One can only wonder what thoughts are going through President Obama's head these days. He seemingly shrugs off the many scandals that are currently surrounding him and his administration. I was 15 years old during the Watergate hearings, so I was not quite aware of the seriousness of them at the time. My, how times have changed.

Even though our nation's capital has had its fair share of scandals, it seems there is a different attitude that has surfaced along with the new century. Instead of dealing directly with them, the new attitude appears to be, "just ignore them and laugh them off." Excuse me, I was under the impression that there were adults representing us in Washington D.C. Never before have we been witness to such a care free attitude that should, at the least, make these people somewhat nervous.

I guess I'm too old fashioned because I believe that the leader of the free world has a responsibility to the citizens of this country. We deserve something better than the President calling these crucial issues "political posturing" and "phony scandals." What unbridled arrogance! Mr. Obama should brush-up on his history, then perhaps he would take a more serious tact when talking about these scandals in which he is at the center. Instead, what we are getting is no more than the attitude of some idiot rock star who does not care what he does or what the effects are on the people around him. To be so dismissive is truly insulting.

Perhaps I can be of some assistance to him. In this article are some items that Mr. Obama should read. Then perhaps, he might take his problems just a little more seriously.

Hopefully the reader might gain some understanding and insight to just what can bring a President down.

Here are excerpts from the three articles of impeachment against President Nixon that the House Committee approved on the Judiciary in July 1974. The full House did not vote on them because Nixon resigned Aug. 9, 1974.

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ARTICLE I, OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE (Approved 27-11)

In his conduct of the office of President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States, and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has prevented, obstructed and impeded the administration of justice, in that:

On June 17, 1972, and prior thereto, agents of the Committee for the Re-election of the President:

Committed unlawful entry of the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee in Washington, District of Columbia, for the purpose of securing political intelligence. Subsequent thereto, Richard M. Nixon, using the powers of his high office, engaged personally and through his subordinates and agents in a course of conduct or plan designed to delay, impede, and obstruct the investigation of such unlawful entry; to cover up, conceal and protect those responsible; and to conceal the existence and scope of other unlawful covert activities. ...

Wherefore Richard M. Nixon, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office.

ARTICLE II, ABUSE OF POWER. (Approved 28-10)

Using the powers of the office of President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States, and to the best of his ability preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in disregard of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has repeatedly engaged in conduct violating the constitutional rights of citizens, impairing the due and proper administration of justice in the conduct of lawful inquiries, of contravening the law of governing agencies of the executive branch and the purposes of these agencies. ...

ARTICLE III, DEFIANCE OF SUBPOENAS. (Approved 21-17)

In his conduct of the office of President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, contrary to his oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has failed without lawful cause or excuse to produce papers and things as directed by duly authorized subpoenas issued by the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives on April 11, 1974, May 15, 1974, May 30, 1974, and June 24, 1974, and willfully disobeyed such subpoenas.

Does anybody else besides me see something familiar in all this, or am I the only one? We deserve better. We deserve the truth, and there must be at least some accountability from those who hold the reins of power. Benghazi will not go away nor must the ghosts of those who died simply wander about in limbo without justice? Also, I am sure that the shade of slain Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry is still out there.

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