Rav Avigdor Miller on Impeachment

Q:Do you think that the impeachment of President Nixon was a good thing for the country?

A:Now, prepare yourself for a surprise. When they threw out Nixon it was a great loss! Nixon was a patriot! He was our last president with principles; since then we haven’t had a president with principles. And he was thrown out not because of Watergate – that was just an excuse. He was thrown out because the liberals were angry at his principles.

Nixon was against permissiveness. He was against immorality. And his only sin was that he overstepped the bounds of the law in order to stop a traitor from revealing secrets to the enemy in a time when American soldiers were losing their lives; he authorized a break-in of a certain psychologist who was divulging government secrets. Now, there’s nothing wrong with what he did. At a time of emergency a president should do that! It’s ridiculous for a president to be a stickler for the law when he sees the country is going under.

Only that the liberals utilized that to bring him down – but it wasn’t because of that. The liberals don’t actually care for right and wrong. Here’s Ted Kennedy who wants to become president now. And he’s to blame for the death of that poor girl who was with him when he drove his car into that river. He didn’t even try to save her life. While she was drowning, he didn’t look for ways and means of saving her life; he didn’t even go to the police. He ran to see his lawyer to get him out of his fix.

And this Kennedy wants to run for President. Now where are the liberal newspapers to condemn Kennedy? The answer is they will not condemn anybody who is one of their boys. But Nixon was not one of them and he was hated because he was for law and order.

TAPE # 292 (November 1979)

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  1. the English departments in Lakewood should read the rebbis books during English, besides for all the proper grammar they would learn, they would also gain lots of knowledge! they can start with ” rejoice O youth”, a true master piece!

  2. is he saying that the Republicans then in the House, who admitted Nixons wrongdoings, did not follow the laws of the land by threatening to impeach him?

    Nixon might have been a sincere conservative – aside from Jew hater – but kula alma modim that he was a paranoid criminal

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