"The central doctrine of Christianity, then, is not that God is a bastard. It is, in the words of the late Dominican theologian Herbert McCabe, that if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you."--Terry Eagleton

"...doesn't philosophy amount to the sum of all thinkable and unthinkable errors, ceaselessly repeated?"--Jean-Luc Marion

“The opposite of poverty is not wealth; the opposite of poverty is justice."--Bryan Stevenson

Friday, August 18, 2017

"At long last, sir, have you no shame?"

Article II, Section One, Clause 8 of the U.S. Constitution:

Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:—"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
The Constitution of the United States, in Article III, establishes a judiciary.   Preserving, protecting, and defending the Constitution means holding that judiciary as a co-equal branch of government, not declaring it an enemy of the people.

Trump is not upholding his oath of office, he's demagoguing in ways that would appall the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy.  McCarthy was merely censured and removed from office by the voters of Wisconsin.  We cannot wait four years for the voters to act on the President.

If trampling the Constitutional oath of office isn't a "high crime and misdemeanor," I don't know what is.


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