As We the People are allowed to send questions to those conducting the presidential debates, I suggest we flood those who select the questions with the following:
1) Do you believe that Bush has violated the US Constitution with over 800 signing statements that override laws passed by Congress?
2) Is this an impeachable offense?
3) Do you believe that Bush and Cheney lied to Congress in order to initiate an invasion of Iraq?
4) Is this an impeachable offense?
5) Where do you stand on impeachment of both these men?
6) Did you, as a candidate for public office, swear to uphold and defend the US Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic?
7) Do you believe you are keeping your oath?
I would be especially interested in the responses of John Edwards, Ron Paul, and Mike Gravel. We know where Kucinich stands, God bless him. Cynthia McKinney, the Green candidate, introduced articles of impeachment as she left Congress last December. If Al Gore joins the race, how would he answer?
Impeachment is the key question, the touchstone question. Will the incoming president continue to use and expand dictatorial powers of the Bush/Cheney "unitary executive", or will he/she restore Constitutional law and recognize the governing authority of We the People? Without impeachment, the accumulation of dictatorial power and the gutting of the Bill of Rights by Bush/Cheney will stand as legal, valid precedents.
Let's insist that the issue be raised in every debate, by flooding youtube, or the networks, or whoever is broadcasting the debate with this set of questions.
Peace, Carol Wolman
Green Candidate for Congress, CA District 1
Cochair, Impeach Bush-Cheney