Many reasonable people believe that seeking the impeachment of the Deluded Decider (and his Dastardly Dick) at this late date would be a foolish waste of time; however, I respectfully disagree, for the following reasons:
1. Vincent Bugliosi, John Dean, Elizabeth Holtzman, Dave Lindorff & Barbara Olshansky, and others have fully documented the impeachable high crimes and misdemeanors that have been committed by this avarice-driven misadministration. On June 9, 2008, Dennis Kucinich formally read Thirty-Five Articles of Impeachment into the Congressional Record. The case has been made, as Vincent Bugliosi makes perfectly clear in his book (shown at right). The evidence already gathered is both well documented and incontrovertible.
ALL that prevents our [supposed] representatives in the House from proceeding in a quick and efficient manner is an unwillingness to take a stand for us — most ironic, since ours claims to be a government of, by, and for THE PEOPLE — along with a lack of courage required to honor their duly sworn oaths to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America against *all* enemies, foreign and domestic, and the Dem party misleadership’s decision to place political expediency and self-interest above the rule of law in the United States of America, just as the Reptiles have done. That. Must. End. NOW.
You don’t OWN that table, Nanny; WE do. We do not serve you; YOU work for US!
2. Whether or not these unconscionable psychopaths are ever frog-marched to the Hague and prosecuted for War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity, as they should be, the FACT that the majority of the American people do NOT condone their illegal, immoral actions should be included in the Historical Record of all nations on this spinning blue sphere. If the truth is not documented, we will ALL appear to be accomplices in their global crime spree until the end of time.
3. Above all, Article II: Section 2 of the Constitution states: “The President… shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.” If we do NOT impeach — rescind his powers — Genghis Gump will issue pardons for all members of this criminal cabal just before the door hits him in the derrière, exactly as Ronnie Raygun and his Daddy did.
You may say, “So what? At least they’ll be GONE! That’s what matters.”
True… in the short-run. However, many of the fiends we’ve been stuck with during this sad time (Rumsfeld, Darth, et al.) were participants in earlier eras, including Tricky Dick Nixon’s attempted “If the president does it, it’s not illegal” daze. (Does he seem like a rank amateur now or WHAT?) And crooked, shadow-government lawbreakers such as Ollie North could not have taken right up where they had left off had they been held accountable (i.e. prosecuted, convicted, sentenced, and left unpardoned) the first time around. If they get off scott-free this time, their ilk will rise up YET AGAIN in two or three decades and give our children and grandchildren exactly the same kind of grief.
THERE WOULD BE *NO* REASON FOR THEM *NOT* TO!
Do we want that? HELL NO! Without oversight and accountability, democracy cannot exist. If we don’t reclaim all that has been stolen from us and re-establish all that our nation has tried to stand for, it will be GONE. The United States of America will continue to exist in name only, with our future leaders endeavoring to put evermore “lipstick” on the same old “pigs”… and that’s not good enough!
Far too many of our [supposed] reps on the Hill now consider our views and values irrelevant — since we’re not the ones buttering their bread theze daze — but I couldn’t live with myself if I didn’t keep trying.
Update 10-23-08: Some potentially good found news at Scholars and Rogues today. Excerpts…
“… More citizens from Vermont, per capita, have been killed in Iraq than from any other state in the union. If its citizens care to hold the primary perpetrator of this injustice responsible, they need only elect the progressive party candidate for state attorney general this year. It turns out that Charlotte Dennett has pledged that, if elected, she will appoint Vincent Bugliosi, author of The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder, as special prosecutor. …
… When her opponent, sitting attorney general William Sorrell, scoffed at the notion, Ms. Dennett, doubtful that he read Bugliosi’s book even though it had been forwarded to him, spelled things out:
With respect to the separate crime of murder, the general rule is that a state only has jurisdiction over crimes physically committed in that state. However. … where the crime occurs outside the territorial jurisdiction of the state, but the crime has a harmful effect on the people of the state, then that state has jurisdiction. Clearly the war in Iraq has had a harmful effect on Vermont. … Moreover, Vermont has shared in the prodigious [financial] cost of the war to this nation. … Finally, Vermonters, as Americans, have endured the loss of prestige in the eyes of the world community.
In light of that loss of life, Vermont native President Calvin Coolidge’s words — engraved on the Vermont statehouse wall — as quoted by Ms. Dennett, are especially poignant:
If the spirit of liberty should vanish in other parts of the Union and support of our institutions should languish, it could all be replenished from the generous store held by the people of this brave little state of Vermont.” …