Depending upon which side of the political fence you sit, this phrase in the title may be either good or bad. Politically it means this: a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government. In business, it means this: a notable or successful stroke or move. Democrats have already used this phrase in reference to their efforts to have President Trump removed from office by impeachment. They will undoubtedly use the second definition as their meaning and description of “coup.”
But the simplest fact still remain, it is an attempt to remove a legally elected President from office. They claim that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote in 2016 but lost the electoral vote. This will be their justification for removing President Trump: he was not the popular winner, and he does not maintain a popular majority in his approval ratings. So, for the unsubstantiated accusation of using a foreign power to investigate a political opponent, they claim to have legal reasons to pursue impeachment.
So let’s consider just a few observations. On the day that President Trump was elected, November 19, 2016, the Democrats and media stated that they would seek to have him removed from office. The Non-Profit, Need to Impeach was started by Tom Steyer on October 20, 2017. He is described as: Thomas Fahr Steyer is an American billionaire, hedge fund manager, philanthropist, environmentalist, liberal activist, and fundraiser. (www.wikipedia.org) so the movement to impeach has been in place long before any wrongdoing happened. All it needed was a single reason to act upon.
But if President Trump really did what he is accused of doing, what makes his action an impeachable offense? Didn’t Hillary also implore foreign powers to dig up dirt on candidate Trump during the election? How about the way she abandoned our own troops in Benghazi? There is even evidence of a secret nuclear deal with another foreign power that she brokered. Why did these things get overlooked? Apparently, it’s perfectly fine for a Washington insider to live openly above the law, but God help the Washington outsider.
This is the real issue. It’s not whether President Trump is Republican or Democrat. It’s also not a matter whether President Trump is Conservative or Liberal. It’s the simple fact that he came into office without the blessing of the Washington political machinery that really works behind the scenes to get the proper people in place without regard to party or position. They work to control our government by controlling the information the average Joe hears every day on TV and radio, reads in the newspaper, internet, and magazines, and talks about at work.
We live in the information economy. And President Trump broke the rules of information control by going directly to the people that voted him into office. He used the very tactics of information control that Liberals used and won. To this day, he has been fighting against insiders in government. Some of us have heard the phrase: shadow government. It is the real government at work behind the elected government. This shadow government formulates the polls and steers public opinion on every issue. It is answerable to nobody, it is not elected, it is financed by the ultra wealthy, and its only purpose is self preservation through wealth accumulation.
This is the true battle being fought on the airwaves now. Right and wrong is not the issue. It’s all about control of wealth and power. Whether you are Republican or Democrat, Liberal or Conservative, Upper, Middle, or Lower Class, do you really want to witness the removal of this one President who came into office without the support of the shadow government but with the support of the Electoral College? You see, the Electoral College has always been the legal way any President enters office. It was set up from the very beginning of our country to prevent partisan manipulation of the election process. It was a final check and balance in the procedure to legally elect our President.
So “The Coup is On” and no matter which viewpoint you hold, it truly is an attempt to remove a legally elected President from office. If it is successful, it won’t prove that Liberals are right and Conservatives are wrong. It won’t prove that the popular vote is right and the Electoral College is wrong. It won’t prove that President Trump did anything legal or illegal. It won’t even prove that Democrats are better than Republicans. It will only prove that the American people can be manipulated to believe anything at all. It will only prove that we really have the “best government that money can buy.” And it will prove that the America really has no free government. We have lost our freedom to elect and keep the candidate that wins the election.
If the shadow government can openly remove political outsiders from office at will, then only political insiders will ever come into office and stay in office. Political insiders that will do the will of their masters. Political insiders that will continue to enrich the pockets of corporate greed and the ultra wealthy. Political insiders that will maintain government as usual and the general American public will continue to suffer low wages, high prices, inflation, corruption, high taxes, and a dollar that always loses its value. Government of the people, by the people, and for the people will truly be dead. This is the real cost and the real coup we are witnessing. Do you really want to continue to support this coup?