Just yesterday, it seems, people of good will were debating whether it might be counterproductive for the Democrat-controlled House to impeach Trump even though there would be no chance of getting the two-thirds vote in the senate required to convict and remove him from office. That argument is moot. Trump and his enablers have dropped any pretense of disguising their ambition to turn America into an authoritarian state. Failure to impeach Trump would be amount to the surrender of American democracy to a villainous cabal.