Time to enact the 25th Amendment!
By: Roy Douglas Malonson, Publisher
The 25th Amendment, proposed by Congress and ratified by the states in the aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, provides the procedures for replacing the president or vice president in the event of death, removal, resignation or incapacitation.
Let’s explore the latter word. “Incapacitation.” Definition: to deprive of ability, qualification, or strength; make incapable or unfit; disable.
Does any part of that definition describe our current president? Hell yes, he is proving that he is UNFIT with every speech, every appearance and every Twitter rant.
“The guy is obviously in mental decline,” Anthony Scaramucci, who briefly served as White House communications director, told CNN.
I agree. He’s a loose cannon. He’s erratic. He’s a bully throwing child-like temper tantrums and doesn’t care who watches.
THIS president famously/infamously said “What do you have to lose?” to African Americans when he was a candidate. One simple answer – EVERYTHING!
The Democrats failed with the impeachment hearings. President Donald Trump bullies reporters during press briefings, has made fun of disabled people with barely an apology and the way he is handling the pandemic/ COVID-19/ Coronavirus crisis, shows us we must do something before it’s too late!
We are losing lives every day while this “Make America Great Again” president is- seemingly- withholding protective gear from states where he thinks the governors are not “nice” to him.
It is indeed time to look at Section 4 of the 25th Amendment– a provision that enables the Vice President, with a majority of members of the Cabinet, to declare the President unable to discharge his duties, thus installing the Vice President as acting President pending a presidential appeal to, and vote by, the Congress.
Basically, get Trump out, let Mike Pence step up or get them both out and let Nancy Pelosi assume charge.
“The 25th Amendment is a concept that is alive every day in the White House,” said Michael Wolff, author of Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, on NBC’s Meet the Press.
This isn’t the first time a president was feared to be unstable. Concerns arose after President Richard Nixon, who was known for his drinking, told lawmakers during Watergate, “I can go into my office and pick up the telephone and in 25 minutes, 70 million people will be dead.”
That statement prompted California Senator Alan Cranston to call Defense Secretary James R. Schlesinger about “the need for keeping a berserk President from plunging us into a holocaust.”
We don’t need another holocaust, another war and damn sure not another insult to humanity.
We need the people around this MAN every day to MAN UP – or our consequences will get deadlier by the day. The world s already on lockdown and the person leading our country is more concerned with ratings, than cures.
YOU MUST UNDERSTAND – action must be taken!
This president ignored warnings back in January when the virus began escalating and people are DYING. He first called it hoax, and now he says he’s not responsible. And he also said this was a tactic for keeping him from re-election, and NOW he says if the death toll remains between 100,000 and 200,00 then that’s an accomplishment.
Who wants to stick their chest out for that? He does!
October 16, 2023, HOUSTON, TX – Congressional Candidate Amanda Edwards has raised over $1 million in less than 4 months, a substantial sum that helps bolster the frontrunner status of the former At-Large Houston City Council Member in her bid for U.S. Congress. Edwards raised over $433,000 in Q3 of 2023. This strong Q3 report expands on a successful Q2 where Edwards announced just 11 days after declaring her candidacy that she had raised over $600,000. With over $829,000 in cash-on-hand at the end of the September 30th financial reporting period, Edwards proves again that she is the clear frontrunner in the race. “I am beyond grateful for the strong outpouring of support that will help me to win this race and serve the incredible people of the 18th Congressional District,” said Edwards. “We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s trajectory, and we need to send servant leaders to Congress who can deliver the results the community deserves. The strong support from our supporters will help us to cultivate an 18th Congressional District where everyone in it can thrive.” Edwards said. “Amanda understands the challenges that the hard-working folks of the 18th Congressional District face because she has never lost sight of who she is or where she comes from; she was born and raised right here in the 18th Congressional District of Houston,” said Kathryn McNiel, spokesperson for Edwards’ campaign. Edwards has been endorsed by Higher Heights PAC, Collective PAC, Krimson PAC, and the Brady PAC. She has also been supported by Beto O’Rourke, among many others. About Amanda: Amanda is a native Houstonian, attorney and former At-Large Houston City Council Member. Amanda is a graduate of Eisenhower High School in Aldine ISD. Edwards earned a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Edwards practiced law at Vinson & Elkins LLP and Bracewell LLP before entering public service. Edwards is a life-long member of St. Monica Catholic Church in Acres Homes. For more information, please visit www.edwardsforhouston.com
As September 13th rolls around, we extend our warmest birthday wishes to the creative powerhouse, Tyler Perry, a man whose indomitable spirit and groundbreaking work have left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. With his multifaceted talents as an actor, playwright, screenwriter, producer, and director, Tyler Perry has not only entertained but also inspired audiences worldwide, particularly within the African-American community, where his influence and role have been nothing short of powerful. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1969, Tyler Perry’s journey to stardom was a path riddled with adversity. Raised in a turbulent household, he found refuge in writing, using it as a therapeutic outlet. This period of introspection gave rise to one of his most iconic creations, Madea, a vivacious, no-nonsense grandmother who would later become a beloved figure in Perry’s works, offering a unique blend of humor and profound life lessons. Despite facing numerous challenges, including rejection and financial struggles, Perry’s determination and unwavering belief in his abilities propelled him forward. In 1992, he staged his first play, “I Know I’ve Been Changed,” which, although met with limited success, was a pivotal moment in his career. Unfazed by initial setbacks, Perry continued to hone his craft, and by 1998, he had successfully produced a string of stage plays that showcased his storytelling prowess.
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