Opinion: If Trump Goes, Pence Goes Too

Opinion: If Trump Goes, Pence Goes Too

A corrupt politician appoints corrupt politicians.
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Ever since day one, the Democratic party and other parties opposing the Trump Administration have been calling for the impeachment or resignation of President Donald Trump. However, a lot of people are concerned about the result of Trump's impeachment or resignation saying his appointed vice president might be just as if not far more dangerous than Donald Trump. John Oliver covers this in his Last Week Tonight segment on Vice President Mike Pence.

In the video, he brings up that Pence is the only person appointed by Trump who can't get fired, a relevant fact in the wake of a week filled with resignations and sacking of top government positions. While the investigation on Russia's involvement in the 2016 Presidential Election continues and we brace ourselves to see if they find anything that could result in Trump's impeachment, John Oliver's concern over a potential President Mike Pence becomes more relevant. Which brings up the question: Why is it we are allowing a person who was appointed by a crooked politician to come into power if the crooked politician loses his job?

I realize we created the law where Presidents pick their running mate to be of the same party to avoid things like other parties trying to get rid of the President in some way so their party can gain access to the presidency or so that a president can still push forward their plans or ideas that they had while in office, should anything happen to them. This became very important in cases like President Abraham Lincoln and President Andrew Johnson where Lincoln and Johnson ran against each other, one a Republican and the other a Democrat, Johnson becoming Lincoln's Vice President after coming in second in the race for the presidency. Lincoln was assassinated due to the unpopular opinion of abolishing slavery and Andrew Johnson became President. While President, his measures to reconstruct the South didn't go far given the house and Senate Republican majority but part of the motive of the assassination was the potential for a Democratic President. Despite the understandable origins of this law, this begs the question, is this still a good idea if the Vice President candidate was appointed by a corrupt politician?

When President Nixon had been president, he had lost his Vice President Spiro T. Agnew over a scandal unrelated to Watergate, then a few years later Nixon had resigned due to his scandal. Nixon had appointed Agnew as his Vice President and both had been corrupt in their time in office.

Perhaps I'm mixing correlation with causation here and I realize there is still a lot to be investigated with the Russian involvement in the 2016 election. It just concerns me how many politicians so close to Trump were involved in it and I am not doubtful they'll find evidence that Trump was involved. And given that Trump and those close to Trump are probably guilty of colluding with Russia it's not that far of a logical step that Pence is somehow involved in this huge mess we are trying to unravel.

Of course if Pence is impeached, we have Paul Ryan as his replacement which is also not ideal and that seems to be the theme the farther down we go. At the end of the day, it'll just be easier to vote in the upcoming November election and gain more Democratic seats stall any of the damage the GOP is trying to do. And then maybe, just maybe undo all of the damage the GOP has done in 2020 if we get a Democratic President and house and Senate majority somewhere in my wildest liberal dreams.

I also know it's very unlikely that we’ll change the law. It's just a very obvious loophole that I know they took advantage of. It feels like a crazy game of chess. I'm not sure where this will go, but I'm not sure if I like it.

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Customer Service Expert, Gary Brewster of Oneida Provides Tips for Displaying Appreciation to Your Customers

By taking a more direct and proactive approach to managing your customers, you can open up a new avenue of success for your business.

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Customer relationships are a core part of your business success. Many businesses that outperform their competitors are just more responsive in this area. By taking a more direct and proactive approach to managing your customers, you can open up a new avenue of success for your business. How can you display genuine appreciation to them? Here are tips and practices from customer service expert and accomplished entrepreneur, Gary Brewster in Oneida, Tennessee that you can adopt.

Event Sponsorship

There are many small signs of appreciation you can show to customers, but hosting an event provides significant evidence to customers that your business genuinely acknowledges and cares for their support. With these events, you can treat customers as guests - which can be a great way to elevate your relationship with them. After these events, you can follow-up with your customers, build upon that relationship, and gain additional insights into their expectations.

Customized Products and Services

Customers will be pleasantly surprised to see products specifically catered to their preferences. This shows that you do respond to their feedback and are appreciative of the information they provide. Also, you are reinforcing the fact that your business firmly puts a priority on their needs and is committed to elevating their experience. You can personalize your products through a couple of means, including offering them in certain colors, modifications, labels, and more.

Use Handwritten Notes

A handwritten note is one of the best ways to convey authenticity in your messages. When you use this medium for sending messages of appreciation to your customers, it generates a more positive response. In a world saturated with emails, social media messages, and mobile text, a handwritten letter can stand out. You can work with your team in organizing a schedule where customers are sent handwritten notes. These can especially work great for the holiday season as customers are more receptive to goodwill messages during this time.

Develop a Loyalty Program

While your business benefits form loyalty programs, they also make the customer feel more appreciated. For your most consistent customers, you are sending the message to them that their loyalty has not gone unnoticed and that you are truly grateful. When repeat business is rewarded, the long-term benefits will be valuable. Instead of merely creating a loyalty program from scratch, consider doing research and recognize specific purchasing patterns within your customer base. You can then highlight certain products they favor and make that the focal point of your loyalty program.

When it comes to maintaining a high standard of customer service, communication and goodwill are valuable. Showing appreciation to your customers is more than simply communicating with them, but also conveying a general sense of commitment to their needs. Your business stands to gain immensely by developing this unique approach to customer service. Consider adding more of these elements as you build your customer service strategy with your team.


About Gary Brewster:

Gary Brewster in Oneida, Tennessee is an entrepreneur and commercial roofing expert. Driven by building excellent relationships, he takes pride in providing the best customer service possible. As a business owner, his goals include delivering exceptional service, solving complex problems, and giving back to the community. Outside of the office, Gary enjoys spending time on his family farm with his wife, children, and grandchildren.


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The Crimes And Misdemeanors Of A Sitting President

Whether you agree with Nancy Pelosi, regarding impeachment or not, the question each American should ask is: Can this nation survive any more division?

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Whether you agree with Nancy Pelosi, regarding impeachment or not, the question each American should ask is; can this nation survive any more division? Is Nancy correct in her comment, "He's just not worth it?" Impeachment should not be used as a political tool to remove an unwanted government official out of office. Its purpose is to bring charges against a government official and once the official is impeached then the legislative body can impose judgment which could ultimately remove the official from office.

Moreover, in the past, this country has impeached two sitting presidents and neither ended with his removal. According to www.merriam-webster.com, the definition of impeaching is "(a) to charge with a crime or misdemeanor, specifically: to charge a public official before a competent tribunal with misconduct in office. (b) to remove from office especially for misconduct, and (c) to bring an accusation against."

So how many cases of impeachment has the United States experienced with sitting presidents? According to www.History.com, eight U.S. presidents have faced impeachment, but with very different results. John Tyler was the first president to face impeachment proceedings in 1843. Representative John Botts of Virginia filed claimed Tyler conduct of the U.S. Treasury although the House of Representatives voted Botts' claim down.

Andrew Johnson was the second sitting president to have impeachment proceedings filed against him. In 1868 President Johnson dismissed Secretary of War Edwin Stanton and according to Congress, the president violated the Tenure of Office Act. Even though Johnson was impeached the Senate would not confirm his removal from office and he finished his term.

With the exception of Grover Cleveland, the twentieth century gave way for many calls for impeachment beginning with Herbert Hoover, Harry Truman, Ronald Reagan, and ending with George H.W. Bush. None of these presidents were subjected to the process as the claims never had the votes to call for a hearing on the committees.

There were three articles of impeachment against Richard Nixon, however, he resigned in 1974 before any of the proceedings could take place. In 1998 Bill Clinton was impeached over allegations of perjury and obstruction of justice relating to the Monica Lewinsky case. In Clinton's case, the Senate acquitted, and he finished his term in office just like Andrew Johnson.

President Trump is under scrutiny for some of the very reason's other presidents have had impeachment proceedings. He has proven to most American's that he is a danger to our democracy. Trump has snubbed his nose at the foreign emolument clause, creating an open way for foreign powers to pressure our president to stray from his constitutional obligation to the United States. The firing of the FBI Director James Comey and fulling admitting on national television to Lester Holt that he did because of "this Russia thing." This is "obstruction of justice," and other presidents have been charged with this article of impeachment. However, Nixon resigned, and Clinton was acquitted.

So why is he not worth it? First the truth, he won the election. Unless there is proven evidence that he colluded with the Russians to rig the 2016 presidential election reversing this fact will drive this new faction of voters back to the polls to elect another under-qualified candidate. In addition, the Republican Party will use the impeachment as a platform in the upcoming election. Citing the Democrats stole the White House from them.

Second, is the nation ready for even one year of Mike Pence as president? His record as Governor of Indiana is the only evidence needed. He banned Syrian refugees, he reinstated mandatory minimum sentences and authored a bill to defund Planned Parenthood. He doesn't take to Twitter, has the political knowledge, and is waiting his turn to strike like an incurable virus.

Third and even more disturbing is the Republican Party and their efforts to gloss over his crimes and misdemeanors and cite the economy, and jobs. Many won't vote against Trump because of his base; cannot afford to have to explain their decisions to his base voters in 2020. Most fear they will have to go through a primary. Even though if they removed Trump and put Pence in his place they could have during their two-year reign and most American's civil liberties would be a thing of the past.

The voters gave their voice in 2018 and Congress is working, unlike the previous Congress. They have a lot of work to do and spinning their wheels debating the crimes and misdemeanors of the sitting president is counter-productive. History will repeat itself and he will be acquitted.

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