Wednesday, February 7, 2007


The Case for Impeachment

There I've finally said it, put it in writing, made up my mind that action needs to be taken. My silence to this point in time is quite definitely akin to the silence of Congress, and the majority of Americans on the run up (and the run down) to the Iraqi war. We are not used, it seems, to question the authority of the President (unless it involves decision making at the below the waist level). Our stupor on the acts of the current president is crying out to be lifted. The welfare, integrity and principles of our great nation are at stake and we are in the process of losing them one by one, en masse, at the hands of a petty little bully who, being born with a gold spoon in his mouth, swaggers around in his Texas pretentiousness and says things that are simply dumb, or at the very least, reflect a lack of true intelligence. For instance, "intelligent design" should be taught as an alternative to evolution in science classrooms. But I lose myself in the minutiae of relatively insignificant stuff and risk the appearance of being labeled a partisan. I don't want that with the points I need to make, because the stakes are too high. There is a veritable laundry list of greivable offenses this president has committed that rise to the level of impeachable conduct; warrantless wiretapping of American citizens, removal of federal prosecutors without cause, abuse of signing statements, rendering (the process of turning suspects over to countries known to use torture as a method of interrogation), to name but a few. Above all, the worst by far is the conduct that led to the Iraq war, i.e. lying to the American public on the rationale for placing soldiers in harm's way, the shifting justifications for war (the weapons of mass destruction replaced by the need to establish a democracy in the heart of the middle east with a couple of others which don't come right to mind scattered somewhere in between).

Bottom line: The president took an oath (on a Bible I might add) to uphold the Constitution and the laws of the land when he assumed the office of the presidency. He has paid only lip service to that oath in many ways, some reflective of incompetency (Query; should incompetency be a basis for impeachment?) but others demonstrating a callous, wilful and wanton disregard for the principles upon which this country was founded, acts which suggest he was lying when he took the oath of office. Wake up America. this is a call for the impeachment of the president of the United States who has undertaken to dismantle our system of government.

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