President Nixon resigned the presidency to avoid impeachment . President Clinton was impeached by the full House for lying under oath and obstruction of justice and acquitted in the Senate trial. President Obama obeys the laws he likes and disregards those he doesn’t like.
Presidents take a solemn oath to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed” and to “faithfully execute the office of the president.”
Historian Edward Gibbon famously observed regarding the fall of the Roman Empire, “the principles of a free constitution are irrevocably lost, when the legislative power is dominated by the executive.” With over 300 million citizens, let’s do better next time around.
Jose A. Mesa Jr., Kendall