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Does The 25th Amendment Set The Stage For A Legalized Coup?

One wonders.

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Section 4 of the 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution reads, “Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments (our emphasis) or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.” There are other important sections of the 25th dealing with presidential succession. But the fourth is our topic today.

The immediate question is this: Joe Biden is incapacitated. It is obvious. The extent is unknown, but the reality is omnipresent. There has been talk of the veep and the Cabinet invoking Section 4 of the 25th Amendment. It is just talk at this point. However, if it were to come to that, how is this any different than a legalized coup?

I am aware it should only be invoked in extreme circumstances. But, it can be invoked whenever the numbers in the Cabinet are there. Would Kamala Harris and the Biden Cabinet, to spare themselves further political embarrassment by Joe Biden, use the 25th to boot him from office for political, not health (mental or otherwise) reasons? I think they would. Hence, a legal coup.

This is as opposed to the magical coup that some brainless populists seem to favor to return former President Trump to power. I say magical because I read on social media many golly gee wow prognostications of Trump’s imminent return to the Oval Office. This is generally posited by the very gullible or the mentally handicapped, who believe that all constitutional process will somehow be thrown aside so their icon can lo and behold appear behind the Resolute Desk and once again govern. I know in my heart that the Soviets did a bad thing when they locked up certain political types in psychiatric hospitals. However, in this case the Reds may have had a decent point.

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There have been cases in the past, specifically the last days of Wilson and FDR, where the 25th would have come in handy. But neither the veep nor the party of the president then had that lean and hungry look. They do today. They also have midterms coming up. With the Biden Bugout and the border hanging over them, not to mention other contentious issues and with the present margins so tight in Congress, the Democrats would love to choose a scapegoat and push the jettison button. His name could be Joe Biden.

If they tried that maneuver figure Blinken, Austin, Garland, Vilsack, Raimondo, and Walsh as probable for Biden. Why? They either owe Biden for rescuing them from the chorus or they are party apparatchiks, not ready to buck authority. The rest of the Cabinet in her corner would give Harris more than she needs to topple Biden. The Republicans, more than several having called for resignation, would he trapped in a corner, seemingly getting what they wanted, though losing their best sales tool in Joe Biden.

When? Significantly before the 2022 midterms. Say, next spring. Any number of reasons are already apparent, but Harris and her band will want a definitive incident to put the cherry on the cake. In the fullness of time between now and spring there will likely be a Biden gaffe or move so plainly confused and incompetent that it could serve as that cherry. It will he portrayed as for the public good and in keeping with the Constitution. Both may be true. But both would also serve the partisan interests of the Democrats.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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David Carlisle
David Carlisle
2 months ago

One coup deserves another (but we need to evaluate it first)!! The Democrats pulled a legalized coup in the election [they successfully deceived enough voters to get their man in the Oval Office]. If the 25th amendment is used to pull another legalized coup then President Harris will take office; we need to pause and access if that would be better than ‘President’ Biden. I don’t really think it will be!!

pa l
pa l
2 months ago
Reply to  David Carlisle

both are puppets so….no difference

pa l
pa l
2 months ago

Dave….your concern would have been more relevant if you would have been a more astute observer of the 2020 sham election.

Eugene Ross
Eugene Ross
2 months ago

and Hanging is the punishment for treason

Fighterforfreedom
Fighterforfreedom
2 months ago
Reply to  Eugene Ross

That is why our founding fathers planted all the trees on the national mall bc they knew it was only a matter of time until a free open republic became corrupt. The trees on the national mall are mature and can easily serve as a public hanging gallows as the entire bureaucracy is the deep state which will require many tree limbs – fortunately, since growth of hemp has been approved by Trump, we do not have to rely on chyyna for the miles of rope that will be required to swing the herd of treasonists abetting the deep state.

Fighterforfreedom
Fighterforfreedom
2 months ago

Killiary runs thé demonocrat party; she is now thé stooge the puppet masters selected with the puppet masters those that collateralize the federal reserve. She is subservient to the Clinton foundation contributors which are the Tri-lateral commission and the council on foreign relations which has many large foreign contributors including , but not limited to, OPEC oil sheiks & Chyyna. The motives resulting in dementia Joe to effect the Obama plan to demise free will and human rights and sell out our opportunity to the highest bidder and condition the future generation to accept diminishing returns without question is being employed; this is not Obama’s plan but is a continuation of Kissinger establishing chyyna with most favored nation status and then bill Clinton doing the NWO bidding through effecting NAFTA which has resulted in the economic road show moving to chyyna as they are conscripted cheap labor which yields tremendous profits. Just like the road show moved from England to thé US as long as the US is willing to contribute a significant percentage of GDP to Military efforts as well as throw our offspring into the mix to operate the military which protects the interests of thé federal reserve collateralizers. Since we pulled our personnel out of Afghanistan, thé collateralizers wanted payback for tge trillions of debt that was floated to finance 20 years of war so Biden left the military equipment which will be reverse engineered permitting chyyna to be the country to now protect the NWO collateralizers interests with lithium and other rare earth metals to be mined out of Afghanistan to support the electric vehicle industry as well as other rare earth metals which are vital to fabricating radar wave guides, semiconductor substrates to result in quantum computing, etc. . Forfeiture of Afghanistan by the US and it’s western allies permits chyyna to have the last piece of thé puzzle to build out the Silk Road which then permits chyyna to control Europe, Africa, SW Asia with its abundance of oil and also seal off the development of the Pacific Trade Pact which takes advantage of all the cheap labor in SW Asia, India, Pakistan, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Malaysia – demise of Australia is also occurring with the aussies forfeiting their weapons and now living what is essentially martial law as Australia also has vast abundant resources which thé NWO , who finances Chyyna’s central bank, want so it can feed chyyna as the global supplier of everything.
The article also refers how trump supporters think that impeaching Biden will permit trump to assume thé presidency. This is misinformation as trump supporters have now employed the lefts tactics that thé left used against Trump; what trump supporters support to reinstate trump as POTUS is the state election vote audits to reveal that the election was, indeed, stolen using a fraudulent voting system which had been used in Venezuela as well as other countries to institute the autocracies needed so the NWO policies of socialism can be instituted- and socialism is the upside as depopulation is another NWO objective.

Steven
Steven
2 months ago

Article 4 of the 25th amendment DOES NOT remove the President from office. It grants the Vice President authority to discharge the duties of the President as ACTING President. It is critical to understanding that term to not it is the same term used in Article 3 when the President informs the same officers he is unable to perform the duties of the office. The role of Acting President is only effective until the same officials are informed the President is able to resume his duties. It is also relevant that Article 1 states that when the President is removed from office, the Vice President BECOMES President, not that they discharge the duties as Acting President. The difference in terms indicates that Articles 3 and 4 DO NOT provide a means to actually remove the President from office. If they did, the Vice President COULD NOT become Acting President, because they would have become President.

THOMAS
THOMAS
2 months ago

I read this article and said to myself, who’s ever behind it has to be a Democrat or someone else that has no respect for what President Trump accomplished in the four years he was our Commander N Chief! What we had, was a President that genuinely loved our country and the American People. His caring and support for all Americans resounded over and over again while he was in office. What we have now, is a liar, cheat, thief, corrupt and traitor running what’s left of our country! Joe Biden is the the true meaning of the word “MISTAKE”!

Stan Stanfield
Stan Stanfield
2 months ago

Never happen. Things are going to come to a head before that scenario might play out, with the forensic audits coming up, and the U.S. military, who reportedly Have It All regarding the stolen 2020 election, supporting new elections under their strict auspices. But maybe I’m so optimistic that Truth will prevail because I might have apoplexy if Harris comes anywhere near the top job – since she is not even eligible for the VP slot either, for not being a ‘natural born’ citizen, and needs to be taken down from that job in any event – and I don’t want to shuffle off this mortal coil just yet, with things getting so interesting.

What is a ‘natural born’ citizen, you ask? A nbc is a person “born in the country, OF PARENTS WHO ARE CITIZENS” thereof. (The definition is from the definitive tome of the day of the constitutional Framers, E. de Vattel’s ‘The Law of Nations’. And that eligibility requirement for those two offices – and those two federal offices only, attesting to their special nature in our system of government, having to do with being the Commander in Chief of the nation’s military forces – STILL STANDS, absent a constitutional amendment to the contrary.) NEITHER of Harris’s parents were U.S. citizens at the time of her birth. So we have enough on our plate, to bring this country back under the rule of law, and for Truth to prevail, without having a dubious 25th Amendment card to play.

Tom Tucker
Tom Tucker
2 months ago

Milley and Pelosi had a coup planned if Trump was reelected. That came out today. These traitors are a real threat to the republic and have to be removed NOW.