Even though President Clinton and I disagree on just about everything political I would give my life to save his. The reason I would give my life is that I feel that President Clinton has broken more laws than we currently know about and the only way to find out which ones is to bring him to trial. He may have committed treason. If he did then we need to know. We also need to know the others involved. We need to know how deep this anti-government weed roots. It is my belief Bill Clinton can name others in the Democratic Party who have conspired to render the Constitution irrelevant.
The House has voted to impeach him and now he will be brought to trial in the Senate. The trial in the Senate is what is prescribed by the Constitution; anything else would relegate the Constitution as worthless. This trial of Bill Clinton to remove him from office is justice in motion. If he is found guilty he should pay for his crimes just as you or I would. If he is found innocent he should be allowed to serve out his term of office and be exonerated and his good name and reputation restored. Anything less would be an injustice to President Clinton and the Constitution of the United States.
The one thing that really bothers me about this whole thing is the fact that some Senators have already come out and said how they would vote on the Clinton trial. This trial in the Senate is presided by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court with the Senators as jurors. When I served as a juror one of the questions asked was, have I formed an opinion about the case? Those having already formed an opinion were excluded from serving on that jury. Will the Chief Justice rule that Senators having already formed an opinion be excluded from the proceeding? If so will they only needed a majority of those hearing the case to vote on his guilt or innocence? If I were a Senator now I would be keeping my mouth shut on how I was going to vote.
I grew up in a small Kansas town and everyday at school we would stand, salute the flag and say this pledge. "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands one nation under God, indivisible with Liberty and Justice for all." I was not alone in taking that pledge. I know that others took it too. By taking that pledge I feel that I am a better person and citizen of the United States. With President Clinton in office those words mean more to me today than I ever thought they would.
These next few months will tell if those who advocate censure have trashed our Constitution.
Ps. Red Skelton a very popular American saw the pledge this way.