Monday, August 20, 2007

if i can encourage anything...

from my handful of faithful readers, it's to contact their local representative and ask them where they stand on the issue of impeachment. you can do that here. You may need to know your "zip plus four" in order to send an email. You can figure that out easily by visiting this website.

The amazing thing about the current situation is that it's one that I don't think our founders ever envisioned: a completely complacent and unresponsive legislature.

The founders knew that the executive would over-reach from time to time, in an attempt to concentrate his power. They never assumed that a legislature would allow or even empower an executive to do just that. There are no "impeachment" clauses for legislators who are failing in their duty to impeach an over-reaching president.

Is this the fatal flaw in our democratic system?

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