Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Impeachment; Bush and Cheney Convict of Constitutional Crimes copyright © 2007 Betsy L. Angert. BeThink.org The question is often posed. Each day a few Progressives ponder the possibility and offer their plea. Conservatives on the "Right" and "Left' languish when they discuss what may be apt. They state there is no time. Some posit, impeachment will distract a nation at war. Ah, how the White House welcomes that theory. Many dismiss the notion. They question the feasibility. Others are ready, willing, and waiting to start the impeachment proceedings. Rants, rage, reasons fill the air; they flood the airwaves. Cyberspace is clogged with conversations. Congress declares the topic is "off the table." Yet, here it is. Few have stated the rational so concisely. I present the position for impeachment as detailed by the Voice of the Environment. I invite a discussion. Voice of the Environment's August 9, 2007 advertisement appeared in the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Santa Monica Mirror and New York Times. America Betrayed (#23 in a series of 30) Let’s put Bush & Cheney where they belong . . . Step One: Impeachment We the people have the legal right and the moral obligation to enforce the Constitution and the rule of law. If we allow George W. Bush and Dick Cheney to subvert and break the law, we ourselves become complicit in the illegality. The Case for Impeachment George W. Bush and Dick Cheney lied to Congress and to the American people in fabricating a case for an illegal, “preemptive” war against Iraq. They lied about Saddam Hussein possessing weapons of mass destruction and they tricked the American people into believing that Saddam was responsible for the tragedies of 9/11. Bush and Cheney have subverted the Constitution through illegal surveillance of American citizens and the suspension of habeas corpus, a legal right dating back to the...
Vigorous Vermont Senator Leahy Falls Victim To Dynamic Bush/Cheney Duo Patrick Leahy on the Wiretapping Subpoena Deadline copyright © 2007 Betsy L. Angert. BeThink.org I wish I could applaud. I long to feel hopeful. As Congress continues to succumb to the current Administration, I watch all the antics, listen to the rhetoric and cringe again. Wave the flag, walk all over the Constitution, no matter the position, nothing changes. Journalist Dana Milbank was able to find humor in what for me is too painful to ponder. This creative columnist wrote of the recent Patrick Leahy address and I smiled.The Caped Crusader From Vermont By Dana Milbank Washington Post. Tuesday, August 21, 2007; A02 "Sen. Patrick Leahy has a part in the next Batman movie." -- Associated Press, Aug. 19. "Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) holds a media availability on the deadline for subpoenas for documents relating to the ... Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping program." -- Reuters, Aug. 20. Somewhere in Gotham, the Batphone rings. Loyal butler Alfred (played by Robert Byrd) summons Bruce Wayne ( Leahy). It's Commissioner Gordon on the line, and the news is grim: A villainous alliance has been formed by the Riddler (Karl Rove), the Penguin (Dick Cheney), the Joker (Alberto Gonzales) and Catwoman (Harriet Miers). The fearsome foursome has brainwashed the previously incorruptible White House counsel (Fred Fielding), and the villains are trying to take over the American government through wanton and reckless claims of executive privilege. The latest sign of doom: Fielding has missed yet another deadline to respond to Senate subpoenas probing a secret eavesdropping program. Enter the caped crusader, who has flown in from Vermont wearing a Batman-gray business suit and Batman-black loafers. He strikes back at Gotham's criminal masterminds with his signature weapon: the news conference. Meeting reporters in the Judiciary Committee hearing room, the Dark Knight encounters so many...

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