Impeachment

August 28, 2007 at 10:23 pm | Posted in America, Asheville, Bush, democracy, government, politics | 2 Comments

I wanted to link to this really great article from the Asheville Citizen Times.

http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200770810088

I personally think it’s too late for impeachment, America shouldn’t have put the moron and his buddy back in office in 2004 if they didn’t like the job he was doing. But I like what she has to say and I’m sorry that her and her friends were arrested.

I wish someone would arrest my happy-ass for expressing my opinion. Perhaps they’ll get their chance; maybe Open:Source:Polity will be then nail in the coffin!

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  1. Twelve known potential grounds for impeachment and other suspicious and questionable activities:

    George W. Bush: at what point do bad policies and conduct become treasonous? When do we conclude that our country’s Chief Executive has crossed the line of mere inanity or naïveté and has actually become a threat to our national security and survival?

    There is a plethora of evidence to support:

    (1) the accusation that President Bush deliberately facilitated the transfer of military (including rocket and satellite) technology to Communist China in exchange for large donations via highly placed Chinese operatives.

    (2) Bush will amend and add onto Bills passed by Congress in violation of Constitutional Law.

    (3) Some of us believe an independent investigation should proceed aggressively in order to determine whether or not President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney deliberately manufactured evidence to support a preemptive invasion of Iraq. If it is proven they did, they should both be impeached.

    (4) Bush admits that he violated the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and spied on US citizens without warrants, a felony under the Act.

    (5) Bush has shown total disrespect for civil liberty and the Constitution and has suffered rebukes from the Supreme Court.

    (6) The Halliburton-Diebold contract scandals are notorious, as is the use of

    (7) electronic voting machines programmed to miscount the actual vote.

    (8) The chief-of-staff to Vice President Cheney has been convicted for obstructing justice in the outing of a covert CIA officer.

    (9) Proof of torture is overwhelming, and the Bush administration has even had the

    (9) temerity to have permissive legislation passed after the fact that permits it to continue to torture “detainees.”

    (10) The Sibel Edmonds and other whistle blower cases are well known.

    (11) The Senate Judiciary Committee has issued subpoenas to Justice Dept. officials involved in the scandalous removal of US Attorneys who refused to be politicized.

    However, Craig Roberts (2007) believes there is another area of malfeasance committed by G.W. Bush: his determination to facilitate a Mexican invasion of the United States for the purpose of cheap labor, and the decision to merge America into a trilateral North American Economic Community.

    Is it possible that Bush’s infatuation with Mexican cheap labor-immigration and uniting the economy of the U.S. with those of Canada and Mexico threatens the sovereignty and independence of our country, not to mention our national security?

    Recently, President Bush gave a directive to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals demanding that a convicted Mexican rapist and murderer on death row be given another hearing. In what is obviously an attempt to appease the Mexican government, Bush used an International Court of Justice ruling to justify this presidential intrusion into the State of Texas’s judicial affairs.

    The murderer’s name is Jose Ernesto Medellin. He was one of six gang members convicted of brutally raping and killing two Houston teenagers Jennifer Ertman and Elizabeth Pena, who stumbled upon a violent gang initiation. But George W. Bush wants him taken off death row and given another hearing.

    The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has no intention of being bullied by the president:

    (12) Judge Michael Keasler wrote that Bush “exceeded his constitutional authority by intruding into the independent powers of the judiciary.” Presiding Judge Sharon Keller said that Bush’s “unprecedented, unnecessary, and intrusive exercise of power over the Texas court system cannot be supported by the foreign policy authority conferred on him by the United States Constitution.” Shouldn’t these be grounds for impeachment? (Source: The Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

    Here is the question: At what point do bad policies and conduct become treasonous? At what point do we conclude that our country’s Chief Executive has crossed the line of mere inanity or naïveté and has actually become a threat to our national security and survival? Many believe that George W. Bush has crossed that line.

    “Let’s face it, folks: we are living under a government that, regardless of whether Republicans or Democrats control it, is sated with corruption. It’s time we did something about it. I hope and pray that the American people will wake up and realize that they have the authority and power to throw off this bunch of scoundrels. It’s called the ballot box, and we need to use it to thoroughly clean house. And we need to do it while we still can” (Roberts, 2007).

  2. Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence come to mind…

    “…when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.”

    I wonder if the ballot box is going to be the deciding factor though. In fact, I wonder if our current system of voting and participating in our government is the stimulus for what we are seeing today.

    I know my vote in 2008 and all of my past votes have counted for absolutely nothing. I could move to a blue state to have the illusion that my vote is worth something, but is that the idea of democracy?


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