Getting rid of Trump via the 25th amendment

Constitution-Print-C10314518The latest fantasy on the left of how they can get rid of Donald Trump involves invoking the 25th amendment.

I’m glad for the new interest in the Constitution, but the procedure for dropping a president who is “unfit for office” would require the complicity of the Vice President, the Cabinet, and both houses of Congress.

That is, the 25th Amendment would need Republicans–yea, conservatives– to carry it out.  This would also be an argument for Trump to pack his cabinet with loyalists rather than mainstream Republicans. [Read more…]

Alcohol vs. marijuana

marijuana-34353_640California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada legalized recreational marijuana in the last election, joining Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and our nation’s capital.

This trend has the alcohol industry worried.  The fear is that as people pick their poison, they will choose marijuana for their intoxicant instead of beer or liquor.  Some alcohol companies are giving money to anti-marijuana legalization efforts and re-adjusting their long-term plans.

I remember hearing that Willie Nelson praised marijuana because it helped him stop drinking.  Alcohol reportedly made him mean; marijuana made him mellow.

Could it be that marijuana would be better for society than alcohol?  Or would wide-spread marijuana use just give us a land of Lotus eaters?

Read the story in the Financial Times after the jump. [Read more…]

Euthanizing the mentally ill

Assisted Suicide laws usually have a provision specifying that a person must be “mentally competent” in order to make the decision to die.  But California’s new euthanasia law allows for the assisted suicide of patients who are so mentally ill that they have been institutionalized. [Read more…]

What Trump will do in his first 100 days

Back in October, Donald Trump released what he called his “Contract with the American Voter,” spelling out the specific intiatives he intended to take during his first 100 days in office.

I don’t think this got all that much attention, since few people thought he would actually be in the office of the presidency.  But he is, so it’s time to consider what is in store.  I am posting Trump’s entire statement after the jump. [Read more…]

Our nation’s capital votes for physician-assisted suicide

The City Council of the District of Columbia has passed a measure to allow physician-assisted suicide.  It needs another vote and the mayor’s signature to become law.  But Ryan T. Anderson has written an eloquent critique of the bill, emphasizing what euthanasia does to the medical profession and to the society that approves of it. [Read more…]

Blaming the messenger

Many politicians, journalists, lawyers, and pundits are just outraged that FBI director James Comey has re-opened the Clinton investigation, based on new e-mails found on disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner’s computer.  He is trying to influence the election!  He is just playing politics!  He already made his decision not to prosecute so he shouldn’t change his mind!

But defense attorney Page Pate points out that no one should blame Comey.  He didn’t cover up the e-mails that have now turned up.  Clinton staffers, including Huma Abedin, whose correspondence was discovered on her husband’s computer, were asked if they had copies of other e-mails sent from Mrs. Clinton’s illegal server, but they denied it.

Read Pate’s defense of Comey after the jump.

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