Saturday, February 18, 2006
Impeaching Bush Is 'Cause Worth Fighting for,' Actor Says
(CNSNews.com) - Richard Dreyfuss, the actor who starred in movies ranging from "Jaws" to "Mr. Holland's Opus," told an audience in Washington, D.C., on Thursday that "there are causes worth fighting for," and one of those is the impeachment of President George W. Bush.
"There are causes worth fighting for even if you know that you will lose," Dreyfuss said during a speech at the National Press Club. "Unless you are willing to accept torture as part of a normal American political lexicon, unless you are willing to accept that leaving the Geneva Convention is fine and dandy, if you accept the expansion of wiretapping as business as usual, the only way to express this now is to embrace the difficult and perhaps embarrassing process of impeachment." See Video
Noting that the process was established by the country's "founders, who we revere to check executive abuse with congressional balance," Dreyfuss said impeachment "is a statement that we refuse to endorse bad behavior." See Video
"If we refuse to debate the appropriateness of the process of impeachment, we endorse that behavior, and we approve the enlargement of executive power," regardless of whoever may occupy the White House in the future, he said.
"And don't kid yourselves: No one ever gives up power, ever," Dreyfuss added.
"Now, it is not your job as the press to impeach George Bush," the actor stated. However, people in the media should "maintain the integrity of that debate" by not dismissing the topic out of hand as partisan or unpatriotic.
Granted, we all know that it's strictly about evening the score for Bill Clinton, but when will the Left finally understand just how stupid they look with all the continued impeach talk? First of all, the American public outside of the Left doesn't even buy into the idea that George W. Bush deserves to get impeached for anything. And the liberals still don't seem to understand that you can't impeach a President just because you disagree with his policy. Yet, rich, white liberals like Dreyfuss are quick to make asses out of themselves anyway.
Posted by Mr. Grey Ghost at 6:38 PM