Bread and circuses: the impeachment show

I’ve said very little about this pitiful reality show. And I won’t say much now – far more able people than I have written and spoken hundreds of thousands of words about this clown act. On a scale of 1 to 10, I rank it a zero.

Want to provide examples of the deterioration of the political life of these Fifty States? We now have more than enough for three-semester, nine-credit-hour class.

Let me repeat, for the record, that I am no fan of Donald Trump.

I have no doubt that he has done many things that (a) are “high crimes and misdemeanors” as contemplated by the Founding Fathers, and (b) “abuses of power” and “obstructing Congress.” Just as virtually EVERY president (starting with George Washington) has done. Time after time after time. Including violations of the Constitution, statute law (federal and state and local – even tribal!), and the law of nature and nature’s God.

(Although I do suspect that “obstructing Congress” is actually part of the job description of the Executive Officer of the Republic, as envisioned by the Writers and their view on checks and balances. The same can be said of the Nine Nazgul (Supreme Court).)

That said, Congress has outdone itself so far in this silly game. Individuals on both sides of the aisle (and the growing number of fence sitters) have demonstrated their inability to do anything productive, morally good, or honest. The total blindness on the parts of many (assuming that is not just another act) is shameful. They pollute the air they breathe.

Regardless of the outcome, the logical response of the American electorate would be to kick every member of the House of Representatives out of office next November. And if the Senate behaves anything like the House, do the same for the 1/3 of Senators on the ballot. And try to recall the rest of them. And fire every Congressional staffer. And blackball them from ever, ever serving in any government office.

(The few good people will find productive work in the private sector. The rest of them can starve or go on food stamps with “useful public service.” Assuming we can trust them to pull weeds and pick up litter from road ditches: admittedly, a big assumption.)

The bill of impeachment is a vague travesty of anything sensible, logical, or able to be prosecuted. The way in which we have come to this point is an indictment of the people, the process, the worldview, and more of the House of Representatives. The House, especially but not only the Democrats and their leadership, is exposed (again!) as incompetent, greedy, corrupt, self-serving, and with no redeeming features. They are so stupid, they are unable to even repent of what they are doing. Mark Twain didn’t express the half of it.

There will no doubt be more appeals for reform of Congress, but those are wrong-headed. Abolition might be enough to save our fifty nations. If anything save the mercy and grace of God can.

It is a good thing that we don’t need a government to run our society and our economy. Because we don’t have one.

About TPOL Nathan

Follower of Christ Jesus (a christian), Pahasapan (resident of the Black Hills), Westerner, Lover of Liberty, Free-Market Anarchist, Engineer, Army Officer, Husband, Father, Historian, Writer, Evangelist. Successor to Lady Susan (Mama Liberty) at TPOL.
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