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 rival.

Furthermore, this is about more than politics. Karl Rove is right that the politics of impeachment may backfire on the Democrats (“Pelosi’s Circular Firing Squad,” op-ed, Sept. 26), and as Kimberley Strassel writes, impeachment may well include the collateral damage of bringing down the Democratic frontrunner, Joe Biden, before this is all over (“Taking Out Joe Biden,” Potomac Watch, Sept. 27). But this is about more than winning elections. It’s about our fundamental freedoms, the integrity of our nation.

If it were only political, why did seven newly-elected, vulnerable Democrats in Trump-popular districts join to write an op-ed in The Washington Post denouncing the scandal?

This impeachment is about national security and making sure that no one, not even the president, is above the law. Some things are more important than politics.

Sara Stevenson


Austin, Texas