Sunday, November 05, 2006

Time to Impeach?

Almost a year ago now, I bought a few stickers from One of these stickers says "Impeach 'em all!" and it seems to be gaining relevancy by the day. A few weeks ago, Newsweek found that 51% of people support impeaching the president.

Right after the first Downing street memo, I wanted our representatives to open investigations into the crimes of this administration, but justice and public awareness both seem to move at glacial paces, so I should have been patient - the only problem is that outrage upon outrage has been piled on since and debacle upon debacle has been pointed out and the public reaction seems to be "ho-hum, we are fighting terrorism".

If the Democrats regain power this fall and they don't begin an investigation into impeaching Bush, they will certainly live up to the stereotype of the Democratic part - that stereotype being Republican-lite and spineless to boot when it comes to speaking truth to power.

It's now crystal clear that the desire to impeach Bush is no longer a "fringe" thing. What's also interesting is that the Wikipedia entry on the impeach Bush movement also says that some of the voices calling for impeachment are on the right.

Do-It-Yourself Impeachment, no joke.
The Citizens' movement.

The day the nation demands impeachment is upon us. Sacks and sacks of mail are arriving in congress demanding impeachment via the House of Representative's own rules. This legal document is as binding as if a State or if the House itself passed the impeachment resolution (H.R. 635).

There's a little known and rarely used clause of the "Jefferson Manual" in the rules for the House of Representatives which sets forth the various ways in which a president can be impeached. Only the House Judiciary Committee puts together the Articles of Impeachment, but before that happens, someone has to initiate the process.

That's where we come in. In addition to the State-by-State method, one of the ways to get impeachment going is for individual citizens like you and me to submit a memorial., part of the movement to impeach the president, has created a new memorial based on one which was successful in impeaching a federal official in the past. You can find it on their website as a PDF.


You can initiate the impeachment process yourself by downloading the memorial, filling in the relevant information in the blanks (your name, state, etc.), and sending it in. Be a part of history.
Have you heard about HR 333? I urge you and your readers to take a few minutes to look at:

It's a list of the 25 most recent comments made by real Americans participating in an online poll/letter-writing campaign concerning the impeachment charges recently filed against Vice President Cheney, which are now being evaluated by the House Judiciary Committee. Comments can be sent to elected representatives and local newspapers at your option. The participation page is at:

Since this campaign began, three members of Congress have signed on as co-sponsors, in part due to hearing from their constituents. Make your voice heard, and let others know!
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