On Saturday, Democrats.com and our progressive allies will launch a nationwide grassroots mobilization for impeachment in Philadelphia near Independence Hall, where the Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787. The mobilization is called ImpeachForChange. Our goals include:
1. A grassroots petition drive to collect 1 million signatures at ImpeachForChange.org
2. Form Impeachment Committees in all 435 Congressional Districts to lobby every Member of Congress by:
• delivering books & videos on impeachment
• collecting petitions and handwritten letters in front of their District Offices
• meeting with every Member to discuss the issues that require impeachment
Ten Reasons to Impeach George Bush and Dick Cheney
I support the impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Cheney for the following reasons:
1. Violating the United Nations Charter by launching an illegal "War of Aggression" against Iraq without cause, using fraud to sell the war to Congress and the public, and misusing government funds to begin bombing without Congressional authorization.
2. Violating U.S. and international law by authorizing the torture of thousands of captives, resulting in dozens of deaths, and keeping prisoners hidden from the International Committee of the Red Cross.
3. Violating the Constituton by arbitrarily detaining Americans, legal residents, and non-Americans, without due process, without charge, and without access to counsel.
4. Violating the Geneva Conventions by targeting civilians, journalists, hospitals, and ambulances, and using illegal weapons, including white phosphorous, depleted uranium, and a new type of napalm.
5. Violating U.S. law and the Constitution through widespread wiretapping of the phone calls and emails of Americans without a warrant.
6. Violating the Constitution by using "signing statements" to defy hundreds of laws passed by Congress.
7. Violating U.S. and state law by obstructing honest elections in 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006.
8. Violating U.S. law by using paid propaganda and disinformation, selectively and misleadingly leaking classified information, and exposing the identity of a covert CIA operative working on sensitive WMD proliferation for political retribution.
9. Subverting the Constitution and abusing Presidential power by asserting a "Unitary Executive Theory" giving unlimited powers to the President, by obstructing efforts by Congress and the Courts to review and restrict Presidential actions, and by promoting and signing legislation negating the Bill of Rights and the Writ of Habeas Corpus.
10. Gross negligence in failing to assist New Orleans residents after Hurricane Katrina, in ignoring urgent warnings of an Al Qaeda attack prior to Sept. 11, 2001, and in increasing air pollution causing global warming.
Sign This Iniative...
posted by fc at
11/10/2006 01:25:00 PM
Call me crazy, but why would you follow the impeach procedures laid out in the US constitution in response to violating the UN charter.Seems a bit dim-witted to me.
By Anonymous, at 11/10/2006 2:00 PM
Hmmm. Speaking of the "Al Qaeda attack" of September 11th, 2001... One thing that struck me as odd in the days after 9/11 was Bush saying "We will not tolerate conspiracy theories [regarding 9/11]". Sure enough there have been some wacky conspiracy theories surrounding the events of that day. The most far-fetched and patently ridiculous one that I've ever heard goes like this: Nineteen hijackers who claimed to be devout Muslims but yet were so un-Muslim as to be getting drunk all the time, doing cocaine and frequenting strip clubs decided to hijack four airliners and fly them into buildings in the northeastern U.S., the area of the country that is the most thick with fighter bases. After leaving a Koran on a barstool at a strip bar after getting shitfaced drunk on the night before, then writing a suicide note/inspirational letter that sounded like it was written by someone with next to no knowledge of Islam, they went to bed and got up the next morning hung over and carried out their devious plan. Nevermind the fact that of the four "pilots" among them there was not a one that could handle a Cessna or a Piper Cub let alone fly a jumbo jet, and the one assigned the most difficult task of all, Hani Hanjour, was so laughably incompetent that he was the worst fake "pilot" of the bunch. Nevermind the fact that they received very rudimentary flight training at Pensacola Naval Air Station, making them more likely to have been C.I.A. assets than Islamic fundamentalist terrorists. So on to the airports. These "hijackers" somehow managed to board all four airliners with their tickets, yet not even ONE got his name on any of the flight manifests. So they hijack all four airliners and at this time passengers on United 93 start making a bunch of cell phone calls from 35,000 feet in the air to tell people what was going on. Nevermind the fact that cell phones wouldn't work very well above 4,000 feet, and wouldn't work at ALL above 8,000 feet. But the conspiracy theorists won't let that fact get in the way of a good fantasy. That is one of the little things you "aren't supposed to think about". Nevermind that one of the callers called his mom and said his first and last name, more like he was reading from a list than calling his own mom. Anyway, when these airliners each deviated from their flight plan and didn't respond to ground control, NORAD would any other time have followed standard operating procedure (and did NOT have to be told by F.A.A. that there were hijackings because they were watching the same events unfold on their own radar) which means fighter jets would be scrambled from the nearest base where they were available on standby within a few minutes, just like every other time when airliners stray off course. But of course on 9/11 this didn't happen, not even close. Somehow these "hijackers" must have used magical powers to cause NORAD to stand down, as ridiculous as this sounds because total inaction from the most high-tech and professional Air Force in the world would be necessary to carry out their tasks. So on the most important day in its history the Air Force was totally worthless. Then they had to make one of the airliners look like a smaller plane, because unknown to them the Naudet brothers had a videocamera to capture the only known footage of the North Tower crash, and this footage shows something that is not at all like a jumbo jet, but didn't have to bother with the South Tower jet disguising itself because that was the one we were "supposed to see". Anyway, as for the Pentagon they had to have Hani Hanjour fly his airliner like it was a fighter plane, making a high G-force corkscrew turn that no real airliner can do, in making its descent to strike the Pentagon. But these "hijackers" wanted to make sure Rumsfeld survived so they went out of their way to hit the farthest point in the building from where Rumsfeld and the top brass are located. And this worked out rather well for the military personnel in the Pentagon, since the side that was hit was the part that was under renovation at the time with few military personnel present compared to construction workers. Still more fortuitous for the Pentagon, the side that was hit had just before 9/11 been structurally reinforced to prevent a large fire there from spreading elsewhere in the building. Awful nice of them to pick that part to hit, huh? Then the airliner vaporized itself into nothing but tiny unidentifiable pieces no bigger than a fist, unlike the crash of a real airliner when you will be able to see at least some identifiable parts, like crumpled wings, broken tail section etc. Why, Hani Hanjour the terrible pilot flew that airliner so good that even though he hit the Pentagon on the ground floor the engines didn't even drag the ground!! Imagine that!! Though the airliner vaporized itself on impact it only made a tiny 16 foot hole in the building. Amazing. Meanwhile, though the planes hitting the Twin Towers caused fires small enough for the firefighters to be heard on their radios saying "We just need 2 hoses and we can knock this fire down" attesting to the small size of it, somehow they must have used magical powers from beyond the grave to make this morph into a raging inferno capable of making the steel on all forty-seven main support columns (not to mention the over 100 smaller support columns) soften and buckle, then all fail at once. Hmmm. Then still more magic was used to make the building totally defy physics as well as common sense in having the uppermost floors pass through the remainder of the building as quickly, meaning as effortlessly, as falling through air, a feat that without magic could only be done with explosives. Then exactly 30 minutes later the North Tower collapses in precisely the same freefall physics-defying manner. Incredible. Not to mention the fact that both collapsed at a uniform rate too, not slowing down, which also defies physics because as the uppermost floors crash into and through each successive floor beneath them they would shed more and more energy each time, thus slowing itself down. Common sense tells you this is not possible without either the hijackers' magical powers or explosives. To emphasize their telekinetic prowess, later in the day they made a third building, WTC # 7, collapse also at freefall rate though no plane or any major debris hit it. Amazing guys these magical hijackers. But we know it had to be "Muslim hijackers" the conspiracy theorist will tell you because (now don't laugh) one of their passports was "found" a couple days later near Ground Zero, miraculously "surviving" the fire that we were told incinerated planes, passengers and black boxes, and also "survived" the collapse of the building it was in. When common sense tells you if that were true then they should start making buildings and airliners out of heavy paper and plastic so as to be "indestructable" like that magic passport. The hijackers even used their magical powers to bring at least seven of their number back to life, to appear at american embassies outraged at being blamed for 9/11!! BBC reported on that and it is still online. Nevertheless, they also used magical powers to make the american government look like it was covering something up in the aftermath of this, what with the hasty removal of the steel debris and having it driven to ports in trucks with GPS locators on them, to be shipped overseas to China and India to be melted down. When common sense again tells you that this is paradoxical in that if the steel was so unimportant that they didn't bother saving some for analysis but so important as to require GPS locators on the trucks with one driver losing his job because he stopped to get lunch. Hmmmm. Further making themselves look guilty, the Bush administration steadfastly refused for over a year to allow a commission to investigate 9/11 to even be formed, only agreeing to it on the conditions that they get to dictate its scope, meaning it was based on the false pretense of the "official story" being true with no other alternatives allowed to be considered, handpicked all its members making sure the ones picked had vested interests in the truth remaining buried, and with Bush and Cheney only "testifying" together, only for an hour, behind closed doors, with their attorneys present and with their "testimonies" not being recorded by tape or even written down in notes. Yes, this whole story smacks of the utmost idiocy and fantastic far-fetched lying, but it is amazingly enough what some people believe. Even now, five years later, the provably false fairy tale of the "nineteen hijackers" is heard repeated again and again, and is accepted without question by so many Americans. Which is itself a testament to the innate psychological cowardice of the American sheeple, i mean people, and their abject willingness to believe something, ANYTHING, no matter how ridiculous in order to avoid facing a scary uncomfortable truth. Time to wake up America. Debunking Popular Mechanics lies:http://www.lookingglassnews.org/viewstory.php?storyid=6880someone else debunking Popular Mechanics crap:http://www.serendipity.li/wot/pop_mech/reply_to_popular_mechanics.htmstill more debunking Poopular Mechanics:http://letsroll911.org/ipw-web/bulletin/bb/viewtopic.php?t=5505and still more debunking of Popular Mechanics:http://www.reopen911.org/ericreubt.htmPoopular Mechanics staff replaced just before laughable “debunking” article written:http://www.reopen911.org/hiddenhand.htmanother neo-con 9/11 hit piece explodes, is retracted:http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/august2006/180806hitpiece.htmProfessor Steven Jones debunks the N.I.S.T. “report” as well as the F.E.M.A. one and the 9/11 commission "report":http://www.infowars.com/articles/sept11/wtc_buildings_collapse_steven_jones.htmN.I.S.T. scientist interviewed:http://www.teamliberty.net/id235.htmlF.B.I. says no hard evidence linking Osama bin Laden to 9/11 which is why his wanted poster says nothing about 9/11:http://forum.afghansite.com/index.php?showtopic=9349Fire Engineering magazine says important questions about the Twin Tower “collapses” still need to be addressed:http://fe.pennnet.com/Articles/Article_Display.cfm?Section=OnlineArticles&SubSection=Display&PUBLICATION_ID=25&ARTICLE_IDTwin Towers’ construction certifiers say they should have easily withstood it:http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/november2004/121104easilywithstood.htmUSA Today interview with the last man out of the South Tower, pursued by a fireball:http://www.usatoday.com/news/sept11/2001/12/19/usat-escape.htmJanitor who heard explosions and escaped has testimony ignored by 9/11 whitewash commission:http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/ignoring_9-11.htmlJanitor starts speaking out about it and his apartment is burglarized, laptop stolen:http://kurtnimmo.blogspot.com/2005/08/apartment-of-nine-eleven-hero-william_28.htmlFirefighters tell of multiple explosions:http://www.wnbc.com/news/1315651/detail.htmlEyewitnesses tell of explosions:http://research.amnh.org/users/tyson/essays/TheHorrorTheHorror.htmlInterview with another firefighter telling of explosions:http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/nyregion/20050812_WTC_GRAPHIC/Banaciski_Richard.txtFirefighter saw “sparkles” (strobe lights on detonators?) before “collapse”:http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/nyregion/20050812_WTC_GRAPHIC/Fitzpatrick_Tom.txtOther eyewitnesses talk of seeing/hearing explosions:http://georgewashington.blogspot.com/2005/11/more-proof-911-inside-job-witnesses-to.htmlSurviving eyewitnesses talk of multiple explosions there:http://www.thememoryhole.org/911/veliz-bombs.htmCutter charge explosions clearly visible:http://www.rense.com/general63/cutt.htmThe pyroclastic wave (that dust cloud that a second before was concrete) and how it wouldn’t be possible without explosives:http://st12.startlogic.com/~xenonpup/physics/Detailed description of the demolition of the Twin Towers:http://gordonssite.tripod.com/id2.htmlFreefall rate of “collapses” math:http://www.911blimp.net/prf_FreeFallPhysics.shtmlMore about their freefall rate “collapses”:http://www.serendipity.li/wot/second_wave.htmVideo footage of the controlled demolition of the Twin Towers:http://www.plaguepuppy.net/public_html/video%20archive/Video footage of the controlled demolition of WTC # 7 building:http://911research.wtc7.net/talks/wtc/videos.htmlMorehttp://www.wtc7.net/Photos of the Pentagon’s lawn (look at these and see if you can tell me with a straight face that a jumbo jet crashed there):http://www.911blimp.net/cached/HuntTheBoeing!.htmMore photos of this amazing lawn at the Pentagon:http://cryptogon.com/docs/Introducing%20the%20amazing%20Penta-Lawn%202000!%20(9-11).htmVery unconvincing fake “Osama” “confession” tape:http://welfarestate.com/wtc/faketape/More about the fake “Osama” tape:http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/osamatape2.htmlFake “Mohammed Atta” “suicide” letter:http://www.welfarestate.com/wtc/fake-letters.txtCommercial pilots disagree with “official” 9/11 myth:http://www.prisonplanet.com/september_11_us_government_accused.htmMore commercial jet pilots say “official” myth is impossible:http://www.masternewmedia.org/2001/10/31/commercial_jet_pilots_analysis_of_the_twin_tower_attack.htmImpossibility of cell phone calls from United 93:http://www.physics911.net/cellphoneflight93.htmMore about the impossible cell phone calls:http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/CHO408B.htmlExperiment proves cell phone calls were NOT possible from anywhere near the altitude the “official” myth has them at:http://physics911.ca/org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=9Fake Barbara Olson phone call:http://www.vialls.com/lies911/lies.htmWhere the hell was the Air Force?http://www.welfarestate.com/wtc/af-scramble.txtMore about the Air Force impotence question:http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0331-11.htmSept. 10th 2001, Pentagon announces it is “missing” $2.3 trillion (now why do you think they picked THAT day to announce it? So it could be buried the next day by 9/11 news):http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/01/29/eveningnews/main325985.shtmlUnocal pipeline-through-Afghanistan plan:http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0513/p05s01-wosc.htmlUnocal pipeline-through-Afghanistan plan mentioned:http://thetyee.ca/Views/2006/05/19/OutOfAfghanistanMore on Unocal Afghan pipeline:http://www.newscentralasia.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1031The attack on Afghanistan was planned in the summer of 2001, months before 9/11:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/1550366.stmPentagon deliberately misled 9/11 Commission:http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=EGG20060802&articleId=28879/11 whitewash Commission and NORAD day:http://fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/071204_final_fraud.shtmlThe incredible fish tales of the 9/11 Commission examined:http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=%20GR20051213&articleId=1478Jeb Bush declares state of emergency 4 days before 9/11 for Florida, saying it will help respond to terrorism:http://www.eionews.addr.com/psyops/news/jebknew.htmSteel debris removal from Ground Zero, destruction of evidence:http://911research.wtc7.net/wtc/groundzero/cleanup.htmlOver two hundred incriminating bits of 9/11 evidence shown in the mainstream media:http://thewebfairy.com/killtown/911smokingguns.htmlTracking the “hijackers”:http://www.welfarestate.com/911/“Hijacker” patsies:http://911review.org/Wiki/HijackersPatsies.shtml“Hijackers” receiving flight training at Pensacola Naval Air Station:http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0208/S00085.htmNo Arabs on Flight 77:http://www.sierratimes.com/03/07/02/article_tro.htmFlight manifests (tell me if you find any Arabs):http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2001/trade.center/victims/AA11.victims.htmlhttp://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2001/trade.center/victims/AA77.victims.htmlhttp://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2001/trade.center/victims/ua93.victims.htmlhttp://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2001/trade.center/victims/ua175.victims.htmlThirty experts say “official” 9/11 myth impossible:http://911fraud.blogspot.com/2005/06/us-governments-offical-911-story-is.html“Al Qaeda” website tracks back to Maryland:http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/alqmaryland.htmlAl Qaeda videos uploaded from U.S. government website:http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/july2004/140704governmentwebsite.htmOperation: Northwoods, a plan for a false-flag “terror” attack to be blamed on Castro to use it as a pretext for America to invade Cuba, thankfully not approved by Kennedy back in 1962 but was approved by the Joint Chiefs of Staff and sent to his desk:http://www.prisonplanet.com/us_terror_plan_cuba_invasion_pretext.html
By Enlightenment, at 11/11/2006 12:06 AM
But neither Pelosi nor Conyers plan on doing anything toward impeachment! The party doesn't matter, the song remains the same.
By Whitee, at 11/11/2006 5:05 AM
Well, it only takes a moment to help convince Nancy Pelosi to Impeach Bush/Cheney..Pelosi most likely said impeachment was "off the table" to remove any appearance of conflict-of-interest that would arise if she were thrust into the presidency as a result of the coming impeachment. What we need to do is to pressure Pelosi not to interfere with impeachment maneuverings within her party. Sending her Do-It-Yourself impeachments legitimizes her when she joins the impeachment movement in the future.Sacks and sacks of mail are about to arrive in Nancy Pelosi's office initiating impeachment via the House of Representative's own rules. This legal document is as binding as if a State or if the House itself passed the impeachment resolution (H.R. 635). There's a little known and rarely used clause of the "Jefferson Manual" in the rules for the House of Representatives which sets forth the various ways in which a president can be impeached. Only the House Judiciary Committee puts together the Articles of Impeachment, but before that happens, someone has to initiate the process.That's where we come in. In addition to a House Resolution (635), or the State-by-State method, one of the ways to get impeachment going is for individual citizens like you and me to submit a memorial. ImpeachforPeace.org has created a new memorial based on one which was successful in impeaching a federal official in the past. You can find it on their website as a PDF.You can initiate the impeachment process and simultaneously help to convince Pelosi to follow through with the process. Do-It-Yourself by downloading the memorial, filling in the relevant information (your name, state, etc.), and sending it in. Be a part of history.http://ImpeachForPeace.org/ImpeachNow.html
By Causal, at 11/11/2006 6:09 AM
Anon,The whole post is dim witted, this is just an attempt to carry on the character assissinations of President Bush and VP Dick Cheney, there is zero basis in fact or truth. None of those 10 reasons for Impeachment that are true and cannot be proven to be a reason for actual impeachment of the President of the United States.
By Jon, at 11/11/2006 8:54 AM
Damn Give it up alrady the Dems won. Now work towards solutions. Twop years is short. A win in 08 will not come easy to a party of disenters.
By Anonymous, at 11/11/2006 10:00 PM
Jon... You sure are dense bud... You think liberals hate bush for being a dumbass cowboy wannabe when actually we hate the illegal and corrupt things he has done. Get a clue bud... Break out of that bubble... Jeebus...Casual... I think you are right on the money with what's happening with Pelosi... Went and checked out your blog... Looks good... Will blogroll it shortly... I believe I have already linked up to the Impeach For Peace initiative on my other blog :: Anti War Politics ... Have a terrible memory so I will have to check to make sure... grin...Thanks for stopping by and commenting...Regards- fc
By fc, at 11/12/2006 7:23 AM
Too bad neither Howard Dean nor John Conyers agree with you. They used to, but then, gee, they changed their minds. Dean now claims impeachment will never happen and Conyers says it's an option that's off the table. Those darn cratz! LOL!
By Ma Titwonky, at 11/12/2006 11:07 AM
*:-.,_,.-:*'``'*:-.,_,.-:*'``'*:-.,_,.-:*Have a God Blessed Week.http://www.goofyfun.com/1/vansweet.swfIts Click and Comment Monday*:-.,_,.-:*'``'*:-.,_,.-:*'``'*:-.,_,.-:*
By lilfeathers2000, at 11/13/2006 8:00 PM
That Jon fellow is a real kool-aid drinker. Have you ever seen his blog?He carries politically clueless to a whole new frontier, unimagined by all but the last few hard-core denialists of reality.It is impossible not to feel sorry for the guy.
By Anywho, at 11/14/2006 5:25 PM
So how's that impeachment thing workin' out for ya?
By Ma Titwonky, at 11/17/2006 1:30 PM
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