Just as the Earth contains underground fault lines that slip, slide, and sink, causing earthquakes, so does the basis of our Constitution contain fractures that can demolish our government.
Why do we wait roughly eleven weeks between our presidential election on the first Tuesday of November and Inauguration Day on January 20 to switch from the outgoing occupant of the White House to the newcomer?
The issue this situation raises is whether a pandemic is a good enough reason for a congressperson not to show up but still be able to vote.
The issue of whether the states or the national government would have more power pervaded almost all of the Framers’ debates. And more than 230 years later, these issues remain.
Since information about the coronavirus’s effect is incomplete, some of these containment measures could turn out to be pointless or even harmful. This is where the US Constitution comes in.
In December 2019, the House of Representative’s Committee on the Judiciary held hearings on the possible impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. The committee members