Im­peach­ment would serve his­tory, pos­ter­ity

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor - JEFF BOTHEN Vi­enna, Va.

I am among those who wish to see im­peach­ment pro­ceed­ings ini­ti­ated against Pres­i­dent Obama. I do not want Vice Pres­i­dent Joe Bi­den to be­come pres­i­dent (no ra­tio­nal in­di­vid­ual would wish for such a thing), but given the ut­ter lack of in­tegrity that ex­ists in the Se­nate, I have ev­ery con­fi­dence that Mr. Obama would not be con­victed by those moral cow­ards.

I want the im­peach­ment ac­tion so that it is doc­u­mented for his­tory and pos­ter­ity that Mr. Obama’s fre­quent and fla­grant vi­o­la­tions of the Con­sti­tu­tion and other laws were taken se­ri­ously and re­garded as be­ing ob­jec­tion­able. Ar­ti­cles of Im­peach­ment would have the value of enu­mer­at­ing this pres­i­dent’s law­less­ness, and the vote on the in­di­vid­ual ar­ti­cles of im­peach­ment would in­duce mem­bers of Congress to re­veal whether they are se­ri­ous about this be­ing a na­tion of laws or are in­stead tol­er­ant of law­less­ness and es­teem Mr. Obama above the laws of our land.

Given Mr. Obama’s co­pi­ous vi­o­la­tions of his of­fice, it would help to doc­u­ment the scope and ex­tent of the pres­i­dent’s dic­ta­to­rial pro­cliv­i­ties. The sheer vol­ume of im­peach­able of­fenses that have taken place dur­ing this ad­min­is­tra­tion is dif­fi­cult to ap­pre­ci­ate. An au­thor­i­ta­tive and com­pre­hen­sive list is needed just to keep the record of its wrongs straight. The left­ist masters of men­dac­ity are al­ready craft­ing false nar­ra­tives of the his­tory of this ad­min­is­tra­tion. Ar­ti­cles of im­peach­ment would be a vi­tal tool for his­to­ri­ans who would de­fend truth in the writ­ing of his­tory.

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