The sworn testimony of Scott McClellan has added more weight to HR 1258, Dennis Kucinich’s 35 Articles of Impeachment. Not that the resolution was in need of even another feather’s weight of proof—but the more, the merrier.
The Declaration of Independence was, in effect, articles of impeachment served against our first King George. In it, Thomas Jefferson penned: "... and when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is (OUR) right, it is (OUR) duty, to throw off such Government ..."
Inspired by Kucinich’s bill and Jefferson’s words, and in a flurry of matriotism, I handwrote postcards to all 40 members of the Judiciary Committee, letting them know that I want them to uphold the Constitution and impeach Bush. (Cheney, too!) In my approximately 100-word message, I thanked them for serving on the committee, and also mentioned my age (“mature”) and that this was the first time in my life that I had written to a Congressional Committee.
40 picture postcards (on sale): $6.00
40 27-cent stamps: $10.80
40 handwritten notes to Judiciary Committee: 5 hours
Participation in Democracy: PRICELESS!
Activists continue to call, write, and fax. And it’s working! Another member of the Judiciary Committee, Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), has stepped forward to co-sponsor HR 1258. According to afterdowningstreet.org, Rep. Robert Wexler was the first to co-sponsor, then Lynn Woolsey and Barbara Lee, then Maurice Hinchey and Baldwin, then Sam Farr. The list will be updated here: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d110:HE01258:@@@P
The National Lawyers Guild unanimously and enthusiastically passed a resolution supporting the impeachment of Bush and Cheney last November. http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/28354
In September 2007, The National Coalition of American Nuns wrote the following to each member of Congress to call for impeachment:
Dear Member of Congress:
The National Coalition of American Nuns is impelled by conscience to call you to act promptly to impeach President George W. Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney for the following high crimes and misdemeanors:
1. For deceiving the public under the false pretense that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction;
2. For violating the integrity of the U.S. Constitution against the expressed will of the American people by setting up a National Security State which robs us of our Freedoms;
3. For destroying our reputation and the good will of other nations toward us, especially through violation of the UN charter by making a unilateral decision to wage preemptive war, by refusal to abide by the Geneva Convention regarding torture of prisoners, and by denial of habeas corpus to prisoners.
The time for impeachment is now-before the example of George W. Bush's regime is set in stone. Future generations will thank you for preserving the freedom of our nation and its relation to the entire human community. Win or lose, you and we know it is the right thing to do. Please act NOW before it is too late.
Mary Ann Cunningham SL
Grace Pleiman SFP
For the Board of the National Coalition of American Nuns
If you want to add your voice to the chorus, contact info for all the members of the Judiciary Committee is at the OEN article below:
And you can even dress for success with a free, bright orange, “Impeach BOTH!!!” cap from The Pen: http://www.usalone.com/impeach_both_cap.php