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Concerning the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law which the Supreme Court recently approved, Paul Cella writes that “legislation so brazenly in violation of the clear intent of the Constitution is grounds for the impeachment of a judge or executive, and the censure and democratic removal of a legislator.” Mr. Cella notes that in addition to the Supreme Court which found this blatantly unconstitutional legislation to be constitutional, the bill had previously been passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bush. So, by Mr. Cella’s logic, the President, five Supreme Court justices, and a majority of the House and Senate should be expelled from office.p>I don’t say this to make fun of Mr. Cella. I agree with him that only strong disciplinary measures can stop the present juggernaut leading to the destruction of the Constitution. But the sheer number and ubiquity of the offenders in this case shows the impossible scope of the problem. It’s not just a handful of violators we have to discipline, which would be difficult enough (since federal judges and legislatures have never been removed from office merely for approving a piece of legislation, even if of doubtful constitutionality), but the U.S. government as such. And how we go about doing that, I haven’t the foggiest. But we have to start somewhere. Perhaps Sandra Day O’Connor could be impeached and removed for saying that Supreme Court decisions relating to the U.S. Constitution will henceforth be based in part on foreign law. br> — Lawrence Auster br> New York City /p>
The United States Supreme Court has finally convinced me, the country I have loved all my adult life, has been taken over by the inmates. It is a sad day beyond my ability to comprehend when this court ignores the Constitution they are sworn to uphold. The congress and the president (not capitalized by design) I understand, but do not forgive for the this gag on our right to speak about their performance.p>When I took the oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America as an officer in the USAF, I made that promise with feeling and conviction. Unfortunately, those who are chosen to represent us look upon their oath as just a few words on a scrap of paper, with no meaning. I am filled a great sadness for the country in which I grew up. Who is left to defend our freedoms, if not the United States Supreme Court?
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?