President Ford is right: Impeachment is whatever Congress says it's!
Our founding fathers were wise. They believed it'd be folly when outlining in Article II, Section 4, of the Structure the lands for impeachment of the president and others to become too certain. They offered only "treason, bribery and other high crimes and misdemeanors."
These reasons were intentionally vague, signifying that removal will be considered solely under the gravest of conditions. They investigated their crystal ball and were confident that succeeding generations can establish "high crimes" for themselves.
If the Home basically voted for it even when impeachment were to be brought against a leader for anything as absurd as failure to cover a traffic ticket, like, impeachment will be successful. If the Senate were to vote for conviction and the leader would be removed. That is the way it works!
Since it has done in President Clinton's case the pioneers surmised that frivolous charges could develop a powerful backlash.
While Article II, Section I, limits the presidency to natural born residents 35 or older and involves U.S. residency for 14 years, there's just one sensible prerequisite for becoming president: You've to muster (electoral) votes.
As President Ford notes, when the House votes for impeachment -- whatever the grounds -- the leader is impeached; should you wanted to become governor of a state, it'd work in an identical approach, say Minnesota. When you are voted by the people in, you are the governor!
Even with the GOP election problem and the withdrawal from the world of Newt Gingrich some diehards continue to state the impeachment "approach" have to be maintained to its conclusion. Nonsense! There's no such requirement.
The Structure or good sense dictate that a frivolous attempt to bring impeachment charges against a leader has to be continued once started. The wiser move is always to vote it down in the House Judiciary Committee.
It'dnot be easy, I imagine, for Republicans to concede the charges against Clinton are frivolous and come nowhere near the standard of "high crimes and misdemeanors."
Conservatives are merely buying way out -- to save their own skins as well as the election of 2000.
Instead of declare their problems and decrease the situation, some will press for a few other wrong approach or censure to signal-to the electorate they were right all along.
In case a president were derelict in his obligations, not in his personal behavior censure would only be appropriate.
Some will take care of the anti-Clinton lovers simply overextended themselves, or, worse, they were but only couldn't come up with evidence because of Clinton's evasive action.
For these conservatives, I present this guidance: Decrease the impeachment work today! And also to the Judiciary Committee: Vote against any further actions and acquire on with the country's business.
I'm manager and a retired newspaper writer having worked for The Hour paper of Norwalk, Conn., for 32 years. I am a 1964 graduate of New York University where I minored in advertising under a public relations program and majored in writing. I offered 3 years in USA Army in Public Information in Colorado and Germany, 1954-57. I currently hold Adjutant's place with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Robert F. Garrison Post 3350 in East Rockaway, New York. I'm the maximum artist of the 20th Century a lifelong supporter of Bing Crosby and an Oscar-winning film actor.