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We the people Declare a State of National Emergency

By Ed Martin  Posted by Ed Martin (about the submitter)       (Page 1 of 2 pages)     (# of views)   No comments
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Dear Senator Reid and Representative Pelosi,

I bring to your attention the fact that the preamble of the Constitution reads: "We the People...do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."  Ordain means to order by virtue of superior authority.  That superior authority is us, the people of the United States who created the government of which you are a part.  We the people declare a state of National Emergency.  There are things you need to know that will resolve this state of emergency and bring it to an end.

I bring to your attention the fact that Article ll, Section 4 of the Constitution provides that the congress has the power to remove a president and all civil officers from office.  I ask you to consider that the president is not provided with the power to remove any member of congress.  I also ask you to consider that this places the ultimate power of government with congress, not the presidency.

I bring to your attention the fact that even though the Iraq war is said to be the main crisis facing our nation, it is not.  The main crisis is the cause of the Iraq war.  I ask you to look past the result of the crisis and see the crisis, itself: George Bush and Dick Cheney.  The Iraq war is secondary to the threat to the existence of the United States caused by George Bush and Dick Cheney.

I bring to your attention the fact that your priority of continuing to fund George Bush's war any way he wants is not the priority of the people of the United States.  George Bush did not vote for you, we did.  I ask you to consider that your obligation is to the many who eleced you, not to the one who did not.

I bring to your attention the fact that they are still in office and George Bush's Iraq war is still in progress.  I recognize the fact that there is a stagnant remnant of Republicans in congress who will thwart any attempt to remove George Bush and Dick Cheney by the impeachment clause of the Constitution.

I bring to your attention the fact that you have powers and instruments other than impeachment for the removal from office of George Bush and Dick Cheney.  Article ll, Section 3 of the Constitution reads: "he (the President) shall recommend to their (Congress) consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient;"

I bring to your attention the fact that this clause does not require that you must pass as legislation what the president may recommend.  I ask that you consider that you have only to "consider" what the president may "recommend."  You may properly and constitutionally consider and reject the president's recommendations.  You have not done that.

I bring to your attention the fact that any citizen may also recommend measures for your consideration, and that the president's recommendations have no more requirement for consideration than anyone else's.  I ask that you consider not doing what only one man wants done and start doing what his superiors, the people of the United States, want done.

I bring to your attention the fact that this is what the Constitution of the United States, the law of the land, requires that you do.

I bring to your attention the fact that George Bush has declared himself to be a "war President."  Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution reads: "Congress...shall have power to declare war."  Congress has not declared war.  I ask that you consider Bush's claim that he is a war president is false.

I bring to your attention the fact that you have given George Bush the further funding he needs to continue his peronal war on Iraq with the inevitable resultant deaths of more innocent civilians and US soldiers.

I bring to your attention the fact that the people of the United States want the Iraq war ended immediately and that you can do this by constitutionally and lawfully ignoring any requests by George Bush for funds to continue his war.  I ask you to consider that had you done your constitutional duty to the people of the United States and constitutionally refused to consider George Bush's request, he would have no choice but to end his Iraq war and abide by the wishes of the people, the restrictions of the Constitution and the restrictions of the Congressional Resolution.

I bring to your attention the fact that you do not have to keep revising legislation to meet what George Bush requests until he gets exactly what he wants.  You do not have to allow George Bush to dictate to you what legislation he wants you to pass.  You have the constitutional power to refuse to do that, and you have not done that.

I bring to your attention the fact that in his delusional megalomania George Bush decided to attack Iraq for a cascade of increasingly unbelievable, irrational reasons, all of which have proven to be false.

I bring to your attention the fact that, by the very same process, George Bush can take it into his head to attack the United States.  In that instance, I ask you to consider whether you would give George Bush any funding he requests to conduct that war.  I also ask you to consider that that is a real possibility, since George Bush had no more reason to attack Iraq than he does to attack the United States, and he attacked Iraq, anyway.

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