For the Constitution, for the country, for the future. No President, no President, should ever be handed the kind of Unitary Executive Power that David Addington and Richard Cheney have created while Congress was asleep at the wheel. Not McCain nor Obama nor Palin or Biden. None of them have the strength of character to roll back this unconstitutional authority the current administration has created. Only we can do that. Noone should be “trusted” with powers that the founders of this nation gave the Executive Branch. We were warned by those same founders, and we must take those warnings very seriously regardless of political party.
by Scott Creighton
During an interview on The View, House Speaker Pelosi dismissed Joy Behar’s question about why Pelosi is refusing to hold impeachment hearings by saying “If somebody had a crime that the president had committed, that would be a different story.“. (Newsbusters)
Pelosi’s blatant disregard for the rule of law when it comes to this administration has been evident from day one. When she first took our constitutional provision of impeachment “off the table“, she effectively re-wrote the constitution to suit her own personal agenda. She gave away the only tool to hold the president in check. The founders of this once great nation knew that without this important restraint, any president could seek an imperial level of control that even King George himself didn’t have. And Pelsoi gave that oversight away.
Or should we say, she sold it.
by Scott Creighton
Yesterday, during the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing ”Executive Power and it’s Constitutional Limitations“, as an argument for not opening an investigation into criminal acts by this administration, the same talking point came up time and time again; these “demented” people who call for impeachment are trying to “criminalise” political differences: the Criminalization of Politics.
Now this would normally fall into the silly smoke screen category (especially after what we KNOW happened at the Department of Justice with Carl Rove’s help) …if we hadn’t heard it before. But of course the interesting thing about this is where we have heard it before.
by Scott Creighton
House to hear Impeachment debate today.
I wish I could tell you that this is going to be for real, but I can’t. I wish I could tell you Pelosi and Conyers hadn’t already made up their minds, but I can’t. Today at 9:00am, in the House Judiciary Committee, Kucinich and 12 others will be testifying in some kind of hearing that isn’t even called an “impeachment” hearing. This man, Bruce Fein, a republican, will be one of those people allowed to testify.
He is probably the best and most persuasive advocate for impeachment. Let us hope that somehow his words and Kucinich’s and the others who are there to plea the case for the rule of law, will find some loop-hole into Conyer’s walled-off sense of civic duty; enough of a chink in his armor to make him honor his oath of office and the wishes of a vast majority of Americans… We can only hope. It will be covered live on CSPAN. I will put the link up later.
by Scott Creighton
A comment posted to David Swanson of After Downing Street.
In these last few weeks I have noticed many, many sites pulling away from the pursuit of impeachment. For various stated reasons, they are resigning themselves to what must seem like an inevitable conclusion to them.
I admire how hard you are still pushing. In fact, it seems that the more of them that silence the call, the louder you become. I am glad that someone is still working toward this result. Not that you are the only one as there are still many people in the blogs out there that wish to see this happen as well.
The truth of the matter is, that other forms of dissent are also losing voices. Here in my hometown, the local 9/11 Truth leader is looking to find a replacement for her while the numbers of active people in our local movement get smaller and smaller.
Even some of the leading voices in the 9/11 Truth movement seem to be taking a bit of a vacation from the fray right now; just when we need them the most.
I am glad to see you are still working hard toward an impeachment investigation. This article is an excellent example of why we must continue to pursue justice with regard to this rogue administration.
But I think you and Kucinich may be avoiding something that is at this time, glaringly obvious to many people world-wide, for fear that it will diminish the credibility of your cause. And so now, I ask you, what have you got to lose? (more…)
Conyers says he simply “hasn’t made up his mind” yet. He hasn’t made up his mind, and that is why he won’t commit to investigating the massive pile of crimes of this administration.
Then he calls them “angry and disillusioned”. Says they can stay that way.
“Kucinich Has Exposed the Democratic Complicty”
by Michael Cavlan from OpEd News, here.
Dennis Kucinich just released 35 counts against George Bush, calling for Impeachment. He is being ignored by the media. We all need to condemn the corporate media for their continued betrayal of the public trust by its silence on this. This betrayal is even worse than the corporate media aiding the Bush Administration lies that got us into the illegal, immoral invasion and occupation of Iraq.
David Swanson of After Downing Street and Democrats.com appeals to Meet the Press to invite Dennis Kucinich to the show to discuss his articles of impeachment. An old video of Kucinich on Meet the Press shows just how right he was, even before the war (while Hillary was repeating Bush’s fraudulent claims about Iraq.).
His opening statement (the one not yet hacked on Youtube).
Why not give Conyers a call….. 1-877-331-1223.
Call Dennis say thanks…. 1-202-225-5871
then call your congressman and let them know what you think.
Complete list of the Articles of impeachment after the break. (ADS, here.)
and a full text of the articles are here.
“I’ll keep standing up and speaking out. It’s time for you to do the same.” and not a word about impeachment…
Really Dennis? You’ll keep speaking out as long as you don’t mention what they told you not to talk about, huh?
by Scott Creighton (with the entire text of John Conyers May 8th letter to President Bush threatening impeachment)
John Conyers has been sitting on Kucinich’s impeachment resolution of Dick Cheney for many months now. In a video interview he gave, he tried to explain that his reasoning for doing so was to assure an obama victory in Nov.
Many people, such as David Swanson of AfterDowningStreet, urged him not to wait. That giving Cheney more time to construct his criminal empire in the Middle East was morally and legally irresponsible, considering his oath of office to protect and defend the constitution of the United States.
Now Conyers is concerned that Bush and company will do the unthinkable; launch a military strike against Iran before the Nov. elections and I fear his empty threat comes way too late to serve as anything more than a pathetic PR stunt. But there is always hope.