Like it, or not, Americans have had a ringside seat on what historians will someday chronicle as one of the most divisive and destructive periods within American politics, where the rule-of-law was purposely usurped by elected lawmakers in willfully attempting to use the power of impeachment to undo a duly elected.
Moreover, Constitutional scholars like renowned Professors Jonathan Turley and Alan Dershowitz have painstakingly detailed within their respective articles, speeches, and proceedings regarding constitutional and statutory issues, and the standard required to impeach an elected official, under our Constitution.
Although both Law Professors identify themselves as politically liberal, they have nevertheless been steadfastly devoted to the ideals and principles inscribed within our founding documents, without prejudice or reservation.
Those unwavering principles within this caustic political climate has rendered these two individuals within the esteemed liberal world of academia, as “persona-non-grata,” unwelcome outcasts among their former colleagues.
Professor Dershowitz has appeared on Fox News during the impeachment hearings, providing constitutional analysis regarding the somber issue of impeachment, and has surmised that Democrats have willfully used the instrument of impeachment in a reckless and dangerous way, giving little thought to the consequences of their actions for future administrations.
The admired professor from Harvard Law School and author of “The Case Against the Democratic House Impeaching Trump” and “Guilt by Accusation, scorched Democrats for pushing two articles of impeachment that simply do not meet constitutional standards.
In an op-ed article published in “The Hill” Professor Dershowitz lays out in detail, perhaps the most brazen willful act of malfeasance, ever concocted by Democratic lawmakers in recreating a series of “impeachable offenses” that are traditionally constitutional privileges afforded to the executive branch, since the founding of our nation.
Dershowitz writes; “House Democrats have announced the grounds of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress on which they plan to seek the impeachment of President Trump. Neither of these proposed articles satisfies the express constitutional criteria for an impeachment, which are limited to “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.” Neither are high or low crimes or misdemeanors. Neither are mentioned within the Constitution.
Adding; “Both are so vague and open-ended that they could be applied in partisan fashion by a majority of the House against almost any president from the opposing party. Both are precisely what the Framers had rejected at their Constitutional Convention. Both raise the “greatest danger,” in the words of Alexander Hamilton, that the decision to impeach will be based on the “comparative strength of parties,” rather than on “innocence or guilt.”
The op-ed concludes with an ominous warning from Dershowitz; “This is all uncharted ground, and it is difficult to predict how it will play out in the short term. In the long term, it is highly unlikely that President Trump will be removed by a two-thirds vote in the Senate controlled by Republicans. However, in the meantime, the unconstitutional action by a majority of the House to impeach a president on grounds not specified in the Constitution will certainly do considerable damage to the rule of law.”
Sounding the alarm bell even further, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Doug Collins (R-GA) on Tuesday blasted Democrats for their repeated ascertains that President Trump committed an egregious act worthy of impeachment, however, when Collins pushed House Democrats on specifically what crime did the President commit, Democrats fell silent.
“Look, we can have plenty of time to talk about the very vague articles that we did. It’s interesting. If you read the report from the majority, there’s a lot of discussion about crimes but they couldn’t find it themselves to charge one,” a puzzled Collins explained during a Rules Committee meeting. “Again, common sense. Articles, when we think about impeaching a president in particular, for crimes…. This majority has tried so hard to be like Clinton and Nixon and failed so miserably