What bothers me is the Democratic process implies that if a President is able to wait it out until a new election and a new President takes the office; somehow magically the offending President is off the hook? This really implodes my mind in thinking I have confidence in such a system. Who made that rule? Where in the law does it state we will run out of time? When crimes are committed as far as I know there is no statue of limitations especially when it comes to taking away life.
These people do the crime, they are not off the hook, whether a new election or President is elected or not; as far as I am concerned.
And speaking about new Presidents, another major issue is the fact that we have many many candidates running for office, yet none except Dennis Kucinich are ringing the impeachment bell.
Well ring my dinner bell, why in the world would we want to elect any candidate who is not seeking impeachment as if they certainly are not interested in the rule or letter of the law? I might add; especially when the sitting President and Vice President have committed so many crimes, and bragged about doing them.
It doesn't take a tinker-tot sand toy wizard zippo match-box car scientist to figure out what we need to do and go about doing it, which certainly requires the duty to impeach. Election campaigns should revolve and focus on impeachment.
Even Mike Gravel a well known candidate who was instrumental in the Nixon impeachment has somehow clam baked and says nothing! Is it because of a sensed futile effort, because really Nixon got away with what he did? He resigned, and then the next President Mr. Ford pardoned him? Is that the reason Mike Gravel won't seek impeachment; on Cheney and Bush; really?
And so what sort of image to the world does that leave behind? Oh....that American leaders can break laws and get away with it no matter how serious their offense? History does not lie, it tells the real story my American friends. All the lying Presidents got away with crimes. America has never had a successful impeachment. Something is radically wrong and distrubing about this!
In fact it is quite psychotic, and displays a moral mental deficiency of the character of the United States and its Law officials or Representatives meaning Senators, and Congress people who naively think no US President in America is or has been bad enough of a leader deserving impeachment.
How insane, and outrageous, especially to the people who were victims to the crimes. No wonder other countries don't want Democracy, because it is so belligerent, pugnacious, combative, arrogant, warring, and without self reflection to human dignity and the necessity in honoring the code of law. Lawless Leaders Reflect Lawless Citizens. Now consider America's crime problem. Anyone want to go to the Malls to watch a shooting? Or go to a School to watch a massacre? You get my point!!
And so who and what Presidential candidate is out there saying they will seek impeachment and prosecution; promising they will not pardon political criminals? The silence is deafening.
Instead America has compiled a history dating further back than Harry Truman, where every sitting President has broken the law egregiously, and the only ones they impeach are frivilous unsubstantiated flimsy impeachment hearings and sessions that ultimately failed.
They tried to impeach 2 democrats Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton, and failed. And then Republicans rallied to impeach Nixon because he was willing to end the Vietnam War, something the MIC and War fanatics wanted to keep going.
As far as the Congress and Senate being implicated with the Presidents Crimes, I think are without merit or basis, if they reconcile their mistake, especially if they realize they were the victims to lies, and false disclaims and declarations from the Executive Branch.
Once the truth is known they have an obligation to speak up and proceed with the business of the day, meaning the retraction of the lies that made them vote the way they voted. The fault lies squarely on the President who initiated the orders, wrote the Acts, and signed them into law.
Bush will be held accountable. There are too many people who believe he needs to be brought to justice. Since his poll ratings are lower than sewer gas, he certainly has no standing support or effective posturing that can stop impeachment. He has guns, and could have his henchmen orchestrate another terrorist attack, but I think we all would know why and who did it if it happened. Bush is boxed in, and we need to relieve him of his post.
If not we are adrift in senselessness to the law; we are aimlessly going toward what direction my fellow Americans? The choices are clear, to continue supporting lawlessness in both parties where law based on the Constitution becomes impotent and of no consequences, or do we operate and clean out the blocked arteries that has manifest itself in Americas Modern Day Political Establishment. We need to use Impeachment when we actually see it and need it, and reexamine the proceedings that were quite unsubstantiated and flimsy from prior impeachment proceedings.