Lust for Authority and Power: Christian Fundamentalism, Conservative Evangelicalism, and the Impeachment of Trump

by Charles S. Oaxpatu

Today, in the midst of this holy, loving, and giving Christmas season, a minor and humble hallmark occurs. This the 500th blog article I have written for the Flee from Christian Fundamentalism blog since 2015. Late last night and in the early hours of this morning, I flailed and fretted mightily within about what to write for such an auspicious occasion—so much so that I got too worked up, ate too much, grew tired, and felt exhausted. Then I sat down at my computer, took a deep breath, said  a short prayer, and asked Jesus to give me the words that I should say here. I felt reassured by the Lord and just began typing. The words and graphics began flowing forth almost without thought as if they had been preordained just for today:

Greatest commandment

Jesus Said —The Bible’s Laws and Prophets Are Summed Up in Its Words

 

Liberal Cornel West

Instead—Fundamentalists Seek Authority and Power Over Their Neighbors

The Christian Fundamentalists, Conservative Evangelicals, and members of the so-called Religious Right in the United States do not seek God the Father, Jesus Christ, or the Holy Spirit—not really. The Gospel of Jesus Christ and the members of the Holy Trinity are just cheap, convenient public relations tools to accomplish their true goals. What they truly seek, above all else in this country, is governmental authority and absolute power—what the Bible refers to as the evil power of this present world.

These fundie religious leaders and their ignorant, two-bit preachers want governmental authority (at all levels) so they can establish a theocratic dictatorship in this country—a dictatorship in which they are the governmental dictators of the United States of America—just like the Ayatollahs and Imams are the dictators of radical Islam in places such as Iran and Saudi Arabia. They seek absolute power and total control of its metal sword to force all 340,000,000 Americans to bow down and submit—-not to the love and rule of Jesus Christ himself—but rather to their human lust for control and their twisted Christian Fundamentalist and Conservative Evangelical belief systems.

The ultimate intent of their evil hearts is to use their absolute power to take 100 percent control over you personally, over your wife, over your children, and over every other member of your household. They seek to control your thoughts, your minds, and your hearts. Their ultimate mission is to use their absolute power to force you to think as they think, believe as they believe, hate as they hate, and behave as they dictate in all things—both great and small—in this life. In other words, they seek to steal your American freedoms, thieve your rights under the U.S. Constitution, and snatch all of your precious Human Rights. They need you to be their slave—a slave to every unloving, unkind, radical, extremist, and hateful whim that trots out of their hearts.

To achieve their evil ends, the first major step of the Christian Fundamentalist and Conservative Evangelical leaders was to elect depraved NYC playboy, Donald J. Trump, President of the United States. Then they publicly declared him to be God’s own personal pick (a.k.a. The Anointed One of the Lord) to sit in the Oval Office at the White House. Then they sought to give their monstrous Son of Satan further credence by publicly declaring him to be a “Baby Christian.” Jesus said we would know who is really a Christian by their good fruits.

The fruits of President Trump have been almost wholly evil since he took office, including his already recorded 14,000+ publicly stated lies to the American people. President Donald J. Trump is not doing the will of God in the White House. Instead, he is a powerful servant of Satan. He is doing the will of Satan in the White House, and he is fully implementing the desires and plans of the Evil One. Predictably, most of the Christian Fundamentalist and Conservative Evangelical leaders and two-bit preachers in the United States are sold out to Satan, applauding President Trump, and egging him on like cheerleaders at a high school football game.

This morning in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are holding a public hearing on Articles of Impeachment against this lying Son of Satan who resides and works at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.  As a Mainline Christian and a member of The United Methodist Church, it does my heart good to see so many men and women of love, excellent personal character, and truth take a united stand against this Trumpian evil and all of the Christian Fundamentalists and Conservative Evangelicals who support this evil man and his evil works—his evil fruits. From a news story I read over the weekend, it said the official format for today’s public meeting would be putting President Trump on trial before the American people. As usual, the proceedings of today’s House Judiciary Committee will be fully broadcast by CNN, MSNBC, FOX News,  and many other major news outlets throughout the day.

Led by the power of the Evil One, the Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee will lie up one side of the wall and down the other to protect President Trump from the truth. Why?  They are led by Satan, and they love Trump’s evil. Trump now has a choke hold on the Republican Party—as former Republican author Rick Wilson has noted—so much so that the traditional Republican Party of the American past has now been replaced. The GOP of Abraham Lincoln, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Ronald Reagan is gone—existing in name only. It has been replaced by a large cabal of right wing extremists and Christofascists—-and is now informally termed The Party of Trump.

Pay close attention today as the proceedings of the House Judiciary Committee progress. Watch the Republicans on the committee as they:

  • Try to Disrupt the Proceedings with Motions and Complaints
  • Lie
  • Circumlocute the Truth
  • Practice Gaslighting
  • Practice Deflection
  • Inject Red Herrings
  • Accuse Joe and Hunter Biden—with No Sound Evidence—to Distract
  • Muddy the Waters with Bullshit to Trick You
  • Draw your Attention Away from Trump’s High Crimes and Misdemeanors
  • Complain about Process and Avoid Substance

Just watch!!! The one thing these Trump supporters on the House Judiciary Committee will not do and cannot do is directly confront and address the huge mountain of impeachment evidence against President Trump. Why? The truth and the overwhelming evidence have President Trump strapped tightly into the electric chair of impeachment, and in about 10 days, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and her colleagues on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives are going to throw the switch and begin frying Donald Trump’s evil presidency and all of the evil hopes and dreams of the Christian Fundamentalists and Conservative Evangelicals in the United States.

Liberal Jesus

If you doubt the above graphic, go carefully read the New Testament—all of it—not just the parts you like—and take it seriously. Christian Fundamentalists and Conservative Evangelicals cannot handle the Christian love talked about so much in the New Testament because it is at direct odds with the mountain of fear and near absence of true love in their own hearts—and the many resentments and hatreds that live within them and dominate their daily lives.

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It Happened on December 7, 1941…You Can Forgive as Jesus Commanded…but Please Never Forget

by Charles S. Oaxpatu

My parents talked to me about it when I was a child in the 1950s. The day was December 7, 1941. It happened at 7:55 a.m. on a Sunday morning (Hawaii time). They told me where they were in Tennessee and what they were doing when the first news of it arrived. Best I can recall, my parents were visiting my grandfather and grandmother (on my mother’s side) in rural Mount Vernon, Tennessee, along with her brothers and sisters. It was after church, and they had all just finished eating their usual—and quite huge—Sunday lunch spread. Afterwards someone turned the radio on. The first news of it arrived by radio at 1:55 p.m. CST in Tennessee. The Empire of Japan had unleashed a sudden, massive air attack on the U. S. Navy and U.S. Army bases at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. More than 2,400 American boys and girls were killed in the surprise attack. It was the 9/11 incident of their generation and the defining national event of their young lives.

My mother and all of her brothers and sisters—members of what journalist Tom Brokaw has called The Greatest Generation of Americans—are dead now. Very few Americans of that generation are still alive today. Only two or three of the sailors and soldiers who were at Pearl Harbor on the day of the attack are still alive. I hope all of you, especially you young folks of The Millennial Generation, will watch the brief video clip below to see what the The Greatest Generation of Americans endured that morning at Pearl Harbor and then pause for a prayerful moment of remembrance at 2:55 p.m. EST time this afternoon. Please click on the following safe link, watch for a few minutes, and imagine that the people under attack are you and your young friends:

Dramatic Movie Re-enactment of the Attack on Pearl Harbor 

A the time of the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, World War II was already well underway in Europe, North Africa, China, and the rest of the Far East. The United States had long taken an isolationist and neutralist position on the war, like Switzerland today, and the U.S. Government had made a longstanding policy vow to never enter the war. There were some good reasons for that. The United States was already a wealthy nation by 1941, but our overall military capacity was long neglected, and we had one of the weakest military forces on Earth. Take a look at this quotation from an official U.S. Army document:

For the feat of transforming the miniscule interwar Army to the great force that defeated the Axis in Africa, Europe, the Pacific, and Asia, no one could claim more credit than [General George C.] Marshall. When he took office [before World War II], the 174,000-man U.S. Army ranked nineteenth in size in the world, behind [tiny] Portugal and only slightly ahead of [equally tiny] Bulgaria. Its half-strength divisions were scattered among numerous posts, its equipment obsolete, its reliance on the horse increasingly anachronistic.”

The American military situation was so bad that the first American soldiers at the beginning of World War II had to use makeshift, all wooden faux rifles in basic training because the U.S. Army did not have enough shooting rifles to hand out.

Unfortunately, this pathetic situation was blamable to a large degree on George Washington and our other American founding fathers in the late 1700s. They did not believe the United States should have a large and fully capable standing military in peace time because it posed a risk of American tyranny. They feared that a renegade President—like President Donald J. Trump—might one day declare himself President of the United States for Life and use the huge American military he commanded to rule the nation with a dictatorial iron fist. Therefore, by December 7, 1941, our American military was woefully weak and was quite literally caught with its pants down when the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor took place. The damage this attack caused to the U.S. Navy’s Pacific fleet made us even weaker—-so much so that our overall American military was not fully capable of winning World War II until June 6, 1944—a full 2.5 years after the attack on Pearl Harbor—when we were finally built-up, armed to the teeth, and fully ready to kick some butt. From that moment on, it took just over one year to win World War II.

Tragedies like the attack on Pearl Harbor only remain tragedies if we Americans fail to learn lessons from them. The U.S. Navy learned two major lessons from the attack on Pearl Harbor:

(1) Never park half of a standing U.S. Navy fleet in one small, tightly confined geographic location that will make it a sitting duck for a total wipe-out attack.

(2) A large, standing, and fully capable U.S. Navy is an absolute necessity, even in times of peace, because we live in a dangerous world with many evil players, such as Vladimir Putin, Kim-Jong-Un, and the leaders of ISIS.

My two children, who are young adults now, are members of The Millennial Generation. They love electronic gizmos with all their hearts and fight their battles safely within the cyber world of video games. I hope they can come to appreciate the lessons we learned from the attack on Pearl Harbor and further appreciate the fully capable and standing U.S. Navy their parents have created to protect them and their future interests.

It is a locked and loaded U.S. Navy dominated by a truly frightening array of deadly electronic gizmos designed to tear an American enemy into tiny peaces in a matter of just a few minutes and to deter any would be enemy who might consider another attack like the one on Pearl Harbor. Wikipedia describes the modern U.S. Navy as follows:

The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. It is the largest and most capable navy in the world, and it has been estimated that in terms of tonnage of its active battle fleet alone, it is larger than the next 13 navies combined, which includes 11 U.S. allies or partner nations. It has the highest combined battle fleet tonnage and the world’s largest aircraft carrier fleet, with eleven in service, and two new carriers under construction. With 336,978 personnel on active duty and 101,583 in the Ready Reserve, the U.S. Navy is the third largest of the U.S. military service branches in terms of personnel. It has 290 deployable combat vessels and more than 3,700 operational aircraft as of June 2019, making it the third-largest air force in the world, after the United States Air Force and the United States Army.

Jesus calls all of his people to lives of love, peace, and good. Unfortunately, the forces of evil in this world often have very little true interest in such things. Therefore, peaceful people must be prepared to deter their aggression and keep the peace.

Cleared for public release by Lt.Cmdr. Terry Dudley, USS Kitty Hawk Public Affairs Officer

  Legacy of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

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High Drama——-Be Sure to Watch the House Judiciary Committee Meetings Beginning at 10:00 a.m. EST Today

by Charles S. Oaxpatu

Citizens United And Americans For Prosperity Foundation Host Leading Conservatives For Freedom Summit

Representative Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)

The U.S. House of Representatives (House Intelligence Committee) has completed and submitted its final report on impeachment of President Trump to the House Judiciary Committee (HJC). This morning at 10:00 a.m. EST, the HJC will hold the first in a series of meetings designed to review the report and use it as the basis for drawing up formal Articles of Impeachment against Old Orange Pate. The meeting today is open to the public, and it will be covered throughout the day by CNN, MSNBC, FOX News, and the other major news outlets. Pre-meeting news coverage begins at 9:00 a.m. EST today.

Four legal scholars (professors of law at major universities) will testify about what our founding fathers (230 years ago) thought about impeachment and why it was inserted into the U.S. Constitution. It will be a great lesson in American history, law, and civics that you will not want to miss.

One of the matters sure to come up is the formal definition of the term bribery that was held in the minds of our founding fathers when the U.S. Constitution was first written and enacted (1787-1789). Bribery is an impeachable offense actually listed by that name in the impeachment clause of the U.S. Constitution. Why is that important? It is important for two good reasons:

(1) Human cultures change across long spans of time and so do the meanings of words.

(2) Before the U.S. Supreme Court makes a legal ruling in a case, the nine justices on the high court peer deeply into American history to determine what the original framers of the U.S. Constitution had in mind when its words were written. They look at the wording of the famous Federalist Papers written by Alexander Hamilton and our other founding fathers. They also look to the founder’s mental intent and the prevailing cultural characteristics of the United States in the late 1700s. For example, if a case involves bribery, the nine justices want to know how bribery was defined by our founding fathers 230 years ago—not necessarily the way it is defined today. In most instances, they will go with the ancient definition that was in the minds of our founding fathers to make a ruling in a bribery case before the high court. The impeachment process in the U.S. House of Representatives is taking the same traditional legal approach with such matters.

President Trump would argue that he did not bribe President Zelensky of Ukraine because he did not directly and secretly offer him a briefcase full of $1000 bills or a chest full of gold bars in direct exchange for political dirt on Joe Biden. That is what we think of as bribery today—secretly and directly offering a government official dollar bills or gold bars if the official will pervert the federal contracting process and swing a big construction contract to your first cousin’s company.

The American definition of bribery was much broader than just that in the minds and cultural times of our founding fathers 230 years ago. Under their definition of bribery, President Trump would draw 10 to 20 years in Leavenworth for what he did with President Zelensky and the promised military aid to Ukraine.

If you like sudden lightning strikes, lions escaping from their cages at the circus, African elephant stampedes, and other extremely high drama, the pundits say the HJC meetings throughout today are the most likely places for such things to happen. Why? Many members of the HJC (on both sides) have major-league drama kings and queens in their ranks. One perfect example in the Republican ranks is a true right-wing, extremist nutjob from Texas (Representative Louie Gohmert)—who is a mental cross between Farmer Scruggs, Joseph McCarthy, The Three Stooges, and WWE Wrestling. They also have Representative Matt Gaetz from Florida.

Yes. Do bring popcorn, gourmet chocolates, and your favorite beverages with you to your TV set this morning. The show may get a bit wild!!!

Matt Gaetz

Representative Matt Gaetz (R-Florida)

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New Article Trains Critical Spotlight on Fundieland

by Charles S. Oaxpatu

Walter Rauschenbusch

Walter Rauschenbusch—a Christian Leader  of the Social Gospel Movement *

A new and disturbing article about Christian fundamentalism and conservative evangelicalism in the United States appeared in RollingStone magazine today. If you have not read it, you may do so by clicking on the following safe link:

False Idol — Why the Christian Right Worships Donald Trump

If nothing else, you will enjoy seeing the unusually beautiful but thoroughly sick piece of graphic art that heads this article.

Quite frankly, I had some trouble reading the article. The writing style was bumpy, and it did not flow well, forcing me into an unusually slow and careful read. Some of the content was a bit questionable. For example, the author portrays the long defunct Social Gospel Movement as a positive hallmark of fundie history. However, she failed to mention that Christian fundamentalists and conservative evangelicals grew tired of it and led a scorched-earth effort to destroy this Jesus-like, loving, and charitable movement—and then danced happily on its grave.

That joyful dance is still underway in modern times. Christian fundamentalists and conservative evangelicals still hate the long-dead Social Gospel Movement. How do I know that? In the late 1980s, in the middle of my Sunday school class, the wife of my Southern Baptist Sunday school teacher interrupted the class with a pride-filled commentary celebrating the Christian fundamentalist and conservative evangelical success in destroying the old Social Gospel Movement in the United States. I was horrified—just plain horrified—that any so-called Christian would take so much pride and joy in the destruction of a movement that took the words of Jesus about “the least of these” so fully to heart and tried so hard to help suffering people here at home and around the world—all in the name of Jesus. You may read about the Social Gospel Movement by clicking on the following safe links:

Social Gospel Movement

Social Gospel Squares with Jesus’ Teachings

With all of that said, I still hope you will read the entire article in RollingStone because most of its content is true, and it hits the target dead center. You will learn a great deal by reading it.

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*In the above photograph, Walter Rauschenbusch is sporting a nicely trimmed beard. He is a smart, good-looking guy who has a great barber. You may be interested to know that many Christian fundamentalists believe long hair and/or beards on men are evil and a sure sign of a rebellious and sinful heart. I have always wondered how they square that belief with one of their favorite paintings:

Jesus

Maybe it is something like that famous stand-up comedy routine the late George Carlin did in the early 1970s:

Beards, beard, beard———-beard. Lenin had a beard. Castro has a beard. But Gabby Hayes has whiskers.

Maybe the fundies give traditional Jesus a pass on whiskers too.

Have you ever wondered why Jesus has long hair and a beard, even in the icons of the ancient Eastern Orthodox Church? Bible scholars—the highly educated and really serious ones—ascertained many years ago that long hair and a beard were the traditional societal expectation for Aramaic-speaking Jewish men who inhabited Nazareth and its vicinity when Jesus lived there 2,000 years ago. Therefore, Jesus of Nazareth almost certainly had long hair and a beard. If Jesus were to show up on Sunday morning at a fundie church, I wonder if the gnarl-fingered old preacher would angrily shake his index finger in the face of the Lord and order him to get a decent haircut and shave before he returns the next Sunday?  I’d pay good money for a photograph of the expression on the Lord’s face during that chastisement. How about you?

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Countdown to Impeachment of the So-Called “Anointed One of the Lord” Gets Hotter and Heavier Today

by Charles S. Oaxpatu

Doug Brinkley

American Historian Douglas Brinkley

Welcome back from your long Thanksgiving Day weekend. I am thoroughly well and rested—and hope you are too.

I am limiting most of this brief blog article to a long quotation from CNN broadcast journalist Chris Cillizza in his written article entitled The Impeachment Process Is Starting to Get Real. This article was published yesterday on the CNN website, and it describes what you can expect from the impeachment process throughout the coming week. It is very important, and you can read all about it here:

1. The week impeachment gets real: Sometime Monday afternoon (or, because this is Congress, Monday evening), the House Intelligence Committee will make its full report on what President Donald Trump (and his associates) did regarding Ukraine available to its members. The following day the Intelligence Committee will vote to send the report to the House Judiciary Committee where, presumably, articles of impeachment will begin to be drawn up.

There are two critical elements here: The report and the vote.

The biggest question in the report is whether there are things in it that we didn’t already know that either further implicate Trump or exonerate him. It seems very unlikely there is a bombshell bigger than US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland’s admission that there was a quid pro quo in place between the US and Ukraine but, at this point, who knows?

The second issue is the vote. Because Democrats control the majority on the Intelligence Committee — as they do on all House committees — the outcome of the vote isn’t in doubt. You should expect all 13 Democrats on the committee to vote in favor and all nine Republicans to oppose.

But what’s notable is that this will be the first of — likely — a series of impeachment votes that could fundamentally alter not just the shape of the 2020 election but also of the two parties going forward. Once the vote on Tuesday happens, the course will be set: Impeachment in the House followed by a Senate trial.

This is history.

I hope all of you will tune in to CNN this week and watch American history unfold before your eyes.

Some of you may think that hanging the albatross of impeachment around President Trump’s neck is an exercise in utter futility, which does not deserve your attention, simply because a U.S. Senate Trial by a majority Republican U.S. Senate will easily and quickly acquit President Trump of all charges. Maybe so. Maybe not. Before deciding, I hope you will read the following brief article by Ed Mazza and listen to what famous American historian Douglas Brinkley (Rice University) says about it. Please click on the following safe link:

‘Deep Trouble’: Presidential Historian Warns Trump That It’s About To Get Worse

Graphics Credit: Lance Perriman at the Political D!g website

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Happy Thanksgiving Day to You

by Charles S. Oaxpatu

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi everyone. I just wanted to take a few minutes to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving Day. For those of you who were up all night cooking and putting the last finishing touches on the Thanksgiving and Christmas decor for your family members and guests, I feel both your joy and pain.

I was up all night doing grocery shopping at Kroger and Wal-Mart. After arriving back at my house, the kitchen was begging for a thorough cleaning so I would have a blank slate to do my cooking on. How many of you have ever cooked on a blank slate? My Thanksgiving cooking adventure begins at about 9:00 a.m. EST. While I am doing that, my family members will be glued to the TV and watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (a.k.a. The New York City Christmas Parade).

Finally, please accept my deep thanks to all of you wonderful people who come to the Flee from Christian Fundamentalism blog to read my various writings about Fundieland, its bizarre inhabitants, and its strange subculture. God bless all of you on this day and forevermore.

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A Holiday Warning: Abominable Ignorance, Anti-Impeachment Nutjobs, and………….You

by Charles S. Oaxpatu

Domestic Terrorism

Christmas Gift Ideas for Right-Wing, Extremist Nutjobs (Just Joking—LOL)

An abominable level of personal ignorance exists in many Christian Fundamentalists, Conservative Evangelicals, and other right-wing, extremist nutjobs in the United States today. I know from personal experience that such ignorance is widespread throughout my native American South. Let me give you just one important example of this abominable ignorance.

Among the right-wing, extremist nutjobs in the American South and some other parts of our nation, followers of the Islamic religion are referred to pejoratively as ragheads. Why? The male adherents of Islam often wear turbans or other similar head wrappings. As it turns out, some other Americans wear turbans, principally male adherents of a religion common in India. These Americans are the male adherents of the Sikh religion. Their religion has nothing to do with Islam, Mohammed, or terrorism.

Sadly, because sikhs wear turbans and because right-wing, extremist nutjobs are abominably ignorant, a few American sikhs have been severely injured or killed by mistake. Their right-wing, extremist, nutjob attackers just assumed they were adherents of Islam because they were wearing turbans. When the local sheriff arrested them for criminal assault or murder, they were no doubt shocked to learn that they had hurt or killed the wrong type of person. Just imagine—all the personal tears and all those years in prison because of abominable personal ignorance and the mistaken identity that flowed from it.

The average American thinks of terrorism in more or less strictly Islamic terms. If American terrorism has occurred or may occur, then just naturally, it must be radical Islamic terrorism. That is not true——-profoundly not true. Most domestic terrorism by far in the United States is committed by white people——right-wing, extremist, nutjob white people. If you doubt me, please give the following news article and chart a close read:

Most Of America’s Terrorists Are White, And Not Muslim

 

Domestic Terrorism

 

Now, let us take one more look at the abominable ignorance in the United States. Based on my own personal experience with numerous individuals, the American people are abominably ignorant when it comes to American history, geography, and civics—-particularly the rural and small town people my poor dad referred to as the “common  man” or the “working man.” Sure, they attended public schools (K-12), and their teachers supposedly taught them many things about the history, geography, and civics of our nation. However, in all too many cases, it seems to have gone in one ear, bypassing the brain,  and right out the other ear. If you doubt me, I dare you——no——I triple-dog dare you to walk up to 10 randomly selected people on a street in your area and ask them to point to Iowa on an unlabeled map of the United States.

This brings us to the coming holiday season and the certain impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. If you have been reading the articles on the Flee from Christian Fundamentalism blog, you already know that ousting a sitting President of the United States is, constitutionally speaking, a two-part process. First, the U.S. House of Representatives functions in a manner similar to that of a grand jury and votes on articles of impeachment against the president—the same as preferring charges. This process is called impeachment. Impeachment does not remove a president from office. Second, the U.S. Senate conducts a formal, legislative trial of the president, based on the articles of impeachment received from the U.S. House of Representatives. Only the U.S. Senate can remove a president from office as a direct result of the final verdict in this trial, and it takes the votes of 67 or more U.S. Senators to do it.

You would not believe—would not believe—how many Americans think impeachment alone (Part 1 of the two-part process) directly and immediately removes the president from office. Therefore, just a couple of days before Christmas Eve, when the U.S. House of Representatives finally votes in favor of impeachment, many millions of ignorant Americans will believe earnestly that President Donald J. Trump has just been removed from office. In the few seconds following that vote, they will believe Donnie and Melania are at the White House waiting for the Atlas Moving Van to pull up and begin moving the Trump belongings out of the White House. Those millions of people who are Trump supporters will feel incredibly angry, and street violence is a very real possibility—so sorry to say. If it comes, it will be violence seated in ignorance about what has actually occurred. Unfortunately, after human feelings go physical, knowledge of the truth rarely matters. The only thing that matters to a mob is the enraged physicality of the moment.

Between today and Christmas Day 2019, impeachment will dominate the daily news. It will be the dominant subject of casual conversation in your large city, small town, or rural area. In the couple of days right before Christmas Day, the U.S. House of Representatives shall indeed impeach President Donald J. Trump. It is definitely going to happen. Just to reiterate, huge numbers of people who rarely watch a TV newscast, rarely read a newspaper, or rarely use a PC will be fever-pitch angry because they believe impeachment alone removes the president from office.

Now is the time to prepare yourself and your family members for the holiday impeachment hysteria, and possible violence, that will come with this huge public ignorance about impeachment. For example, your right-wing, extremist, nutjob Uncle Fred is going to be angry as a wet tabby cat on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Why? I will tell you why in East Tennessee common man terms:

Weezuns luvs the Donald almost as much as weezuns luvs Jesus and loff hitseff. Heezuns izz “The Anointed One of the Lord.” Heezuns izz a promised me and yer Maw an everlastin’ home in the earthly Promised Land of a good job, plenny of munny, and stomped-on liberals. Iffin the Donald goez down, me, your Maw, and ever thang weezuns izz ever yearned for or bleeved in loff, even Jesus his own seff, will be flushed forever down the outhouse hole, and wezzuns’ll be left with nothin’ but agony, emptiniss, and hope-liss-niss. Oh, woe izz us!!!

If you possess any negative item about President Trump, such as an anti-Trump bumper sticker on your car or truck, I would kindly suggest that you remove it or cover it up during this holiday season. Otherwise, right-wing, extremist nutjobs will go after your auto paint with a key dug in and dragged eight feet down the side of your vehicle. Windshields will be broken out on the sly. Tires will be slashed. Tailpipes will be plugged. Unlocked gasoline ports will be filled with sugar. Rotten eggs will smash into cars.

Arguments and fights will break out at holiday parties and family gatherings—not like the ruffled feathers and shouting matches of the past three years—but rather—fights that come to fists and throwing things at people. Firearms and knives are not out of the question. Be prepared ahead of time for the worst or make plans not to invite certain belligerent Trumpites to your gatherings. Only you know who those people are among your family members, friends, and associates.

If you are out Christmas shopping and pause for lunch or dinner in a fast food place or an elegant restaurant, you would do well to avoid talking about President Trump and impeachment. The person in the next booth over or at that table on your right may be angry and in a fighting mood. He may be armed and on his last gasp of sanity in the depths of his Trump impeachment grief.

Be watchful and mindful with respect to your everyday surroundings. As previously noted, most terrorism——-by far——in the United States is committed by white, right-wing, extremist nutjobs—many of whom just happen to love President Trump and the skin color white more than life itself. Be very careful and report to the FBI, your local police, or county sheriff any person or thing that looks suspicious or is behaving strangely. The life you save may be your own and the lives of your family members.

Finally, in my honest personal opinion, the following graphic item is not out of the question from any rabid Trump supporter this holiday season:

Domestic Terrorist

“Want a Piece of Fruitcake?   No——–I am a Fruitcake!!!”

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