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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-17-07 10:38 PM
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101. Our own political system of elections is not as corrupted as these countries listed
Edited on Wed Oct-17-07 10:38 PM by bigtree
There are myriads of other levers of accountability in our political system which aren't available or integral to these other countries. It's not all that surprising that their remedies for their broken systems often lead to a complete upheaval rather than any process of investigation resembling our own national legislature's.

Unless we determine that our national legislature's elections are somehow a fraud, or that there is some criminal obstruction being engineered by our legislature, they retain whatever authority is inherent in our constitution to exercise the many other constitutional remedies for crimes and abuses of the Executive which may well fall short of an impeachment. There is a democratic process of accountability underway. The fact that the process hasn't been able to garner enough support to enact impeachment in this Congress is more of a reflection of the balance of power than a collapse of the Legislature. I continue to believe that the attitude toward impeachment among legislators would be more favorable if they had enough of a majority to sustain that action to a conviction -- instead of the almost certain prospect of an acquittal in this Congress along party lines, given the present balance of power.

There is still as much of an opportunity for the congressional process of investigation to produce the type of justice these other countries sought with their upheavals of their governments through normal prosecution as there is behind the initiation of an impeachment which leads to the political judgment of a handful of senators.
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