Thoughts on Trump and Impeachment

Forgive me for thinking out loud but thinking on paper is often useful, and I think could be helpful for others.  Should President Trump have been impeached and should he now be removed from office? What deserves impeachment: I believe that the Founders meant for impeachment to happen more often then we have used it.  James Madison in the debate of the constitution said impeachment was necessary “for defending the Community [against] the incapacity, negligence or perfidy of the chief Magistrate.” Also, saying after the election the President could, “lose…

Why Utahns Should be Concerned about Actions in the Crimea and Ukraine.

Ukraine and Crimea

The news is replete with Machiavellian images from the Crimea and Ukraine. Russian tanks and military vehicles rolling through city streets. Masked soldiers with no insignia on their uniforms toting automatic weapons among unarmed citizenry. A deposed Ukrainian President. The press rings their hands while diplomats and politicians both past and present weigh in with opinions. Commentary varies from political ping pong on Putin’s part to the inevitable resurgence of the Soviet Union and the resurrection of the Cold War. Regardless of the political motivations rolling around inside of Putin’s…