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Reply #70: See, here is the problem - nobody knows what "...high Crimes and Misdemeanors" are. [View All]

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suston96 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-13-08 02:28 PM
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70. See, here is the problem - nobody knows what "...high Crimes and Misdemeanors" are.
In fact, the Constitution is pretty vague about a number of things.

Supreme Court Justices have bragged that "the Constitution means whatever we (the Supreme Court) say it means".

In the same vein, Congresspeople have bragged that "...high Crimes and Misdemeanors" are whatever the House of Representatives decides they are.

Sorry, folks, that ain't no way to run constitutional justice.

I made this compilation during the Clinton impeachment. Tells what the Founders said and debated during the convention of 1787:

http://web.me.com/suston96/Site/Blank.html

Make your own conclusions.

When the Soviet Union collapsed and a new Constitution was being written for Russia (with our help) they established a Constitutional process which included a pre-impeachment panel that would determine what violations their president had committed BEFORE such a process was started in their legislature.

That's what we need. Leaving it up to a partisan House and Senate makes impeachment what it actually is - a political instead of a legal process.


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