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The “I” Word


By Cindy Sheehan

Once, when my children were young, one of them rushed into me and said: “Mama, so-and-so, said the ‘K’ word.” I don’t remember which one of my children was the tattler, or which one was the tattlee, but I remember the ‘k” word. I could never figure out what the “k” word was, because neither of the children would say that very naughty word.

If all one did was listen or watch the corporate media, one would think that “Impeachment” was a naughty word. I did appear on some cable shows over the summer (before my activism transformed into a Congressional campaign) and was able to outline the rationale for impeachment, but since then, there has been a virtual black-out on the word, or concept.

On January 1st, about 400 Impeachment Activists hit the Rose Parade with impeachment posters and huge banners. There was some local coverage, but the coverage seemed to surround the issue of “politics is ruining the parade” than the issue of accountability. When we marched at the end of the parade with our large copy of the Preamble of the Constitution and our signs and banners, we were the victims of a lot of violence and rage---name calling up to and including projectiles being thrown at us.

A couple of months of go, I called for America to send handwritten letters to Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, via my campaign office. Today was the day that we delivered them to her office. We took over 8,000 letters and over 3,000 signatures on petitions to her office. We had a coalition of Americans represented in the 11,000 total and we had there present: Greens, Progressive Democrats, Peace and Freedom party members, community leaders and activists, and Independents joining hands and hearts to demand what we all think is one of the overriding issues of our time: holding George Bush and Dick Cheney accountable for their crimes against the peace; crimes against humanity; and crimes against the very fabric of what makes America a nation of laws: our Constitution.

Although we had some activists there with cameras and we will be able to put the event up on YouTube, there was not a single representative from the corporate media there to hear from Green Party Presidential hopeful, Cynthia McKinney who was the first Congress rep to introduce articles of impeachment against George Bush before her term expired in 2006.

Not one person from the media came out to hear Minister Christopher Mohammed (from San Francisco’s Bayview Hunter’s Point community) outline the local connection between Speaker Pelosi and her refusal to do her Constitutional duty to impeach George and Dick: she is complicit in the crimes and foxes don’t police the hen house.

That’s okay if the media didn’t show up: it says more about them, then us and we had dozens of patriotic Americans who did show up to help us deliver thousands of letters and we know those people (and more) were there with us in spirit.

Like Cynthia said: we must never give up! When I am elected to Congress and start serving my term, George and Dick will have 17 days to go and I will introduce Articles of Impeachment every day and will not allow them to go riding off into the sunset to enjoy their retirement when they have ruined the lives of millions of people here and all over the world.

The founders of our Representative Republic thought that the “I” word was so important, they included the word six times in the Constitution and the “G” (God) word or “PP” (political parties) word zero times.

Either we have the rule of law or we don’t.

There is still time to support Congressman Bob Wexler (D-Fl) in his efforts to get H Res 799 (Impeachment Articles against Dick) out of committee and off the table and onto the House Floor where they truly belong.

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You have many voters supporting you. We have a "rot" in congress and they are kind of like characters in Animal Farm when, in the end, they will be sitting at the table looking at each other and realize they let their sponsors down. They will not have enough room to crawl under the carpet.

One letter should be enough to get Speaker Pelosi to do her job. Pelosi should be embarassed to get even one letter reminding her that she's not doing what she took a solemn oath to do. Just in case one letter isn't enough, she ignoring thousands of letters from Americans seeking justice and relief from tyranny. If Pelosi continues to ignore her duties and ignore all those Americans she's not a real speaker at all. She's just in it for "a free ride".

why don't we consider that the powers that be can really hypnotize...after all Nancy P has a glazed-over look, a lights-on-but-nobody-home kind of vibe...so can't someone undo the trance...i've seen street magicians hypnotize an entire group, so don't tell me it can't be done....now the question is, how to make it stop....anybody???

Forgive me for sounding vulgar but Bush is a piece of swaggering excrement that won't flush away. Considering Bush's dismal credibillity factor, who can be certain that Osama Bin Laden had anything to do with 9/11? There is circumstantial evidence which suggests that he died over 6 years ago. Imagine the paranoia of innocent Iranian citizens who only ask to be left alone yet they must deal with the fear of a international murderous sociopath. Forget about impeachment hearings. Emergency criminal investigations of Cheney/Bush are now mandatory before the next false flag tragedy occurs.

Thanks Cindy, for doing the work to keep this issue alive. I wrote to my rep here in NJ and he replied with the democrat's standard issue "why we can't do this now" line. Needless to say, he won't be getting my vote again.
THe democrats are AFRAID of impeaching Cheney NOT because of the political implications but the corporate implications. The sewer of money controlling our politicians would be exposed.

Trying to find out what happened yesterday with Cindy at Pelosi's office was really hard, big media wants this issue to GO AWAY. Wexler's up to 188,000+ and not a peep. Perhaps the only way to get this is convince the elected officials like my rep that being on the wrong side of this is going to affect their next run for office.

we're creating our heroes just as they did piecing this Representative Republic together...
i sooooooooooooo hope that Cindy gets Elected and i hope she Impeaches Pelosi First.

Darwin26
Viet Nam drafted Combat Veteran WIA '68
Co-State Coordinator PDA Montana
Billings Peace Seeker, member
MPFI, partner
PDA Fair Trade & Impeachment Teams
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