Plus, we need to understand "good Behavior" the same way our Framers understood it. We may NOT properly read in our own understanding.
While I do say that we must not believe what people on TV, radio, etc., say about the Constitution; I would NEVER say, "Make up your own mind". Never! Those words are poison! We must look it up in The Federalist Papers, Madison's Journal of the Federal Convention of 1787, etc. For word meanings (except for legal terms of art), we must use an old American Dictionary. THAT is how we find out what it means.
On page 65 where he speaks of the grounds for impeachment of federal judges. I haven't read the Heritage book yet, but someone told me that was in there so i looked it up. I've got two papers in the works right now - but will then read through the entire Heritage book & address it. As a people, we have become shallow in our "thinking". We ignore the term, "during good Behavior" in Art. III, Sec. 1. It is an ancient English legal term and we need to construe it according to that meaning. Four of the Federalist Papers speak of the term in a way which makes it clear that it had an established meaning. Then, in Federalist No. 81 (8th para), Hamilton speaks of impeaching judges for usurpations.
Bryan, thank you very much for sending me the PDF for the heritage foundation book on how to read the Federalist Papers. I take serious issue with much of what they say in general about the Constitution, as I have found them to be shallow & conventional in their constitutional analysis. In the file you sent, I found a statement which is so grotesquely ignorant, that I will do a paper on it.
How do we push back the wall of ignorance when it is all around us? And Rush Limbaugh praises these people to the skies as being such "scholars"! My foot! Really thanks, I need to read it all & address their errors (with citations, of course, to the Federalist Papers).
I don't know what the Statute of Limitations is for Treason (would have to look it up); but if I were president, I would instruct the appropriate people to file Treason charges against her. And I would volunteer to personally carry out the sentence. I'd have to check, but I trust we still have the option of imposing a death sentence for Treason.
Thank you, Bryan! Your post got lost in the flurry of twaddle which has been posted recently. Several people are doing what you are doing (applause! applause!). I'm starting a discussion on this and hope you & the others will explain what you are doing & how. Tips you can pass on to others.
Yeah I hate the rain her too, summers are nice though. I'm not from here, but my wife family is here, and my mom and brother live up here too. So I'll stay till retirement, then relocate to a drier climate.
Please send me as much info as you can. I'm sad to inform you that my husband, Kenneth Parson, passed away suddenly Tuesday nite (we were going to go to the rally at the park tonite). But I need and want to support everything he stood for and belived in.