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News of Otsego County

2nd impeachment

NORTHRUP: Impeachment Burnished At Least One Politician
LETTER from CHIP NORTHRUP

Impeachment Burnished At Least One Politician

To the Editor:

We saw something this week in the Impeachment trial that is a rarity – a politician who followed the law, not his party line.

The idea of being faithful to the law is the essence of the inscription at Thermopylae, where 300 Spartans held the line against the Persian army. Herotodus mentioned the plaque commemorating
the battle: “Go tell the Spartans that we 300, ever faithful to their laws, here died.”

They didn’t say ever faithful to a person, or to their party, but to their laws.

Senator Cassidy (R-La.) voted that the impeachment trial is indeed Constitutional (which it is) against the wishes of his party. He then heard the evidence and voted to convict Trump.

What Senator Cassidy did was courageous, because, like the Spartans, he was ever faithful, “Semper Fidelis” to the law. Not to a party, nor a leader, but to the law. Here’s to that. Go tell the Cajuns.

CHIP NORTHRUP
Cooperstown

To Vote For, Or Not Vote For
FOOD FOR THOUGHT

To Vote For, Or Not Vote For

CHRIS WALLACE: What about the argument that it would be useful, from the point of view of people who think that what the president did was wrong, to ban him from seeking public office again, which would be one of the results of holding this (Impeachment) trial?

U.S. SEN. MARCO RUBIO: I think that’s an arrogant statement for anyone to make. Voters get to decide that. Who are we to tell voters who they can vote for in the future?

WALLACE: OK.

From FOX NEWS SUNDAY
Jan. 24, 2021

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