Skip to main content

View Diary: Henry Hyde, former (R-IL) has died at 83 (70 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  in re The Children (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Casey Morris

    He said:

    In casting our votes we should look not simply to ourselves, but to the past and to the future. Let's look back to Bunker Hill, Concord, Lexington. Let's look across the river to Arlington Cemetery where American heroes who gave their lives for the sake of the rule of law lie buried. And let us not betray their memory.

    Let's look to the future, to the children of today who are the presidents and members of Congress of the next century. And let's not crush their hope that they too will inherent a law- governed society.

    Let's declare unmistakably the perjury and obstruction of justice disqualify a man from retaining the presidency of the United States.

    •  Yes, we have to do this... (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Adam B

      for the children.  

      If it was so important to uphold the rule of law during the Clinton impeachment, where was Hyde speaking up, as Bob Barr did, during the Scooter Libby trial.

      How is it that Bruce Fein and Bob Barr got the Rule of Law and Consitutional isseus, but Hyde, the fomer Chairman of the HCOJ, while Hyde stood silent as the grave?

      No, Hyde was an opportunist to the end.

      The person of principles in that scenario would be Bob Barr.  Not Henry Hyde.

      Civil behavior isn't about restraining from using insults or obscenities, it's about behaving like a fucking decent human being.

      by Casey Morris on Thu Nov 29, 2007 at 08:17:10 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site