This afternoon I received an email from Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy asking me to visit http://www.democraticmajority.com/cheney and sign a petition to remind Vice President Dick Cheney "that he can't ignore our nations's laws."
For me, a longtime advocate of impeaching and indicting President Bush and Vice President Cheney for unconstitutional acts and crimes against humanity, the Senator's request is merely a baby step or half-measure.
If Senator Kennedy truly wants to uphold the Constitution of the United States, the only true and proper action the good Senator should take is to call for the impeachment of George Bush and Dick Cheney. A "warning" is not strong enough.
It is admirable that Senator Kennedy wants to include we-the-people in his effort to warn Vice President Cheney that he is not above the law. But the good Senator and his Washington colleagues have ignored the petitions, letters, phone calls, emails, faxes, rallies, marches, panel discussions and pleas of we-the-people to impeach George Bush and Dick Cheney for far too long.
Yesterday at the White House, a group of fifty High School students gave George W. Bush a letter asking him to ensure that the United States won't participate in torture and will uphold its Democratic traditions of decency and human rights. If fifty high school students can demonstrate their love for their nation and their desire to uphold its principles of fairness and human decency by confronting the President with strength and conviction, why can't powerful Senators Ted Kennedy, Dick Durbin and Harry Reid do the same? Why can't powerful House leaders Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer follow suit?
Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich has patriotically provided all members of the House with a vehicle to impeach Vice President Cheney. Congressman Kucinich has introduced House Resolution 333 - Articles of Impeachment against Dick Cheney. It is time for members of the House to sign on to House Resolution 333 to stop Vice President Cheney from defying Congress, engaging in secrecy, and eroding the Constitution of the United States.
Is it worth our efforts as patriots to sign Senator Kennedy's petition to "warn Cheney that as Vice President he can't ignore our nations's laws"?
For me, it is not.
It IS worth my while to let Senator Kennedy know that I, a patriotic American, care too much about my nation to simply sign a petition that WARNS its destroyer. For this patriot, the only clarion call is:
I. - I. - I. - I.:
INVOKE - Articles of Impeachment against George W. Bush and Dick Cheney
IMPEACH - George W. Bush and Dick Cheney for high crimes and misdemeanors
INDICT - George W. Bush and Dick Cheney to be tried in a criminal court
IMPRISON - George W. Bush and Dick Cheney for the commission of criminal acts
Anything less is UNPATRIOTIC!!!
For those who want to "warn" the Vice President, you can sign Senator Kennedy's petition. For those who believe in the patriotic refrain of I. - I. - I. - I., you should inform Senator Kennedy that the BABY STEP he has offered is not enough. It's time to WALK LIKE A MAN!
To contact Senator Kennedy:
write: 317 Russell Senate Building, Washington, DC 20510
phone: (202) 224-4543 DC
fax: (202) 224-2417
write: 2400 JFK Building, Boston, MA 02203
phone: (617) 565-3170
phone: (877) 472-9014
fax: (617) 565-3183
To tell Speaker Pelosi that I.- I. - I.- I. is the Constitutional, legal, moral and patriotic way forward:
Write: 450 Golden Gate Ave. - 14th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94102
Call: (415) 556-4862
Write: 235 Cannon HOB - Washington, DC 20515
Call: (202) 225-4965
I. - I. - I. - I.!!
Linda Milazzo was a Managing Editor of Opednews until Fall 2014, and a Los Angeles based writer, educator and activist. Since 1974, she has divided her time between the entertainment industry, government organizations, community development (more...)