A personal e-mail exchange I initiated with congressional candidate Clint Curtis, who is again running against Representative Tom Feeney (R-FL 24th) after I had noticed that he doesn't have any mention of accountability in "Clint's Commitment List" on his campaign web site: www.clintcurtis.com brought this perspective to mind.
Mr. Curtis is a solid advocate of election integrity, Universal no-fault Health Care, Protecting Social Security and other progressive, people-before-profit issues along with the apparent necessary evil of backing the military industrial complex in his home state through the guise of supporting scientific development at NASA. But Mr. Curtis seems to be ignoring the pink elephant in the room.
Criminals in the White House.
Over 500 investigations are in process but there is already plenty of 'open source' evidence to impeach Bush/Cheney and multiple other members of the administration and has been for a long time. The investigating has been going on for 6 1/2 years. All that is needed is to introduce various already published books into the Congressional Record such as the one by Conyers' own staff.
It would be nice if his Mr. Conyers' staffers could get him to read the book but that's another article entirely.
Here is an evidence page compiled by my ImpeachforPeace cofounder Jodin Morey:
Removing enabling and complicit Republicans such as Feeney is a noble goal, but I also am well aware of Democratic Party sellouts such as my own Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar's vote on S. 1927 gutting my 4th Amendment protections against illegal searches and seizures. I have openly called for Ms. Klobuchar's resignation on my blog for violating her oath to "support and defend the Constitution" as well as on OpEdNews and on YouTube in a 2 minute video (I was too upset to put on a nice shirt and comb my hair first, apparently):
MN Dem calls for resignation of Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Certainly preparation is needed to bring forward a solid case of evidence, but Nixon's impeachment hearings began on May 9th, 1974 and he resigned on August 8th - less than three months later. Impeachment proceedings in the House are an investigation and the Constitutionally mandated remedy to protect ourselves from tyrannical governance precisely such as this. Are your candidates of choice fully aware of the plethora of Presidential Executive Orders that have us balancing gingerly on the precipice of Martial Law/Police State in the event of a "catastrophic emergency" to be defined by the President himself?:
YouTube: "What We Choose to Ignore"
If Martial Law is declared by the President, it will last for 6 months before Congress has a FIRST opportunity to review it. In the interim, the President would assume all power into the Executive Branch. Congress and the Courts would be suspended. That is now the law in America. Through these actions and signing statements, etc. this criminal regime has more power than any other Administration in American history. This authority may get passed from President to President for as long as this nation survives. Do conservatives and Republicans want that power in the hands of Hillary Clinton? Do liberals want that power in the hands of Hillary Clinton, Rudy Giuliani, Fred Thompson or Mitt Romney?
'Tinfoil hat-wearing moon bat conspiracy theorists' such as Editor & Publisher of "The Conservative" Pat Buchananon, 'Father of Reaganomics' Paul Craig Roberts and former CIA advisor to two Presidents Ray McGovern have joined the likes of Bill Moyers and Cindy Sheehan in expressing fear that Bush/Cheney may stage a 'terroristic assault' on American soil to gain these powers before, or lieu of, leaving office in January of 2009.
That risk, and the cost of 2.4 dead American soldiers a day is too much to pay for whatever specious political gains Democrats may be holding back from pursuing full justice in order to gain.
The reason impeachment is the best and healthiest remedy is that the American press has their own profit agenda (now owned by only 4 corporate entities thanks to Reagan AND Clinton) and is the biggest single obstacle to truth and justice and therefore peace and the ongoing health of this American Democratic Republic experiment.