Wednesday, March 7

The Case Against Impeachment

So here's the thing: I have no personal doubt in my mind that this president deserves to be impeached, nor do I have any doubt that it would be just for him to be impeached.

That said, I'm not a supporter of the idea that we have to impeach Bush right now. I just don't see the point of pressuring our representatives to impeach him when we have a lot more direct and pressing matters to deal with. Impeaching Bush will not get our troops home. It will not help us become more fuel-efficient. It will not solve anything.

I totally get the move to impeach. I totally get the broader and philosophical reasons for doing so. I just don't see what it does.

Feel free to tell me how wrong I am.

UPDATE: One sidenote about this is that it's still fine for towns to vote to support it, and for Jim Douglas to try to scuttle it is a fairly underhanded move.


Anonymous said...

I believe, as a republican, that the most we have to gain by impeachment is nothing less than a reaffirmation of our constitutional form of government.
It is vital that we protect the Constitution. Our standing in the world and the future of the Republic are dependent on this very act. Yes, it will be ugly. And yes it will be difficult.......but it is necessary.

Political Realm said...

Definitely agree. Impeachment accomplishes little at this point.