Should Trump be removed from office using the 25th amendment?

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Should Trump be removed from office using the 25th amendment?

Quote from a portion of the Constitution of the United States:

“Section 4. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President……”

President Trump was fairly elected by the laws and people of the United States.  Unfortunately his manners do not seem to have the same smooth political tact as past presidents.  His opponents are trying to use his rough edges to have him declared mentally unfit to be president and remove him. I don’t like his twitter activity because it is petty and demeans the presidency but I do agree with some of his presidential actions such as cleaning up the VA, appointing Mad Dog Mattis Secretary of Defense,  appointing conservative justices and taking military action against terrorism.

Unless President Trump commits an illegal action or is truly unable to discharge the functions of his office he should not be removed from office in my opinion.  The accusation of mental illness is the modern equivalent of leprosy.  The accused person becomes a leper that no one wants to associate with because no one wants the taint of mental illness to rub off on them.  It is an easy slur to throw around by mental health professionals with their own political agenda.  It is even easier for politicians and left wing reporters without any medical experience to smear someone with innuendo of this nature.  It would set a dangerous precedent for future Presidents to remove Trump without clear medical evidence that he has some diagnosis of mental illness severe enough to prevent him from doing his job.

I think Mike Pence would make a better President than Trump but the people of the United States elected Trump.  The liberals should just get over it and hope they can win the next election instead of trying to destroy our representative democracy.  Christians should pray for Trump that God would guide his actions and that he would stop demeaning the office.  Personally I think most politicians are unacceptable candidates to lead our country and the Trump presidency at least provides a little entertainment for me.  I must confess my fault that I enjoy watching liberals explode with their own righteous anger at Trump’s latest escapade.





4 thoughts on “Should Trump be removed from office using the 25th amendment?

  1. I’m pretty liberal, but I agree with most of what you wrote. It’s not anyone’s place to declare someone else mentally ill, especially when the grounds for it is mere distasteful conduct. Hell, if that was all it took, we’d be reduced to a banana republic every time a power-hungry VP and an opposite-party Congress was in office. And secondly, you’re absolutely right: America voted for Trump, and if he doesn’t live up what got him elected, there will be consequences in 2018 and/or 2020, and there are 2 other branches to keep him in check in the meantime. Sorry for all of the hyperbole being tossed around on my side of politics these days, Glenn!

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    1. Both sides of politics have been going down hill for a long time. I like any idea that works and I don’t care too much where it originates. Even Trump may be able to do something good during his term. I would hate to see our country degenerate into a banana style republic with opposite parties routinely using power grabbing tactics to thwart election results. Thank you for your comment!

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  2. I want to see him behave appropriately — both as a father/husband who has lived for 70 or so years and as the leader of this great nation. I’d also like to know what he truly stands for other than focusing on undoing anything Obama-related. I don’t wish him any ill will. In fact, I pray for him as I do all leaders. I didn’t vote for him, but my prayer is for God to use him in a way that benefits those who need his support most.

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