It Is Time to Talk About Impeachment


Many people are debating if President Bush’s decision to commute Scooter Libby’s prison sentence was wrong or right? Some are even surprised by his decision.  Who do we have in office I ask? I’ll tell you who we have in office.  We have someone who hijacked American principle and integrity, someone who stole and paid his way into the White House. Why be surprised by this crook? This is no limit to what he can do and I’m only surprised that a full pardon was not given sooner.  President Bush has damaged our country beyond repair, yet people do not understand why things are the way they are in this country.  President Bush believed that Libby’s sentence was too harsh. Nonsense! He did what he was expected to do, and he let one of the old boys off the hook. 

How can anyone in their right mind condone criminal behavior and be the President of the United States?  I do not see the President commuting any of the sentences of other Americans who may or may not have the same attention placed on them like Libby, but still this only further highlights the inequality among those at the very top.

 Why has no group called for impeachment loud enough so that anyone could hear? Why has it become such a taboo to speak the word for someone who warrants it without a second thought? Chairman John Conyers of the House Judiciary Committee has mentioned it many times.  I want to witness motions being filed and hearings being held, hearings that will seriously consider impeaching the President.  I mean what more must the Bush Administration do to sway the hearts and minds of those on Capitol Hill, Republican and Democrat, someone needs to say it.

            Every day, we lose sons, daughters, husbands and wives, uncles and aunts, cousins, and friends and all for what? America must wake up out of her blind support for this administration.  It goes beyond party lines and it goes beyond prepared speeches. What matters most are the home grown values of differentiating between what is right and what is wrong.  We have lost that sense America, we have lost it; however, it is not too late to reclaim it.  Slowly people are beginning to see that America has been in the wrong, and while still in the spirit of Independence Day, lets not forget that at times America too is in the wrong. We are in the wrong now people and unless we wake up, the blind will lead us all into oblivion.

Sumpter is a contributing writer for Regal Black Men’s Magazine.

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