Friday, January 20, 2017

Impeachment and conviction remove an elected official from office

Donald Trump has been in office for less than one day, and there are already preparations being made for his impeachment, which is the constitutional process our country uses to remove an elected official from office.

This is a huge step, and not done lightly. According to the U.S. Constitution, President Trump must be convicted of "high crimes and misdemeanors." The last president to be impeached was President Clinton, and that was for lying to Congress.

Impeachment does not necessarily mean President Trump will automatically be removed from office. Impeachment of a president is more of a legal proceeding, a court case before Congress. There are checks and balances between the branches of our government to ensure that one branch does not grab power from another branch. If Donald Trump is impeached for abuse of power, he will appear before Congress, which represents the will of the people and the rights of the people, and he must defend himself from the allegations against him. It is only if he is convicted that he will be removed from office.

It is not up to our organization to judge another person. We are looking at this now because our Constitution will be the basis for the international government, and it is important for people around the world to understand how our government functions.

The U.S. Constitution includes the "rules" for how an elected official is elected, his or her responsibilities, duties and privileges, and, very importantly, how he or she is removed from office.

In "A Manual for the One World Government," Seth explains how to write a constitution so that it covers all the rules associated with elected officials. The book explains the application of the principles for the Constitutional amendment proposal.

This election has been very unique. A wealthy businessman with no prior government experience became president of the United States today. His supporters say they believe he is the person who best can solve the problems we are facing as a nation, but he got into office with the lowest approval rating of any president since the 1980s. In the United States, the Electoral College decides the winner, and he won the Electoral College but lost the popular vote. Less than 200,000 voters in a handful of key states swayed the election. This election may make the Electoral College obsolete and open the door so that anyone can become president of the United States so long as he or she can demonstrate the capacity to solve the problems on every level.

How many other circumstances will occur over the next several years that demonstrate the need to purify our legal system?