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Lewis Lapham has been the Editor of "Harper's" magazine for 30 years
(retiring as Editor Emeritus this spring). In the March issue (not available
online), Lapham calls for the impeachment of George W. Bush in that
This time it's CNN:
Take these to a meeting with your Congress Member: PDF.
How to Join a Pro-Impeachment Grassroots Movement http://www.pdamerica.org
How to Sign a Petition to Congress http://democrats.com/peoplesemailnetwork/65
How to Publicize Bush and Cheney's Crimes http://www.afterdowningstreet.org
How to Promote Investigation in Congress http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/5768
By Cathy Garger
Even if there were no phony, illegal, staged wars going on,
Even if the president had never authorized deadly weaponized uranium to be used in our guns and tanks,
Even if there was no Patriot Act denying Americans their freedom,
White House dismisses move as political ploy
By Evan Lehmann, Berkshire Eagle
WASHINGTON — Rep. John W. Olver supports an investigation into whether President Bush should face impeachment for possibly manipulating intelligence to support the invasion of Iraq.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressman John Olver supports an investigation into whether President Bush should face impeachment for possibly manipulating intelligence to support the invasion of Iraq.
Olver and another Massachusetts congressman -- John Tierney -- have signed onto a bill to create a House select committee to conduct the investigation. In all, 26 Democrats have co-sponsored the measure, which was introduced in December by Michigan congressman John Conyers.
By Ken Werner, Trinity Plaza Tenants Association (TPTA)‚ Feb. 21‚ 2006
Correction: In the previous articles I noted that Supervisor Chris Daly’s proposed Resolution to Investigate/Impeach George Bush and Dick Cheney would follow the 30-day rule before it could be heard in committee. My apologies for the confusion.
By HOWARD WEISS-TISMAN, Brattleboro Reformer
Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - ROCKINGHAM -- A Newfane resident's call for the impeachment of President George Bush is echoing in Rockingham.
Work with the campaign office
By Carol Wolman, http://www.opednews.com
Congresspeople have two offices, a congressional office, which handles their current business, and a campaign office, which handles their upcoming election, which occurs every two years. Staying in Congress is a prime goal, as committee assignments and power depend on seniority,- the number of times the person is re-elected. Therefore, the campaign office is ongoing. Often the same staff covers both offices locally.
By BONNIE ERBE, Scripps Howard News Service
Those blasphemously "liberal" media outlets have once again deprived the American public of widespread coverage of nothing less than startling poll results. The non-partisan polling firm Zogby International last month found that by a margin of 52 percent to 43 percent, Americans want Congress to consider impeaching President Bush "if he wiretapped American citizens without a judge's approval."
Our Representatives must act on behalf of "we the people".
By Carol Wolman, http://www.opednews.com
Impeachment is a legal process similar to arraignment, whereby a public official is charged with criminal conduct. In the case of the president and vice president, the House of Representatives acts as the prosecuting attorney, for the people. Its job is to investigate allegations of wrongdoing and, if warranted, to bring formal charges. The case then goes to the Senate, which acts as judge to find the official guilty or not guilty.
The "Direct Proposition To Impeach," A Way For Any One Congressman Or Delegate To Bring Bush Impeachment To The Floor Of The House
by-passing all Committees, and impossible to stop
by Rev. Bill McGinnis
By David Swanson
1.-Impeachment is where people's energy is, all over the country. If we want a large and growing and democratic movement, we should listen to our members.
2.-Exposing the lies and the crimes related to this war is, more than anything else, building opposition to the war, as well as to future wars. There is no better way to expose the crimes than to demand an investigation that could lead to impeachment. (As demanded by H Res 635.)
By KARL FORSYTH, Anchorage Daily News (Alaska)
Twenty years ago, Neil Postman wrote in "Amusing Ourselves to Death" that meaningful political discourse had become impossible due to our ridiculously short attention spans, a phenomenon he attributed to the impact of television. Today, we continue to marinate in a flood of context-free entertainment/news fragments and sound bites, leaving us profoundly distracted and politically incoherent (but well-entertained). The bad news has only recently become apparent. Unprecedented abuses of political power are occurring on our watch. The abuses are getting more blatant by the day, yet we remain complacent. We're in danger of becoming the biggest banana republic in the world.
By Clarence Lusane, Pittsburgh Tribune Review
As the crimes of the Bush administration mount, it becomes increasingly difficult to avoid talk of impeachment.
As a result of his continuing abuse of power, the impeachment option is making its way from the margin to the mainstream. Legal scholars on the left and the right argue that Bush may have committed "high crimes and misdemeanors," as stated in Article II, Section 4, of the Constitution.
In the 2004 election, Karl Rove masterfully used gay marriage as the catalyst to drive normally apathetic voters to the polls and achieve historic turnout. It worked. Republicans of all ages, shapes and sizes who couldn't care less about manufactured WMD intelligence, record deficits and gas/oil prices, CIA leaks and warrantless wiretappings raced to polling places across America just to keep homosexuals from tying the knot.
The new issue of Harper's magazine, http://www.harpers.org , has a cover story (not online yet) by the editor Lewis Lapham laying out the case for impeachment. And Harper's has planned the following event:
By The Nation, www.thenation.com
The Nation -- The list of House members who have signed on as cosponsors of U.S. Representative John Conyers'resolution calling for the establishment of select committee that would examine whether President Bush and Vice President Cheney should face impeachment continues to grow. Four more members of the House have added their names to the resolution, bringing to 27 the total number of representatives, including Conyers, the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, who are calling for the creation of "a select committee to investigate the administration's intent to go to war before congressional authorization, manipulation of pre-war intelligence, encouraging and countenancing torture, retaliating against critics, and to make recommendations regarding grounds for possible impeachment."
By David Swanson
Remarks prepared for February 18th pro-impeachment rally in colonial dress in Charlottesville, Va., home of Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe, and near the home of James Madison.
By Jim Oberg
Dear Mr. President,
I am writing to let you know that we, the American people, are awakening to
what you have been doing to our great country. We now see with shame that
all of your agenda, as you lead us to our material and moral destruction, is
Grounds For Impeachment Of Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Others: The Federal Crime Of Conspiracy To Commit Torture
As Defined In United States Code 18-2340A(c)
By Rev. Bill McGinnis, http://www.opednews.com
Here are the exact words of the Federal Law regarding Torture, as described in the United States Code, Title 18, Sections 2340, 2340A, and 2340B.
By Randy Hall, CNS News
(CNSNews.com) - Richard Dreyfuss, the actor who starred in movies ranging from "Jaws" to "Mr. Holland's Opus," told an audience in Washington, D.C., on Thursday that "there are causes worth fighting for," and one of those is the impeachment of President George W. Bush.
By V. Davis, www.pdamerica.org
I am a combat veteran of the Korean war. I mention this for the purpose of giving credibility to my statement that I consider G W Bush a domestic enemy of the Constitution of the USA. My reason for writing this is that all American military personnel take an oath to honor, protect, and defend the Consitution of the USA, against all enemies both foreign and domestic. G W Bush lied to the Congress and the American people when he appeared on national TV and stated clearly that the USA had to invade Iraq in order to avoid the horrors of weapons of mass destruction which Iraq had the capacity to unleash against our country. He also portrayed this scenario in the form of an imaginary "mushroom cloud" of an nuclear explosion related to nuclear material coming from Nigeria. Both of these claims were falso, as proved by his own commissions, and this country has now experienced the slaughter of over 9,000 severely wounded military and over 2,500 deaths of military personnel. This action was taken in the face of overwhelming disagreement with the United Nations and was the reason that G W Bush invaded Iraq like a cowboy, unilaterally. Great Britain joined him in this fiasco, but G W Bush was the liar and coward who spearheaded the venture. I must quickly admit that the mastermind of this entire scenario was Richard Cheney, who himself is a coward, having applied for 5 deferments from military service himself. Both of these men were willing to send other young men and wormen to their deaths in a war they created, but they would not go themselves. I am referring to military service in Viet Nam. The US government spent 1 million dollars training G W Bush as a fighter pilot only to have him use his fathers influence to avoid being called into active duty service in the Viet Nam hostility. Even if one has a problem understanding these facts, it should be easy to understand the violation of the Constitution by ordering wiretaps on American citizens without a court order. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court was set up for just such oversight and G W Bush intentionally avoided seeking a court order to perform such wiretaps. This is a violation of the Constitution and a high crime for which he should be impeached.
By San Francisco Sentinel
A committee of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors today recommended full board approval of a resolution calling for President Bush to be impeached.
Chair Mirkarimi indicated dismay Bush had not been already impeached.
By Scott Piatkowski, http://www.rabble.ca
Perhaps the story might be garnering more media attention if it involved a semen-stained blue dress, but there is growing public support in the United States for the notion that George W. Bush should be removed from office as soon as possible. The Bush Administration has consistently behaved as if it was above the law, while the institutions that are supposed to hold the executive branch in check — Congress, the judiciary, the media, and even many voters — have so far let them get away with it.
By Carol Wolman, http://www.opednews.com
Howard Dean, former governor of Vermont and chair of the Democratic National Committee, has asked us for feedback on what the Democrats should be doing, at http://www.democrats.org/page/petition/chairman/futfbu
Carl Sheeler's February 15, 2006 Speech, RI State House Rotunda
In the past two weeks since our campaign has erected the “Be Patriotic Impeach Bush