The PointBy Daniel Greenfield

USA Today Runs Editorial Calling for Abolishing the Presidency

Trump Derangement Syndrome has no natural stopping point. One grandiose act of vandalism is soon exceeded by another. The true resistance is in topping all previous acts of resistance.

#AbolishICE? Nah. Abolish the presidency.

Donald Trump is proof that the U.S. presidency is broken and democracy is in peril. It’s time to amend the Constitution and abolish the presidency.

Well that escalated quickly.

But if you guys abolish the presidency, how are you going to unilaterally nationalize health care, open the borders and claim control over all the water in the country in the name of the EPA?

And I have other bad news. The remedy in our Constitution for a treasonous turncoat who got into the White House on a technicality is impeachment. But guess what? Impeachment has never gotten rid of a bad president in this country. Not ever. Bill Clinton finished his term after being impeached. The threat of impeachment got Nixon to step down, but impeachment as a whole has failed. It’s never lived up to its promise.

This is what happens when you base your article on a 60 second browse of the Wikipedia article on impeachment.

It failed to remove President Andrew Johnson, described by his contemporaries as “the vilest radical and most unscrupulous demagogue in the Union.”

Lincoln was called worse things.

In 1973, the idea came up again a few weeks after the second inauguration of Richard Nixon, when Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Barbara Tuchman wrote a piece in The New York Times asking “Should We Abolish the Presidency?

Oddly lefties don’t decide that the presidency needs abolishing when they control it.

We can amend our Constitution to save the republic. Abolish the presidency! Power to the people! Power to the Congress! Make the co-equal branches of government more equal. 

What’s next calling for the abolition of Congress, voting and all life on earth? Now that would really stop Trump.