The U.S. is in the midst of two wars authorized by Congress. For Ms. Pelosi to flaunt the Constitution in these circumstances is not only shortsighted; it may well be a felony, as the Logan Act has been part of our criminal law for more than two centuries. Perhaps it is time to enforce the law.—ROBERT F. TURNER
We are a Nation of laws… not so much. We are a Nation that selectively chooses to enforce laws given the politics behind them.
Need some examples? For instance enforcing the laws that govern illegal entry into this country these laws are just now being reluctantly enforced because U.S. citizens have made it plain that no one will be elected to govern if they do not protect American borders.
Republicans lost their twelve years control of both houses of Congress because Democrats and their allies in the media were able to convince the American people that Republican governed in a “Culture of Corruption.” Democrats made this case all the while attempting to suggest that any corruption was separate and apart from anything that Democrats were doing.
Tom Delay, Randy “Duke” Cunningham, Mark Foley, Dennis Hastert, President Bush, Vice President Cheney, Presidential advisor Karl Rove, I. Scooter Libby all have been persecuted some have been tried and convicted by Democrat lead efforts.
But Democrats not so much, it doesn’t matter that Now Senate Leader Harry Reid received $30,500 dollars of Jack Abramoff related money. Nor is it important that John Murtha was an unindicted co-conspirer caught on video saying that he would consider taking bribes in the FBI Abscam sting from his earlier days in Congress.
Or Rep. Alcee Hastings is only one of six federal judges ever to have been impeached and removed from the judiciary, for taking bribes in a racketeering case. Or the $90,000 in cash bribes found in the home of Democratic Rep. William Jefferson's home in a freezer. Or Sen. Dianne Feinstein steered Halliburton like moneys from a senate committee which she sat on, Billions of dollars to her husbands two company in a blatant unethical conflict of interest.
What’s the difference between so-called Republican corruption and Democrats corruption? Republicans are persecuted, prosecuted and or put out of office, Democrats all to a man and woman stay in office and even tend to get promoted to higher office.
That brings us to the latest Felony that a Democrat politician has committed. Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is apparently in violation of the Logan Act an act that prevents interference of individual citizen(s) in the conduct of foreign policy by our Government with foreign governments."
Speaker Pelosi, over the strenuous objections of White house, took it upon herself to conduct foreign negotiations with a government that supports terrorism when she visited Syria.
Pelosi’s hubris and disregard for the advice which recommended that she not interfere in foreign governmental relations was quite apparent when she related a peace message to Syria from Israel that Israel says was egregiously mis-communicated.
But alas will Pelosi face Congressional censor for her actions? Will there be a special prosecutor appointed to investigate this felonious violation of the Logan Act. Will the media call for Pelosi to step down from the Speaker position? Will any Republican Representative do what Democrats did the twelve years that Democrats were in the minority?
What is that? Fight for what Republicans say that they believe in. If Republicans claim that this is a nation of laws then as sure as we know that if this situation were reversed and had a Republican violated the Logan Act he or she would be inundated with a fire storm of criticism Republicans should demand that Ms. Pelosi answer for undermining the Constitutional separations of powers. She has already undermined the troops with a war funding bill that the President can not sign.
Democrats have leaked government secrets regarding the war; stole government documents from the National Archives, and committed various criminal acts and have remained virtually unscathed. Why is that?
That is because we are not a nation of laws; we are a nation that selectively chooses which laws to enforce at any given time according to the politics behind them!
And right now the politics are eight years of get Bush so all Democrats, any Democrat that does anything short of denouncing Global warming will get a free pass even if their crime is a felony.
When Rep. Pelosi resumes her position with not so much as a slap on the hand we will know that we live in a divided America one which John Edwards spoke of. Two Americas separate and unequal one Red and one Blue.