by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
The Democratic Party may be shocked to hear this, but we live in a country where citizens say who gets an elected position, not a political party. The 2016 election proved that democratic principles are alive and well when then-candidate Trump beat Hillary Clinton. The left has never been able to accept the defeat. The Democrat-led House of Representatives voted along party lines to impeach President Trump, but over what? Hurt feelings?
We live in a country where our voting voices should be held in high regard. Democracy gives citizens a way to speak out against the government and their actions every two, four, and six years. The Democratic Party does not appreciate the ability to elect whom we want. Instead, they are trying to undo the election still three years later. The Democratic Party is trying to stifle the First Amendment rights of American citizens.
Trump’s reelection opportunity is in approximately nine and a half months. Yet, Democrats voted to impeach the president. A sure sign that they think he will win a second term.
James Madison correctly forewarned that impeachment is a potential political tool. He feared the possibility of sharp division amongst the citizenry if impeachment was misused. It was as if Madison knew that the Democratic Party would be what it is today in America.