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"Cherish, therefore, the spirit of our people, and keep alive their attention. Do not be too severe upon their errors, but reclaim them by enlightening them. If once they become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, Judges, and Governors, shall all become wolves." Thomas Jefferson

Sunday, August 27, 2006

The Case for Impeachment

Last night on the SPAN Book TV they finally covered “The Case for Impeachment” by Dave Lindorff and Barbara Olshansky.

This was an enormous step towards educating the American public.

When one compares the incessant media coverage of the Clinton consensual affair, and the numerous investigations that led to absolutely no charges, with the lack of coverage of the many crimes of the Bush Administration we have to conclude that the traditional media is complicit in the destruction of this Country, our democracy and the abolition of the Constitution of the United States of America.

We are in the greatest Constitutional crisis of our history and the majority of the people have no idea of the numerous crimes committed against us.

The majority of the Country does not read alternative media. Typing “The Case for Impeachment” into a search engine leads to over 4.2 million results. From Counterpunch to John Dean in Alternet to Common Dreams, cases have been made for Impeachment for a number of years.

Representative John Conyers has done extensive research and has created a report

Which turned out to be the purpose of his House Resolution 635—not a high-minded tilting at windmills but the production of a report, 182 pages, 1,022 footnotes, assembled by Conyers's staff during the six months prior to its presentation to Congress,

According to the two authors last night the investigations themselves are the most important aspect of the Conyers Resolution. They stated that at the beginning of the Nixon hearings only about 26% of the American people supported Impeachment. It was the sunshine on the many activities of his administration, the giving light to all that he had done, that led to his eventual resignation. Currently over 50% of Americans and over 80% of Democrats support Impeachment of George W. Bush if it is shown that he misled us into war, according to Lindorff.

Critics of Impeachment usually cite political obstacles. An argument can be made that Americans still sting from the absurd abuse of power during the Clinton years, when the Republican congress continued ridiculous investigations one after another. They made such a mockery of our system of government that a lot of Americans might be turned off by considering going through that again.

What we must continue to remind our elected officials of is that this is not a bogus investigation. This is the very foundation of our democracy and that the precedents set by this Administration place us all at risk for an America that resembles nothing of what we had before.

The Center for Constitutional Rights offers a brilliant opportunity to send your Congressperson a copy of Articles of Impeachment against George W. Bush while asking them to sign on to Conyers Resolution, HR 635.

VFP offer a lot of Impeachment related material as well. In an earlier post "Tuesday Petitions and Such” I linked to several other Impeachment petitions.

It is important to understand that High Crimes and Misdemeanors means ‘violating the public trust.’

From This Can’t Be Happening dot net here a just 10 of the Bush Administration crimes.

We absolutely must do everything possible to ensure a Democratic majority this November. It is only through a Dem majority that we will be able to have the necessary hearings to investigate the Bush crimes thereby ensuring that the American public are made aware of them. We are only a democracy because we follow the rule of law we must fight for the laws of our Country to be fully reinstated.


  • At 1:33 PM, August 27, 2006, Blogger Anjha said…

    As you can see I made a few template changes. I am extremely proud of myself that I figured out where to copy and past the code to; I am not, however, certain of the asthetics.

    I don't want this place to become too busy.

    Please leave me an opinion.


  • At 7:35 PM, August 27, 2006, Blogger mainsailset said…

    Anjha thank you thank you thank you for posting about the CSPAN program, I watched last night and was so entranced by my horror at what I was listening to that I forgot to write down the 2 authors so I could get the book.

    Camp Iquana - where they incarcerate the 7, 9 11 year olds .... and her take on the military lawyers who were enraged at the abuses of the military judicial system by BushCo... every day I think there can't possibly be more and yet every day it gets worse.
    Anyway, thanks for the catch.

  • At 8:32 AM, August 28, 2006, Blogger Anjha said…

    Main, you are most welcome.

    Wasn't that signing amazing. Imaging if the traditional media covered any of that?!

    People just are not educated about this stuff. It is not provided to them and most people do not have the time to research all of these things.

    Did you notice how few reviews that the book has received? This is criminal.

    I hope that everyone sent their Congressperson a copy of the Articles. $5.00 - great deal.

    Seriously, though, I would like feedback on the additions to this site. I just don't want it to be too busy. Let me know.

  • At 10:20 AM, August 28, 2006, Blogger mainsailset said…

    Feedback: ok, I'm better than fine with how you're setting it up. Busy, well, yeah but as long as Bush is in power no matter what you do, it's gonna look busy.

  • At 12:55 PM, August 28, 2006, Blogger iamcoyote said…

    It looks great to me, I like the layout myself.


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