Impeach Biden! (For All the Right Reasons)
As of now, President Biden stands to be keep being granted the privilege of signing for and executing takings of more than $6 trillion a year for another 1 1/2 to 5 1/2 years. This would total another $9 trillion to $33 trillion.
Compared to such a total, Biden’s likely $5 million bribe is less than a millionth of our exposure now to these ongoing and future deprivations of property. And that’s not even counting our exposure now to ongoing and future deprivations of life and liberty.
Constitutional Impeachment Is Loss Prevention
Impeachment, conviction, and punishment at most only deprives the convict of privileges to hold government offices. So while an impeachment defendant is due a constitutional impeachment process, he is not due the constitutional protections that are owed to criminal or civil defendants who if punished could lose their life, liberty, or property.
In the impeachment process, it’s we the people who are at risk of losing our life, liberty, or property at the hands of the defendant, if the defendant retains the privilege to hold a government office that would give him the power to do us harm. Constitutional impeachment protects we the people.
Most congresspeople and chief justices disregard what’s at stake for us. They don’t protect us, they protect their colleagues the impeachment defendants. They also see this as protecting themselves.
In the impeachment process, the current representatives are the grand jury.
Every grand jury should be a “runaway.” The jurors should take it into their own hands and find out for themselves what charges should be considered at trial. They should favor returning a broad indictment that encompasses nearly all offenses that matter.
In their indictment, the current representatives should prioritize counts that indicate how much that continuing to extend to the defendant the privilege to hold government offices would expose people to future deprivations of life, liberty, and property:
- As president, Biden has decreased the use of helpful existing generics and increased the use of harmful vaccines, depriving persons of life.
- As president, Biden has failed to faithfully execute constitutional immigration statutes that would have excluded criminals, which has deprived persons of life.
- As president, Biden, with no declaration of war, has disbursed support to Ukraine, depriving persons of life.
- As president, Biden has arrested and prosecuted January 6 demonstrators, but refuses to prosecute rioters on the left, depriving some persons of liberty while favoring other lawbreakers.
- As president, Biden has unconstitutionally disbursed funds to extra-governmental organizations and to administrative agencies and departments, using revenues from taxes and borrowing, effectively depriving persons of liberty, since people gave up some of their liberty to earn the property he took and used.
- As vice president, the evidence already available already suggests that more likely than not, Biden accepted bribes from foreign governments and in exchange supported those governments.
An appropriately-broad indictment clearly would include far-more counts and more detail. The counts above are just representative highlights that give our current representatives a good start.
Administrative Tyranny Is Bipartisan
Plenty of consequential counts could be charged against Trump as president, considering for example that Trump ratcheted up health tyranny and inflationary spending. Actually, since 1897 every president other than Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Ronald Reagan clearly tolerated or advanced administrative tyranny enough to warrant impeachment.
But supermajorities of Progressive legislators have done the worst. The core legislative powers are to pass rules and sanctions and to approve a single overall topline budget appropriation. Along with this power comes exposure to being voted out of office.
Progressive legislators have schemed to evade this accountability by grabbing unenumerated executive powers: creating administrative departments, agencies, and government-chartered organizations, and organizing, budgeting, staffing, and overseeing them.
Progressive executives haven’t stood in the gap. They have signed enabling unconstitutional legislation and they have executed such legislation.
Led by Progressive legislative committees, Progressive legislators and executives each have normalized having administrators enact rules and sanctions, depriving the people of both legislative and executive accountability. Candidates who would use their powers to demolish the administrative state find that their nomination and election is greatly impeded by both major parties’ defining processes.
Impeachment Should Demonstrate Constitution-Support
Impeachment of present or past executives won’t change the current parties or their politicians’ administrative tyranny. What’s needed is to change the future actions of legislators. But impeachment for the right reasons would indicate to voters that legislators are starting to faithfully follow the Constitution.
We the people need an indictment of Biden to, factually, adequately acknowledge what ongoing and future exposures we face if our representatives continue to allow Biden the privilege to use government power abusively against us. And we need the whole process of indictment, trial, and punishment to be completed speedily, to put a quick end to our current ongoing losses.
In impeachment trials, the current senators are accountable for providing the prosecution and defense and being the jurors. When trying someone other than a current president, a current senate’s president, who is the current vice president, is accountable for sitting as the judge. When trying a current president, a current chief justice is accountable for sitting as the judge.
A current senator’s and a current chief justice’s actions in a presidential impeachment trial will speak louder across history than any of these people’s other actions or words.
The fact that for many, their past actions have supported many of Biden’s actions is a separate matter that, realistically, clearly will be of far-less consequence to these people personally. Both history and simple practical considerations establish that these people will face few if any punishments, and they will face no punishments commensurate with the gravity of those past actions.
The best remedy they could offer us now in good faith as partial compensation for their past actions would be to begin to support the Constitution from now on—simply doing the right thing and letting the chips fall as they may.
A great start would be to impeach Biden for all the right reasons.