"I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace."
~ George W. Bush, June 18, 2002 "War is Peace"
~ Big Brother in George Orwell's 1984
Many believe impeachment is not likely. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi will not consider it. Presidential candidate John Edwards thinks the process is a distraction. Many Americans forget that until impeachment was proposed and investigations began, there was no evidence to convict Richard M. Nixon. When asked to assess the past people only recall the spectacular. Sex scandals are dicey!
Talk of intimate physical intercourse could stimulate a climatic end to the George W. Bush, Dick Cheney supremacy. However, we do not see love scenes in the making of this President. Under this Bush, it is dark, damp, and dank. This Bush is all about war! George W. Bush has raped the land and ripped the cloth known as the Constitution. Many acknowledge his crimes and the corruption he and his mate Cheney propagate. Yet, since these are not sexual in nature they evoke no censure.
Americans have resigned themselves to the notion Bush and Cheney will continue to reign.
However, it need not be. There is still reason for hope. Don Quixote, otherwise known as Dennis Kucinich, is prepared to propose what others dare not do. This Presidential aspirant tilts at windmills and moves us to act. The Congressman from Ohio will do the absurd and create the impossible. Dennis Kucinich understands, "Strength is peace!"
"Only he who attempts the absurd is capable of achieving the impossible."
~ Miguel de Unamuno [Spanish Philosopher and Writer]
Our future President Dennis Kucinich will exhibit courage and call for censure. Some may say Dennis did this before; Conyers did too. However, neither thought to recruit you. As Dennis Kucinich and Impeach for Peace sought solace in the constitution, found buried in the ashes of a Bush, they realized there is a way to impeach. They were reminded of a principle lost; government is of, by, and for the people. W, the people are the power. The Administration can seek peace through military strength however . . .
"We can bomb the world to pieces, but we cannot bomb the world to peace."
~ Michael Franti [Songwriter, Poet]
Perhaps world harmony will come. Tranquility begins with you. With your assistance . . .
This bombshell [words that shake the world towards peace] just dropped by Rep. Dennis Kucinich on the Ed Schultz show. Kucinich is considering forcing an impeachment vote on a "privileged resolution" on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. Time to call your representative and let him/her know that you will not support any candidate who doesn't support accountability and the rule of law.
You can reach the Capitol switchboard toll-free at 1-800-426-8073.
More details to follow on this post as this news develops?
As a result of this article, Impeach for Peace has been asked this question: What is a "privileged resolution?"
The following was found on InetResults.com:?1 High Constitutional Privilege.
In order to qualify as a resolution or memorial of high constitutional privilege, the House member must contain a "direct" or "positive" proposal to impeach. A mere proposition to investigate conduct of a civil officer does not qualify as a high constitutional privilege even though impeachment may be contemplated as a possibility or even if the resolution or memorial is presented with "a view to impeachment." See Impeachment: Selected Materials pp. 66-71 (Sections 2045-2052) and pp. 767-69 (Sections 468-69).
A direct or positive proposal to impeach retains its high constitutional privilege even though the resolution or memorial proposing impeachment also contains a resolution that the impeachment matter be referred to an appropriate House Committee for inquiry or investigation.
See Impeachment: Selected Materials pp. 67-69 (Sections 2046-48). At the same time, the resolution calling for an investigation or inquiry cannot also request an appropriation for funds to support the investigation or inquiry. Id. at pp. 767-68 (Section 468).
A direct or positive proposal to impeach takes precedence over everything," even over pending business before the House under a unanimous consent agreement. Id. at p. 770 (Section 469). Indeed, impeachment is a question of constitutional privilege which may be presented at any time irrespective of previous action of the House. Id. at 71 (Section 2053).
Please help. In truth we do nothing ourselves. United we stand. As Aesop expressed, "Union gives strength. Together we can Do-It-Ourselves and Impeach for Peace.
Please review the links below. Print out the petitions. Fill in the forms. Sign the papers. Send the pages and show your support.
Download, fill in your relevant information in the blanks (name, State, notary is optional), and send in a letter today. We're sending this wave in to House Rep. Dennis Kucinich who has recently spoken in favor of impeachment. There's also extra credit for sending a DIY Impeachment to your own representative as well as representatives recommended by Keith Ellison of the House Judiciary.
One of the copies will come to Impeach for Peace's home office and we'll hand deliver them to a House Rep. with cameras rolling.
That's right - to make a big impact, when we get enough, we'll deliver them all on the same date (In previous waves, we've had over 500,000 download of the document representing over 1.7 million mailings). We hope to flood the congress with sacks of mail and cause a newsworthy event to further pressure them to act on the memorials. Although, it's important to keep in mind that in the 1830 precedent, impeachment resulted as a result of a single memorial. Yours might be the one.
You are the one. Please do not forget, government is you. The Constitution hoped to ensure authority would be of, by, and for the people. Without your awareness and action, there is no democracy, no representation. Please speak. If we remain silent, we cannot be heard.