The political Democratic wisdom has been from the get-go that Trump uses attacks against him as the way he gins up his support by being the victim of the establishment/left/media/socialists etc, So Pelosi held back from impeachment until Trump crossed the Rubicon with Ukraine. The river Rubicon in northern Italy was the line over which no general could cross with his army without being a traitor. Caesar went one step too far and marched on Rome with his army. The Senate fled and civil war began.
Trump crossed the Rubicon with Ukraine and marched on the Constitution. In America no one, not even the president is above the law. This is the bedrock of our democracy.
The Dems had to impeach or they too would become Trump and themselves be outside the law by refusing to enforce it. It is the Constitutional duty of Congress to check the power of the president to prevent a Caesar from taking over.
I was watching the history of Rome last night and when Caesar crossed the Rubicon Rome fell into civil war, and the Republic was destroyed and the age of the Roman Empire began, and the Emperor became a god. When Rome fell, the Holy Roman Catholic Church took over. We are still working with the karma of Caesar crossing the Rubicon.
When you do that, you cannot go back. You cannot say: “Sorry, I made a mistake.”
There is a great sadness when you have to cross the Rubicon in order to save your nation, knowing that your act may destroy it through civil war. You don’t know what’s going to happen when you cross that river. But you have to cross…you have to cross…The Rubicon comes to all of us at some point in our life if we are to have a life if we are to have freedom under the law.
But let’s make it very simple. When Trump crossed the Rubicon and refused to play by the Constitution it would be like letting him cheat at golf. If you don’t obey the laws of golf the game is destroyed. When the President breaks the law, the LAW itself is broken.
All you can do is chant the names of God and step into that water…..
Crossing the Rubicon is always a turning point in our life where nothing will be the same again. We have many words for this crossing. In Buddhism, it crossing to the Other Shore where the candle of the self-serving mind is blown out. Fear is blown out. Crossing the Rubicon is a fearless act, and as such a timeless act by which we create ourselves and the world, we live in.
The world looks different when you Cross the Rubicon. Maybe you fell in love, maybe you took that job, started that business on an act of faith. Yes, that’s it. Crossing the Rubicon in an act of faith, a step with no insurance, no safety net, but an act that has no option. With the future unknown, there is no way to weight the crossing because you don’t know what’s on the other shore. The act itself blows out the fear mind.
Crossing the Rubicon is an act of faith, a step that cannot go back but has no idea what the next step on the other shore will bring. Crossing that river is an act of trust in yourself, but not as an isolated fearful self, the little self we all live in. Crossing that river is taking a step into our Greater Self. And after taking that step we look back, we shall see that the river never existed at all. We have always been and always are on the Other Shore.
Crossing the Rubicon is a Creative Act, spontaneous in that it cannot be calculated or weighed for advantage. We take that step when there is no longer an option, no way to not cross the Rubicon. Crossing that river is stepping into death or life, and we do not know which is which.