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Andy Stern
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Andy Stern

Andy Stern is president of the two-million member Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the fastest-growing union in North America.

The Core of Our Beliefs

In this case the facts and the law do matter.

Despite eveyone's desire to move on, history is replete with people wanting to ignore the rule of law when it is inconvenient or re-directs attention from other priorities.

A witch hunt is not in order. But a review and action of people who acted outside the rules that were established, and a review of the leaders who established them is in order

This is not a political question but a legal one that goes to the core of our belief in the rule of law and our greatness as a nation.

By Andy Stern

 |  July 13, 2009; 4:11 PM ET
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"The Administration of Justice is the FIRMEST PILLAR of Government".
-President George Washington

If we are not a Nation of LAWS, then what have is 'ANARCHY'.

Posted by: austininc4 | July 14, 2009 5:05 PM
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I'm not surprised a "Union Man" would get it.

There are ethical principles which transcend the situations prevalent during the terms of elected officials. When Slavery was abolished it was not "new Law" but rather a reset to basis. If every new President abolished bad behavior, that would not be a bad thing.

Posted by: gannon_dick | July 14, 2009 4:11 PM
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Mr. Stern, if you look at the comments on the Goldsmith and Gorton articles, you will see that most are taking exception with their premise. The fact that you don't have as many comments is an indication that most share your feelings. Thank you for stating something that needed and needs to be said, many many times.

Posted by: TRACIETHEDOLPHIN | July 14, 2009 3:18 PM
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Thank you. This is perhaps the clearest statement of the situation I've seen.

There is abundant 'probable cause' to think that Bush/Cheney violated their Constitutional oaths and duties of office, not to mention numerous laws. Seeking to determine the facts of what happened during the most secretive administration in recent if not all of American history, is not about revenge. It is not about policy differences. It is about whether our leaders are bound by the Constitution and laws, or not.

Posted by: EdgarAnt | July 14, 2009 2:14 PM
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Yes, an investigation of possible abuse by the bush/cheney administration is imperative.
The apparent abuse by the former vp must be investigated.torture,cronyism and contracts,secret energy meeting abuse,refusal to abide by checks and balances.
bush/cheney greatest power-least accountable.

Posted by: jama452 | July 14, 2009 11:19 AM
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