Video Impeachment Memorial
Mimi Kennedy, PDA Advisory Board Chair
Get a video camera or a cell phone that records and make your own, personal appeal to YOUR Representative for Impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Cheney for crimes and misdemeanors and for their assault on the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights, then upload it to YouTube. If you don't know how to do that, ask a teenager.
Please title it like this so that it gets the most play: End War - Impeach Bush & Cheney 4 Peace ( your name and state postal code here )
(Example: End War - Impeach Bush & Cheney 4 Peace, Mikael in MN)
(these are the strongest tag lines so they'll get many hits by web surfers)
1). Short and sweet - 30-60 seconds is plenty long - then people will watch many of them.
2). Keep it simple, smartie - no need to get stuck in preparation, just speak from your heart and get it online today.
3). Introduce yourself and say what state and precinct you are in - Hi, this is Mikael. I live in Minneapolis and the 5th District of Minnesota...
4). Address your own Representative - Hello Representative Ellison, I am your constituent. I vote ...
5). Be respectful and direct - rudeness and swearing will lessen the respect you get.
6). List the reasons for impeachment: here
7). Stand on your personal patriotism, integrity, support for troops, but also love of all peoples, respect for law and our inalienable rights.
8). Emphasize the impeachable offenses.
9). Emphasize your Representatives oath to "Support and defend the Constitution against enemies foreign and DOMESTIC."
10). Emphasize the damage to the the Constitution that has been done by Bush/Cheney as enabled by Congress through the Patriot Acts I & II, the Military Commissions Act and other heinous legislation.
11). It is stronger if you appear non-partisan and de-emphasize your party affiliation and your disgust with Republicans, Democrats, etc.
12). Emphasize your own reason for impeachment. Is it torture?, spying on Americans?, pre-war lying to Congress? Outing of Plame?
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.
Your Representative's oath:
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God."
YouTube allows you to watch, share and post videos to your site. You don't need a YouTube account (called a "channel") to view videos, but you do need one to post your own videos. To set up your own video "channel" visit http://www.youtube.com/signup
To watch videos posted by AfterDowningStreet, visit: http://www.youtube.com/afterdowningstreet
To watch videos posted by others or to post your own, go to the AfterDowningStreet YouTube group: http://www.youtube.com/group/afterdowningstreet
To find videos not posted to group, search for the tag: impeachment