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I live in the hottest battleground for the Pennsylvania primary-- suburban Philly's Bucks County. The candidates are visiting our county, THE county that could decide the state's primary, every week.

Last week, I attended an Obama rally and today, I'll be attending a Hillary rally.

At the Obama rally, a Hillary operative re-raised the Wright-Farrakan connection, in an effort to keep the issue alive and embarrass Obama. This kind of attack gave me an idea.

We need to start peppering Obama and Clinton with questions on impeachment and the reasons for impeachment. Here's what I plan to ask today:

Recent Polls show that about 65-70% of registered democratic voters support impeachment of Dick Cheney. (Look around and speak to the audience.) How about all of Democrats here do tonight?  Do you believe Cheney and Bush have violated laws?  I'll be amazed if there isn't a big rousing agreement.  Then go back to the candidate; Do YOU believe Bush and cheney have broken laws?-- US, constitutional, the Geneva convention, basic human laws-- by allowing and encouraging torture, by violating the laws through the use of signing statements, by unauthorized spying on Americans? And do you believe that those crimes warrant prosecution or impeachment hearings.. And remember, hearings are the only way to force the people to speak who Bush has used executive privilege to protect. I ask you this because Bill Clinton/your husband failed to prosecute George Bush for crimes he appeared to be involved in. And that failure, which would have tainted his son, enabled our current war criminal to run for office. I want to be assured that you will instruct the attorney General you appoint to open hearings and investigate ALL the abuses of power and politicizations of the justice department and other agencies. Will you do the job? Will you set the investigations in motion, or cover them up by saying you want to heal the country and move on-- which, in the minds of a big majority of democratic voters, would represent a failure by you to protect the constitution and stand up for the law, for democracy?

That's long and I don't think it's a good idea to read it. I may bring a note card that reads:

-poll 65-70% dems support impeachment

-Crowd;Cheney, Bush broken laws?

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Cheney/guilty torture, signing statement spying> Impeachment/prosecution
hearings= beating exec privilege
Bush sr.
Appoint AG vs cover up
Will you say you want to heal and move on?
= failure to protect constitution democracy, law.

Now, if you can get to one of these events, I encourage you to ask the same or similar questions. Go with a group and have all the people in the group spread out through the crowd and all raise your hands when it's time to ask questions. Bring video cameras so you can make sure you record it.

Obama wasn't my first choice and I'm not sure where he stands on some of the issues.

I want to see the end to corporate personhood. We can ask about that too.

You could ask a question like this:
Currently, because of a twisting of the 14th amendment, corporations have the right to be treated like a person-- the idea of legal corporate personhood. They end up claiming privacy rights that even humans don't have, or can't afford to defend. They use this right as a way to influence the vote, which in the past, corporations were not allowed to do. This is a bad situation. Corporations are too wealthy, immortal and immoral. Would you support laws that would take away corporate rights to personhood?

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I am furious with Paulson's plan to give the Federal Reserve-- a private, non-government organization-- more power and freedom. We can ask about that too:

Where do you stand on Paulson's proposals to give the federal reserve more power, while eliminating regulatory controls by other government or government regulated agencies? Do you believe the federal reserve is a solution or a problem?

Thats a question the Ron Paul libertarians can get their teeth into.

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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The Obama website has a link for press inquiries, ... by Steve Fournier on Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 8:50:40 AM
1- what's the link?2- please post the reponse,... by Rob Kall on Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 8:55:07 AM
but I pray it just isn't my cynicism, but I re... by Mr M on Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 9:41:48 AM
There may be some truth to what you say, but we MU... by Rob Kall on Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 10:03:52 AM
I'm a bad boy. A cynical old-fart who has hear... by Mr M on Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 12:47:51 PM
Obama and Clinton promise those in the rust belt n... by Mike Folkerth on Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 9:43:55 AM
You're just giving Hillary-distillery an openi... by Richard Volaar on Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 11:33:37 AM
This is exactly the sort of question that would en... by Laura Roslin on Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 12:38:26 PM
Link to Obama's press inquiry sitehttp://my.ba... by Steve Fournier on Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 11:49:18 AM
Rob, Cokie Roberts is going to be here in Tulsa th... by via on Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 11:54:30 AM
average American in contempt, Via. They laugh in o... by PeterJ on Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 2:33:04 PM
Hello, I wanted you to know that I'm in Tulsa ... by Judy Ramsey on Tuesday, Apr 15, 2008 at 7:50:34 AM
 ALL the candidates need Bush to remain in of... by Mark E. Smith on Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 11:58:12 AM
Why in the world would you want ANY of these peopl... by Mike Folkerth on Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 12:47:28 PM
The only pertinent question to ask these phonies i... by Bill Cain on Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 1:02:17 PM
It is the definitive question.The problem is the m... by PeterJ on Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 2:59:11 PM
Yesterday, PDA leaders went to the Clinton an... by Zan on Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 1:51:32 PM
The Progressive Democrats of America? If so bare i... by Michael Shaw on Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 2:58:54 PM
Impeachment at this late date in 08 is a Republica... by James Cordray on Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 2:28:24 PM
the American people have the right to know where t... by Michael Shaw on Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 3:04:02 PM
I'm all for peppering the presidential candida... by Justin Soutar on Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 2:46:51 PM
Personally (just like Chesterson-Is-Alive), I thin... by John R Moffett on Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 3:43:41 PM
Is Osama bin Laden responsible for 9/11? The FBI d... by Tim Hanami on Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 3:48:14 PM
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This is NOT a democracy, people!We are under the a... by Richard Volaar on Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 4:21:51 PM
Hi, Rob, and other readers,To the question of what... by alan17b0 on Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 5:09:24 PM
Someone called these candidates out on the importa... by Gail Davis on Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 5:40:13 PM
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All three major Presidential candidates are s... by Steven Leser on Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 6:12:36 PM
as they are to sit in judgment of the impeached, a... by John Sanchez Jr. on Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 6:32:20 PM
Leftists, give me a break!  I did what you sa... by Barker on Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 7:07:04 PM
Bob and All, Both Clinton and Obama have alre... by Michael Cavlan on Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 8:28:33 PM
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