Saturday, March 26, 2011

Lautenberg's Apology? I'm Holding Out For Impeachment!

Planned Parenthood's little pink bus tour stopped in New Jersey on March 22nd.  At the stop, New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg told the audience at that rally that pro-life people "don't deserve the freedoms in the Constitution".  Such ignorance and arrogance is only too typical of people who advocate and support the murder of babies.  Think of it.  If they have no problem slaughtering children who they deem inconvenient, then how can they have qualms about depriving other people of other rights, when they deem the exercise of such rights to be inconvenient or otherwise troubling to them?  In the video below (provided by NJ Right to Life) you can hear the blatant evil arrogance for yourself.  Click here if you can't see embedded video.

There are many demands for Lautenberg to apologize.  While that is desirable, I think there's another aspect to consider.  First, realize that the First Amendment exists precisely to protect speech that a sizable percentage of people deem unpopular.  If speech is deemed popular by a majority of people, it doesn't require protection, right?  The Founding Fathers knew what they were doing in inserting the Bill of Rights into the Constitution.

Senator Lautenberg, in assuming his office, took an oath in which he swore to uphold the Constitution.  Whatever else his ill-advised quip may be, I believe he violated his oath of office.  Remember - he used his senatorial status as a "bully pulpit" to expound his sentiments.  While I'm not a Constitutional lawyer, I think this at least comes close to being impeachable.

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