When the delegates to our Constitutional Convention met 230 years ago to create the guiding document for a new nation they were the best minds of the time. They knew from bitter very recent experience with Britain about the dangers of an autocratic and corrupt government.

Among the precepts they created was a process for impeachment. George Mason, one of those delegates, said "Shall the man who has practiced corruption, and by that means procured his appointment in the first instance, be suffered to escape punishment by repeating his guilt?"

Perhaps it is time to directly contact our Representatives and Senators and ask them that same question?

CHUCK BARNES

Flagstaff

0
0
1
0
0

Load comments