Heaven Kyle, Sadiyah Clemmer, Fenger High School
Do you believe the president should be impeached? The definition of Impeachment: the action of calling into question the integrity or validity of something. Impeachment is a long and hard process especially when being in politics. Regular trails take an essential amount of time, think about if we were to put Trump on trial as the “President”, even longer.
The Impeachment process has a lot of fundamentals than just “we don’t like the president lets kick him out”. Impeachment: The process begins with US Congress voting to impeach, which they may be encouraged to do by regular voters. If Congress passes the motion by a majority, it will appoint members to act as ‘prosecutors’ in a subsequent Senate ‘trial’. Senators act as a jury on the president’s guilt, with the Attorney General as judge. Also, the President is only removed from office if they are found guilty by a two-thirds majority of the Senate. Also, Trump controls the republican party which is the majority of the Senate seats. So, it would be extremely difficult to persuade them to want to overturn Trump. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/impeachment-long-does-process-take/
If the Impeachment of Trump was to actually go through the next person in line is Mike Pence. MIKE PENCE!!! Who openly discriminates against the LGBTQ community and other races. Why go through all this trouble when the re-elections are in a couple of months? Are me and my partner saying we support Trump, NO! But, we do understand it wouldn’t be the most prudent choice to impeach Trump as of now.
So, with that being said the solution that my partner and I believe would be the most effective. Is to ban Trump from being able to be re-elected. Since Impeachment takes way to long, by the time anything “might” get approved Trump would be out of office and eligible to re-elect. So let’s take his power to do so completely away, by wiping him off the eligibility list to run for president again. Why allow him to continue his trail of destruction for a second term? We the youth, the powerful youth can use our voices and votes to get this law approved. We just all have to unite and want it more for our future than anyone else.