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To the editor:
Why is this impeachment process important? Any
president must be held accountable. I think most people agree with
that statement. Our personal filters (party, policy, etc) impact how
we view these particular proceedings.
Putting on blinders would be helpful as, unfortunately, what is
acceptable depends on who is doing it. If President Obama refused to
allow any investigation of his administrationís conduct, you might
blow a gasket. When President Clinton lied about his personal life,
you might have believed he deserved to be removed from office.
So pretend an unnamed president, refuses to provide documents for
ANY investigation conducted by congress. Congress is
constitutionally equal to the president as is the judicial branch.
Iím sure you believed the 7 years and $70 million spent
investigating Bill Clinton would have saved us a ton of money if
heíd simply refused to be interviewed or provide any records.
[to top of second column in this letter]
Similarly, pretend that an unnamed
president asks foreign governments to investigate personal or
political enemies or to guarantee business profits. In doing so,
they are free to utilize any branch of government or government
funds to ensure that nation goes along with the request. While
youíre at it, pretend the unnamed president asks this favor which
benefits a nation we have been trying to contain for decades.
Preferably, one that previously interfered with our election or
All future presidents are now free to refuse to cooperate with any
coequal branch of government, including the courts. All future
presidents are now free to utilize the full faith and credit of our
nation to pursue their personal interests.
This is why this is important.
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