" Has the President committed offenses, and planned, and directed, and acquiesced in a course of conduct which the Constitution will not tolerate? That’s the question. We know that. We know the question. We should now forthwith proceed to answer the question. It is reason, and not passion, which must guide our deliberations, guide our debate, and guide our decision. "
-- Statement on the Articles of Impeachment delivered July 25, 1974, House Judiciary Committee by Congresswoman Barbara Jordan
republished in the article " Thirty-Three Years Later: A Statement on the Articles of Impeachment"
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Thank you Phyllis Stenerson for sharing Barbara Jordan's message via CommonDreams.org .
Barbara Jordan was one of my role models and is one of the reasons that I believe that persons of strength, character, and wisdom can make a difference.