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Removal of the President from Office

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Article 2, Section 4 of the Constitution provides for the removal of the President from Office for impeachment and conviction of treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.

This is the most commonly referred to method of removing a president from office and it's the one that the Democrats say is off the table. For some reason, they're afraid to try it although the proof for the high crimes and misdemeanors charge is self evident.

There's another way to do this. Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution: In case of the removal of the President from office, or of his death, resignation, or inability to discharge the powers and duties of the said office the same shall devolve on the Vice President, and the Congress may by law provide for the Case of Removal, death, resignation or inability, both of the President and Vice President, declaring what officer shall then act as President, and such officer shall act accordingly, until the disability be removed, or a President shall be elected.

According to this Congress can remove both Bush and Cheney from office. The inabilities referred to is another way of saying gross incompetence, which Bush and Cheney have demonstrated more than enough to qualify for removal.

The key part of this is "inability to discharge the powers and duties of said office." George Bush has been discharging his power in all directions, in all the wrong places, but he has shown the inability to discharge his duties. This inability is apparently due to mental incompetence and delusions of adequacy.

Congress can remove George Bush for his inability to:

Recognize that the Constitution is the law of the land and that he must abide by his oath to preserve, protect and defend it. It is not, as Bush said, just another piece of paper.

Understand that the Geneva Convention is a part of the law in the United States and forbids him from waging unprovoked, aggressive war, which he has done. They hung a bunch of guys at Nuremberg for doing exactly that.

Understand that the law forbids him from listening in on our phone conversations and peeking at our mail. He said he went to court and got this all straightened out, but he said there were WMD in Iraq, too, and there weren't.

Understand that since everything he's said about Iraq has been false, he no longer has any credibility. When you first understand that you've been lied to, you realize that it's not the first time you've been lied to, it's just the first time you knew about it. And you realize it won't be the last time you'll be lied to.

Understand that his swaggering, smirking and strutting makes him look like an even bigger fool than he is.

The list of George Bush's inabilities is too long to detail here. Congress can remove him from office for his inabilities. Any one of the few listed above meets the Constitutional requirement for removal. Since majority rules and the Democrats are in the majority, they no longer have an excuse for not getting Bush and Cheney out of office immediately.

The case for Cheney's inability is of negative proof. Since he has no abilities, he can only have inabilities and qualifies for removal from office.

OK, folks, there it is. Let's get Nancy Pelosi to read Article 2, Section 1 and see what happens.
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