After Weeks of Hearings, Impeachment Evidence Still Limited to Hearsay and Presumptions
U.S. lawmakers conducting the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry have yet to discover any direct evidence of the central allegation ...
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  • Pronography Addiction

    Pronography Addiction

    I have finally stopped crying tears of relief after finishing Conan Milner’s article on porn addiction. This behavior is much more dangerous than any number of atomic weapons could ever be. I have been married to a porn addict for forty years. After we had dated for five years, and we received this diagnosis. We have seen at least four therapists throughout our relationship and finally found one who was knowledgeable about this condition. As many addicts are prone to do, my husband hid his problem (or so he thought) until he became impotent and could no longer perform. He had never graduated to internet or film porn, real women, or any number of potentially illegal and destructive practices. but only used “acceptable” magazines. Many addicts have lost their jobs, their families, their friends, all of their resources, and even their freedom, when incarcerated, as a result of their acting out. My husband has refrained from acting out for almost 18 months, but still faces the deeper emotional and self-defeating internal threats from his behavior. This addiction has caused a vast problem in more marriages than we, as a society, can even begin to comprehend or believe. The fastest-growing demographic of new urology patients is men between the ages of 18 and 34—for impotence. One of the fastest-growing demographics for plastic surgeons is young women altering their genitals to resemble those parts shown by the female porn stars—because that is what young men want and expect to see. Porn shows sex without love, training this next generation of internet natives that this is what intimacy is all about. I am continuously astounded when parents don’t feel the need for parental controls on their youngsters’ (and I mean really young youngsters) cell phones, computers, and tablets. I am continually saddened to hear my friends state that they know no one who abuses the internet or other types of pornography, and certainly no one in their family would ever do such a thing. Please, Epoch Times, bring up this topic from time to time. There needs to be more aware of this life-destroying behavior.

    I am not, in any way, prudish about sex, do not judge pornography, or feel the need to curtail freedom of speech. This, however, is an experiment gone awry, with no safety procedures in place, no predictions or studies to help us with results, and certainly not enough intellectual study happening to be of some warning to society.

    Please feel free to edit, cut, rearrange any of my comments, if you choose to use this.

    Thank you,

    Ann
    Pa.

  • Finally!

    Finally!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for providing, clear, concise, and unbiased news for today’s readers. I have searched high and low, and I’m so very grateful to have found and subscribed to The Epoch Times. I’m only sorry it’s taken me this long to find you. Well, here is to the beginning of a great and long-lasting relationship. You are my new, only go-to.

    Kelli Driscoll

  • Impeachable Offenses

    Impeachable Offenses

    Article Two of the U.S. Constitution states “The President, Vice President, and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

    The current impeachment inquiry by the U.S. House of Representatives against President Trump is focusing on the allegation he tried to bribe and/or extort President Zelensky of Ukraine to investigate the Bidens in the runup to the 2020 election in exchange for $400 million in foreign aid to Ukraine. The investigation of the Bidens did not occur and the $400 million in aid was subsequently given to Ukraine. Therefore no bribery or extortion occurred.

    But did President Trump’s actions meet the test of “high Crimes and Misdemeanors”?

    The recent impeachment of presidents included Bill Clinton and Richard Nixon. Bill Clinton was impeached for perjury and obstruction of justice relative to the Monica Lewinsky affair. Richard Nixon was impeached as an outgrowth of the Watergate coverup and charged with obstruction of justice, abuse of power and defying subpoenas during the impeachment investigation. The House Judiciary Committee stated that “high Crimes and Misdemeanors” goes beyond crimes to include “behaving in a manner grossly incompatible with the proper function of the office and employing the power of the office for an improper purpose or personal gain.”

    Going back to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 the founding fathers decided the phrase “high Crimes and Misdemeanors” provided “flexibility and guidance” in deciding on impeachable offenses, which references 400 years of practice in Great Britain.

    Alexander Hamilton stated in the Federalist Papers that ” impeachment is directed at political offenses that proceed from … the abuse or violation of some public trust.” Echoing Hamilton, Justice Joseph Story in 1833 stated: “impeachable conduct is often purely political, and that no previous statute is necessary to authorize an impeachment for any official misconduct.”

    Therefore, it appears the term “high Crimes and Misdemeanors” refers to officials in high office who commit offenses that violate their oaths of office and can consist of abuse of power. A Harvard Law Review succinctly stated, “The majority view is that a president can legally be impeached for intentional, evil deeds that drastically subvert the Constitution and involve unforgivable abuse of the presidency—even if those deeds didn’t violate any criminal laws.”

    I leave it to the readers to decide if they believe President Trump should be impeached.

    Donald
    Londonderry, N.H.

Pronography Addiction

I have finally stopped crying tears of relief after finishing Conan Milner’s article on porn addiction. This behavior is much more dangerous than any number of atomic weapons could ever be. I have been married to a porn addict for forty years. After we had dated for five years, and we received this diagnosis. We have seen at least four therapists throughout our relationship and finally found one who was knowledgeable about this condition. As many addicts are prone to do, my husband hid his problem (or so he thought) until he became impotent and could no longer perform. He had never graduated to internet or film porn, real women, or any number of potentially illegal and destructive practices. but only used “acceptable” magazines. Many addicts have lost their jobs, their families, their friends, all of their resources, and even their freedom, when incarcerated, as a result of their acting out. My husband has refrained from acting out for almost 18 months, but still faces the deeper emotional and self-defeating internal threats from his behavior. This addiction has caused a vast problem in more marriages than we, as a society, can even begin to comprehend or believe. The fastest-growing demographic of new urology patients is men between the ages of 18 and 34—for impotence. One of the fastest-growing demographics for plastic surgeons is young women altering their genitals to resemble those parts shown by the female porn stars—because that is what young men want and expect to see. Porn shows sex without love, training this next generation of internet natives that this is what intimacy is all about. I am continuously astounded when parents don’t feel the need for parental controls on their youngsters’ (and I mean really young youngsters) cell phones, computers, and tablets. I am continually saddened to hear my friends state that they know no one who abuses the internet or other types of pornography, and certainly no one in their family would ever do such a thing. Please, Epoch Times, bring up this topic from time to time. There needs to be more aware of this life-destroying behavior.

I am not, in any way, prudish about sex, do not judge pornography, or feel the need to curtail freedom of speech. This, however, is an experiment gone awry, with no safety procedures in place, no predictions or studies to help us with results, and certainly not enough intellectual study happening to be of some warning to society.

Please feel free to edit, cut, rearrange any of my comments, if you choose to use this.

Thank you,

Ann
Pa.

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