Monday, November 13, 2006

Let Justice Wipe Her Bloody Tears Away

A commenter to an earlier post here was pushing a grassroots demand to petition Pelosi and the new Congress to impeach the fellow sitting in the Oval Office.

At first glance it seemed like a good idea and in the old days (6 days ago, actually) it looked like a pretty good idea to me also.

But on second thought and after reading Dave at Orcinus and Poputonian at Digby's digs, guys who often think clearer on their first thought than I on my third, I've changed my mind.

The reason impeachment seemed like such a great idea before was because there was nothing we could do about the loutish and apparently criminal behavior of that SOB [son of a bush].

And that is the crunch -- all we know for sure is that it appears to be criminal what they've done. We could only suspect.

The majority in Congress now has the power of subpoena and this is no small thing. An impeachment would only affect one man and in the end his punishment would be that he'd have to go back to Crawford maybe six months before his time.

How much better it would be if, instead, he did time -- and as many of his nefarious crew as the real dirt can be dug up on!

An example: the response of the new majority in Congress to the Bush demand that the Lame Duck Congress approve the measure legalizing what seems almost certainly to have been illegal wiretapping -- the answer has been NO!

Instead Pelosi is saying instead we want to investigate what this wiretapping has been used for. It is almost an open secret that Bush has used wiretapping not on "terrorists" but on political enemies. At least that explains his hysterical need to legalize what he's done before anybody can make people tell Congress what he has done.

And that is just barely lifting the top off of the can of worms.

In short, powerless, we wanted revenge -- now, with power, we must demand justice.

It's really important.

Despite the lives lost, the bodies maimed, the fortunes squandered, the tax money stolen, the worst that has happened is to the very spirit and soul of the American dream. To most of the world, America is seen as the greatest threat to world peace and we have lost our role of leadership, except for the leadership of the playground bully -- a fist in the face.

We must seek justice, only then can we wipe away her bloody tears and the Lady of Enlightenment and Liberty can once again raise her head high and look the world once again straight in the eye.

1 comment:

Causal said...

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