There is no doubt in my mind that the progressive socialist “better red than dead” democrats cannot be trusted with the national defense of the United States. And that Democrats represent a clear and present danger to America and all Americans.

There is absolutely no excuse for Representative Jimmy Panetta’s (D-CA) ignorance of the structure and safeguard protocols of the National Command Authority, and the Nuclear Command and Control System since his father Leon Panetta was former-President Obama’s Chief of Staff, Secretary of Defense, and the Director of the CIA. All he needed to do was pick up the telephone and ask.  

Yet, here we find a decorated Navy veteran suggesting, along with his liberal colleagues, that the President of the United States should cede the power to unilaterally launch a nuclear strike – impossible under the intricate protocols of the Nuclear Command and Control System.

Even worse, the President would require approval from officials in the constitutional line of succession, specifically including the vice president and the House speaker. Since provisions already exist for the Vice President's participation in case the President is absent or incapacitated, this appears to be another power play by the vicious, doddering old fool Nancy Pelosi. This is not the first time Pelosi has gone beyond her constitutional bounds as Speaker of the House. On January 5, 2021, Pelosi spoke with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, to discuss President Donald Trump and the nuclear codes.

“Preventing an Unhinged President From Using the Nuclear Codes: This morning, I spoke to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley to discuss available precautions for preventing an unstable president from initiating military hostilities or accessing the launch codes and ordering a nuclear strike. The situation of this unhinged President could not be more dangerous, and we must do everything that we can to protect the American people from his unbalanced assault on our country and our democracy.”

Is President Biden mentally impaired, or are the progressive socialist democrats anticipating Trump’s return to the Presidency in 2024?

But you need to wonder, does Panetta and his progressive socialist democrats actually believe that President Joe Biden is so mentally impaired as to be a risk to the safety of the world? Do they know a truth that is being hidden or censored by the mainstream media and tech tyrants who control the social media platforms?

Panetta writes, “Vesting one person with this authority entails real risks.” Past presidents have threatened to attack other countries with nuclear weapons or exhibited behavior that caused other officials to express concern about the president’s judgment.”

If he is speaking about President Trump threatening another nation [North Korea] with massive retaliation, the threat is a statement of fact and just another facet of diplomacy. Truth be told, there are other people in the chain-of-command for nuclear weapons to be released.

This isn’t the first time that Panetta tried to curb presidential powers. Panetta signed onto a January 7, 2021 letter to Christopher Miller, the Acting Secretary Department of Defense…

As Members of Congress who served in the military, we are writing to request that you and your combatant commanders consider ways to provide a check and balance on the President’s nuclear strike authority in the final days of his presidency. There is precedent for such action. In August 1974, as President Richard Nixon prepared to leave office, then-Defense Secretary James Schlesinger issued orders requiring that military commanders check with either him or then-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger before executing any nuclear launch order by the President. Donald Trump is detached from reality, angry and acting out. To safeguard our country from potential catastrophe, similar steps to those taken in August 1974 need to be taken now.

This president has proven time and time again that he knows no bounds. He does not respect the law or Constitution, much less the norms of the presidency. He has shown that he is willing to sow division and chaos to gain media attention and bolster his political standing in the eyes of his core supporters. The President incited his supporters—some of them armed—to storm the U.S. Capitol, thereby disrupting one of the pillars of American democracy: the orderly and peaceful transfer of power. One civilian was shot and died.

In the coming days, as Trump’s options for remaining in the White House all but disappear, there is a real danger that the President could turn to military action at home or abroad. We are well-aware that in ordinary times, your role is to execute the President’s orders. Unfortunately, we do not live in ordinary times. We believe that critical moments, like that we face today, require us to think of every possible avenue to avert disaster. We therefore ask you to implement additional measures to ensure adequate checks are placed on the President’s nuclear authority at the earliest possible opportunity.

[OCS: The letter was signed by Ted W. Lieu, Salud Carbajal, and Jimmy Panetta]

Bottom line…

Even though it is not a constitutional requirement, it is time for voters to demand a pre-election full physical including a psychological and pharmacological work-up on anyone running for the Presidency of the United States. Only issues that would prevent service would be reported to a review panel and then released as appropriate. Once they are in office, the determination passes to the Vice President and the Cabinet under the 25th Amendment. 

We are so screwed.

-- steve

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