• Rick Hayes

No High Crime - No Impeachment !!




Section 4 of Article Two of the United States Constitution says that a President can be impeached due to treason or bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors. If "high Crimes and Misdemeanors" were not something equal to treason or bribery, it would not have been added.


Putting it in terms of the upcoming Super Bowl. Let's assume for this argument that the Super Bowl is won by the first team that scores a certain amount of points. Nobody would say, you can win the Super Bowl by scoring 21 points or 3 points. In that case, it would make no sense to add the statement of 21 points since the team would have already won after a 3 point field goal. It would only be reasonable to say that the first team that scores 3 points wins or the first team that scores 21 points wins, but you can't have both.


Hence when the Constitution says that a President can be impeached due to treason or bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors. The added word misdemeanors must be viewed as something different than treason or bribery but also equal to the high crimes of treason or bribery but not something less. - Rick Hayes.

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