Studying U.S. history I was surprised to learn that our founding fathers weren’t big on democracy. In fact, they feared it. They thought that the majority of people would be easily swayed by emotional arguments, and they would make un-informed decisions.
That seems to be the case now. Polls indicate that the majority of Americans don’t care about the conduct of our President, they don’t want anything done about it, and they would like the matter to be dropped as soon as possible.
Somewhere in all of the political fights we have lost the point of the impeachment proceedings. The question is not about sex. The question is, did the president perjure himself, and is that an impeachable offense?
According to many, including our perjurer in chief, lying about sex is not a big deal in today’s culture. That may be true, but laws are put in place to set a standard regardless of the morality of the people they govern.
There are people in jail right now for committing perjury, some for lying about sex. What are we to tell those people? Is the president above the law? Are we to give him more lee-way than the average citizen?
Even though many of don’t want to hear any more about Monica Lewinsky, we have to ask what will be the consequences of our apathy? Lying about sex may not seem like a big deal, but what future presidential liars are we going to tolerate?
Some may say that even the average citizen should not be prosecuted for lying under oath about sex. But where do we draw the line? Shall we add an addendum to the oath, “I promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth — unless I’m talking about sex?” What else can we excuse?
It is apparent that the President perjured himself, and he has been successful in convincing the American people that it is not a big deal. Our founding fathers were right, again.