The Case for Impeaching President Trump
Legal and constitutional scholars from all across the country have been pondering exactly under what grounds our duly elected president should be impeached. I’ve decided, therefore, to perform a public service and utilize the forum of this letter to outline a very exhaustive case as to why the president should be impeached.
Reason #1: Presidential Qualifications
The Constitution of the United States outlines a number of qualifications for the presidency, almost all of which the president does not meet. Among them:
Article II, Section III, Clause I of the Constitution states that anyone whose last name is Trump and has fake orange hair is disqualified from the presidency.
The president violates Clause II (ibid.), which states, “Any individual who is a citizen of the United States, who mocks, ridicules, taunts, or sneers at any member of the Democratic Party, shall not qualify for president of the United States. This section shall become law on the 20th day of January, in the year of Two Thousand and Seventeen.”
The president’s MAGA promises violate Clause III (ibid.), which states, “Any individual who, after assuming the office of the president, shall attempt to make the United States of America great again in any way, shape, or form, shall be immediately removed from office, barring an impeachment proceeding.”
Reason #2: The “Supremacy” Clause
Article VI states that the Constitution is the “supreme law of the land.” Scholars argue that the president, abiding by the Constitution instead of progressivism, is committing an impeachable offense.
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
The Eighth Amendment of the Bill of Rights bars the infliction of “cruel and unusual punishment.” Scholars argue that Trump’s presidency has caused Democrats and Never-Trumpers cruel and unusual punishment, resulting in an incurable and infectious disease designated by medical experts as Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS).
The Constitution Is Unconstitutional
In the groundbreaking Supreme Court decision SCOTUS v. The Constitution, the Court ruled that the Constitution is inherently unconstitutional. Scholars argue, therefore, that the president constitutionally abiding by the Constitution is contrary to the Constitution which is unconstitutional, which is an impeachable offense.
Reason #5: Abuse of Pardoning Power
Scholars argue that the president has repeatedly abused his pardoning power. They cite numerous instances of the president accidently bumping into people and then stating after each instance, “Pardon me.” They argue that this is an abuse of the president’s pardoning power, which is an impeachable offense.
It is my sincere hope that Congress considers this letter in light of the country’s present constitutional crisis and responds accordingly.
Enter Warren Hecht
There’s been talk the last few weeks in your pages about the Kurds and President Trump’s “morally reprehensible” action in Syria. Some clarification is needed. The Kurds did not altruistically sacrifice 11,000 of their soldiers to help the United States. ISIS was a common enemy of both the US and the Kurds, with the difference that to the US a victorious ISIS would certainly have meant a major impediment to what President Trump has been trying to accomplish in the Middle East, which among other things includes maintaining the safety of our dear and faithful ally Israel; but to the Kurds, an ISIS victory would have meant certain genocidal annihilation. Why do you think they fought so fiercely and courageously? They were literally fighting for their very lives. It’s more correct to say that the US helped the Kurds defeat ISIS (at least in that circumscribed geographical area) than vice-versa. Therefore, with the (even only temporary) defeat of ISIS, we have no legal or moral obligation to keep any of our troops in harm’s way because of some endless enmity existing between the Turks and the Kurds.
To Trump’s credit, as soon as Turkey showed its deceitful intentions by attacking the Kurds, the president threatened Turkey with crippling tariffs and economic sanctions, which immediately led Turkey to agree to a permanent cease-fire. At least for now, all is calm over there. That’s much better than risking American soldiers’ lives.
Enter Warren Hecht, who claims that Trump “abandoned” the Kurds and asks why, if he could abandon the Kurds, he could not also abandon Israel. So according to Hecht, the greatest friend by far that the Jewish people have ever had in the White House, the president, whose daughter, grandchildren, and son-in-law are Jewish, now has his finger on the “Betray Israel” button, ready to press at the slightest provocation! It seems as if Trump-bashing is Warren Hecht’s raison d’etre.
Rabbi Yoel Schonfeld, I enjoyed your article, as usual, and you did drive home a double standard; but as you pointed out, we are a target. When our very presence seems to advertise that we are the “ethical people,” people are drawn to the irony when we are not ethical. It’s like if a heavyweight champion got beat up by a girl, everyone would say, “Wow, that heavyweight champion got beat up by a girl,” so why would they point out what he does for a living? If an accountant got beat up by a girl, no one would say, “Hey, the accountant got beat up by a girl” because that’s not significant; but if it’s a heavyweight champion it is significant.
I feel that we should stress the responsibility of being a chosen people and not the elitism of being a chosen people. We have to stress to children that we have to love and respect all people, except when they want to do us harm. There is no question that we are standoffish and do not convey to people that we think they’re important. And that’s what you stressed in your article, which is really good, but it needs to be done on a pervasive level. Keep up the good work!
Riding the old 1904 subway cars between Times Square and West 96th Street on Sunday, October 27, was a great way to celebrate the 115th Anniversary of the NYC Subway System! It was a generation of people who respected authority and law. Previous generations of riders did not litter subway stations, trains, trolleys, or buses by leaving behind gum, candy wrappers, paper cups, bottles, and newspapers.
And no one would openly eat pizza, chicken, or other messy foods while riding the subway, trolley, or bus. Everyone paid his or her way, and there was no fare evasion.