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Wed Feb 22, 2017, 08:06 PM

California city's council votes to impeach Donald Trump

Source: 6ABC Philadelphia

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 04:53PM
RICHMOND, Calif. --
The first 100 days of the Trump administration aren't even over yet, but he president is already facing calls for impeachment... not from Congres, but a city council in California.

Richmond City Council says it has become the first city in the country to go on record in support of impeachment hearings for President Trump.

The council acknowledged how unusual it was to call for the president's impeachment. He's been in office for only a month, but the vote was unanimous.

"Unfortunately with this president it's oddly appropriate," said Richmond City Councilmember Jael Myrick

Read more: http://6abc.com/politics/california-citys-council-votes-to-impeach-donald-trump/1767691/



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A gesture with no power but it does grab headlines. We are a sharply divided nation,
Trump's government moving one way, a slight majority going the opposite way.

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bucolic_frolic Feb 2017 OP
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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 08:14 PM

1. The vote was unanimous!

Awesome!

It makes headlines. More people are exposed to the idea that this guy needs to be impeached at the very least.

I like it!

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 08:50 PM

2. The Electoral College President

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 08:50 PM

3. Small steps... small steps...

Every step counts.
I think change will come more from the small things we all do that are visible and out front than just from huge events. It takes both, but the small ones will chop at the base of stupid where it counts.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 09:08 PM

4. Real democracy!!!

1. A majority of Americans voted for Hillary Clinton. The electoral college stole the election.
2. A majority of voters voted for house Democrats. Gerrymandering stole the election.
3. A majority of voters voted for senate Democrats over Republicans. The fact that the senate is weighted by state stole the election.

The only real democracy left is is the hearts of Americans. What we see in the streets is that democracy!!!!

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2017, 12:59 PM

5. The inference of the notion public declarations of the truth, is "a gesture with no power"

 

fails the reality that almost all actions, noteworthy, are trials by public opinion.

Most get it wrong, when they challenge the public to "back off" from any opine of judgment, prior to jury affirmation. This is done under the premise that - even in the court of public opinion - a person is innocent until proven guilty.

Which is complete and udder Bull Chit!

Constitutional protection of civil rights, before one's property, freedom (or life) is taken away, by state asserted authority has - absolutely nothing to do - with the public's right to form an opinion.

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[center] [font size=4 color=navy]IMO[/font][font size=4 color=burnt] the Donald is worthy of impeachment[/font][/center]

Allegation

Donald Drumpf won his nomination, by FRAUD (lying, publicly, to America, that he would "drain the swamp" and he, himself, accusing Hillary of being a Goldman Sachs crony).

Evidence of fraud

As POTUS, Trump has demonstrated his phony bologna ways, by picking a batch of Goldman Sachs (and other reprehensible cabinent members) to run our nations highest offices, nationally (even internationally) important & significant.

Worse, he has chosen a Goldman Sachs crony to be head of SEC (and yours truly will likely put an end to that nominee).

Standard for Impeachment

Believe it or not, the legal standard for impeachment is about as low as humanly possible (arguably, proof of the premise that impeachment is a matter of public (and representative thereof) - opinion.

As noted by the "Constitutional Rights Foundation" (http://www.crf-usa.org) the standard for impeachment - is:

The Constitution sets specific grounds for impeachment. They are “treason, bribery, and other high crimes and misdemeanors.” To be impeached and removed from office, the House and Senate must find that the official committed one of these acts.


CONCLUSION

President's were NOT sworn in to be partisan loyalists - they swear an oath to uphold the Constitution - for the sake of the entire nation (not just the desires of their "Party" of prefernce).

Though many don't want to hear this - President's owe a duty of loyalty - to all citizens, (GOP, Indy, Green or Dem).

Many of U.S. (especially Democrats) were miffed, when President Obama appeared to fail U.S. (mostly Democrats) concerning certain pledges (such as the shutting down of Gitmo prisoners).

Why the Republicans did not seek impeachment of Obama, for things like Gitmo, is due to the fact they would look to be stupid (betrayers) to their own GOP contingency/ platform. If they sought to find Obama guilty of the crime of not closing Gitmo prison camp - as Barack promised - then (in essence) they would be advocating for closure of Gitmo.

In the case of the Donald, his "Yes we can" was - "I will drain the swamp - we can't have Hillary being a tool for Goldman Sachs".

At the barest of minimums, Trump has lied to everyone, and his pick of Goldman Sachs to be head of agencies having auspice over Goldman Sachs - is incredulous, intolerable and inexplicable.

Each of his cabinent picks are contrary to good faith/arm's length representation of All of U.S. - tilted (way too far) towards GOP agendas - and picks like Governor Perry as Energy Secretary (instead of an actual Engineer or Scientist), is ABSURD.

WHEREAS, Donald Trump, arguably, is already guilty of (at the barest of minimums) of a misdemeanor, of lying to All of U.S.; and is failing his "Oath of Office" to serve and protect our nation's/Constitution, with his unrelenting, unremorseful lying.

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