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Power Corrupts, and Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely
on August 31, 2018
Author Allan J. Lichtman, Professor of history at American University and author of THE CASE FOR IMPEACHMENT, states on YouTube that "Everything that Alan Dershowitz states in Alan Dershowiitz's book entitled "The Case Against impeaching Trump" IS, QUITE FRANKLY, WRONG." I fully agree.
The fact that the title.of Dershowitz's book includes the phrase - the "case AGAINST" - is a major strike against Dershowittz's book - it has a self-serving ax to grind.
A defining feature of the common law is its capacity for incremental development and evolution, as is starkly demonstrated by the Watergate impeachment scandal of the Nixon years, and the constitutional guidance which its public debate produced. That public debate took place on a daily basis over a two year period, educating the U.S. public as well as government officials alike
Impeachment has been so rare in U.S. history that impeachment was not even taught in the mandatory constitutional law courses taught in law school.
The emerging host of pressing legal issues presented in the current Trump corruption scandal demonstrate the need for and fresh consideration of the impeachment issues, based on incremental development
The U.S. Constitution has been amended twenty-seven times. The U.S.Constitution can be amended again, if and when needed.
As a highly recommended alternative to Alan Dershowitz's book entitled THE CASE AGAINST IMPEACHING TRUMP, my recommendation of a definitive book on the subject of impeachment is entitled TO END A PRESIDENCY, authored by the top-rank U.S. constitutional law scholar Laurence Tribe, and Joshua Matz.
Professor Allen J. Lichtman - who I quote above - is the author of an engaging book about impeachment entitled THE CASE FOR IMPEACHMENT, which is less comprehensive than the book by Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz, and is also less expensive, but which also has merit. Allan J. Lichtman's book does not require as much reading or contemplation time from a reader.
Even more entertaining than the text of Allan J. Lichtman's book, THE CASE FOR IMPEACHMENT, a customer may view several introductory talks by Professor Lichtman about his book which are posted on YouTube.