Pelosi’s apparent attempt to set up a shadow presidency is a dangerous precedent. In Syria, Pelosi delivered a message on behalf of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to Assad that Israel was ready for peace talks—a message that Olmert’s office swiftly denied and clarified. Pelosi made the statement that the road of peace goes through Damascus, implying Syria has a legitimate role in brokering peace in the Middle East as one of the foremost sponsors of terrorism. Pelosi’s visit with Assad was strongly opposed both by the White House and the State Department. Syria’s Foreign Minister said Pelosi’s visit signaled that America’s policy of isolating Syria had failed.
Pelosi usurped the office of the President’s Constitutional authority to conduct foreign policy. The Logan Act, passed in 1799, states, “Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.”
It makes no difference how many Congressmen have visited Assad. Pelosi, the highest ranking official after the President and Vice President, did so in direct defiance to the President. Left alone, these challenges weaken the office of the Presidency and open doors for policy to be conducted by anarchy. These are signs of the decline of a nation because its people embrace wickedness rather than righteousness in selecting immoral leadership. Romans 6:23 says, “The wages of sin is death.” And Jesus Christ said in Matthew 24:12, “And because lawlessness shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” Either demand righteousness or watch this “nation under God” face decline and death.
Word of Life Ministry