By CRAIG E. CAMPBELL
The past 24 hours will go down in history as one of America’s darkest periods. Raw political power by Democrats who are about to hold absolute power of our nation, making a mockery of our Constitution by conducting a kangaroo court to impeach President Donald J. Trump.
It should scare the living hell out of every American that Congress can pursue vindictive retribution, based on no evidence, only political thirst for revenge to destroy the legacy of a United States president supported by nearly 75 million Americans. Despite the lies the corrupt media keeps spewing, there is no evidence of wrongdoing by Donald Trump in relation to the occupation of the United States Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
Before you jump on me with that mindless “Yes there is evidence” crap, go read the transcript of what Trump said at that rally. I have. He does not incite a riot or suggest people storm the capital. It was a typical passionate Trump speech that lays out the evidence that the 2020 election was rigged. He ends saying this:
“So we’re going to, we’re going to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue, I love Pennsylvania Avenue, and we’re going to the Capitol and we’re going to try and give… The Democrats are hopeless. They’re never voting for anything, not even one vote. But we’re going to try and give our Republicans, the weak ones, because the strong ones don’t need any of our help, we’re going to try and give them the kind of pride and boldness that they need to take back our country. So let’s walk down Pennsylvania Avenue. I want to thank you all. God bless you and God bless America. Thank you all for being here, this is incredible. Thank you very much. Thank you.”
Nowhere in that statement does Donald J. Trump suggest people storm and occupy the capital. His words are not signaling a message, they are not dog-whistling to incite violence.
His words convey the frustration of a person who has been under siege by Democrats, anarchists, the mainstream media, social media, RINOs, and a federal bureaucracy more interested in protecting their own power than in supporting an America President leading America towards greater liberty, justice, and prosperity for all during these past four years.
Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader-elect Chuck Schumer despise Trump. In politics many adversaries dislike their opponents, but I have never seen it to the level that Democrats would purposely incite further division of our nation at a time their president-elect is saying it’s time to heal. What two-faced hypocrites. These are the people whipping up the fervor of the Left veiled in a lie that it’s Trump’s fault and it’s pure, unadulterated rubbish.
It shouldn’t be this way, but it is because these disgusting charlatans do not care about America. They only care about their own power.
This impeachment is their signaling America that they have achieved absolute power and will not tolerate opposing views. They will crush those who are not lock, stock, and barrel submissive to their authority. Obedience is expected; no, it’s demanded, or else there will be painful consequences.
The Constitution outlines impeachment as a political process and limits punishment to removal from office. President Trump will leave office on Jan. 20.
That’s in just seven days. There is no reasonable way a full impeachment trial could be held in the Senate prior to the already established orderly transfer of power date. This impeachment against Trump is nothing more than political drama put on stage by sinister politicians bent on dividing America to the point of breaking it into submission to their autocratic rule.
If Congress can abuse its constitutional powers to exhibit the Democrats’ ability to control their opposition, they certainly will not stop until they have suppressed freedom of speech, freedom of association, freedom of religion, and your right to think independently.
This is a dangerous path for America, the slippery slope towards communism, and the end of our democratic republic. It’s no different than was done in Josef Stalin’s Soviet Union. We’re not there yet, but we’re on the way.
Our next opportunity to reverse this destiny is to change our local governments. Representative Tip O’Neill once said, “All politics is local.” He understood that to make systemic changes requires involvement at every level, starting with the grassroots of local government. Elect a conservative mayor for Anchorage and the Muni’s wacko liberal decrees will stop, and the local election process can be changed.
April 6 is the Anchorage municipal election. To start, we must elect a conservative mayor and slate of conservative school board members.
In 2022, we must elect conservatives to the Anchorage Assembly and School Board, as well as putting real conservatives into state elective offices. Then, they and the conservative mayor can eliminate universal mail-in voting, make the recall and initiative process more citizen friendly, and eliminate unnecessary bureaucrats, like the new Chief Equity Officer.
To those who want to drop out because they are fed up with it all, I can only say if you drop out you meet the liberals objectives of silencing and eliminating the conservative voice. Divide and conquer is a strategy actively being implemented against conservatives by the Left. Don’t fall for it.
Our system is not perfect, in fact this past election proved it is corrupt, but that can only be changed with every patriotic Americans active engagement. If you give up, tyranny prevails, at an even grander level than we are currently seeing in this hyper-politicized United States House of Representatives.
Craig E. Campbell served on the Anchorage Assembly between 1986 and 1995 and later as Alaska’s Tenth Lieutenant Governor. He was the previous Chief Executive Officer and President for Alaska Aerospace Corporation. He retired from the Alaska National Guard as Lieutenant General (AKNG) and holds the concurrent retired Federal rank of Major General (USAF).