Newport, N.C.

Jan. 29, 2020

TO THE EDITOR:

It’s surprising, though not unexpected, that the GOP, referring to themselves as the “Government of the People,” would risk shaming themselves by not giving the American people a chance to see a fair and impartial trial of an American president that was rightfully accused of abuse of power, and subjecting the country to an invasion of their national security.

To listen to Alan Dershowitz, Trump’s attorney for the defense, a man supposedly an expert in Constitutional Law, claim the president had every right to seek help from a foreign government in his bid for re-election.

Re-electing President Trump will not be in the best national interest for this country or its people. Dershowitz’ cries of the news media putting words in his mouth when he already stated “the president can’t do anything illegal or that amounts to an impeachable act if it was done legally and absolutely proper and its purpose was to help him get re-elected in the public interest. You can’t turn an innocent motive, even if it’s a mixed purpose for his election into guilty conduct.”

This is coming from a man who gave three definitions of what was impeachable behavior. Not allowing witnesses to testify, especially John Bolton, only makes people wonder if they smell a cover-up of the past three years of Trump’s snubbing of his oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States to the best of his ability.

His ability is lacking, both mentally, educationally, militarily and most important, morally. Four more years of Trump will only strengthen his belief that he is above the law, and with the Republican Party lock-stepping with him out of fear of his wrath, the country will continue to be Un-united Divided States of America until the people finally say “Enough, it’s time for a change in leadership.”

RICHARD ORVILLE BEMISH, JR

(30) comments

David Collins

Every political party claims to be “The” party of the people , especially during election season . We are supposedly a constitutional republic run by rule of law . If no laws were broken then there was no foul . Leave morality to the social justice types . This is politics , pure and simple . This holier then thow political posturing by the opposition is just theatrics by some of the best showmen in the business of politics . While I agree what we have is not necessarily in the best interest of our country , it is definitely the best we have to offer at this time . There is no perfect person to lead our nation through these imperfect dangerous times . You know of one ?

MRyanH

You have a gross misunderstanding of the constitution. Get some Schoolhouse Rock tapes and refresh yourself on American government before you talk about the fallacy in a constitutional law professor's arguments.

kenwood

Sad to say that he has duped too many non- thinking, that he is something other than a mean spirited, lying, draft dodging, con artist, interested in only his own well being.

Rtom45

What is fair and impartial about a democratic house allowing only their chosen witnesses.

David Collins

Surely you are describing Biden , Kenwood . Aren’t you ?

Osprey

kenwood,

are you referring to Trump or Bill Clinton,.... or both ?

gw

Well said, Richard.

DeadBolt

Trump is going to steamroll any of those socialists in about 2.5 hours. Sorry if your tired of whining , and all broken up over 2016 and the failed attempts of all the other not normal idiots, but i suppose you will just have to sit back and enjoy the ride, or......... you could go live your dream in another country? [beam]

Bear26Actual

Amen Deadbolt

JohnnyR

I thought the election was when people decided they've had enough of a president?

SEABASS

It is 70 degrees ! But we have SNOW FLAKES!!

Bear26Actual

Exactly

dc

Just go back to the beginning when it all started. Who started it & why?

dc

BO said he was going to fundamentally change America & he did for the worse. Trump said he was going to make America great again & he has for the better. A change in leadership should have come after BO's first term. Trump needs 4 more years & a chance at a first term since his first term has been stolen from him. Imagine what he can accomplish in 4 more years after defeating his enemies & running some of the BO rats out. The swamp has just begun to drain.

Mr. Tom Slick

HUh.... I work for the Federal Govt and as good as things are looking with Trump in office, we had better elect him for LIFE... !!!!!!

David Collins

You are 1/2 correct JohnnyR .

Bear26Actual

The Demoncrats are all upset because they lost everything in 2016.Clintin was supposed to win by buying and lying and scheming with the New World Order and that Nazi Soros. Trump is the best thing for the country at this time. No I do not agree with everything like his tweeting ,but he's has done more for this country than anyone sitting in the White House in my life time. He doesnt play by the evil doers rules. He slaps the taste out of their vile mouths and laughs in their sorry faces. The Democratic Party of the USA is just as bad as the Democratic Parties of China and N Korea. They want us all to give in and let them take over everything we value and make us slaves to the government. So I say keep on President Trump, thump their gords and lead.us back to the Great America we should be God fearing and tell it like it is, and no more political correctness. This is what's wrong with America. Do the feel good th in ng and not what's the right thing! WE NEED JESUS MORE NOW THAN EVER!!

JusticeForAll

Only a narcissist or someone mentally incompetent would want to be president at this point in time. No matter the political affiliation, the state of affairs are dismal at best. Just part of the evolutionary process.

dc

"Return of the ...." ?

gw

Deadbolt, I thought that name calling was not allowed here. But since you are calling people idiots....... Do you "brilliant" (Republicans) really want a dictator for life?

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DeadBolt

No, thats why we are asking ourselves.......... why do you dems keep believing the ludicrous innuendo , and reelecting the same old song and dance? Really getting boring. However, i will in fact REELECT TRUMP for a FINAL term, and, honestly think he should add 1 more for all the BS they did to him, and his family, imagine that, your children getting LIVE TV THREATS, and i suppose thats ok with the DEMS? Yea...... OK....... 2.5 hrs ! [yawn]

DeadBolt

... Dems are remembering 1972.. [wink]

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David Collins

Bloomberg is considering Hillary Clinton for a running mate . Not a joke ! When you thought things could not get any worse and divisive up pops the mention of the hildabeast . Gotta be something in the water in NY .

CARTERETISCORRUPT

Trump being a dictator for life is preferable to ANY democrat in office. At least he does give effort to protect our rights; something the democrats abandoned long ago. I can forgive any manner of imperfections in exchange for honoring our Bill of Rights, our Constitution. The majority of democrats are socialist/communist believers, devoid of any real honor. They are dangerous at best. They don't learn from history, and their will eventually leads to a real dictatorial regime, with genocide. No democrat should ever hold office again.

DeadBolt

Now........... it would appear.. they have sold out to Blooming ice BERG. / Aka Bloomberg. How's that for irony! A billionaire........ GO FIGURE.......... The WORST RAT IN THE SHIP! Heck......... the R's can start IMPEACHMENT BEFORE HE EVEN DEBATES, lol. [yawn]

dc

Little Mike paid dearly to get humiliated by Pochontas but he can afford it & doesn't care. NV should be another fiasco for them. JB might still pull out SC. So, still clown show for awhile. Might see some fireworks from Bern bros before they get to finish line. Think Joe Piscopo might have it right. Leave it to the comedians to call it.

David Collins

You know a change of leadership applies to so many more folks than Donald Trump . House of reps. and the senate along with governors all the way down the food chain to county commissioners are all elected leaders . To focus on one office holder is quite short sighted . The aforementioned people can affect your lives all ways to Sunday with very little effort and little to no accountability . Please remember that .

Noticed that with the primary rapidly approaching , all manner of contenders are crawling out from behind the woodwork and proclaiming to be Trump like but not politicians . Yeah , just like the terrible and embarrassing Donald Trump . Most interesting is that not all are Rs . Would appear that the Trump train might just be getting hijacked . Guess most everybody likes a proven winner no matter what stripes they wear .

JusticeForAll

A change in government cannot happen until you change the human mindset. Conclusion...better government is a myth.

dc

True! The mindset changed to elect Trump & look at the difference!

dc

Actually half true. Better govt is possible with less govt. That's why it's imperative we re-elect Trump if we want to have better govt.

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