Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Pelosi Must Face Charges For The Sake Of The Nation

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should be charged with violation of the Logan Act for conducting unauthorized foreign policy of the United States and for treason. Her specific action of using her position as the third in line for the Presidency to legitimize a terrorist- sponsoring dictator in Syria’s Bashar Assad and to destabilize American foreign policy objectives should at the very least land her in a Federal Grand Jury investigation. This, combined with Pelosi’s history of trying to undermine the war effort, and through her actions aid the terrorist enemy’s cause, clearly deserves magnified scrutiny under the Constitution’s Article III Section III which defines treason as adhering to or giving aid and comfort to the enemy.

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.

Bill Wilson
Word of Life Ministry