Facebook | The Nationwide Movement to Impeach Cheney and Bush

Facebook | The Nationwide Movement to Impeach Cheney and Bush
George Mason, the father of the Bill of Rights, argued at the Constitutional Convention in favor of providing the House of Representatives the power of impeachment with a warning that the President might use his pardoning power to “pardon crimes which were advised by himself” or, before indictment or conviction, “to stop inquiry and prevent detection”–and that impeachment would be the only way to stop him.

James Madison, the father of the U.S. Constitution, agreed, saying “if the President be connected, in any suspicious manner, with any person, and there be grounds to believe he will shelter him, the House of Representatives can impeach him; they can remove him if found guilty.”

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