"Patriots are not revolutionaries trying to overthrow the government of the United States.
Patriots are Counter-Revolutionaries trying to prevent the government from overthrowing the Constitution."
The Coach’s Team (TCT) offers the best in conservative essays along with articles taken from various internet sites. The victory of Donald Trump has provided a God-sent opportunity to reverse the years of willful damage done our nation by Barack Hussein Obama.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Liberal Dershowitz: Psychiatrists Trying to Diagnose Trump…That’s What They Did in Russia'
The following article
appeared in CNS News page on January 8th
Commenting on liberal journalists and
left-wing politicians who want to remove President Donald Trump because they
think he is mentally unstable, liberal Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz
said it was "dangerous" to "psychiatrize" your political
opponent because that is what they did in Communist Russia, in China, and in
apartheid South Africa.
Liberals are trying to "undo
democracy by accusing a president of being mentally ill without any
basis," said Dershowitz, a constitutional scholar, who added that the 25th
Amendment will never happen in Trump's case because it was
"designed for people who are totally incompetent, not for people you
Alan Dershowitz, a reular commentator
on CNN and Fox News, is the former Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at
Harvard Law School. As an appellate lawyer, he won 13 of the 15 murder cases he
handled. Some of his more famous clients include Mike Tyson, Patty Hearst,
Claus von Bulow and O.J. Simpson. Dershowitz is the author or co-author of 33
On Fox &
Friends Weekend, Jan. 7, co-host Lisa Boothe asked
Dershowitz, “Professor, I know you’re really concerned right now about
this talk with the left, as well as the mainstream media, about the mental
stability of President Trump. You’ve spoken about the dangers of the special
counsel investigation. We have so many critics saying that President Trump is a
danger to society, that we have a constitutional crisis. But doesn’t this sort
of talk have a destabilizing effect?”
Prof. Dershowitz said, “Well,
it’s very dangerous. There’s only one thing worse than trying to criminalize
political differences and that’s trying to psychiatrize them."
"These psychiatrists who are
trying to diagnose without having even met the man [Trump]," he
said. "That’s what they did in Russia. I represented dissidents
who they locked up in mental hospitals. That’s what they did in China. That’s
what they did in apartheid South Africa."
"How dare liberals, people on
the left, try to undo democracy by accusing a president of being mentally ill
without any basis?" he said.
Dershowitz continued, "Look, the
Amendment doesn’t apply. Everybody knew who Donald Trump was when they
elected him. I didn’t vote for him. I voted against him. People voted for him.
But he hasn’t changed in office, and this idea of diagnosing him, instead of
opposing him politically, poses an enormous danger."
The Fox panel then noted that
liberals in the past attacked the mental fitness of Sen. Barry Goldwater
(R-Ariz.) and President Ronald Reagan.
Dershwoitz said, “I think over 1,000
psychiatrists diagnosed Barry Goldwater and said he was mentally ill. They were
then rebuked by the American Psychiatric Association that said, ‘do not make
diagnoses without seeing the patient.’ Yet they continue to do it
"Look, about Ronald Reagan they
had a point," he said. "He was perhaps at a point,
beginning, Alzheimers. We have a 25th Amendment for
"But the 25th Amendment
is not supposed to be invoked if you don’t like somebody’s politics and you
don’t like their style – vote against them!" said Dershowitz.
"The 25th Amendment
requires the vice president to invoke this, and then it requires two-thirds of
both Houses," he said. "It’s not going to happen. It’s
designed for people who are totally incompetent, not for people you disagree