Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Innocent Until Proven guilty

Today House RepubLIEcans put a resolution on the floor demanding that Charles Rangel resign as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee pending an ongoing investigation by the House Ethics Committee into questionable tax and finance reporting by the Congressman. Apparently the RepubLIEcans have decided to suspend the Constitution and assume quilt prior to the outcome of an investigation.

This is a continuing pattern with the RepubLIEcans earlier demonstrated by the cutting of funding to ACORN when there has been absolutely no proven quilt by that organization in any court of law.

The Democrats however this time upheld the Constitution and referred the resolution to committee giving the Ethics Investigation time to conclude its business.

What I find concerning is that among the "proof" the RepubLIEcans listed in their bill were articles by Rupert Murdoch owned tabloids, the New York Post and the Washington Times. Both papers that have a proven record of pushing an agenda over facts and have as much credibility as the National Enquirer.

This once again shows a pattern as the ACORN action was based on shady reporting by the Rupert Murdoch owned Faux News Channel. Apparently the RepubLIEcans in Congress intend to turn over our justice system to Murdoch.

RepubLIEcans have forgotten that we are a nation of laws and due process. Despite the fact there do seem to be concerning facts regarding the disclosures of Rangel, due process must be allowed to take its course.

This is another grandstanding distraction by the RepubLIEcans that has no value to the American people or to our republic.

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