Things may not be coming up all beds of roses for the Democrats in the US House of Representatives as it appears that Nancy Pelosi has pulled the fire alarm and hopes to clear the building before anyone panics more so than they already appear to have done.
Apparently, House Democrats are fearful as they have watched the beginning of week two of the impeachment inquiry. Chairman of the Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff has not exactly instilled the House members with a sense of confidence that they will indeed be impeaching this president.
THE LETTER TO HER COLLEAGUES
John Basil Barnhill once said, “When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty.”
That has apparently come to the forefront on Capitol Hill this week as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is attempting to calm down her members by assuring them that they will seek to pursue impeachment with “urgency” because of the “dangerous position” of the elections being decided by the voters.
This is not hyperbole, but her own words in a letter to her colleagues.
Pelosi further claims that the President is “jeopardizing the integrity of the 2020 elections.” Interesting that this is now thrown into the mix. For the entirety of everything that has been tossed at this president so far in the impeachment inquiry, not a single one of the so-called accusations against the president regarding his “crimes” has included “jeopardizing the integrity” of the elections. That’s a new charge, possibly to be added to the litany of others already present.
The Republicans saying, “Let the elections decide,” is anathema to everything that Pelosi and the Democrats stand for, apparently. That “dangerous position” would indeed be a problem, IF she believed it held any merit. For the thought that the will of the American people being exercised through a free and fair election is a danger to the Democrat position to be true, she would have to concede that she believes the American people will in fact choose Donald Trump once again over his opponents.
Pelosi also makes the play for the speaking of “truth to power” because the aid to Ukraine was only released AFTER the so-called “whistleblower” filed the complaint. But as we all know to be a fact, Pelosi called the inquiry to be started BEFORE she had read either the complaint or the transcript of the call. In either case, any normal person using common sense would have wanted to know all the facts before putting the nation through this very expensive and (possibly) fraudulent inquiry.
Removing the voter’s ability to express themselves at the ballot box is exactly the same as prohibiting the 1st Amendment guarantee to the Freedom of Speech and Expression. Benjamin Franklin had some thoughts on this as well: “Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.”
Is that the intention of the Speaker of the House? To overthrow the liberty of the United States through relegating the right to vote as a “dangerous” exercise? It sure seems suspect to question our motives as the American people if we might possibly vote in a president they deem a criminal without evidence from both sides. Which begs the next question: Why is there not an impeachment proceedings, if they suspect him of such serious wrongdoing?
I’ll finish with Charles Bukowski, who said: “The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don’t have to waste your time voting.”