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    Why Bush Is Unimpeachable

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    WHY BUSH IS UNIMPEACHABLE By Ted Rall
    Wed Oct 26, 9:18 AM ET



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    NEW YORK--The phone rings with a blocked caller ID but I know who it is. My friend the film critic has just put down the same article I've just finished reading, a front-page blockbuster in the New York Daily News. It says that George W. Bush knew about Karl Rove's scheme to blow CIA agent Valerie Plame's cover for years, that he was Rove's partner in treason from the start, that his claims of ignorance were lies. The News article is anonymously sourced but we know it's 100 percent true because the White House won't deny that Bush is a traitor.

    "So they'll impeach him now, right?"

    My friend asked the same thing in 2001 when recounts proved Bush lost Florida, when the 9/11 fetishist admitted that he'd never even tried to catch Osama, when WMDs failed to turn up in Iraq, and when his malignant neglect killed hundreds of Americans in post-Katrina New Orleans.

    "This means impeachment. Right?" Wrong.

    Any one of Bush's crimes towers over the combined wickedness of Nixon and Clinton. And there are so many to choose from! How many times has Bush "made false or misleading public statements for the purpose of deceiving the people of the United States" (a key count in the Nixon impeachment)?

    Stop laughing, you.

    Unfortunately for my friend and the United States, impeachment is a political process, not a legal one. Nixon and Clinton faced Congresses controlled by the other party. Because Bush belongs to the same party as the majorities in the House and Senate, nothing he does can get him impeached.

    Our failed Constitutional system means we're stuck with this disastrous demagogue for three more years. Gloat now, Republican readers, but party loyalty's stranglehold on impeachment can easily take the form of a complacent Democratic Congress overlooking the misdeeds of a batty Democratic president.

    Any safe can be cracked; every system of safeguards breaks down eventually. We can't get rid of Bush because the Founding Fathers, who were smart enough to think of just about everything, dropped the ball when they drafted the article that provides for presidential impeachment. Because there were no national political parties back in 1787, their otherwise ingenious system of checks and balances failed to account for the possibility that a Congress might choose to overlook a president's crimes.

    Small parties were active on the state and local level during the late 18th century, but James Madison, George Washington and most of the other Founders despised these organizations as harbingers of petty "factionalism" that ought to be banned or severely limited. Washington used the occasion of his 1796 farewell address to decry "the baneful effects of the spirit of party generally. It serves always to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration," he warned. "It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms; kindles the animosity of one part against another; foments occasionally riot and insurrection...In governments purely elective, it is a spirit not to be encouraged." Voting blocs were the enemy of good government.

    In the new republic, Madison wrote in his seminal Federalist No. 10, political arguments should be considered on their own merits. Since candidates for and holders of political office would be judged solely as individuals, Congressmen would focus on the greater good rather than political alliances when weighing whether to impeach a president. Even when parties began to emerge as a national force in 1800, few politicians would have argued that a Democratic-Republican president should be safe from impeachment unless the Federalist Party happened to control Congress.

    Another Constitutional breakdown, concerning the separation of powers, occurred in June 2004. More than a year after the Supreme Court decided in Rasul v. Bush that the nearly 600 Muslim men and young boys being held incommunicado at Guant√°namo Bay were entitled to have their cases heard by U.S. courts, they remain in cold storage--no lawyers, no court dates. The Bush Administration simply ignored the ruling.

    "[Bush's] Justice Department," Dahlia Lithwick wrote in Slate, "sees [the ruling] through the sophisticated legal prism known as the Toddler Worldview: Anything one doesn't wish to accept simply isn't true." Because the Founding Fathers never anticipated the possibility that the nation's chief executive would treat its final judgments with the respect due an out-of-state parking ticket issued to a rental car, the Supreme Court has been rendered as toothless as a gummy bear.

    The more you look, the more you'll find that our Constitution has been subverted to the point of virtual irrelevance. The legislative branch has abdicated its exclusive right to declare war to the president, who was appointed by a federal court that undermined the states' constitutional right to manage and settle election disputes. Individuals' protection against unreasonable searches have been trashed, habeas corpus is a joke, and double jeopardy has become routine as those exonerated by criminal court face second trials in civil court. Our system of checks and balances has collapsed, the victim of a citizenry more interested in entertaining distraction than eternal vigilance.

    Where evil men rule, law cannot protect those who sleep.



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    Re: Why Bush Is Unimpeachable

    Interesting article... The esteemed author missed one point however... It is true that the House of Representatives must initiate impeachment proceedings. However, the term for members of that legislative body come up for re-election every 2 years... We can look for Congressional elections to commence approximately November of 2006 at the latest and possibly in some states... November of 2005.

    The 'playing field' may be up for a change sooner than anticipated.

    cheers,
    Paul

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    Re: Why Bush Is Unimpeachable

    Sad, but true. My Republican friends have pointed this out many, many times. They say that no matter how much their "side" believes that Bush should be ousted - they would never impeach him. Not because it's HIM, but because it would be a terrible blow to the Republican party!

    So Paul is right... the '06 elections are the only hope we have of getting rid of this moron!.. :rolleyes:

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    Re: Why Bush Is Unimpeachable

    Hi,

    However, there is ALWAYS the International Criminal Court. Mr. Bush, Mr. Cheney, Mr. Rumsfeld, Ms, Rice, Mr. Gonzalez, CAN be charged with crimes against humanity by, Iraq, Afghanistan, and if invaded, Iran, and Syria. So all is not lost.

    Tommy, your expertise, is needed to inform us who to call, fax, e-mail, regular mail, to get the ball rolling. :)

    DeeDee1965

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    tommywho70x Guest

    Re: Why Bush Is Unimpeachable

    There is another point that Rall missed that is best stated as "We have the best Congress that money can buy." Allegiance in Congress, on both sides of the aisle, is not to the representative's constituency, but to their campaign financiers and larger, influential industries in their districts.

    I am not alone in believing the thesis that National Socialist transnational industrialist corporate executives and the globalist banker gangsters are the puppetmasters and in the political environment they have created, it is political suicide for Republicans or Democrats to introduce articles of impeachment.

    Also, I have no knowledge of who or what to pester on the international stage. I'll make some inquiries and see if any of my colleagues have any information on 'How To'.

    The general approach that 'my fellow humans' of the 'Rainbow Family (CISCO) Network - AOL - CompuServe - Netscape - Microsoft - IBM [Unix] + Haha![adaptec]ROXIO, Inc." recommend that all people confer with their family, friends, neighbors and colleagues to determine what issues, Pro-blank and Anti-blank most concern them and draft intelligent, well-reasoned, but BRIEF, opinion 'Whitepaper(s)' and transmit them to the appropriate corporate executives, local, state and federal bureaucrats and elected officials.

    The main global gateway or portal web sites to the Rainbow Family webs are


    http://www.welcomehome.org
    http://www.welcomehere.org
    http://www.rainbowguide.info

    The 'Unofficial Rainbow Family of Living Light' is a non-commercial interdependant, cross-cultural, omni-denominational non-organization that is self-governed by the 'Rainbow Family Tribal Council' that makes its decisions by calling for consensus on an issue. If there are no blocks and there is silence in the council for a minute, the item is agreed upon. No individual may speak for or represent the Rainbow Family with their signature on any official or unofficial document.


    Mailing addresses for everybody are easily retrievable from the Internet. Cities and states all have their own home information web pages and the homepage for the United States is http://www.firstgov.gov. The Federal Information Call Center Toll-free number is 01+800/FED-INFO.

    It is also recommended to visit the Thomas (Jefferson) Legislation Pages at the Library of Congress often to watch the status of bills in Congress related to those issues that are of concern to you, your family, etc. ( http://www.loc.gov )

    At present, there are Articles of Impeachment that have been drafted but not introduced and an online petition demanding impeachment that people can sign at
    http://www.votetoimpeach.org

    There are currently over 600,000 signatures on the petition. Here are the 'Articles of Impeachment' from the site:

    Articles of Impeachment

    of

    President George W. Bush

    and

    Vice President Richard B. Cheney,
    Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, and
    Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez

    The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from
    Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and
    Misdemeanors. - - ARTICLE II, SECTION 4 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    President George W. Bush, Vice President Richard B. Cheney, Secretary of Defense Donald H.
    Rumsfeld, and Attorney General John David Ashcroft have committed violations and
    subversions of the Constitution of the United States of America in an attempt to carry out with
    impunity crimes against peace and humanity and war crimes and deprivations of the civil rights
    of the people of the United States and other nations, by assuming powers of an imperial
    executive unaccountable to law and usurping powers of the Congress, the Judiciary and those
    reserved to the people of the United States, by the following acts:

    1) Seizing power to wage wars of aggression in defiance of the U.S. Constitution, the U.N. Charter and the rule of law;
    carrying out a massive assault on and occupation of Iraq, a country that was not threatening the United States, resulting
    in the death and maiming of tens of thousands of Iraqis, and hundreds of U.S. G.I.s.

    2) Lying to the people of the U.S., to Congress, and to the U.N., providing false and deceptive rationales for war.

    3) Authorizing, ordering and condoning direct attacks on civilians, civilian facilities and
    locations where civilian casualties were unavoidable.

    4) Threatening the independence and sovereignty of Iraq by belligerently changing its
    government by force and assaulting Iraq in a war of aggression.

    4) Authorizing, ordering and condoning assassinations, summary executions, kidnappings, secret
    and other illegal detentions of individuals, torture and physical and psychological coercion of
    prisoners to obtain false statements concerning acts and intentions of governments and
    individuals and violating within the United States, and by authorizing U.S. forces and agents
    elsewhere, the rights of individuals under the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Amendments
    to the Constitution of the United States, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the
    International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

    5) Making, ordering and condoning false statements and propaganda about the conduct of foreign
    governments and individuals and acts by U.S. government personnel; manipulating the media
    and foreign governments with false information; concealing information vital to public
    discussion and informed judgment concerning acts, intentions and possession, or efforts to obtain
    weapons of mass destruction in order to falsely create a climate of fear and destroy opposition to
    U.S. wars of aggression and first strike attacks.

    6) Violations and subversions of the Charter of the United Nations and international law, both a
    part of the "Supreme Law of the land" under Article VI, paragraph 2, of the Constitution, in an
    attempt to commit with impunity crimes against peace and humanity and war crimes in wars and
    threats of aggression against Afghanistan, Iraq and others and usurping powers of the United
    Nations and the peoples of its nations by bribery, coercion and other corrupt acts and by rejecting
    treaties, committing treaty violations, and frustrating compliance with treaties in order to destroy
    any means by which international law and institutions can prevent, affect, or adjudicate the
    exercise of U.S. military and economic power against the international community.

    7) Acting to strip United States citizens of their constitutional and human rights, ordering
    indefinite detention of citizens, without access to counsel, without charge, and without
    opportunity to appear before a civil judicial officer to challenge the detention, based solely on the
    discretionary designation by the Executive of a citizen as an "enemy combatant."

    8) Ordering indefinite detention of non-citizens in the United States and elsewhere, and without
    charge, at the discretionary designation of the Attorney General or the Secretary of Defense.

    9) Ordering and authorizing the Attorney General to override judicial orders of release of
    detainees under INS jurisdiction, even where the judicial officer after full hearing determines a
    detainee is wrongfully held by the government.

    10) Authorizing secret military tribunals and summary execution of persons who are not citizens
    who are designated solely at the discretion of the Executive who acts as indicting official,
    prosecutor and as the only avenue of appellate relief.

    11) Refusing to provide public disclosure of the identities and locations of persons who have
    been arrested, detained and imprisoned by the U.S. government in the United States, including in
    response to Congressional inquiry.

    12) Use of secret arrests of persons within the United States and elsewhere and denial of the right
    to public trials.

    13) Authorizing the monitoring of confidential attorney-client privileged communications by the
    government, even in the absence of a court order and even where an incarcerated person has not
    been charged with a crime.

    14) Ordering and authorizing the seizure of assets of persons in the United States, prior to
    hearing or trial, for lawful or innocent association with any entity that at the discretionary
    designation of the Executive has been deemed "terrorist."

    15) Institutionalization of racial and religious profiling and authorization of domestic spying by
    federal law enforcement on persons based on their engagement in noncriminal religious and
    political activity.

    16) Refusal to provide information and records necessary and appropriate for the constitutional
    right of legislative oversight of executive functions.

    17) Rejecting treaties protective of peace and human rights and abrogation of the obligations of
    the United States under, and withdrawal from, international treaties and obligations without
    consent of the legislative branch, and including termination of the ABM treaty between the
    United States and Russia, and rescission of the authorizing signature from the Treaty of Rome
    which served as the basis for the International Criminal Court.

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    umdkook Guest

    Re: Why Bush Is Unimpeachable

    the truth must be heard!!!!!


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