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By davidswanson - Posted on 23 August 2005
Rep. Jim Leach is the 51st Co-Sponsor of H Res 375.
What about YOUR Congress Member?
ATTENTION CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS. We know you know in your heart that what these people have done far exceeds the moral AND legal test for impeachment. So…. why won't you stand up and say so? Why won't you and your fellow Dems stand up and say what we all know to be true?
You have a duty to the American people, yourself and humanity to GO TO THE MAT on this and to do it now. Shut down the governments business if that's what you have to do to move this forward and pound it into the American mind. Use whatever guerilla parliamentary procedure is available to you. Say and do nothing else until the GOP agrees to investigate what any sane and just mind considers horrific crimes. No legislation, no issue, nothing you can personally gain or lose is more important than this. Nothing is more important than cutting this cancer from our government. Our safety, perhaps even our very survival depends on it.
Mountains of evidence show that these people are war criminals and traitors. You must stop them before they take us to war again, before they sell out our national security again. They have no right to do what they are doing. It is your right and your duty to stop them. Only you and your fellow elected congressional Democrats can get this done. This is why the people elected you.
Stand shoulder to shoulder, stand tall. Say what you believe, say it loud, say it all the time: they have committed impeachable offences. And I promise you, in the end, not only will you know you've done the right thing, but politically you'll come out on top. The American people will come to know traitors and criminals in their midst if you show them often enough what they look like. And in the end they will be grateful.
Senator Rockefeller, if you let Pat Roberts go back on his word to investigate the administrations use of intelligence history will never forgive you. History will hunt you down and punish you to the very same degree as those who have committed these despicable acts. Where are you? What could be more important than ensuring our leaders don’t twist intelligence to make fraudulent cases for war? As a member of the United States Senate you have the power to make sure this goes forward. You will have to put it on the line to be sure, but this is the right thing to do. Senator, we beg you, live up to your name. Stand tall in important ways.
Congressman Rangel, that was a very nice press release regarding all the killing in Iraq and when will stop. Thank you for your words. Since you penned them 10 more young, impressionable (presumably disadvantaged) Americans have died in Iraq. Words are no longer enough. Our country needs action.
Congressman Waxman, thank you for all your letters to the administration and the GOP leadership. You have shown you know right from wrong. But you have done little else. They are not listening. They don’t care. They have nothing but contempt not only for you, but for much of what America is supposed to be about. Your letters have proven to be entirely inadequate.
And Congressman Conyers... along with Congressman Waxman you have said, written, and requested much from and about this administration. You have said a lot of words that needed to be said.
But now it is clear we need different words now. We need words like IMPEACHEMENT and ARREST. Words like TREASON and HIGH CRIMES. We the American people need to hear words like SOLD OUT THE SECURITY OF OUR COUNTRY, OF OUR CHILDREN AND OUR LOVED ONES in order to try and COVER UP THEIR FRAUDLENT CASE FOR WAR. And we need to hear it from you and all your fellow congressional Democrats EVERY DAY.
These are simple concepts. And once you push these words and ideas into the American mind the game will be over. Congressional Republicans will then truly fear for their own jobs. And with good reason.
You all owe your constituents a course of action that is effective. At this point it is clear the intransigence of this administration and the GOP leadership knows no bounds. And thus it is clear that NOTHING you will do will have any effect at all, short of standing with your fellow Democrats and doing whatever possible to shut-it-all-down until open, good faith, adequately funded and staffed congressional investigations are underway and these ideas are front and center in our media culture. America deserves nothing less. America as we know it depends on your actions in the next weeks and months. You can do it. God speed…
This is BIG! Now to get more Republicans. They can't all put party first.
he's also a member of the International Relations Committee-the one considering this resolution. A two'fer.
it's about TIME !! i emailed my Reps. and they're ALL Repubs.
surely, Dems. can do the same....
EVERYONE!! Please write to you Congressman to support Rep. Lee's bill. TO ALL CONGRESSMEN: The acts of the Bush Administration in regards to their deceipt in starting the Iraq war rest on ALL Congressmen's shoulders unless you do the right thing and demand constantly an investigation into this matter. It strongly appears as though the Bush Administration used pre-meditated, deceiptful, and illegal means of intelligence manipulation to declare war on Iraq. If this is true, all Congressmen with a conscience should fight constantly and loudly for an investigation into this matter. This matter should be grounds for impeachment. Only after you, as a Congressman, fights loudly and strongly for an investigation, can you resolve this matter in your own heart. Do what is right for America, what is right for the troops, and what is right for their families. Too many lives have been lost. Bring honor into this horrible mess by doing the honorable thing. WE CAN'T HEAR YOU!! Scream LOUDLY and CONSISTENTLY ON THIS MATTER. DO THE RIGHT THING, PLEASE!!
This is the first Republican to show his CONSCIENCE rather than his unquestioning support of his party! This is HUGE!!!
I just called my Representative (Earl Blumenauer (D) Oregon 3rd) who also sits on the committee this will be referred to and told him his time had run out. He could be on the fence and trying to avoid the issue, but when a REPUBLICAN signs on, it's time for him to declare.
I said that at this point, he was either a Democrat who was with us or a Democrat who was with "them" and if he didn't sign on within 24 hours, it would be time to start lining up "loyal opposition" to him as the Democratic candidate. He has never had any opposition in the primaries, and I would hate to have to make him spend his money, but if he won't do what's right, then he has to go, just like all the other Republicans-in-Democrats-clothing.
This is VERY BIG!!! It's time to call your Democratic AND Republican Congresspeople and ask them where THEY stand and tell them they have only a few days of "summer vacation" from their responsibility to protect this form of government.
P.S. I just did a research about Leach.
He is a VERY interesting guy.
Here's a list of legislation he has sponsored:
He's put his name on African Famine resolutions, electoral reform (get rid of the Electoral College) legislation, and a number of other interesting ones.
Here's a list of legislation he has co-sponsored (signed on to):
He's singed on to other things that CAN'T have made him popular with his neo-con colleagues on the floor, including the ERA (yeah, I didn't realize they re-submitted those 24 words in 2001).
For goodness sakes, he sponsored legislation for a Martin Luther King, Jr. coin. In Iowa. IOWA!!!!
I think we might be looking at somebody who would like to be in the right place at the right time and as a "favorite son" get some publicity in the Iowa 08 caucuses that could get him on an independent/republican non-neo-con, non-Christian-Dominionist ticket.
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