Disproportionate punishment

Proportionality is the key theological word for the impeachment process, a word far superior to the solemn evocations of "the law" intoned by the ideologically driven conservatives on the Judiciary Committee during their partisan indictment of President Clinton. Impeachment over a matter of personal behavior that everyone agrees was immoral, unwise, inappropriate and downright wrong is so far out of proportion to the Constitution's intention that the actions of the Republican majority can only be ascribed to a vindictive desire for disproportionate punishment.

 

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