Why is this a Star Chamber Impeachment?
Imagine you have in your life someone who doesn’t like you for whatever reason. That person has bad-mouthed you in your mutual circles and beyond for a number of years.
Now imagine that this person decides to go after you legally. He charges you with something pretty significant. You could lose everything, including your job. You immediately share information publicly that demonstrates the charge is clearly false. He doesn’t care. He continues to push. Then, because he also has legal power due to his job, he decides to start calling witnesses against you. You, however, will not be calling witnesses.
And, by the way, he will be presiding over the trial so he will be both your accuser and judge.
These witnesses are called without you being present. There is no way for you to record what is said. You are not allowed to have legal representation in the room. When someone else in the room asks a witness a follow-up question that your enemy doesn’t like because it could help you or hurt him, your enemy tells the witness not to answer the question. And since your enemy is also acting as judge, the witness doesn’t answer.
While all this is going on in secret, your enemy begins leaking little bits of information. You still have no access to the room and you still have no lawyer present.
These are the star chamber proceedings that Adam Schiff is running against President Trump on behalf of the Democrat Party.
What is a star chamber? The Free Dictionary offers a historical overview of the star chamber including this:
The importance of the Star Chamber increased during the reigns of James I (1603–25) and Charles I (1625–49). Under Archbishop William Laud, the court became a tool of royal oppression, seeking out and punishing religious and political dissidents. In the 1630s Laud used the Star Chamber to persecute a group of Puritan leaders, most of whom came from the gentry, subjecting them to the pillory and Corporal Punishment. Though the Star Chamber could not mete out Capital Punishment, it inflicted everything short of death upon those found guilty. During this time the court met in secret, extracting evidence by torturing witnesses and handing out punishments that included mutilation, life imprisonment, and enormous fines. It turned equity’s traditionally broad discretion into a complete disregard for the law. The Star Chamber sometimes acted on mere rumors in order to suppress opposition to the king.
The Star Chamber’s Arbitrary use of power and the cruel punishments it inflicted produced a wave of reaction against it from Puritans, advocates of common-law courts, and others opposed to the reign of Charles I. In 1641 the Long Parliament abolished the court and made reparations to some of its victims.
The term star chamber has come to mean any lawless and oppressive tribunal, especially one that meets in secret. The constitutional concept of Due Process of Law is in part a reaction to the arbitrary use of judicial power displayed by the Star Chamber.
If this process that is happening between the Democrats and President Trump were happening to you, your spouse, your child, or your parent, would you say that person is getting due process under the law? I would think not.
This is what we are supposed to think is a fair legal proceeding regarding the Democrat’s attempt to remove President Trump from office. It’s a total and complete joke that started before he even was sworn in.
Even more than a joke, it’s distressing if you believe in equal justice under the law. This sets a terrible precedence for future presidents and the rest of the country.
If the President of the United States of America cannot get equal justice under the law of our land, why in the world should you and I think we would?
Here’s a couple of videos. I know listening to Hannity and Ingraham interview people is often difficult because they don’t know when to stop talking, but the information from their guests is helpful.
I’m going to continue to update this post today (October 31) as more good videos come out during the so-called vote so scroll down for newest ones.
I love Senator Kennedy. He’s so frank and funny.
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