People's Forum: Leaders in Washington setting a bad example for nation
What an example our leaders in Washington, D.C., have set for our country's ethics, morality and integrity.
Posted on Feb. 4, 2014 at 5:14 p.m.
What an example our leaders in Washington, D.C., have set for our country's ethics, morality and integrity. I read an article concerning what to do about the unlawful and unconstitutional actions of the president. Some have called for impeachment, even though the Democratic-led Senate is not likely to impeach its party's leader. Think about that for a moment. Do you suppose that was the intention of the framers when they wrote Article I, Section III of the Constitution? Is loyalty to one's political party above all else really OK?
Consider the situation with the IRS. Testimony to the Congressional investigating committee has established that the IRS targeted conservative and Christian groups disproportionately.
Take the case of the NSA. The director of National Intelligence lied to Congress regarding the kind of data being collected by the NSA on ordinary Americans. According to the Fourth Amendment, individual people have the right against unreasonable searches and seizures and that "no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
The director of National Intelligence has claimed he didn't lie to Congress, he merely gave the "least untruthful" answer to Congress' question (under oath). Is that the intent of our laws? Is it acceptable to you if a witness gives the jury the least untruthful response to a prosecutor's questions?
Are the definitions of oath and sworn testimony merely evolving for our society?
And is selective enforcement of our nation's laws now acceptable to the majority of Americans?