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It's time for you to take impeachment to your local Democratic groups, especially if your district's representative is a Democrat or moderate or libertarian leaning Republican. Every week, more members of congress are signing on to Dennis Kucinich's bill to impeach Cheney, and Cheney is smelling rottener and rottener every day.

Yesterday, the local township dems in Bucks county PA, where I live, voted unanimously to support impeachment-- Cheney, then Bush. I brought it up at a meeting. I didn't expect a unanimous vote. It was easy.

Last month, the Princeton Dems, the largest township in Rush Holt's district voted to support impeachment after Mark Crispin Miller, Dafe Lindorff and I gave talks on impeachment. The vote among Princeton Dems was more than 70% in favor.

I did my first impeachment talk, at the National Constitution center, at an Event organized by Progressive Democrats of America, AfterDowningSTreet and Democrats.com, with Dave Lindorff, Cindy Sheehan, Viet Nam Veteran Bill Perry, Elizabeth Holtzman (who was involved in the congressional preliminary hearings that would have led to impeachment of Nixon,) David Swanson and others, back in October.

On July fifth, there's an Impeachment meeting in Philly and a few days later, I'll be speaking on impeachment to the south jersey PDA group in Pennsauken.

It's time we, in every township, every voting district, every county send a message to our local elected dems and tell them to take a vote that gives our congressional representatives a clear indication that the democrats in their district want impeachment...
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Whereever you live, you need to organize to put on a presentation to the Executive committee of the democratic party for your congressional district when it meets the next month or two. Kucinich has already entered legislation to impeach Cheney and it has eight sponsors, with more signing on each week. It will be easier for our congressman to sign on to a Cheney impeachment, for starters.

Across the nation, these meetings and presentations are going on. There are plenty of speakers who will help persuade members. The reasons NOT to impeach are easily overcome.

At the Take Back America conference last week, Nancy Pelosi's surrogates in the house and senate told us that we need to win in 2008, that impeachment would be criticized as wasting time. But over and over again those same members of congress said that the way to get out of Iraq, and to get anything done is by "we the people." The dem presidential candidates said it. The new freshman members of the house and senate said it. It's almost like they were pleading with us.

"Put the pressure on and we will respond."

Our polling in PA last year, before many of the latest corruption disclosures and hearings had unfolded, already showed that 80% of Democrats want impeachment. You can make it happen. Insist that there be discussions of impeachment by your local elected democratic ward leaders and officials. Insist on a public vote on the issue. You deserve to know how your representatives represent you. These votes are landsliding their way across America. We need to collect the results so the members of congress can see that this is what their constituents want.

pre-emptive responses to objections:
1-there's not enough time. If a supreme court justice dies or retires, there's time for Bush to put another nail in the coffin of Democracy by making a third or fourth appointment.

2-Impeachment prosecution will fail in the senate. Bush and Cheney have committed crimes that must be prosecuted. Just the start of the process may force some compliance with subpoenas. Each Republican vote against disclosure of hidden secrets can be used in the '08 elections-- real, substantive stuff, not the tripe the RNC has on their website. Seventy percent of Americans are unhappy with Bush, more are unhappy with Cheney. The house will impeach Cheney based on serious, grave criminal charges and because of Cheney's continued defiance to the constitution. He is making the Republican party look despicable. The Republicans may decide he is better off gone. It is highly unlikely they will allow him to fight this. Instead, they will tale "THE WALK" one of many such walks, already done, but this one will be to tell Cheney that he must resign. He will do so with a note from his doctor. That should not stop the house from taking investigations as far as possible, especially after he resigns and can no longer claim the same level of immunity.

Once Cheney resigns, the senate can hold up appointment of a vice president indefinitely.

Many of the hearings that will work against Cheney will also be working against Bush. As investigations, discovery, subpoenas, people claiming the fifth, then testifying under protection proceed, there will be more and higher level corrupt official and appointees identified. We're seeing the tip of th is in the Gonzales justice department investigations. There are many more to come.

Each new disclosure of right wing supported Bush Admin corruption, of Right wing attacks upon the constitution makes the Republicans who block further investigations who support Gonzales and the other rotten Bush appointees look worse and worse. The loyalty to party over constitution and nation make the Republican party look worse, worser and worst, as Keith Olbermann might say.

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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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I'll post it far and wide.  Peace, Carol... by Carol Wolman on Friday, Jun 29, 2007 at 11:10:41 AM
Dear Rob,As with your experience, people are just ... by Linda Sutton on Friday, Jun 29, 2007 at 1:45:25 PM
Here's another suggestion. (Not aimed at you L... by Brett Paatsch on Saturday, Jun 30, 2007 at 8:10:01 AM
I will write an article soon about how we feel we ... by Mikael Rudolph on Friday, Jun 29, 2007 at 2:49:11 PM
I see the best way to get REPUBLICANS to also supp... by Ben Marble, M.D. on Friday, Jun 29, 2007 at 3:26:49 PM
Seems like a waste of time and money. I think ever... by Gallaher on Friday, Jun 29, 2007 at 4:09:24 PM
may lead to conviction and removal - and that'... by Blue Pilgrim on Friday, Jun 29, 2007 at 4:28:16 PM
To say that impeachment is a waste of time and mon... by John R Moffett on Friday, Jun 29, 2007 at 4:29:19 PM
I agree they should be criminally charged under th... by Gallaher on Saturday, Jun 30, 2007 at 3:17:10 AM
"except in cases of impeachment". Waitin... by Brett Paatsch on Saturday, Jun 30, 2007 at 10:35:54 PM
is just one of the reasons we need a motion in the... by Samuel Bryan on Sunday, Jul 1, 2007 at 2:51:16 PM
Actually I think the objective case on publicly av... by Brett Paatsch on Monday, Jul 2, 2007 at 2:02:22 AM
 I learned during the 04 campaign when I did ... by Margaret Bassett on Friday, Jun 29, 2007 at 4:35:08 PM
THIS is what a grassroots movement is about. ... by Cheryl Biren on Friday, Jun 29, 2007 at 6:40:31 PM
that it was Dennis Kucinich who had the foresight ... by Eric on Saturday, Jun 30, 2007 at 10:37:50 AM
Yes, I agree. Thanks, Rob, for all you do.... by Amy Fried, Ph.D. on Saturday, Jun 30, 2007 at 10:51:42 PM
to lead us to Bush's Impeachment, then ask you... by Samuel Bryan on Monday, Jul 2, 2007 at 12:41:19 AM
Guys,never mind whether there is sufficient t... by JrHep on Monday, Jul 2, 2007 at 10:26:51 AM