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"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free....... ~Ronald Reagan~

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Censure, Impeachment and Desperate Liberals

Russ Feingold (D-WI) is squawking about censuring the President and actually suggesting a possible road to impeachment. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) has actually recommended impeachment on Fox News Sunday. Left-Wing blogs are ranting for forcible removal of President Bush by any means possible including an old fashioned lynching.
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These fools use the word "Constitution" in the same sentence with their insane bluster and have no idea what is in the U.S. Constitution concerning censure, impeachment or wire taps for that matter. Their ignorance and insanity is on public display for all fair mined citizens to digest.
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Censuring the President of the United States is not in the Constitution, it's a figment of the left-wing nut imagination. It doesn't exist nor would it solve anything except it's use as smoke and mirror politics to satisfy the far left base of the Democrats.
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Article I, Section 1 of the Constitution, declares that "All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States." The key phrase, "herein granted," denotes that the Congress shall be empowered with the legislative powers granted to it by the Constitution, and with only the legislative powers granted to it by the Constitution. What is one of the powers that the House of Representatives has under the Constitution? "The House of Representatives ... shall have the sole Power of Impeachment" (Article I, Section 2, Clause 5). Not "shall have the sole Power of Impeachment and Censure," but "shall have the sole Power of Impeachment."
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Article I, Section 3, Clause 6, "The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: and no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of Two Thirds of the Members present."
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Consequences for the Impeached Official: Article I, Section 3, Clause 7, "Judgement in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to Removal from Office, and Disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of Honor, Trust, or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgement, and Punishment, according to Law."
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When Impeachment is warranted: Article II, Section 4: "The President, Vice President, and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other High Crimes and Misdemeanors."
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What are "High Crimes and Misdemeanors?" Bribery and treason are among the least ambiguous reasons meriting impeachment, but the ocean of wrongdoing encompassed by the Constitution's stipulation of “high crimes and misdemeanors” is vast.
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Abuse of power and serious misconduct in office fit this category, but one act that is definitely not grounds for impeachment is partisan discord. Several impeachment cases have confused political animosity with genuine crimes.
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Since Congress, the vortex of partisanship, is responsible for indicting, trying, and convicting public officials, it is necessary for the legislative branch to temporarily cast aside its factional nature and adopt a judicial role.
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Democrats spend their time bashing the President; offer no plans for education, health care, budgets, immigration, port security or any other worthwhile initiatives for which they were elected. Voters don't elect individuals to office so they may spend their time, at taxpayer expense, denouncing every move made by a Presidential administration. Solid leadership comes in the form of offering advice, producing sound legislation and substantive plans with fresh ideas to enhance the well being of the country and it's population.
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President Jackson was "censured" and he decried it to be unconstitutional. One would think Democrats would study history a little closer. The Jackson censure was later expunged.
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A majority elected President Bush. We prefer Senator's representing one state not suggest impeachment of our President based on false allegations of breaking the law. They should refrain from playing judge and jury against a nationally elected official based on innuendo with contemptible comments.
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We urge our elected officials to allow the Constitution to take its Course. The House of Representatives has only the power to impeach, the power to indict, the power to accuse. They have no authority to sanction or punish the members of either of the other two branches of government. As they have no power to censure a rogue judge, they are not authorized to censure the President. They can only accuse but they should have validity in their accusations. This is the way our Founding Fathers created our government. We hope politicians would not tarnish our way of government and follow the rule of law.

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