By Dennis Huebshman
We hear the word “Impeach” thrown around a lot today, so how about some facts?
Article I:2 of the U.S. Constitution gives the House of Representatives the sole power to Impeach (make formal charges against); and Article I:3 gives the Senate the sole power to try Impeachment cases.
Article II:4 provides as follows; the President, Vice President and all civil officers of the U.S. shall be removed from office on impeachment for conviction of Treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors. Note: there has to be a “provable” offense.
Both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have the right to make their own rules governing their procedures. Under current rules, the actual impeachment inquiry begins in the “Judicial Committee” of the House of Representatives. This committee, after investigation, and based on evidence, form the articles of impeachment.
The committee votes, and if confirmed, the whole House of Representatives then vote, and a simple majority is needed to move this to the Senate. If approved, it goes to the Senate for trial. Sometimes, a Senate subcommittee does the initial response, and then reports to the Senate as a whole. The entire Senate then votes, and a 2/3 super-majority is needed (67 of 100) to remove someone from office. Any Senator that abstains is in effect a “no-vote” for conviction. The person being impeached remains in office until the entire procedure is finished.
There has never been a full presidential impeachment, so the procedures after this is vague. It is possible that the person being impeached can challenge the procedure as not being followed lawfully, and it can then be appealed to Federal Court. To impeach a Supreme Court Justice, the same procedure is followed from beginning to end.
So, how many impeachments have been initiated, and what were their outcomes? The first was a Senator in 1797, and charges were ultimately dismissed. There have been eighteen (18) Judges from various federal courts impeached from 1803 to 2010. The results are, Three resigned before Senate action; Seven were acquitted; Eight were removed from office by the Senate. One U.S. Secretary of War in 1876 – acquitted. Finally, two U.S. Presidents – Andrew Johnson 1868 and William Clinton 1998 – both were acquitted.
After seeing these statistics from the past 221 years with only 23 total Impeachment cases, people of the radical left in Congress and others need to stop their rhetoric and incitements. They are trying to use tactics to incite the radical left to do just what is taking place around the country right now. Violent protests, physical threats against our Governmental Officials and their families, and threats of riots, looting and burning has become the new and ugly face of America.
Under U.S. Federal Law, a riot is a form of civil disorder, and a person is guilty of inciting a riot if that person urges 10 or more persons to engage in tumultuous and violent conduct of a kind likely to create public alarm. Just the sheer number of protestors in the D.C. Streets alone, and all the incidents of violence and threats that have occurred would prove these “political” people are guilty of inciting those violations.
From the sounds of it, Articles for “Removal” needs to be implemented against all those who are inciting such actions, and needs to include all in Congress from both parties that are causing such behavior.
What charges can be brought against President Trump? Let’s see, as with ALL presidents before him, he had a past that some didn’t approve of. However, there are no real impeachable offenses there. What makes the left so irate, is he is actually keeping promises to the American people about giving our country another chance in this world. He is not a typical politician. He has proven to world leaders that he means just what he says, and as our president, he “bows” to no other leader. Also, he’s cutting funding to useless world organizations and terrorist organizations. Oh yes, and his biggest problem of all is he has professed to be a Christian, and demonstrated this to be so. He isn’t a perfect Christian, but then again, who is?
Justice Kavanaugh? After all the rhetoric cleared, and the accusations against him were found to be false, his crime is he and his family are Christians. That’s it! He has promised to rule on cases by the Constitution – which he carries a copy with him – and in a fair and impartial manner. He is a “perceived” threat to all the ‘alphabet’ groups, and especially Planned Parenthood, who rakes in millions of tax dollars every year. They believe he is going to “make cases” against them, which he alone cannot do. They have to be presented to and ruled on by the entire Supreme Court.
WE are seeing Matthew 24:4-12 and 2 Timothy 3:1-5 coming to life right before our eyes. False prophets and antichrists are getting more and more bold and open in their deceptions and distortions of the Word of the Lord. Paul talked about a “deluding influence” in 2 Thessalonians 2:11, that God would send to make people believe what is false. I believe that influence is here, and the 70th. week of Daniel is about to start. That will be God’s Wrath or also known as the Tribulation.
For true believers, we say “Maranatha” – Come Lord Jesus! The Rapture could occur while you’re reading this, and it wouldn’t be too soon for us.
For those who will not be going to meet Jesus in the air when He calls, it will be a confusing time at first. After this, a person will come forward with what seems like a “perfect solution” to all the world’s problems. For a short while, everything will seem good for all the non-believers, but eventually there will be a demand for loyalty from everyone, and there will not be any free-will.
A chip, mark or whatever will be required just to be able to buy groceries. However, this will be a sentence to the Lake of Fire. (Revelation 14:9-11 and Revelation 20:11-15) It will be seen as openly accepting the antichrist, and rejecting Jesus, which is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit or the “unpardonable sin”. (Matthew 12:32; Mark 3:29 and Luke 12:10.)
Those who refuse the mark will most likely be martyred as a service to the antichrist and false prophet. People will still be able to call on Jesus to save them, but not in the pleasant way that is available before the Rapture.
We need to be in prayer for any unsaved loved ones, in hopes that they will realize they need Jesus before it’s too late so they can avoid the Wrath.
The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are available 24/7 for us to call out to, and for anyone to accept Jesus as their Savior. (Acts 2:21 and Romans 10:13) One needs to confess they’re a sinner, as we all are, (Romans 3:23) and ask Jesus to forgive them. We must believe He came to earth as our perfect sacrifice, and accept the free gift He gave us at Calvary. Our creator actually allowed a part of Himself to be killed for our sins. The Father raised Jesus from the dead, and by putting our faith and trust in Him, we are guaranteed an eternal home in Heaven. (Romans 10:9)
This cannot be bought or earned by any human means as it’s already been paid for in full. The hardest part for many is to believe it’s truly a gift. God loves us in a way that only He can understand. (John 3:16-18) The only way to Him is through His Son, Jesus (John 14:6). He will turn no one away who truly seeks Him; however, He will not force His will on us either. It’s everyone’s free-will to choose Jesus and eternity with Him, or choose the world and eternity in torment.
Time is getting shorter, and we don’t know when the call will come. Guarantee your reservation by calling out to Jesus today.
Shalom Aleclem – Peace be with You!