Facebook Post: 2021-02-09T15:12:38

Much of the media coverage is useless or next to useless, but if you focus on the complaints and arguments of the representatives opposed to impeachment, their arguments follow a few basic patterns

1) It’s illegal to impeach the President because reasons
2) It would be bad to impeach because then they’ll call witnesses
3) It will lead to more impeachments

Since this is a very heated topic for some, let’s take emotion out of this equation by reframing the argument as one between parents and their children. In fact, if you are a parent, you may have run into this very situation. Same arguments, different presentation.


1) I’m your child and you love me. I shouldn’t be able to get in trouble for the things I do

2) It’s not fair to ask other people what happened, they’ll tattle on me

3) If you punish me now, you might have to punish my brothers and sisters in the future when they do something wrong.

If my children came to me with these arguments, they’d need more than Johnny Cochrane and Perry Mason for the defense… Something to consider.

By Dan Granot

I chose the Shorter Whitman because of his work, "Song of Myself" and because of my self-deprecating sense of humor. I am under no illusion that I can write successful essays or poetry, but I have been known to write them anyway.

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