Impeachment and ALL the People

During the impeachment hearings of President Clinton we kept hearing that the will of ALL the people was being overturned.

Because he is doing so well in the polls, he should be above the law.

It’s interesting to note that as Hitler continued his atrocities, he kept rising in popularity. And Mussolini kept the trains running on time. But were they doing the will of ALL the people?

Of course not, anymore than Clinton has the support of ALL Americans today.

When politicians start using the exclusive word ALL to define the electorate they are saying that there is only one view that is relevant, and those who oppose it should be silenced. They continued to overlook the fact that the majority of congressmen are Republicans… obviously the will of the people. But not ALL of the people.

Any more than ALL the people gave Clinton a majority.

But we don’t live in a democracy, we live in a republic. And when politicians start referring in masse to every single citizen as like-minded and monolithic, they are speaking of neither, they are talking about a dictatorship.