Sara Stevenson, Librarian, Defends the Constitution In WSJ

Diane Ravitch's blog

Sara Stevenson was until recently the librarian at O. Henry Middle School In Austin. She reads the Wall Street Journal daily and writes letters to the editor often to correct their uniformed rants about public schools and school choice. She is singled out for her persistence in my new book SLAYING GOLIATH.

This past week, she explained the Constitution to writers and readers of the Wall Street Journal:

She wrote:

Your editorial “Pelosi Ducks an Impeachment Vote” (Sept. 27) claims: “Impeaching a president means nullifying the results of a presidential election, which is the core act of American democratic legitimacy.” Nothing could be further from the truth. Impeachment is a process the Founding Fathers embedded in our Constitution to hold the executive branch accountable and to prevent it from using its office unlawfully, for instance, to pressure a foreign government to dig up dirt on a political…

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