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(15,923 posts)
Thu Sep 26, 2019, 07:55 AM Sep 2019

It Has Begun

It is truly wondrous and arresting to see the Constitution in action, to see its ultimate tool — impeachment — employed, to see this mechanism that the drafters of the document must have considered an 11th-hour alternative be called up out of necessity.

It is not a thing to be celebrated. It is a thing to be soberly considered. It is a sign that the character and behavior of the target — in this case the president — is being searched for deficiency (in this case already demonstrated) and the American electorate has been betrayed.

This is a funeral; it is not festive.

Still, it is awe-inspiring and reaffirming to see politicians put what is right above that which might be risky, to stand on principle in an area consumed by political expediency.


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It Has Begun (Original Post) Zorro Sep 2019 OP
It is interesting that you say that. murielm99 Sep 2019 #1
"The avalanche has already started; It is too late for the pebbles to vote." SharonAnn Sep 2019 #2
yes! EricaGriswoldAuthor Sep 2019 #3


(30,976 posts)
1. It is interesting that you say that.
Thu Sep 26, 2019, 01:10 PM
Sep 2019

I remember how battered I felt after Watergate. Jubilant, but battered. My country had suffered.

Someone, a journalist or politician, said that our Constitution had worked throughout the entire debacle. I felt stunned. He was right.

I hope this is still correct.


(13,804 posts)
2. "The avalanche has already started; It is too late for the pebbles to vote."
Sat Sep 28, 2019, 08:42 PM
Sep 2019

"The avalanche has already started; It is too late for the pebbles (Trumpkins and Republicans) to vote."

from Babylon V

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