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Trump Impeached a Second Time


Townhall Review for January 16, 2021

Hugh Hewitt and Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse talk about the latest effort by Democrats to impeach the President.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw about the second effort to impeach President Donald Trump.

Bob Frantz and Peter Kirsanow, member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, talk about the actions by social media to eliminate Parler.

Mike Gallagher talks about the how and why big tech moved so quickly against Parler.

Hugh Hewitt and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talk about the dangers the Chinese Communist Party pose for the new President.

Dennis Prager talks with restaurant owner Angela Marsden about the banning of outdoor dining at her restaurant while Hollywood filming crews were allowed to dine outdoors in the same parking lot.

Mike Gallagher examines how President-elect Biden missed a prime opportunity to help bring some sanity to the volatile situation in the nation’s capitol.

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Albert Mohler: The Tech Giants Embrace Cancel Culture

Many of you tracked with the fact that both Facebook and Twitter have banned or suspended President Trump.

You’re also likely aware that the Parler app has been suspended by both Google and Apple. We’re looking at a major change in the entire landscape of social media, and we’re looking at unprecedented territory.

What does it mean? First, of course, it means that President Trump is likely to have a great deal of difficulty reaching his base.

But, the second issue is not really about President Trump at all. It’s about the power of these social media giants—and the rise of cancel culture.

We should be first to point out that there is never an excuse for inciting violence through social media or any other form of media. We should also understand that something far short of inciting violence could incite these kinds of policies.

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Hugh Hewitt: Against Fast-Track Impeachment

A fast-track impeachment of President Trump would not be justice. It would be pointless revenge, a very anti-American sentiment in action.

The so-called “Roman revolution” began around 60 B.C. and continued for 75 years, by the count of British historian Sir Ronald Syme—whose work remains the go-to source on how republics—including the greatest one until ours, Rome—collapsed. Republics do so when opposing parties within them continually raise the stakes, the rhetoric, then the violence, and finally the arsenal of political weaponry.

President Trump did a deeply reckless thing when he spoke before his supporters as they assembled.

But I do not believe there is conclusive evidence that Trump intended the storming of the Capitol, or any sort of sedition.

An impeachment now would leave no time for the president to present evidence of his contrary intent or any mitigating factors.

What ought to drive discussions at this moment is what’s best for the country—now and hereafter.

Passions are running high—which is why this is exactly the moment to allow them to cool.

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Albert Mohler: Renewing Our Commitment to Ordered Liberty

The American experiment is founded upon a presupposition, a prior commitment to an ordered liberty—an established order. That means policies, it means a covenant, in our case, it means a Constitution. As of right now, the U.S. Constitution is the longest surviving written constitution in human history.

It’s a remarkable document.

All of that came to the fore this past week in the violent events that interrupted the joint session of Congress to count the votes of the Electoral College.

At the end of the day on Wednesday, our constitutional order proved itself, once again, resilient. But that doesn’t take away any of the tragedy and the horror of what took place.

It was an enormous stress test on ordered liberty—a stress test brought on by the President of the United States.

It’s an opportunity for the right, the left, conservatives, liberals, all Americans, to repudiate political violence and reaffirm—once again—our commitment to ordered liberty.

It’s the American way.

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Lanhee Chen: The Conservative Agenda After the Loss of Georgia Senate Seats

Democrats will be in control of both houses of Congress, and the White House, after Joe Biden is inaugurated on January 20th and Georgia’s two new United States Senators, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, take their seats later this month.

Republicans have suffered a number of electoral setbacks—not only did they lose control of the White House, but they’ll be in the minority in both houses of Congress for the first time in a decade.

Looking ahead, Republicans will need to remain united to defeat efforts to move policy in America further to the progressive left. And they’ll need to present a compelling vision for what they’ll do if given the opportunity to govern again. The conservative movement has traditionally stood for economic opportunity, personal freedom, a strong national defense, and the value of human life. These are values that many of our fellow Americans share and should be the backbone of efforts by conservatives to lead, once again.

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