Monday, April 24, 2006

Ah Could Impeach A Girl Fer Hours

From OpEd News:

The Illinois General Assembly is about to rock the nation. Members of state legislatures are normally not considered as having the ability to decide issues with a massive impact to the nation as a whole. Representative Karen A. Yarbrough of Illinois' 7th District is about to shatter that perception forever. Representative Yarbrough stumbled on a little known and never utlitized rule of the US House of Representatives, Section 603 of Jefferson's Manual of the Rules of the United States House of Representatives, which allows federal impeachment proceedings to be initiated by joint resolution of a state legislature. From there, Illinois House Joint Resolution 125 (hereafter to be referred to as HJR0125) was born....

....Should HJR0125 be passed by the Illinois General Assembly, the US House will be forced by House Rules to take up the issue of impeachment as a privileged bill, meaning it will take precedence over other House business.


I've got no idea whether OpEd News is a legitimate news source, but this story appears to be on the up-and-up. Personally, I think pushing for impeachment now is stupidity incarnate. But I also believe that if we're going to impeach a guy for getting some sucky-sucky, we should be willing to impeach for reasons that actually effect the people of this country.

Weigh in on this rainy Monday morning in the comments section below!

1 Comments:

At 2:56 PM, Blogger Jabawacefti said...

For the record, I thought the impeachment of President Clinton was stupidity incarnate.

That being said, we should probably be clear that he wasn't impeached for getting some "sucky-sucky," he was impeached for purportedly lying under oath. Right or wrong, it's a felony.

The worst part about that impeachment is that it was a fairly transparent attempt to make a cheap political point, regardless of the circumstances underlying the impeachment. The same is likely true of the similar attempts regarding President Bush, despite the fig leaf protestations to the contrary.

 

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