by Joseph DeMaio, ©2021
(Apr. 28, 2021) — We are barely 100 days into the reign of the Goofball Regime – for brevity, let us abbreviate it as the “GR” – and the trajectory of the nation has taken a nosedive. Everywhere one looks, the signs of decline – from the days of record employment, a booming economy, a semi-controlled southern border and low inflation of the Trump Administration to the diametrically opposite under the GR – sprout like weeds.
As but a single example, the invasion of the nation over the southern border continues unabated. And make no mistake, the invasion is not being resisted but instead is being facilitated and welcomed. Not only has the Goofball-in-Chief and his constitutionally-ineligible vice-president been AWOL in the battle to stem the tsunami of illegal aliens – let that term be repeated…, “illegal aliens,” as in alien foreign nationals not lawfully present in this country – they have become active participants in exacerbating the problem.
They are thus both perpetrators and after-the-fact accomplices in crime. Recall that if a person, once deported, crosses the border a second time, and every time thereafter, each subsequent illegal entry is a felony. See 8 U.S.C. § 1325(a).
And now we learn that the Goofball has selected for the new head of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) agency one Ed Gonzalez, someone less than a vigorous advocate for the rule of law and protection of the southern border. Great call, Mr. G…, great call… not.
But hey, it is only the safety of American citizens and the sovereignty of the United States at stake, so what’s the big deal? According to Mr. G, his VP and the cadre of intellectual termites supporting them – aka, radicals, anarchists and congressional Democrats yapping about phantom racism and “white privilege” justifying the disassembly of the nation – the sooner the United States is reduced to a fourth-world geographic region short of a sovereign state located somewhere in North America, its former status as a “nation” having been destroyed…, the better. The importation of tens of thousands of illegal aliens, distributing them across the nation, can only hasten the demise.
The crisis at the southern border continues to metastasize as thousands upon thousands of illegal aliens continue to pour across the boundary, only to be housed in American hotels at taxpayer expense and transported to the interior of the country – with or without any identification – and turned loose into unsuspecting communities. This is not compassionate governance. It is a recipe for disaster. And yet, it seems to be a disaster not only recognized by the GR, it is one to be incentivized and welcomed.
But the illegal alien invasion catastrophe being orchestrated by the GR is but one Fraunhofer line in the spectrum of stupid, corrupt, dangerous and, of course, illegal and often unconstitutional policies being loosed upon the nation since Jan. 20, 2021.
From executive orders revoking President Trump’s pro-America policies, replaced with the GR’s “America Last” agenda; to GR-favored bills intended to bestow unconstitutional statehood on the District of Columbia and to increase the size of the Supreme Court; to proposals to forever federalize elections over state prerogatives; to the corrupt liaisons with Big Tech to censor conservatives, the cornucopia of corruption, policies and blueprints for the demise of a constitutional republic detested by the Left – but apparently adored by illegal immigrants worldwide – unfolds unchecked.
Even as this offering was being composed, the GR announced yet another trillion-dollar “rescue plan” to “help” American families because the prior plan “didn’t’ go far enough.” This “plan” ignores, of course, the fact that our children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren plus all the billionaires in the country could be taxed at a 100% rate…, and it still would not come close to denting the debt the lunatics now in charge are piling up in pursuit of incremental economic suicide. Soon, Mr. G will be flirting with the word “quadrillion,” given enough time to pronounce the term. And remember, we are barely 100 days into this nightmare.
There are many dates in the history of the nation that will live in infamy, the most recent one being Jan. 20, 2021. On that date was launched what may turn out to be the final assault on a constitutional republic which has survived and prospered for 233 years. Memo to faithful P&E readers: make no mistake, the GR – welded at the hip to its axis members in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives – is excused, protected and championed by a mainstream media gargoyle that would make Third Reich Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels proud.
As such, the GR is well on its way to fulfilling the promise – also known as a “threat” – made over a decade ago by one Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. The “promise,” of course, was to “fundamentally transform the United States of America,” and not for the better. Remember, Virginia, that a raging inferno, if not fought and quickly brought under control, will fundamentally change even the most verdant and healthy forest. Sometimes forever.
But what can be done short of a military coup, revolution or violence in the streets?
Your humble servant has noted in the past that the accelerating destruction of constitutionally-guaranteed freedoms and liberties – not to mention insane COVID-19 “science” and the implementation of outright stupid and dangerous policies seemingly calculated to cripple and destroy America from within – is a growing inferno. That fire needs to be fought and brought under control. Now. Not in 2022 when the next election for all House Representatives and one-third of Senators will occur. By then, the forest will likely be a landscape of cinders and ash. No time to waste.
While the battle must be fought in both the House and the Senate, the better place to initiate a current-day “Battle of Lexington” is in the House of Representatives. This potential solution to the problem was set out here and here. Granted, there has not been a lot of positive support garnered for the proposal, but as Churchill commented in the dark days of World War II: “Never give up.”
Forgive the repetition, but time is running out and few options not involving swords and muskets appear on the horizon. Specifically, the House presently is composed of 435 members, 218 Democrats, 211 Republicans and 6 vacant seats. If one disregards the vacant seats, normally to be filled by special elections in the states from which the prior representative vacated, and assuming that all GOP representative remained faithful to “the cause” – oh…, and by the way, faithful to the future of the nation – now, if only four (4) Democrats switched party and became Republicans – again, setting aside any special elections to fill vacancies – the composition of the House would become 215 Republicans and 214 Democrats. Now. Not in 2022. Today.
Savor that unlikely, but juicy, potential for a moment. No more Shrieker of the House Pelosi. No more canine-licking bills internally targeting the legislative destruction of the nation. No more appropriations to pay hotel bills for illegal aliens. No more multi-trillion dollar blue-state/blue-city bailouts masquerading as “pandemic stimulus” relief. Juicy. Sweet.
This proposal, while concededly far-fetched and likely unattainable, is better than waiting for 2022. Once again, we are but 100 days into the GR, and the trajectory of the nation is starting to look like a shot put ball launched from a hot air balloon. If only four (4) Democrats were to “do the right thing” by switching parties now, much of the insanity could be eliminated. Any quicker solutions out there? Anyone?
Moreover, if there were 4 Democrats who had already decided that, for whatever reason, they were not going to seek re-election in 2022, their decision today would entail no future political blowback because they would be “done.” Pelosi, Schumer and Mr. G might be – to use polite language – really unhappy, but few would care about their dismay, and many more would cheer their epiphany. And as a political “last full measure” gift to the nation grounded in patriotism and fidelity to the Republic, the former Democrats’ names would go down in history. Not a bad way to end a political career.
Hey, if the once-card-carrying Democrat Ronald Reagan could do it, why could not four patriotic American Democrats who, like Reagan, valued the future of their nation over their partisan biases, do the same? Huh? So, faithful P&E reader, if you know of such a patriotic Democrat in a position to do some good, you might consider chatting with that individual about the proposal.
Finally, recalling that in order to fully extinguish an inferno, all sources of flammable fuel must be eliminated, one additional procedure might be considered. Buckle up, as this one is out beyond the warning track, even more so than the “switch parties” gambit already discussed.
Since the U.S. Supreme Court has consistently proven that it lacks the collective courage to undertake an examination of the issue – and mere mortals who lack “standing” have thus far uniformly failed – consideration might be given to lancing another festering boil. That blemish exists in the form of the usurpation of the office of the Vice-President by Kamala Harris. The remedy would be a bill of impeachment directed at…: Kamala Harris.
Stated otherwise, the knowing usurpation of the office of Vice-President of the United States by someone who is almost certainly not a “natural born Citizen” under Art. 2, § 1, Cl. 5 of the Constitution, as applied to Harris via the 12th Amendment, cannot rationally be anything other than a “high crime and misdemeanor.” Look at it this way: does anyone really believe that Shrieker Pelosi would not be enthusiastically willing to consider such a move if, instead of Harris, the Vice-President were Ted Cruz? Or Marco Rubio? Or Nikki Haley?
Faithful P&E readers, do not get your hopes up for such an attempt. Much like the Supreme Court, a Speaker Kevin McCarthy would almost certainly be unable to discover the courage to move such a bill forward. Moreover, it is highly unlikely – “unlikely” as in “really unlikely” – that the Senate would vote to convict. It is, after all, located in Washington, D.C. Still, it is an interesting potential…, and at least the issue would again come to a front burner. As an added attraction, the cerebral hemorrhaging of Rachel Maddow, Jim Acosta, Chris Cuomo, the WaPo and the Gray Trollop would be fun to watch…, no?
In a channeling session last night with Founders Jay, Hamilton, Madison, Franklin and Washington, when presented with the question, there was consensus: a potential bill of impeachment is an interesting issue meriting examination and action…, but getting four Democrats to switch party affiliation takes precedence. It’s that “cart-before-the-horse” thing.
The Founders weren’t dumb.