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Impeachment:  When President Trump tweets it, that means that it is Not illegal?!? – Best of TREMR & OpEdNews.com Headline

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Artist: Akemi Ohira

I stopped laughing at Conservative Republicans when they elected Nixon twice, didn’t celebrate Nixon’s resignation to avoid Impeachment, but now, it’s about more than a president.  It is a movement encouraging armed fear to rise again in repetition of sins against humanity.

Primed by men who are redefining America in their own image, speaking language designed to incite our violence against each other, confirms, it’s not just Trump, his limited worldview, nor the narrow mindedness of his VP, Mike Pence.

Long before our Civil War and for decades after our saving the world from Nazism and Fascism – following 1963 Dallas assassination, our Fourth Estate glued itself, and us, to repetitious myopic reporting aiding and abetting America into, a nation divided.

Enter the money changers, men like Adelson, Koch(s), Robert Mercer and our unknown unknowns, cashing in on their post WWII investment to assuage their colossally uncontrollable need to curb our freedom at all costs to us – reducing our lives to their chump change – from Dulles brothers, Joe McCarthy, Kent State, Watergate, inaugural delayed release of fifty-two American diplomats and citizens, Trickle Down, Iran Contra, Bush/Cheney, perpetual oil war(s), Kavanaugh – to a House of Ms. Stefanik, Mr. Conaway and Jim Jordan deserting their oath to the Constitution, in favor of a pledge of allegiance to the 45th president and his executive house of ill repute.

No, not just Trump, but his administration, advisers, deals, and his family; consequently, impeaching Trump will not make America what we thought America was, again – as long as lying to We the People in order to get elected, to elect personal gain, is not a high crime or at least, misdemeanor.

Those denying Trump’s divisiveness has awakened a legion of haters fueled by the fear of losing their inglorious supremacy, are the alliance chiseling away at the vital pillars of our potential for a free society secure in its faith in, justice for all.

So, Trump/Pence is hardly the first time America has been knocked down and counted out, only to rise again above the fray of mob rule, worshiping a new demagogue du jour.  Sadly, we’ve been here before, glazed over, willingly reelecting leaders who allow themselves to be rented by America’s worst systemic hackers of our Constitution:  both greed of Corporate Boards of Directors directing our branches of government through puppetry, and what was never defeated in 1865 – now released to turn off our affection for each other.

Wake up:  America is caught in the web of a political party that long ago abandoned the statutes of Abraham Lincoln, turned its back on Theodore Roosevelt’s environmental dreams, deserted both Veterans and our children’s climate future – all for a president sacrificing Ukrainians and all our allies, to preserve, protect and defend Vladimir Putin.

We need spare another generation of young Americans the over the top-heavy oppression of powerful older white men prioritizing profit over people and planet – remembering most under thirty-five don’t vote, and those who do, State Governments, not Russians, suppress the votes of College and University students.

Being both embroiled and enthralled with live coverage of Nixon-like conduct unbecoming, on steroids, let us try to see through the thinly veiled hypocrisy of trumped Republicans with the civil unity of Middle Class families, the working poor, descendants of America’s immigrant forebears, Dreamers, the fallen we memorialize every May, Veterans who need our thanks and support beyond one November day and finally – through the creative challenge of a thirty-five year-old, Francis Scott Key.

According to the New York Times, the Trump White House is a toxic stew of personality disputes, policy differences, political rivalries, ethical debates and a fundamental rift over the president himself.

Worse still perhaps:  when an Exxon CEO and a Marine four star General think the embodiment of The Peter Principal is America’s best hope, you’re in danger girl.

Might I suggest we remain vigilantly focused on the welfare of all the Trump Administration has sacrificed:

In the midst of self-serving, reelect me please, political rhetoric, most Americans retain more in common with the heroism of Marie Yovanovitch, than increasing gun violence.

Remember too, our Declaration of Independence from leaders abandoning, the consent of the governed – choosing instead to be a destructive government, We the People have the right to alter Mitch McConnell’s Republican Senate, abolish the Trump/Pence anti-American Administration and re-institute a renewed government of, by and for the people – in solidarity with:  You can’t promote principled anti-corruption action without pissing off corrupt people.

Elijah Cummings, Trump/Pence Impeachment and Other Changes, Changing Us – OpEdNews.com Headline

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Trump’s Turkey/Kurdish fiasco, Pence/Pompeo ceasefire façade and bedbug ridden self-serving deflated Doral trial balloon notwithstanding, change we can, seeing is believing, in, is here – Iceland’s dynamic melting visuals reproaching, what’s in a name, disappearing the biggest lies we tell ourselves:  Conservative denial of the disastrous potential to life on earth from America’s ICE, Alzheimer’s and Climate Change.

Weather increasing focus on the Climate of Climate Change, we’ve overlooked the equally important piece of the newest more politically palatable two-word brand for, Global Warming:  Change.

Although we have often lived in the best of times, since 20 January 2017, America is living in one of, the worst of times – indeed, a tale of two countries, wounded by derisive division that can incite, depending on, We the People, either revolution or reconciliation.

Change within is our best way out, for every action, there is a reaction.  Even in the fog hovering over our rising swamp, despite veiled Facebook disinformation, camouflaged religious hypocrisy and hijacked justice for all women, LGBTQ and people of color – our Fourth Estate has even joined in recapturing the courage to see, welcome and embody America’s historical quest for the inevitable progression of change – quite possibly, come hell or high water.

Actionable Change:  deny escape clauses for vendors causing deaths by Opioid overdose, an unprotected Grid in order to pay for oil wars, eyes wide shut reaction to business owned government inviting moral and ethical decay – for no longer can we deny, we are either in an age of rediscovering truth, or an age of tragic suicidal decline.

We know who the culprits are, who’ve played us against each other!  Now we need to heroically recognize and acknowledge the change beckoning us to replace them.

We need be students of America’s youngest voters and better examples for non-voters, because the greatest change for humankind and life as we know it, is upon us – ready or not.

Women, denied gender and income equality by men desperately clinching the Constitution behind their backs, with one palm up declaring to all females, this far but no farther, now stand tall against past, present and future sexual harassment or assault – tipping the scale of national recognition toward individual accountability.

While we may not be able to completely remedy global Climate Change, we can cure ourselves of our current administrative disease, so apathetic to anything except its unquenchable gluttony for power to infect all with the worst we can be.

Such lack of empathetic leadership needs to be dethroned, and along with its worshiping cronies, fellow criminals, pernicious underbelly defining patriotism as anti-female, anti-gay and anti-diversity, marked discontinued.

Following 20 January 2001, We the People, having chosen to be blinded by narrow religiosity, raced headlong from, oral in the Oval, chasing the ambulance of political mirage, Right into horrific foreign wars and increased domestic bloodshed – deserting stewardship for the health of earth, our precious environment, and all life dependent upon either.

Resisting the reality of change, we’ve created a, Climate Era, bequeathing our children both current, Climate Mass Migration inland, terrorized by the reality of our very own disappearing shorelines – proving once again, denial terminates thinking and vision.

Since the first 100 days of FDR’s administration, when compared to the Republican Party, the Democratic Party, with inhumane exceptions, has been the lesser of two evils for voter consideration.  And any political frustration of Jimmy Carter, Al Gore Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton is understandable, but while three have moved on, clearly one has not.  Nonetheless, stronger together is key to our forward movement after, fear of job loss from a dying industry, anger for not being visited by a national party nominee and 2016 damage to trust in our electoral process.

It wasn’t only Putin’s Russian hackers.  It was GOP gerrymandered State legislatures, compromised computers, an Electoral College sorely in need of 21st century updates, and it was Americans who abstained from the voting privilege of citizenship.

What I learned from a Conservative Texas Democrat and a Virginia Progressive Activist about America’s bipartisan addiction to Corporatism’s self-serving, oil driven, empire building U. S. foreign policy – and as a Veteran – suggests, what Tulsi Gabbard has espoused falls short of how my mentors define a Democrat.  Nonetheless, we need to unearth our unity because every death on earth, directly or indirectly caused for American profit, disavows who we claim we are.

Beware, it is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change – Charles Darwin

Not only losing Bill Macy, Robert Forster, Thomas D’Alesandro III and Congressional giant Elijah Cummings, but every core value we bury, diminishes America.

Change reveals, terrifies and challenges our balance, but welcoming it, elevates community and common sense to Common Cause.