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December 21, 2016

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Spineless Politicians

 by Bill Perkins

Liberty ashamed

When I watch the news these days, I gravitate between the excitement that we MUST be close to Jesus’ return and the horror of watching spineless politicians allow the current administration to do as it pleases.
 
Think about this: 
In February of 1868, President Andrew Johnson (who succeeded Abraham Lincoln) was impeached. His crime? He ignored the Tenure of Office Act and fired his Secretary of War, who was openly and fiercely opposing him. 
Johnson simply ignored a minor employment protection law and did what he thought was best for the country. 

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President 
Andrew Johnson

But the law is the law, and the President is sworn to uphold the law. His violation upset those in congress so much that they impeached him!

In the impeachment trial, Johnson’s adversaries accused him of “bringing into disgrace, ridicule, hatred, contempt, and reproach the Congress of the United States” through certain controversial speeches he made. (Sound familiar?)

The impeachment conviction vote fell short–by one vote–of the two-thirds majority needed to convict Johnson; therefore he was judged not guilty and remained in office. 

Interestingly, fifty-one years later, the U.S. Supreme Court declared the Tenure of Office Act unconstitutional in itsOath of office ruling in Myers v. United States.

Now fast-forward to today. How many laws has ourPresident ignored? Well, too many to list, but for starters: 

* He lied about protecting our Ambassador and staff in Benghazi; 
* He ordered the IRS to harass political opponents; 
* He made illegal recess appointments; 
* He broke legally binding contracts to give unions in the auto industry political paybacks.
* He appointed Czars to circumvent the legislative confirmation process; 
* He enacted birth control and abortion mandates against the religious views of over half the country.
* His out-of-control debt spending has added trillions to the deficit and is likely ruining our monetary system.

Not to mention the scores of broken campaign promises, arrogance and class warfare. So this begs the question:

Where is the obvious call for impeachment? 150 years ago Obama would be run out of Washington on a rail. Today, spineless politicians do nothing. 

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Prov. 9:10 
Sooner or later the spineless will learn that truth. Let’s hope it’s not too late.
 
http://www.history.com/topics/andrew-johnson
 

Bill Perkins is the founder and Executive Director of Compass International, Inc.
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