Or maybe it should be higher? There has to be some horrible offense to warrant changing the chief executive without waiting at most four years till the next election. The Resistance Democrats have been in effect arguing for impeachment as means to overturn the results of an election. If impeachment was made easier and impeachment was used as a blatant political tool, the people who had voted for the President would regard the impeachment as illegitimate and this would set the stage for instability and civil war. By making impeachment and conviction difficult, the Constitution effectively requires that a good portion of those who voted the President in have been convinced the President should be removed. This allows the country to move forward with some sense of unity. Other democratic systems that make it too easy to switch leaders are too often beset with division, paralysis, and weak leaders.