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    Armed with the facts, the people could become quite dangerous.  And I suggest that's how this battle be waged.


    "Who can so properly be the inquisitors for the nation as the representatives of the nation
    themselves?" (Federalist, no. 65). The subject of its jurisdiction are those offenses which
    proceed from the misconduct of public men."

    That is what we are talking about. In other
    words, the jurisdiction comes from the abuse of violation of some public trust.

    It is wrong, I suggest, it is a misreading of the Constitution for any member here to assert that for a member to vote for an article of impeachment means that that member must be
    convinced that the president should be removed from office. The Constitution doesn't say
    that. The powers relating to impeachment are an essential check in the hands of this body,
    the legislature, against and upon the encroachment of the executive.

    Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, statement at Nixon's impeachment hearings.  July 25, 1974

    Who controls the media, controls the fates.

    by Apian on Thu May 12, 2005 at 06:46:07 AM PDT

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