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Saturday, March 9, 2013
Taking care of Egypt but not our own
Re: "Kerry: U.S. to give $190 million," March 4 news story:
How can the United States give $190 million to Egypt to pay its bills when we are in such a financial mess?
"When Egypt takes the difficult steps to strengthen its economy and build political unity and justice, we will work with our Congress at home on additional support," Secretary of State John Kerry said.
Someone must be joking.
How can our Congress work together to solve the problems of Egypt when members can't even work together to solve the problems that are hurting our people?
Congress seems to be more concerned about the problems of Egypt than about our own people.
There is something wrong with this picture.
We forget justices can be impeached
Re: March 3 commentary, "Supreme Court justices: the case for hanging it up":
Again, an article that states: "The nine justices of the high court hold their positions for life." They do not.
Article III Section 1 of the Constitution states bluntly they shall "hold their offices during good behaviour."
They are subject to impeachment just as any other civil officer. Judges can and have been impeached.
The point can be argued to infinity, but incompetence and inability to function properly due to age certainly seems to fall under "not good behaviour."
Was it "good behaviour" when Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who had taken an oath to defend and uphold the Constitution, said in Egypt she "would not look to the United States Constitution if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012," because she had trouble with how it treated women and slavery?
After all, the Constitution has been amended to take care of the problems.
CHARLES STEWART JR.
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