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A Call for Action from the Northeast Impeachment Coalition

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This past Sunday, July 29, over 50 impeachment activists from seven northeastern states met in Worcester MA to spearhead a united push for impeachment across the region.

 The people of this country are furious with their leaders for many reasons. Citizens who have taken up action on their own are now joining thousands of others who have been doing likewise.  We are taking back our Republic, and we’re starting now.

Northeast Impeachment Coalition Statement of Purpose

Our nation is in crisis. The executive branch of the Bush administration has breached constitutional rule in our Republic. They have shown contempt for our nation, the Constitution and the principle of the separation of powers by asserting a self-professed authority to block oversight of the executive branch by Congress and the courts.

If this assault on the separation of powers goes unchecked, it will set a dangerous precedent, encouraging future presidents to act contrary to the interests of the nation with impunity.

Impeachment of the President and Vice President is the only constitutional remedy available to the Congress that addresses executive abuse of power. Yet Congress has refused to act.

Every member of Congress takes an oath of office to preserve and

defend the Constitution. They have an ethical obligation to act in its defense without exceptions for political expediency. Every member acknowledged this professional obligation when they swore their personal solemn and sacred oath.

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Failure by Congress to impeach puts the Constitution, the rule of law, civil liberties and our democratic form of government at severe risk.

Whereas George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney have:

1. Doctored intelligence, as described in the Downing Street minutes and deliberately misled the nation about the threat from Iraq in order to justify a war of aggression and an occupation of Iraq,

2. Committed crimes against peace by initiating war against Iraq in violation of the UN Charter,

3. Committed crimes against humanity in their conduct of the

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occupation of Iraq in which hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians

have been killed and millions have been made refugees while over 3600

American servicemen and women have been killed and many thousands

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Dan Dewalt is a musician/woodworker/teacher who authored the Newfane impeachment resolution passed at March 2006 town meetings.

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