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CJskullyBow13
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CosmoJarvis
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should donald trump be impeached?

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Started: 1/30/2017 Category: Politics
Updated: 11 months ago Status: Debating Period
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CJskullyBow13

Pro

Donald Trump is now president, as some of us know he's either going to kill us all or get impeached.
you all must vote and give judgment upon this topic, not much else to say but you MUST have a reason, valid or not.
CosmoJarvis

Con

Outline:
I. Impeachment

II. Democracy
III. Sources

I. Impeachment
Impeachment: the presentation of formal charges against a public official (S1); deposing a public official from office

In Article 1 Section 2 of the Constitution, the House of Representatives is given the power to impeach, or make formal charges against, the President. To impeach a president, the members of the House of Representatives must vote to press charges against a president and remove him "from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors," (S2). However, this means that Trump must be convicted of charges that are deemed extreme enough to remove him from his position.

Trump undeniably has many lawsuits against him, ranging from the failure that is Trump College to conflicts in his Real Estate Business or skirmishes with his casino patrons. However, as the Washington Post says, these would not qualify as "treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors, the grounds for impeachment of a federal official," (S3).

II. Democracy
Democracy, a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state can vote and be involved in government, is something that America holds dear.

By no means was I happy with the outcome of the election. I do not believe Trump will be able to fulfill the needs of America or the people. However, it is not my decision, nor pro's, to remove Trump from office. Trump was put in
office directly by the American people because they felt that he could properly represent America and live up to the expectation of "making America great again." To withhold, respect and protect the beliefs in a democracy, we should not impeach Donald Trump, unless he makes offenses which are deemed impeachable.

In the future, if we, the American people, are unhappy with the Trump presidency and wish to never have a president like him again, we must learn from his mistakes and realize that we must vote and voice our opinions; not alienate the principles in a democracy by deposing a president that some people, such as pro and myself dislike. Trump's victory is an amalgamation of polls which over-exaggerated the margin by which Clinton was predicted to win, widespread misinformation, low voter turnout (with voter turnout being an all-time low (with only an estimated 55% of eligible voters voting)(S4), and the lack of good presidential candidates.

III. Sources

S1) http://www.dictionary.com...
S2) http://litigation.findlaw.com...
S3) https://www.washingtonpost.com...
S4) http://www.cnn.com...
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Posted by CosmoJarvis 11 months ago
CosmoJarvis
By no means do I like Donald Trump in the slightest, but to withhold and protect the principles of a democracy, we should not depose Trump unless he has been convicted of a crime that can be considered "impeachable," such as treason, bribery or other malicious acts and crimes.
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