Today the House of Representatives will begin formal impeachment proceedings after the riots at the Capitol building. I am still trying to process my personal feelings on the Capitol Riots.
Why would the House Impeach him with less than two weeks in office? He’s almost out, why not stick him in a corner and leave him there until he gets on Airfoce one and fly away?
There are three reasons. The first being, the man incited a riot on the capitol building. He should be punished. The second being, he could run for president again in 2024, and 74 million Americans voted for him in 2020, how many would vote for him in 2024? And the third reason being that ex-presidents get a severance package that equals roughly 2 million dollars a year, should he receive that after inviting a riot?
I think the questions that our law makers should be asking themselves is, does this help? Will these impeachment investigations actually help? Will this bring the country together? The country is divided by party more than ever. Are the personal feelings of the members of Congress the best for the country? That is the question that law makers need to answer.
I would like leave you with a quote from George Washington’s Farewell Address:
I have already intimated to you the danger of parties in the State, with particular reference to the founding of them on geographical discriminations. Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party generally.
This spirit, unfortunately, is inseparable from our nature, having its root in the strongest passions of the human mind. It exists under different shapes in all governments, more or less stifled, controlled, or repressed; but, in those of the popular form, it is seen in its greatest rankness, and is truly their worst enemy.
The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of public liberty.George Washington Farewell Address 1796