• Nonsense on Display: Nancy Pelosi Speaks About the Constitution

    Surge Summary: Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi lectures Americans about Republicans war against the Constitution. Really, try not to laugh. 

    by Gary Bauer

    Someone could easily write a book about all the outrageous things said by the left during this impeachment sham.  If they did, a chapter should be devoted to what Nancy Pelosi said at a press conference yesterday.

    Commenting on the impeachment trial, Pelosi suggested the president could not be acquitted by the Senate unless it follows her rules and allows her witnesses.  That’s absurd!

    Then she blasted the president’s legal team, saying they were “there to dismantle the Constitution,” that “they disgraced themselves terribly” and she added, “I don’t know how they can retain their lawyer status in the comments that they are making.”

    Don’t laugh.  Speaker Pelosi is third in line to the presidency.  If anything, God forbid, should happen to President Trump and Vice President Pence, we’d be dealing with President Pelosi!  And her remarks show you the mindset of the left.

    In this country, an accused thief, drug dealer, rapist, even a murderer, all have the right to legal representation.  It is one of the hallmarks of our legal system.  Liberals in the past, to their credit, pushed to make sure everyone had that right.  Even the poor who can’t afford an attorney are assigned one at taxpayer expense.

    But today’s so-called “progressives” are not traditional liberals.  They are increasingly authoritarians who will stop at nothing to gain power.  And they are signaling in various ways that if they gain power, they intend to deprive those they disagree with of their constitutional rights.  That’s the danger here.

    And in some ways, it’s even worse than that.  You wouldn’t invite a wifebeater to be the keynote speaker at a feminist convention.  There would be outrage for obvious reasons.  And relying on Nancy Pelosi to lecture us about threats to the Constitution should engender outrage too.

    Pelosi and her minions have aggressively attacked the First Amendment freedom of religion.  They empower leftists on university campuses to aggressively attack the freedom of speech and assembly.  They are aggressively campaigning on a promise to erase the Second Amendment.

    And she says the president’s lawyers should be disbarred for defending the president in this sham impeachment?  She should be expelled from Congress!

    One final point.  There are quite a few attorneys at the finest law firms in Washington, D.C., who routinely virtue signal.  How do they do that?

    Each firm encourages its attorneys to do pro bono work to help those who can’t afford it.  Do any of these up and coming legal eagles provide help to the family whose son or daughter was killed by a drunk illegal immigrant?  No.  Do they help defend a child harassed at school for praying?  No.

    When these attorneys want to virtue signal, they represent radical Islamic terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, and they are praised for their efforts by people like Nancy Pelosi.

    To Pelosi, Gitmo inmates deserve legal representation but President Trump does not.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally posted here.

    Image: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/; adapted from: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/25514821787

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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