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Constitution has way to get rid of Trump

Constitution has way to get rid of Trump

Look to the Constitution for change in power

 

Our Constitution has served our republic well, and its defects have continually been remedied by its amendments, some of which have been motivated by a crisis survived.

Today, many are concerned that a chief executive might engage in visceral and dangerously impulsive actions that imperil diplomatic stability and, ultimately and irretrievably, unleash awesome power at the speed of modern technology for prosecuting total war.

The 25th Amendment is, in part, a safety valve. In Section 4, the amendment provides a way to temporarily dis-empower the president.

The mechanism for doing such directs “the vice president and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide” to forward an opinion of presidential incompetency. I suggest that the Congress consider crafting a law designating that a majority of the 50 states’ governors may constitute the “such other body.”

John Hershey

Charlton

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