New Hampshire State Representative Betty Hall has introduced a resolution in support of impeachment (HR 24), and a public hearing is scheduled for February 19th at 1 PM at the Legislative Office Building behind the New Hampshire State Capitol in Rooms 305-307.
Please join Hall, her colleagues, and citizens from all over New England for the rally in front of the State House at 12 Noon on February 19th.
Below is the text of the resolution:
WHEREAS, Section 603 of the Manual of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives provides for impeachments to be initiated on a motion based on charges transmitted from a state legislature, and
WHEREAS the right to vote, being the right that protects all other rights, and the right which ratified the Constitutions of our state and country, is a right that is collectively inalienable, in that elections may not be generally suspended or terminated; and,
WHEREAS under Paragraph 2 of the Declaration of Independence, our government is "instituted to secure these rights", including the right of elections, which are necessary to Liberty; and,
WHEREAS the Executive branch is responsible for enforcing the law and guaranteeing these rights; and,
WHEREAS, instead of ensuring that the people of New Hampshire have guaranteed to them mechanisms for reliably altering or abolishing their representatives, pursuant to Paragraph 2, President George W. Bush and Vice-President Richard Cheney have engaged in a pattern and practice of threatening litigation against states and people who refuse to institute mechanisms of voting that require votes to be counted in trade secrecy and outside the observation and control of citizens; and,
WHEREAS, the invisibility and secret vote counting means that citizens no longer control their elections, and that members of the Executive branch and the Election Assistance Commission do control elections, together with any criminal who may seek to alter the trade secret software; and,
WHEREAS, President George W. Bush and Vice-President Richard Cheney have committed high crimes and misdemeanors, as they have repeatedly and intentionally violated the United States Constitution and other laws of the United States, particularly the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and the Torture Convention, which, under Article VI of the Constitution is a treaty as part of the “supreme law of the land," and,
WHEREAS, President George W. Bush and Vice-President Richard Cheney have acted to strip Americans of their constitutional rights by ordering indefinite detention of citizens, without access to legal counsel, without charge, and without opportunity to appear before a civil judicial officer to challenge the detention, based solely on the discretionary designation by the President of a U.S. citizen as an “enemy combatant", all in subversion of law; and,
WHEREAS, President George W. Bush and Vice-President Cheney have ordered and authorized the Attorney General to override judicial orders for the release of detainees under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly INS) jurisdiction, even though the judicial officer, after full hearing, has determined that a detainee is held wrongfully by the Government; and,
WHEREAS, President George W. Bush and Vice-President Richard Cheney have ordered at least thirty times the National Security Agency to intercept and otherwise record international telephone and other signals and communications by American citizens without warrants from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review, duly constituted by Congress in 1978, and designated certain U.S. citizens as “enemy combatants," all in violation of constitutional guarantees of due process; and,
WHEREAS President George W. Bush and Vice-President Richard Cheney have admitted that they willfully and repeatedly violated the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and boasted that they would continue to do so, each violation constituting a felony; and,
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