Let voters decide Trump's future

 
Updated 11/8/2019 3:49 PM

I am apprehensive of what is to come regarding impeachment. I feel the impeachment of President Trump is going to do more harm than good, because it'll pull Congress away from its main duty, and the removal of President Trump should only occur in the upcoming election.

America was built on the principle that the people should decide who is a part of their government. As stated by James Madison in Federalist 10, "When a majority is included ... the form of popular government ... enables it to sacrifice to its ruling passion or interest both the public good and the rights of other citizens," the American government functions best when the public is in control. I trust that we the people will take a stand when it is our time, and we will speak for ourselves on whether or not President Trump should be removed.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

It's best that Congress continues with its regular operations, and not get caught up in impeachment. Congress's main duty is to pass legislation as stated under Article I of the Constitution, and that duty is how we make the change that we want to see in the world. When Congress is caught up in the impeachment inquiry, they're abandoning their duty to make laws that will better the country as a whole.

Some may argue that under Article I of the Constitution, Congress also has to job of conducting impeachments of the president to maintain our democracy. While this is true, it does not change the fact that Congress is abandoning their most important duty. I feel that it is best that Congress slow down on the impeachment of President Trump, and instead wait for the voters to decide on whether or not he could be removed from office in 2020.

Andrew Brizzell

Mundelein

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