Trump Impeachment Drives Democrats' Love of Constitution — Here's How They Really Feel
The following op-ed by Committee for Justice president Curt Levey was published in Fox News:
If you listened to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's address on Thursday, you might have thought she was announcing an armed revolution. She opened with "Let us begin where our founders began in 1776. When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another."
The good news is that there will be no revolution for now. The speaker was just awkwardly trying to equate President Trump with Great Britain's "oppressive monarch" George III and Democrats' impeachment efforts with the founding of our republic.
Pelosi wrapped herself so tightly in our nation's founding documents that in her first 90 words alone, she explicitly mentioned the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and "our founders," while quoting both the Declaration and Article II of the Constitution. She then went on to cite the Constitution's separation of powers and its check and balances, as well as the names and wise words of no less than four founding fathers, all as justification for Democrats' impeachment proceedings.
Pelosi even cited "our founders’ … firm reliance on divine providence," a profound irony for the leader of a party that considers a display of the Ten Commandments on public property to be a threat to freedom...