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Impeachment inquiry an unfair process

Everyone in this country watching the recent impeachment hearings should be very frightened. This is not about which political party is “good” or “bad,” or even President Trump. It’s about the freedoms guaranteed to all Americans under our constitution. We are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law and guaranteed the right to due process — fair and impartial judgment.

What we are seeing is a sham and a stain on our great nation. I’d feel the same way whether it involved a Democrat, Republican or any other American citizen. I don’t know exactly what happened, but I do know that the entire transcript is public for anyone to read if they so desire; do so if you want to know the facts firsthand.

No, I’m upset with the way it’s being handled. Never in American history has there been such a blatant lack of due process. The inquiry was held in the basement of the White House secretly “to prevent leaks,” yet leaks occur daily, all (unsurprisingly) sympathetic to one party. No transparency for the accused, or even the American public. Issues this serious should be discussed openly, and cross examination and evidence allowed from both sides so Americans can hear the facts and draw their own conclusions. This isn’t happening.

Friends, this could happen to any of us someday. We are a nation of laws, and without them we’re doomed. Remember: the law is meant to protect everyone, even those you don’t like.

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