The following biblical, religious & sociological discussion clarifies why Bush and Cheney should resign now—and why Pelosi should now resign from leading the Democratic Party of America!
As an American historian and an educator of nearly 24 years, I have been appalled at the recent news of the destruction of CIA tapes related to torture investigations being carried out currently in Washington, D.C.
Moreover, I have been almost equally upset at the refusal of Democrats, such as Nancy Pelosi and John Rockefeller IV, to prosecute an impeachment against either the vice president or president over the past 12 months, especially after it has become clear that these same aged Democratic leaders had begun implicating themselves, too, in crimes against humanity nearly 5 years ago.
(I am already going out of my way to encourage Kansans to get my Republican home state senator, Pat Roberts, replaced in 2008 for the same negligence. By the way, this lack of good national security oversight is all described in Michael Cleavers article: http://www.opednews.com/author/author7762.html )
Therefore, I now feel it is more important-than-ever to address  concerns of millions of good Christians, Jews and Muslims in the USA and the  concerns of other Americans at the fact that neither Vice-President Richard Cheney nor George W. Bush have yet taken time to submit their resignations to Congress as did Spiro Agnew and Richard Nixon approximately 35 years ago.
These (a) resignations of the executive branch administration and (b) the letters of resignations of congresspersons, like Pelosi. Roberts, and Rockefeller-- need to be handed in now, i.e. before 2008 rolls around.
Otherwise the currently all-time low-polling-ratings of both the U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch will likely reach the single digits before the end of the coming year.
PARENT’S AND FOUNDING FATHERS
This week at church my minister spoke on the theme of “Our Relationship to God as Child to Parent.” This is an important piece of imagery to focus on as we all have come well to understand in the midst of various recent cultural wars that the Ibrahamic Faiths of Judaism, Christianity and Islam now represent the majority percentage of ALL PEOPLES currently living on this fragile planet Earth.
We need more than ever to find COMMON GROUND—and I believe we can find it in terms of calling on the resignations of some of our countries greatest sinners
This means that American politics—as part of a Western Judeo-Islamic-Christian world view--sets an extremely important standard for consensus and concerning consensual behavior around the globe.
Particularly, the Christian faith focuses on a father-to-child relationship (or image), i.e., especially when discussing a Christian’s relationship to that entity or being (or “I-am”) referred to often in prayer as “God, the Father” or “God, Our Father”.
Moreover, practitioners of Christianity, Judaism and Islam also see themselves as beacons on the hill before God. This is understood to be the case with the one caveate that the human being is actually attempting to live out their faiths in a seriously manner on a daily basis. In such as situation, they are expected to shine for others—as reflections of the Light. (The image of “the Light” is further discussed below.)
According to Olaf Du Pont, author of “But we’re American… the Presence of American Exceptionalism in the Speeches of George W. Bush” & a researcher of language and concepts of image, President George W. Bush is particularly fond of citing the somewhat amorphous image of fathers, especially “founding fathers” in his speeches.
Similarly, staunch American apologists and their pro-fundamentalist American iconologists speak very highly & reverentially of the Founding Father Generation of America’s Constitution (1787 to 1800) as well as the era of the War of Independence( 1770 to 1786).
This is reflected in sort of secular faith, now predominant in America for 2 centuries or more