Democrats, be careful what you wish for. There a number of Democrats who want to move forward with impeachment proceedings against Pres. Trump. Many Democrats are downplaying impeachment talk prior to the midterm election. They’re afraid the message of impeachment might energize Trump voters.
But there’s the X-factor that most Democrats are not considering. If Press. Trump is impeached, Vice President Mike Pence becomes President. Pence doesn’t have the sordid sexual history of Trump. The best the Left could with Pence Trump is to claim that his refusal never to dine alone with a woman not his wife or attend events where alcohol is served without her by his side. The Pences’ arrangement was said to reek “of sexism and a bygone era — an impractical code in the modern age of men and women working alongside one another.” (Washington Post)
The #MeToo movement would hardly have gotten off the ground if Pence’s principles had been followed.
There are those who are talking about the Pence Problem. Maybe Trump needs to stay where he is because on soo many social issues, Pence is the bigger threat:
If impeaching Trump is the ultimate goal of the liberal media, fearmongering about a Mike Pence presidency must already be on their minds. That seemed to be the goal of CNN Tuesday when the network had on one of the authors of a new unflattering book about the Vice President on both New Day and CNN Newsroom August 28, to gush about how Pence was really a “Christian supremacist” that all Americans should be worried about.
Is Pence a “Christian supremacist”? Of course, he is. Just like atheists are “atheist supremacists,” abortion advocates are “abortion supremacists,” homosexuals are “homosexual supremacists,” Islamists are “Islamic supremacists,” and Democrats are “Democrat supremacists.”
Don’t believe me? Try to say a prayer in a government (public school). Try to say no to a homosexual couple that wants a baker to make them a cake for their wedding. Try disputing the science behind global warming/climate change. Try being a public supporter of Pres. Trump at a liberal company, or wear a MAGA hat in a restaurant owned by liberal Democrats, or eat at a restaurant if you work for Trump. The list could go on.
Michael D’Antonio, who is a CNN contributor and the co-author of the book Shadow President: The Truth About Mike Pence, said the following to New Day host John Berman:
“I think he’s a very divisive figure. He would like to impose a religiously inspired politics on our country that means rolling back marriage equality, it means a ban on abortion, a whole host of policies that are religiously driven. He’s very upfront about that,” he ranted. Berman surprisingly pushed back again, saying that religious beliefs and political views often intersect. D’Antonio then claimed that Pence believed those who didn’t share his Christian beliefs were going to Hell and that was a shocking thing to hear from a President.
Yes, Christians do believe that there are heaven and hell. This isn’t anything new. Pence most likely believes in hell and that some people are going there. But he would never use the government to force people to believe in hell. Unlike Islam, a religion that the Left is in love with at the moment, Christianity is not a religion of coercion. Does D’Antonio attack Muslims who are running for political office for their beliefs about Islam that infidels should submit to Allah or be put to death?
D’Antonio went on to say:
And the goal here is not to really pick on Mike Pence’s belief system. But he made his particular kind of Christianity the centerpiece of his political personality and I think we have to talk about it. You know, he is very much anti-gay. He’s anti-marriage equality. He wants to roll back Roe v. Wade. All of the things are religiously inspired. He has a right to those positions but we should all be aware of them.
Yes, Pence is anti-homosexual as are millions of Christians and people from other religious traditions. There’s nothing surprising about it. Homosexuality is immoral, irrational, and anti-science. Abortion results in the killing of unborn babies. This may come as a surprise to D’Antonio, but laws against murder and theft are also religiously inspired. So are loving your neighbor and the requirement of two witnesses in a criminal case (Lev. 17:6; Deut. 19:15; Matt. 18:16; 26:60; 2 Cor. 13:1), something that our nation’s Constitution has codified into law.
No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court. … The Constitution defines treason as specific acts, namely “levying War against [the United States], or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort (Article 3, sec. 3).
Our nation’s entire legal code would have to be rewritten and replace either with anarchy or an oppressive political regime. The State becomes “the march of God in the world,” as G.W.F. Hegel described the limitless nature of government. D’Antonio’s disdain for the basics of God’s law has given us what G. K. Chesterton described: “If men will not be governed by the Ten Commandments, they shall be governed by the ten thousand commandments.”
Ted Turner tried his hand at commandment making. Turner had this to say about the Ten Commandments when he addressed the National Press Association in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1988:
We’re living with outmoded rules. The rules we’re living under [are] the Ten Commandments, and I bet nobody here even pays much attention to ’em, because they are too old. When Moses went up on the mountain, there were no nuclear weapons, there was no poverty. Today, the Ten Commandments wouldn’t go over. Nobody around likes to be commanded.
Turner’s dismissal of the Ten Commandments led him to develop his own set of “new” commandments that he called “Voluntary Initiatives”:
- I promise to have love and respect for the planet earth and living things thereon, especially my fellow species — humankind.
- I promise to treat all persons everywhere with dignity, respect, and friendliness.
- I promise to have no more than two children, or no more than my nation suggests.
- I promise to use my best efforts to save what is left of our natural world in its untouched state and to restore damaged or destroyed areas where practical.
- I pledge to use as little nonrenewable resources as possible.
- I pledge to use as little toxic chemicals, pesticides, and other poisons as possible and to work for their reduction by others.
- I promise to contribute to those less fortunate than myself, to help them become self-sufficient and enjoy the benefits of a decent life, including clean air and water, adequate food and health care, housing, education, and individual rights.
- I reject the use of force, in particular, military force, and back United Nations arbitration of international disputes.
- I support the total elimination of all nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons of mass destruction.
- I support the United Nations and its efforts to collectively improve the conditions of the planet.
And if you and I don’t “voluntarily” follow these “initiatives” and the other 10,000 commandments, what will happen to us? Who will enforce them, and by whose authority?