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The Washington Post Is at It Again

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The Washington Post published David Broder's column and an article about Newt Gingrich that exposes Broder's and Gingrich's classic loyal Bushie tactics of ignoring the Constitution, misstatement of facts and distortion of the truth.

Broder writes: "While the American president cannot be forced out of office against his will,"

Well, let's see about that.  The Constitution, Article ll, Section 4: The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors. 

Contrary to Broder, the Constitution does provide for the removal of the president against his will.

In an article about Newt Gingrich's fawning praise of Jerry Falwell, Gingrich ranted against things secular, revealing his ignorance of what secular means.

These are listings from a current dictionary.  Secular: Things that are not regarded as religious, not pertaining to or connected with religion, (of education) concerned with nonreligious subjects.

Gingrich is ignorant of the fact that eliminating things secular would eliminate the entire curriculum of our education system, and of the fact that his very existence, the clothes he wears, the food he eats, the car he drives, the house he lives in, the streets and highways he uses, everything he takes for granted, is the result of secular (non-religious) activities.  If Gingrich had his way the millions of people who engage in the secular activity of going to work every day to provide the goods and services that keep the country running would be out of a job, confined to engaging only in religious activities.

Gingrich says, deriding the secularists, "The radical secularists insist that religious belief is inherently divisive."  This ignores the fact that religious belief is the reason that differing sects of the same religion in Iraq are engaged in a concerted, divisive effort to kill each other off.  And it ignores the fact that hundreds of religious sects in the United States argue vehemently and divisively that their sect is the only true religion and all others are going strait to hell.

Gingrich says, "Basic fairness demands that religious beliefs deserve a chance to be heard."  Gingrich is ignorant of the fact that because he is free to make that statement, he is being heard on his religious beliefs precisely because the Constitution's non-religious (secular) clause prohibits government imposed religion and guarantees Gingrich's free expression of his religious beliefs and everyone else's free expression of any religious belief.

Fortunately, Broder and Gingrich are irrevocably wrong.  If we followed Broder's reasoning that the president can't be removed against his will, George Bush, The Great Decider, could decide that he is President for Life.  And if we accept Gingrich's reasoning that the secular must be eliminated and everything shoud be only all his religion, all the time, the United States would grind to a catastrophic halt while everyone stayed home and practiced only Gingrich's religion with no power, no lights, no water, no TV, no internet, no newspapers, no transportation, no police, no government, in ignorance, while slowly starving to death.

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