Saturday, July 14, 2007

Impeachment Now!

Saw this at People in the Sun. Spread it around. Let's get this thing out there.

We the people want impeachment NOW

The other day, George Bush decided to let Scooter Libby, the one man who was convicted for the lies around the Iraq war, avoid serving out his prison sentence. Even Paris Hilton served more jail time than he will. And letting Libby off the hook is only the most recent example of a consistent Bush administration pattern of obstruction of justice. Warrantless wiretaps, Alberto Gonzalez, the original outing of Valerie Plame; we're all familiar with the numerous past transgressions by these criminals.As they say in civics class, America is a country of laws, not of men. It's time for Congress to stand up and use those laws to rid our country of the men who are systematically dismantling our constitution and ignoring the checks and balances that have always protected our democracy. Bush and Cheney think their administration is above the law. That's un-American, and this July 4th it's time for Congress to re-assert its constitutional authority and stop the administration's obstruction of justice.Congress can start by demanding answers from the Bush administration about the Iraq war and their illegal spying program, and not backing down until they get them. Cheney won't testify? Subpoena him. He won't come? Hold him in contempt of Congress and send over the police. And if that doesn't work, impeach the guy. We just can't let President Bush and his administration continue to wipe their feet on our Constitution.Let's celebrate Independence Day by reaffirming the basic, founding idea of our government: No one, not even the president of the United States, is above the law. Sign this petition to urge Congress to act NOW! If enough of us make enough noise, and for long enough, and from all corners of our country, then perhaps this Congress will stiffen it's spine and move to remedy the poison that has seeped into our land for far too long now.After you've signed the petition and pestered your own Congress critter, join me by copying this post to your own blog, and adding your blog to the list below. Let's take this message of unity and support to every corner of America, and show just how many of us are ready to take back America!- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Instructions:1.- Copy and paste this message as a new post on your own blog.2. - Replace one of the “Impeach NOW” tags in the matrix below with your anchor text (Blog name) of choice with your blog’s URL (Don't hesitate to e-mail me if you have questions about this!). Please keep anchor text to a max of 3 words to keep the matrix size manageable.3. - Encourage and invite your readers to do the same and soon this can grow virally.
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We, the undersigned bloggers of America, agreeing that dissent is the truest form of patriotism, hereby publicly voice our unanimous discontent with the Bush administration and beseech the Congress of the United States of America to provide redress by immediately initiating impeachment proceedings against George W. Bush and Richard Cheney.

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7 Comments:

Blogger People in the Sun said...

Hey, that's great.

7/14/2007 9:34 PM  
Blogger Chuck said...

Hello & thanks for joining. I've linked yours up on my copy.

PEACE.

7/15/2007 12:54 AM  
Blogger Leo said...

People in the Sun, yeah I've been meaning to post it and finally got around to it. Thanks. Chuck, cool deal thank you.

7/15/2007 1:00 AM  
Blogger The Professor said...

Just to set the record straight, Scooter Libby was convicted for various offenses concerning "the original outing of Valerie Plame," not for anything to do with "the lies around the Iraq war."

That is, unless one considers the CIA leak of Plame's name retribution for her husband's criticism of the war, in which case I suppose some sort of connection could feasibly be put forth.

It would be refreshing if the Democratic Congress would, um, do something. Funny how I don't remember any of this outrage when Clinton pardoned 140 people on his way out the door...

7/16/2007 1:29 AM  
Blogger Leo said...

Prof, first off I didn't write this post, though I do stand by it. Secondly, Clinton pardoning that long list of people was in my opinion wrong, but I didn't have a blog to be outraged on at the time, and since he was "out the door" as you put it there wasn't much that could be done about it. I promise you that when Bush goes "out the door", he'll take my outrage with him. Thanks for the comment.

7/16/2007 2:20 PM  
Blogger The Professor said...

I wasn't claiming you did write the post, I was merely pointing out an erroneous presentation of Scooter Libby's conviction. Your choice to "stand by it" only serves to bolster an obviously prejudiced report of the facts.

For the record, I am no more enamored with Bush administration than many. But I also don't find the Democrats any less culpable for many of the ills which plague this country. I don't like either of them.

As for Clinton, many of those he pardoned had actually served their sentences prior to the pardon. His most egregious pardon was probably Marc Rich, who was "being indicted on charges of wire fraud, racketeering and income tax evasion. He was also charged with violating trade restrictions with Iran at the time the government in Tehran was holding U.S. diplomats as hostages."

Impeachment is nice rhetoric but most assuredly a waste of time - it ain't gonna happen. Registering your dismay with the Bush administration is nonetheless a nice exercise in civic duty.

7/16/2007 3:22 PM  
Blogger Leo said...

Prof., I don't have the time right now to write and in depth reply to your comment, but when I do I will. Until then, thanks for the comment.

7/17/2007 3:39 PM  

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