But between my unparallelled pain, I finished John Nichols' book entitled, "The Genius of Impeachment." The Founders Cure for Royalism." So who hasn't heard the term, King George? Who hasn't cringed at Dick Cheney's know-it-all, my-way-or-the-highway attitude throughout this White House "occupation?" While our voters listlessly voted Post Traumatic Syndrome Disorderly, for a second term for the White House Royalists, Bush was talking about "political capital. Frankly, England's king and queenship is not a recognized subject around our house.
Let me say this, I have apologized to my kids millions of times, and I have apologized at my work place to people who thought they deserved it and to some who did deserve it. My dad never apologized for anything, including his addiction to road-rage. I vowed I would never be that way as a parent. Maybe that is why I haven't liked Dick Cheney and his sidekick, moron, from the get go.
Nichols spends the first half of his treatise about the history of and the genius of impeachment. It has only been used twice, but the threat of impeachment has molified many a trigger happy president. It is NOT a Constitutional new idea. It came from the British, to get rid of power holders, who thought they owned the power. I was amazed to find out that even Truman was threatened by impeachment. Clinton is in good company, and Nichols would probably have voted to impeach, since Clinton lied, even though, it wasn't worth the time and money spent on it.
Impeachment decisions come with a heavy mandate, and impeachments should be worthy of the events that bring them. And in that, Clinton's doesn't measure up and doesn't come close to the absolute mandate that is in store for President George Bush and Vice President Cheney. If impeachment is NOT pursued and achieved, then presidents in the future will tear off other pieces of the Constitution. The Constitution is a living, breathing document and when a president by-passes it by using signing statements or out-right ignoring its mandates, we absolutely MUST impeach.
Nichols describes and compares the process of impeachment of President Nixon and is quick to point out the mirror-like scenario of this administration to Nixon's. Both won their second term and had done things that absolutely deserved impeachment. Both have absolutely lied, covered-up, and distorted to cover up lawlessness in their offices. But with President Bush, his lies, cover-ups, and ineptitude has cost American lives, and with that fact, hands down, we, as a nation, must demand impeachment.
Leaking information to discredit someone who has caught the president in lies was substantive in both administrations. "Both in 1971 and 2003, the actions of these zealous presidential aides had dire results." (P 105) But by the end of the year, the president was revealed, "... to have authorized a program of warrantless wire tapping of phones of Americans that was so disrespectful of the Constitution," that Republican congressman from Texas Ron Paul to have had his faith shacken in Republicanism.
Even the Republicans MUST impeach, because, without it, there party will be shackled with the unlawfulness of the Bush presidency for decades. Read the book and you will know that if Theodore Roosevelt were in the Senate today, he most assuredly would vote for impeachment.
If this has not convinced you that "To Teach, We Must Impeach," a reading of Nichols' book will give you a shot of adrenaline, and on Amazon, the paper back is selling, used so cheaply, that even a homeless person could afford it. And it is the poor people who have hurt the most under this idiocy of an administration.
With apologies to Johnnie Cochran, "In Order To Teach, We MUST IMPEACH!" We cannot allow Pilosi to ignore it. Bush's administration is replete with lawlessness. Take some time out and write down the number of impeachable actions of this administration, and you will get carpal tunnel syndrome. We are duty-bound, as US citizens to impeach, Bush and his gang of degenerates.
Me? I am still recovering from my 14 hours, in air, flying back from Korea to see our youngest son marry a beautiful and smart Korean lady. And, yes, we deserve a LONG time vacation from Bush's in the White House.
In the show, "Fastest Indian," the motorcycle owner, gave the little boy next door some good advice. While he took his hopped up Indian motorcycle to the White Planes in the US to set a new world record, he put his hand around the boy and sagely said the following.
"Every time you go out to the garden, pee on that bush."
It's a good idea, for giving a tree some needed nutrients, and, as far as I am concerned, it's good advice to the people of the United States.
"Every time you see a Bush, pee on him and watch him become molified, as he and his lawless cohorts are kicked out of the White House, and Nancy Pelosi can straighten out what is wrong with this decadence we call an administration.