A real American Hero...

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    <center><h1>...W. Mark Felt</h1></center>

    Now that Mr. Felt's role in bringing down teh Nixon Administration has been made public, it was inevitable that he be castigated as a traitor by former Nixon staffers such as "Tex" Coulson, Leonard Garment, Pat Buchanan and others. Apparently, to them and others at any rate, Mr. Felt's loyalty was to have been to the President.

    But the oath that all military, law-enforcement and political office holders take is not an oath of fealty to a prince or king. First and foremost is to "...<i>Support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic</i>...". W. Mark Felt lived up to that oath in the truest sense of its meaning. He brought to light the criminal acts authorized by President Nixon and his aids. President Nixon violated his oath of office by ordering the Watergate burglary, and as a result, he became an enemy of the Constitution rather than it's primary defender. Mr. Felt, rather than betraying his own office and the nation fulfilled his oath of office and, and brought down a President who had betrayed his own oath and office and country.

    We can only hope for more such men and women who will live up to this sterling example, and protect this nation and the Constitution from "...<i>All enemies, foreign and <b>domestic</b></i>...".
     
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    Amen Dick Clarke, O'niell et al. Telling the truth might get you the axe, but it will also set you free.
     
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    http://www.spectator.org/dsp_article.asp?art_id=8242

    Deep Throat and Genocide
    By Ben Stein
    Published 6/1/2005 12:22:42 AM


    Re: The "news" that former FBI agent Mark Felt broke the law, broke his code of ethics, broke his oath and was the main source for Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward's articles that helped depose Richard Nixon, a few thoughts.

    Can anyone even remember now what Nixon did that was so terrible? He ended the war in Vietnam, brought home the POW's, ended the war in the Mideast, opened relations with China, started the first nuclear weapons reduction treaty, saved Eretz Israel's life, started the Environmental Protection Administration. Does anyone remember what he did that was bad?

    Oh, now I remember. He lied. He was a politician who lied. How remarkable. He lied to protect his subordinates who were covering up a ridiculous burglary that no one to this date has any clue about its purpose. He lied so he could stay in office and keep his agenda of peace going. That was his crime. He was a peacemaker and he wanted to make a world where there was a generation of peace. And he succeeded.

    That is his legacy. He was a peacemaker. He was a lying, conniving, covering up peacemaker. He was not a lying, conniving drug addict like JFK, a lying, conniving war starter like LBJ, a lying, conniving seducer like Clinton -- a lying, conniving peacemaker. That is Nixon's kharma.

    When his enemies brought him down, and they had been laying for him since he proved that Alger Hiss was a traitor, since Alger Hiss was their fair-haired boy, this is what they bought for themselves in the Kharma Supermarket that is life:

    1.) The defeat of the South Vietnamese government with decades of death and hardship for the people of Vietnam.

    2.) The assumption of power in Cambodia by the bloodiest government of all time, the Khmer Rouge, who killed a third of their own people, often by making children beat their own parents to death. No one doubts RN would never have let this happen.

    So, this is the great boast of the enemies of Richard Nixon, including Mark Felt: they made the conditions necessary for the Cambodian genocide. If there is such a thing as kharma, if there is such a thing as justice in this life of the next, Mark Felt has bought himself the worst future of any man on this earth. And Bob Woodward is right behind him, with Ben Bradlee bringing up the rear. Out of their smug arrogance and contempt, they hatched the worst nightmare imaginable: genocide. I hope they are happy now -- because their future looks pretty bleak to me.
     
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    I'm confused....

    do we hold politicians accountable for lying? Or do we examine the reasons why they lied to determine if it was 'ok'? Or do we hold judgement on the lie until we can see if there was so much more 'good' that he/she did before we decide to let it go? :dunno:
     
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    So it's okay for the POTUS to break the law with impunity? In a nation of laws, the President is subject to the same laws as any other citizen. If the President is not only above the law, but is the law, then we are living in a totalitarian state.

    As the old saying goes, "One 'Awww shit!' wipes out all of your 'Attaboys!' "
     
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    Personally, I think they shouldn't lie. However, as Stein makes clear, most in recent time have, actually in all time. So, punishments should be fair. Funny, if lying is such a problem, why isn't Tripp being hailed too?
     
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    See response to DK.
     
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    No politician is above the law. They must either live by it or suffer the consequences...Not change the rules to cover their asses.
     
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    Consensual sex between two adults is not a crime. Ordering a burglary against one's political opponents is. Apples and oranges dear lady.
     
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    Perjury is, dipstick.
     

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