Virginia Cori 1926-2012

To the Editor: May,2006

If memory serves, I believe the founding fathers contemplated offering George Washington the position of king — something he was quick to disavow. Now fast forward to the 21st century and another George has been assuming all the rights and privileges of a monarch.

Did those who voted for Bush in 2000 and 2004 know that they were appointing a king? Bush has blatantly bypassed over 750 laws enacted by Congress over the past five years. These acts of defying Congress has proved too much for a prominent member of the president’s own party — Sen. Arlen Specter. The senator plans to hold a hearing in June.

At the very least, Bush’s actions call for censure or to my way of thinking they call for impeachment. If Clinton’s purely private sexual affair brought him to impeachment, then Bush’s contention that he alone has the authority to determine what is constitutional and what is not are certainly grounds for impeachment.

Remember, no one died because of Clinton’s actions and no national treasure was expended on an unnecessary war. Contrast this with Bush’s casualties in Iraq and the billions we are spending there every month. The president’s own party should take the necessary steps to dethrone this modern-day monarch.

Virginia Cori

Exeter

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