”In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.”

How about reading the Sixth Amendment of our United States Constitution above just one more time. Did you notice the part that says “to be confronted with a witness?” Are you offended that the Supreme Court exempts Congress from this in that they are a political branch.

Are you offended by the fact that one group; ever since the mid-1800s; were outraged by free speech right here in Kansas? And they burned a Kansas town to particularly destroy that city’s newspaper; which this group wwas outraged by its freedom of speech. Does this sound like the same group today?

Is it offensive to you that this group is known for the fact that they were instrumental in the forming of the Klu Klux Klan? Plus they were relied upon to hold a certain group of Americans down in order to keep them from voting?

Is it offensive to you that they used despicable tactics to keep certain citizens from the polls via their poll taxes and tests that certain citizens had to bow to in order to vote?

Plus this same group failed to vote unanimously for our Civil Rights Act, while their political opponents voted 100 percent in favor of it?

Which side should be offended by the suppression of a witness and the failure of the accused to meet his accuser?

Who should be offended by the recent discovery that a court was lied to by an FBI official who may well be arrested soon? And the purpose of the lie was to investigate a political opponent. This action appears to have been the start of everything else.

Would you be surprised and again, offended, to know that the person who may bring the charges against the outlaw FBI official for lying to the court is now being recommended for impeachment by this group? (Even though when he started his present job as head of the Justice Department, most thought he was an upright and honest person.)

Is their actions offensive due to its appearance to be their standard approach over the decades? Plus this remains a constant for them, accusing others of slander, bad conduct and to degrade opponents’ character without real evidence.

Are you offended at the prospect of a high government official’s kin taking a huge amount of money for something that he had no experience in?

What about a previous President and his wife working as a tag team to extort millions due to their positions? Wow, they had a record of about $250 million a year for their “charity” from many world leaders, countries and organizations. Yet, this just could not be “quid-pro-quo.” And now the same “charity” is way down because they have lost their powerful public offices.

How come they don’t meet the same fate as a President who takes no salary and gives what he makes to charity? Is there something wrong here? (I hope that I don’t wake up dead as did Epstein, the detective investigating him, or even a person reported to have committed suicide by shooting himself in the back of the head three times or others who get cross-ways with this mob.)

Now, please go back and read the first paragraph, which is our treasured and wonderful Sixth Amendment that true Americans have died to protect.

There is not a thinking American who would, and should not, be totally offended by this being denied any citizen. Regardless of the bogus reasons. We should be most proud that we insisted that the murderous Nazis were extended this right, as are the worst of our worst citizens. But one group just cannot bring itself to extend this right to a President. This action should itself point to their lack of ethics.

If we are not all offended by this lack of the protection of all our rights, then I fear we are doomed as a Republic.

(46) comments

sail

Hana,so agree with your dec 8 post on free speech,,,,,,,"pc" speech is just tyranny forced on conserv with a smile......Wonder if the demos even understand the concept of freedom starts with the first ....

Aim_High

It's funny watching Republicans pretend Democrats don't care about the constitution while Trump is planning to sign an executive order stifling critics of Israel TODAY, along with a bill with a majority of Republican support seeking to make boycotting Isreal a federal felony. Republicans say any criticism of Israel is HATE SPEECH, but criticism of any other country is fine.... SAAAD!

I wonder if Republicans even understand the concept of freedom starts with the first ...

sail

Think that Johnson started us down the hole of ,, hate crime legislation , Barry put it on steroids !

Aim_High

It's hilarious hearing Republicans are now saying things like "quid pro quo is not a crime" and then giving examples out of context like "You do a quid pro quo at the Walmart, every time you buy something at a store". LMAO! Yes, Republicans are seriously saying Trumps bribery of Ukraine is the same as "you give the check-out clerk money, and you walk out with your purchases." SAAAD!

It's obvious Trump is guilty of bribing Ukraine by withholding foreign aid money. Republicans changing their slogan from "There was no quid pro quo" to "quid pro quo is not a crime" during an impeachment hearing says it all.

Gary Lukert

Yes, and Can you imagine if this was Hillary, and Hillary would have been exactly like Trump, why, the Republicans would be totally out of their gourds! Trump is a Liar, a Crook, guilty of Treason, used the Government to openly destroy his possible opponent in the 2020 Election. He ripped Obama for playing golf. Well, Bully Boy has left Obama in the Dust playing Golf. Trump has no Class. The North Korean sees through Trump like a Clear Window Pain. Jon Un would be crazy to dump North Korea's Nuclear weapons! God, TRUMP IS so Dump. A bully. Illegal Draft Dodger. Scum.

Hananova

"There was no quid pro quo" to "quid pro quo is not a crime"

Both statements are true.

Hananova

Obama bribed and extorted several Senators in order to pass his Obamacare bill on Chriosytmas eEve, yet.

This year the Grinch is Round Mound Nadler, screwing up America's holiday season with his bad tidings

Hananova

Hey goofy, "bribery" is giving somebody money, not withholding it.

If dumb dozy Biden gets the nomination, he will be called "Joe Ukraine."

Aim_High

Hey goofy try picking up a dictionary.

Bribery is defined by Black's Law Dictionary as the offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting of any item of value to influence the actions of an official, or other person, in charge of a public or legal duty.[1] With regard to governmental operations, essentially, bribery is "Corrupt solicitation, acceptance, or transfer of value in exchange for official action."

sail

Wow. Won’t it be fun to watch the demos pucker up when the WHOLE story gets told ,,, can’t wait for the rest of the story when the republican get to ask questions under oath !

Aim_High

Facts are still facts and bribery is still bribery no matter what else Republicans add to their "story".

SeanRanklin

This is the most idiotic comment I have ever read. White House keeps stonewalling people who have information who work with Trump. Also, republican have been able to ask questions to people under oath lol.

Hananova

Are you in an alternate universe? Witnesses for Trump were not allowed in Schiff's Kangaroo Court, nor were Republicans even allowed to ask relevant questions of the obivously biased 3rd-hand heasay "witnesses". Witnesses to what, anyway?

As far as name-calling goes, the Left screams "You're a RACIST! You're a SEXIST! You;re a HOMOPHOBE! You're a BIGOT!" anytime, anywhere, anyone utters a word of portest against the Progressive agenda and the Aleft is one election away from banning Free speech, only they label it "HATE SPEECH!"

SeanRanklin

When you watch fox news ten hours a day lol

sarelon

Trump has barred a number of his staff from testifying. Perhaps you should do some research from reputable sources and you would have fewer people suggesting you were a racist, sexist, homophobe and bigot...unless you actually are.

houndi

Justice81 Are you an idiot or are you just stupid snowflake.

Justice81

When you republicans don't have the Facts, you just call names, lie. Bully. I believe you are treasonous!

Hananova

As far as name-calling goes, the Left screams "You're a RACIST! You're a SEXIST! You;re a HOMOPHOBE! You're a BIGOT!" anytime, anywhere, anyone utters a word of protest against the Progressive agenda and their guidance of America's slide into social chaos. The Left is one election away from banning Free speech, they label it "HATE SPEECH!" when you say anything they disagree with.

tomboy88

Gotta love the never-ending evolution of arguments from Republicans. First, attack the process as unfair. Then, say there wasn't a quid pro quo. Then admit that there was (Mulvaney) and say, "Get over it!". Then argue that it's not an impeachable offense. Now, say that you have to actually get the bribe for there to be bribery.

Now they're saying that this all happened but isn't impeachable because only crimes can be impeachable. Okay, so you're saying if a President decided to abandon his responsibilities and went golfing for the rest of his term. That wouldn't be impeachable because it's not a "high crime"? That's ridiculous. Of course it's impeachable. Be logical. I know it's hard, but try.

Hananova

And when you buy something at Walmart, you are engaging in a "Quid Pro Quo".

Try to puill your face out of the CNN sewer

Aim_High

Republicans defending quid pro quo? I thought there was no quid pro quo?

Hananova

Since when is a "quid pro quo" a crime? You do a quid pro quo at the Walmart, every time you buy something at a store - you give the check-out clerk money, and you walk out with your purchases - that's a "quid pro quo".

And every time you get a paycheck. (yeah, I know you don't work, you get free money from the government, there is no "quid pro quo" there - you get something ($$$) for nothing (sitting on your butt in front of CNN).

Quid Pro Quo is not a crime, it is not a felony, it is not even a misdemeanor. Quid Pro Quo is the basic principle of Capitalism.

Before you use big words, try to learn what they mean.

billrw3

Yes, you're very clever in noticing that Quid Pro Quo can mean any form of transaction. Unfortunately you seem to be blissfully ignorant of the particular malfeasance being at issue. Why not go do some investigation on the actual conversation being held, then you can come back and talk more with the adults in the room.

Hananova

WHAT "malfeasance"? BTW "malfeasance" is not a crime.

What;'s next? Go after Trump for thinking bad thoughts. Charge Barron with stealing candy?

Wait till 2020, when you have millions of illegal voters, and steal THAT election, too. Enjoy America was it becomes a third-world jungle. Don't worry about a pension, you will get nothing.

Democrats are total RACIST SCUM.

And BTW2, I have lived in Ukraine, doing business there, too, so I know far more about corruption than anyone here.

There are more layers to this if you zoom out, but everyone here is talking about a leaf on a tree, instead of the whole branch, or the tree, or the forest.

And most of it is based on Progressives conspiracy to overturn a legitimate election, plotting a coup-de'tat.

Go back to your Romper Room.

tomboy88

KB and other always Trumpers: please explain to me what you would have said if Obama had done this. Held up military aid for Ukraine to fight Russia in order to get dirt on Mitt Romney it McCain. Can you even imagine?! Remember when Russia and Putin (you know, torturer and murderer of journalists and anti-corruption lawyers?) were the enemy? Remember that? Give me a break. You have no principles. You have no backbone. You’re anti-American and have no real respect for the constitution. A few years ago you tea baggers were shoving your constitution in our face. You’re a joke.

Hananova

You're the joke. Jerks like you will have us in WW3 soon if you blame all your existential problems on Russia. Well, they are WHITE. is that the justification for your racism?

KB Thomas

The bottom line is the path to the New World Order has to go through Trump and it will not happen on his watch.

tomboy88

What principle has he not yet made you abandon? Trump is a trust-destroying machine. Show me an institution we have trust in, he’ll force you to question that trust. Case in point: The Navy SEAL (Gallagher) he pardoned was sabotaged by his platoon. His fellow deals in his platoon sabotaged his sniper rifle so that he couldn’t shoot civilians. The military is just the latest institution he’s weaponized for his own political gain. Nixon never came close to this level of obstruction of justice either. Is that no longer a crime?

Hananova

YOU on the Loonie Left have abandoned Morality and Ethics, and you offer some simpleton "values" - transitory and meaningless - in exchange. You worship your Gods of Inclusion, Diversity and Tolerance. What a pathetic joke. While you incinerate and destroy the remaining foundations of civilized society. To hell with the Boy Scouts, to hell with the Christian Church, to hell with the Law and and the Constitution, to hell with Education, to hell with government responsible to the people. No Institution, NOTHING, has not been corrupted by the Left.

Aim_High

Didn't realize their was so much snow in the forecast.

Justice81

The New World Order is occurring now with our Criminal,Lying, Crooked, should be locked up President. You know what you can do with YOUR NEW WORLD ORDER!

Justice81

You know where you can shove your "New World Order Lies!" Are you sick?

tomboy88

Also, impeachment is not a criminal trial, so...yeah.

Justice81

Impeachment is a Trial...to determine if a President should be kicked out of Office. Trump Should be!

tomboy88

Read the constitution rather than regurgitating FOX and Nunes, Bill. The constitution clearly says that the Senate (not the House) will conduct the trial. Same as with Clinton. The republicans have had every possible argument shot down: ‘You’re not letting republicans into the closed door testimony!’ No, 47 republicans are in those sessions. ‘You’re not having open hearings!’ Okay, now we’re having them open. ‘You’re not publishing closed-door testimony!’ Okay, published. ‘No quid pro quo from Trump!’ Sondland and others say there absolutely was. ‘The whistleblower made false claims!’ Everyone in the world has corroborated it. ‘The military aid for Ukraine was eventually released!’ Yeah, only after Trump found out he was caught. ‘Biden’s son profited from his father’s position!’ Uh huh, like sorta how Eric, Don Jr., and Ivaka are doing currently? ‘Trump was fighting corruption in Ukraine!’ Uh, so why did every diplomat, State department officials, and national security council official decry Trump’s removing our ambassador at the behest of Giuliani a corrupt Ukrainian “prosecutor”? ‘Nunes said it’s all on the up and up!’ Uh, appears that Nunes himself went to Ukrainians to dig up dirt on Biden.

Hsapiens42

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Gary Lukert

Yes, Trump is accused, but, unlike "non-president" citizens, Trump can BLOCK people from Testifying. Actually, by not allowing people to Testify, Trump is ADMITTING HE IS GUILTY. If this were a Democrat, Trump AND YOU Would be screaming to the high heavens. Everything Trump and his Republicans are AGAINST Now, they would be FOR! They are GUTLESS COWARDS!!!

Hananova

What a twisted reality. Schiftless is the one who is blocking relavant witnesses from testifying.

sarelon

Seriously - do some research. Yes, Trump has blocked a number of people from testifying.

Hananova

Hey joke-boy, do your own research. Shiftless blocked Republicans from calling ANY witnesses. Then Pelosi's Politburo referred the matter to Round Mound Nadler's Kangaroo committee where the referral document promised the Republicans could actually call their own witnesses. Then Round Mound, when that hearing started, ruled that the Republicans could NOT call any witnesses. And feckless Republicans said, "Yes suh, massa Nadler!"

Gary Lukert

This President is the worst Crook and Liar the world has ever known! He is the Most Ever person to have ever drawn a breath!

Louis

And the point is that once this gets to the Senate the investigation is over and the whistle blower must come forward. Maybe they will call back the sniffling professor that testified against the Supreme Court Candidate. I think that the point being made here is that this group has a long tradition of suppressing the rights of a citizens. And that their actions are clearly causing Trump polls to go way up. Are they speaking against the 6th Amendment?

tomboy88

Who the hell cares about the polls? The reason our founders put impeachment into the constitution is for exactly this purpose! Madison wanted impeachment in the constitution for EXACTLY this purpose: what if a president cheats? Trump clearly broke multiple laws. One is that presidents can’t hold up funds appropriated by Congress to further his own political purposes, directly screwing our ally against Russia. What is impeachable offense, if not this? Explain to me like I’m 6 years old please.

Louis

You are correct about holding up funding. Obama held the funds up. Trump released not only the funds but also the weapons for the Ukrainians to defend themselves. I guess that is why the Ukrainian President announce just today that Trump did nothing wrong. The Ukrainian President seem very pleased with how Trump conducted this matter.

Hananova

You have a reality problem

sarelon

We have laws protecting whistle blowers. Testimony of a whistle blower will not be presented so that individual could remain anonymous forever.

You proclaim that somehow what happened during the Obama administration and the Trump administration in regards with Ukraine are in some way similar - they are not. Joe Biden threatened to withhold military aid if a known corrupt prosecutor was not removed. Multiple international sources were doing the same thing at the same time in a concerted effort to remove some of the corruption from their government. Neither Obama nor Biden received personal gains from the removal of the prosecutor (and if you think it had anything to do with Hunter then you need way more research). When Trump threatened to withhold similar funds, it was in an effort to get a foreign government to investigate his political rival. In other words, Trump himself stood to benefit. That makes it illegal.

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