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Gene Healy on Impeachment

Studying the founders is a good antidote to hysteria

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Rethinking Impeachment Doom and Gloom

Article II, Section 4.

“The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”

Impeachment from a Historical Perspective

IMPEACHMENT HALL OF FAME: The three presidents to be impeached in the modern era.

Donald Trump became famous and maybe wouldn’t even have become President, but for the two words in the apprentice, “You’re fired.”

Impeachment: A Lower Bar than Criminality?

“Now it’s not an ordinary run of the mill negligence, or not being able to do a great job because, in fact, it’s an impossible office because it’s too big for any one person …In parliamentary systems, people tend to look at the head of government as more of a public servant, not some living God-Emperor who embodies the national spirit.”

The Trump Impeachment Case

“Shall the man who has practiced corruption, and by that means procured his appointment in the first instance, be suffered to escape punishment by repeating his guilt?” — George Mason

Excerpt from Trump’s 6-page letter

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