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Lately, as Former Vice President Biden’s mental and physical health visibly declines, I have noticed folks discussing the 25th Amendment and what that would mean for America. Who would be President? Who would be Vice President?
This is an entirely relevant line of questioning that I’m sure many Americans are rightfully apprehensive of, so I’ll do my best in this breakdown to sufficiently answer to the best of my knowledge.
Presidential Disembarkment Protocols
Who Replaces Biden?
First and foremost, YES, there are protocols in place, both in legislation and Amendments to the US Constitution, for when an American President is impeached from office, is relieved of duty, or expires while in the office of the presidency.
Unfortunately, the immediate successor to the American Presidency is Vice President Kamala Harris, an incompetent and blatantly ingenuine woman who cackles uncontrollably at awkwardly inappropriate moments, and speaks in unintelligible word salads which have the complexion of an adult speaking to a 5-year-old with Down syndrome.
Sky News Australia’s Rita Panahi couldn’t have described “the cackling nincompoop who is a heartbeat away from the presidency[‘s]” performance as Vice President thus far more magnificently on the following clip from the Conservative-leaning show, Outsiders.
Where Do We Go From There?
Nevertheless, this happens to be one of those rarer occasions where our original United States Constitution, as drafted by our Founding Fathers, did NOT take into account everything, such as the inconceivable necessity for hypercomprehensive guidance in filling such a vacancy as the Vice Presidency.
Perhaps they believed our nation would be run by people of integrity and virtue, rather than the current gaggle who constantly virtue signal, yet lack all elements of morality and accountability. They were obviously mistaken, and we have allowed greedy childlike narcissists to run the show.
Presidential Succession in the US Constitution
Authored by James Madison at the Federal Convention of 1787, Article II, Section 1, Clause 6 of our US Constitution indicated to the United States Government how the removal of the sitting President would ensue.
[In] case of the removal of the President from office, or of his death, resignation, or inability to discharge the powers and duties of the said office, the same shall devolve on the Vice President.Article II, Section 1, Clause 6—US Constitution
In these times, prior to the 25th Amendment, one VP resigned, seven VPs DIED in office, and eight VPs completed the terms for Presidents who died while in office (i.,e. Kennedy/LBJ, Nixon/Ford, etc.).
Unbeknownst to most, by the time the 25th Amendment was proposed, passed, and adopted, until the 1960s, the seat of the Vice President was UNOCCUPIED upwards of 20% of the time! These days that would cause quite the uproarious outrage.
In the aftermath of World War I, President Woodrow Wilson had suffered a debilitating stroke that rendered him extremely limited in his ability to execute his powers as president, yet no mechanism existed for him to transfer his powers to Vice-President Thomas Marshall had he wanted to do so. While this did not do lasting damage to the government, a similar situation during the Cold War could have had disastrous consequences.Bill of Rights Institute
The 1947 Presidential Succession Act
Following the situation in the recent past with America having an incoherent President Wilson unable to perform his Constitutional duties as required, the tragically sudden death of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, commonly referred to as FDR, swiftly prompted his Vice President Harry Truman to sign Congress’s 1947 Presidential Succession Act on July 18th, 1947.
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt is atop my Top Three Worst Presidents in American History. I can openly admit that I am less than fond of him and his nefarious lasting adverse effects on our Constitutional Republic during his time in office.
Just a handful of these included, involving the US Treasury in the gold market while making owning gold bouillion illegal for citizens leading to confiscation by the Federal Government, allowing the government to go back on its word with debts to citizens, national interest rates, increased spending and deficit, allowed Congress to steal from Americans through taxes that fund the new “retirement fund” called the Social Security Administration [an agency created under FDR, and his relentless, malicious endeavor to stack the Supreme Court may have ultimately failed in its conquest, but it impacted many aspects of our nation to empower the radical Leftists.
I will have to write a piece on President Franklin Roosevelt next. I think the massive extent to which he fundamentally altered our nation as the Founding Fathers intended would surprise the majority of readers, yet clarify so much of how our country seems to suddenly be rapidly eroding before our eyes. America has been slowly festering from FDR for nearly a century, and we are merely seeing it bubbling to the surface through once trusted agencies and institutions.
Anyhoo, I digress. US Code Title 3, Chapter 1, Section 19, Article II of our Constitution dictated the succession protocols, it appointed the Vice Presidency temporarily to the Speaker of the House [in our case in 2022 that would be Madame Speaker Pelosi, an 82-year-old Radical Leftist Representating San Francisco, CA].
At this time, the Speaker of the House simultaneously is deemed the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, therefore, making the Speaker the NEXT in line for the presidency, should a tragedy befall our country; this appointment is regardless of political party affiliation.
The Twenty-Fifth Amendment: Presidential Vacancy, Disability, and Inability
Following the November 22, 1963 assassination of President John F Kennedy, Democrat Senator Birch Bayh from Indiana sought to clarify the succession process by authoring the 25th Amendment to Congress. passed the House with bipartisan support 368 to 29, clearing the two-thirds majority it required as a constitutional amendment. It was ratified in July of 1965, and formerly adopted February 10th, 1967.
This Amendment elucidated the policies for Presidential succession, including temporary transfer of powers, as illustrated in Section 3.
Section 3 of the 25th Amendment allows the President to transfer authority temporarily by submitting a written declaration that he is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.” The President can reclaim those powers and duties later by submitting a second declaration “to the contrary.”
The momentary transfer of powers granted in the 25th Amendment has been used on a handful of occasions since the 1980s; always voluntarily for routine procedures like surgeries or colonoscopies, transferring presidential duties for mere hours.
Though the 25th Amendment has never been wielded against a sitting President, thus far, it has only been used voluntarily for temporary means or following impeachment or resignation.
Section 2 of the 25th Amendment requires the newly appointed President to nominate a replacement Vice President upon such a vacancy opening. However, this nomination MUST BE CONFIRMED by a 2/3 MAJORITY of both Houses of Congress [the House of Representatives and Senate].
The requisite of a majority of both Houses of Congress is one reason why it would be in our best interest NOT to encourage our Representatives to enact the 25th Amendment until AFTER the 2022 election and its potential RED TSUNAMI, giving rise to the Conservatives in the Majority once again; just in time for those much-needed votes.
I believe the Supreme Court Justices are currently considering a ruling on the issue of chronic proxy voting by lavishly living Democratic Congressmen that have been disrupting the efficacy of the Legislative branch of our government and undermining the customary responsibilities we place on our elected public servants.
This past month has been a series of wins for the state of our nation thanks to the incredibly courageous Supreme Court Justices who are overturning unconstitutionally illegitimate precedents like putting abortion laws back to the states [Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey], and taking on controversial cases that are tremendously significant in upholding our Constitutional Rights as American Citizens, such as unconstitutional restrictions on the Second Amendment and pulling back illegitimate powers given to three-letter agencies like the EPA.
God bless every one of them, and may He protect them from the illegal protesting happening outside of their homes [even Leftist news organizations like The Washington Post declared the protests a violation of US Code 18, Chapter 73, Section 1507] and active threats on their lives, especially the attempted assassination of Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh [detailed in court documents below].
Unfortunately for the law-abiding citizens who believe in the judicial system and Constitutional law, regretfully, it still isn’t so straightforward if the Democrats continue their streak of refusing to abide by the laws of our nation as outlined in the US Constitution, and the subsequent Amendments to our Bill of Rights.
Call to Action:
- Get/stay INFORMED AND EDUCATED
- Watch/read news from BOTH SIDES.
- PROTECT your family and fellow Patriots
- Engage in CIVIL DISCOURSE
- REFUTE misinformation
- DO NOT fall into the Third Party trap. Remember Ross Perot is how Clinton got elected.
This is a civil war between Communism and America. There is no more Democrat vs Republican right now. America needs to be united in the party of Patriots who believe in our constitution and the inherent right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
The radical Left has thrown their hail Mary, and we need to get our heads in the game and intercept that pass before it’s too late. Whether or not you believe Orange Man Bad, The Republicans who followed President Donald J Trump are the only hope for remaining a constitutional republic.
NEVER FORGET: They are Rights enumerated to remind us and our government of our innate and indisputable liberties that are granted to us by our Creator, not our government; NEVER to be infringed or impinged upon by elected officials nor bureaucratic narcissists, ALWAYS as protection for We The People from tyranny and despotism at even the highest level of our hierarchical structure.
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