“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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Hunter Biden’s Art Dealer Had Grand Chinese Ambitions in 2015

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Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, has been heavily criticized in recent weeks, as he begins to sell hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of art to anonymous buyers around the world. As one can imagine, the idea that such vast amounts of money are pouring into the First Family without any transparency has led to concerns about foreign interests gaining a foothold in the White House via untraceable transactions. New reporting regarding Hunter Biden’s art dealer is now exacerbating those worries. The art dealer representing the president’s son has longstanding ties to China and said in 2015 that he wanted to be the art world’s “lead guy in China.” Georges Berges, who is representing Hunter Biden as he ventures into the art world, has talked about his business dealings in China in the past, but his reported ties could pose an ethics issue as he sells Biden’s art to anonymous buyers. Here is where it gets wild: Berges said in a 2015 interview with Resident that he wanted to be the art world’s leader in China. “My plan is to be the lead guy in China; the lead collector and art dealer discovering and nurturing talent from that region,” Berges said. “I plan to find and discover and bring to the rest of the world those I consider China’s next generation of modern artists.” He also said that that he believes “China’s economy is transforming the global economy and everything is changing because of a rising China,” and that he was fascinated by “cultural impact” China is “having on the world.” “Cultural power is real power. That is the reason America continues to be the capital of the world, because of its influence on culture for generations and on an unrivaled global level,” Berges also said. “And I…

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US Pop Star Offers to Pay Fines For Olympic Team Protesting Skimpy Outfits

The IOC wants the women to remain scantily clad, and this is undoubtedly on account of their incessant greed.

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The Olympics may have built themselves as some sort of prestigious and untouchable global event in years past, but the last few decades have revealed just what a shady cash-grab the games have become. It all began in the 90’s when the financially-struggling Winter Olympics added snowboarding to the games, in a move that was blatantly meant to generate ad revenue from the emerging sport and its fans.  In this quest to cash in, the International Olympic Committee refused to allow any actual snowboarding organizations participate in the operations, which drove several of the world’s best to boycott.  This, in turn, completely ruined the concept that the gold medalists were truly the best in the world, and exposed the IOC as nothing more than a marketing firm. Now, in 2021, a number of female athletes are complaining that they are being forced to wear skimpier clothes than their male counterparts, (often in the same discipline), to which the IOC responded with a “be quiet and play” sort of attitude. Again, the skimpier outfits equate to more ratings, so Olympic organizers are refusing to make accommodations. This has led US pop star Pink to step up.  US pop star Pink has offered to pay the fines handed out to the Norwegian women’s beach handball team, after they wore shorts like their male counterparts instead of bikini bottoms. The team was fined 1,500 euros (£1,295) for “improper clothing” at the European Beach Handball Championships last week. “I’m very proud of the Norwegian female beach handball team for protesting sexist rules about their uniform,” tweeted the singer on Sunday. “Good on ya, ladies,” she added. “I’ll be happy to pay your fines for you. Keep it up.” In doing so, the Olympics will get their coveted cash and these female athletes will be able to perform…

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