Mar 6, 2006

Trash the Constitution, Will You? Then Face Impeachment

Lots of Smoking Guns, But Where's the Action?

Up until now, the idea of impeachment has been whispered but not discussed loudly. Rep. John Conyers brought up the subject in his call for an investigation that might lead to Articles of Impeachment
a powerful first move, but not the actual Articles.

The Wall Street Journal recently discussed impeachment by casting it in the light of its political ramifications: ( The graphic included in the article is provocative, showing the results of a Zogby poll that reported 51% of likely voters surveyed support impeachment if Bush lied about the reasons for the Iraq war (and contrasting it to the impeachment poll results for Clinton, which look puny by comparison).

Now, a new book, Articles of Impeachment Against George W. Bush, ". . . details that evidence [for impeachment], the relevant laws and the legal precedents. It also explains what the Constitution says about impeachment——an informative discussion further illuminated by supplemental material that includes a history of impeachment, explanation of its procedures, and the previous articles of impeachment brought against Presidents Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton." (

I can understand why legislators feel the time is not right to introduce articles of impeachmentbecause of the risks if Bush did not lie or mislead the American people into an unprovoked war on Iraq. BUT, we all know he did lie. The Downing Street Memo was a smoking gun. The argument of Iraq ostensibly buying enriched uranium from Niger (Yellowcake Forgeries) is a smoking gun. The entire Plame scandal is a smoking gun.

It's scary, isn't it? Mid-term elections coming up and the potential backlash against lawmakers who espouse impeachment? And what about, well, inertia? Easier to do nothing that to stand up and collectively shout, as was boldly broadcast in the recent Academy Awards ceremony, "I am mad as hell and I am not going to take it any more."

But every day Bush continues as president is a day when an administration that is based on lies (Downing Street Memo) and torture (Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib) and neglect (Katrina rescue disaster) and abuse of the Constitution (illegal wiretapping) to suit its own aims rules, and I do mean RULES our land.

I beg you, to take on the good fight. Urge your Representatives and Senators to support Impeachment: Lives will be savedboth American and Iraqiby this effort.

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