- Bill Clinton twice lied under oath. That's
perjury, a felony. That's all any honorable member of the U.S. House of
Representatives needs to know to vote for impeachment.
- Ken Starr is irrelevant. So, too, are
Monica Lewinsky, Linda Tripp, Hollywood, the man in the moon, Bugs Bunny
and any lawyer's or law professor's opinion. Public-opinion polls are irrelevant.
Last fall's election results are irrelevant. The next elections are irrelevant.
- Nor is there a constitutional alternative
to impeachment. Impeach or nothing.
- To not impeach is to say it is OK for
the president, who swears an oath to faithfully execute and enforce the
laws of the land, to commit felonies. At this moment, people are in prison
for doing exactly what Clinton did -- lie under oath. If Clinton were in
the military, he would be facing court martial and dishonorable discharge
and probably prison time.
- To not impeach is to say that those holding
office in the House are as dishonorable and as disdainful of their duty
as Clinton is. If I had to bet, I would bet that they are dishonorable.
- Their only question should be: Did Clinton
commit perjury? Instead, they are trying to decide what is politically
expedient. I have never felt such contempt for the U.S. government.
- Clinton's crimes have no more to do with
politics than with sex. It is irrelevant what he lied about. All that counts
is that he lied under oath.
- It is irrelevant what the political consequences
of impeachment will be. All that counts is that he lied under oath.
- And no one "got" Clinton. He
got himself. He chose to have sexual relations
with an intern. He chose to lie about it.
- Having sex with an intern is not a crime.
Lying about it under oath is a crime. This whole disgusting mess is 100
percent Clinton's doing.
- No one should forget that this despicable
man sat in the Oval Office, eating pizza and being serviced by Lewinsky
in her customary fashion, while he made the decision to send American men
and women into harm's way in the Balkans.
- In the most crude and vulgar way, this
act, alone, shows what utter contempt Clinton has for the military, for
the office of president, for the American people. The military at least
deserves better leadership.
- "For God's sake, Congress, do your
duty," wrote a Marine Corps officer, who
put his career on the line to call publicly for Clinton's impeachment.
- I say amen. I am at a loss really to
explain why people keep trying to defend Clinton. It's as if they were
arguing that someone who shows up nude at a formal dinner has not committed
a breach of etiquette.
- The consequences of not impeaching Clinton
would be bad. He, being a sociopath, would not be grateful for dodging
the bullet. He would become even more arrogant, even more convinced that
he is invincible and can get away with anything. The same lying, reckless
disregard for duty and honor carries over, of course, into every aspect
of his administration. He is a national security risk.
- Letting Clinton off the hook would leave
a bitter taste in the mouths of many who have seen far more honorable men
lose their careers over far less serious offenses during this feminist-leftist-dominated
- I think that it is a watershed event.
If Congress fails to do its duty and impeach this sorry excuse for a human
being, then the country will never be the same afterward. No one will ever
look at the flag or the White House or our other symbols in the same way
he or she once did.
- America will have branded itself incorrigibly
corrupt and, like other corrupted empires, inevitably lose its power, which
will be its only claim to status.