Sunday, July 16, 2006

Dems Ignoring Constitutional Crisis

Dave Lindorff: Ten Reasons To Impeach

Each one of these offenses (and it is not meant to be a complete list) would be sufficient on its own to require the president's removal from office, and in some cases, where an actual statutory crime can be charged, his subsequent indictment and trial. Together they cry out for impeachment and removal.

There are those, like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who argue against impeachment, claiming that it would be a diversion from the "important agenda" of the Democratic Party. Aside from the fact that there is not much "there" in the so-called agenda of the so-called opposition, the reality is that the Democratic Party, should it manage to win a majority in House and Senate in November, will be unable to accomplish a single thing with President Bush in the White House, since the president has already claimed that he has the power to violate and ignore 750 acts and laws passed by a Congress led by his own party. Before the Democrats can count on a single bill of theirs becoming the law of the land, they will have to remove this usurper from office. Even ardent conservatives should be afraid of leaving stand actions that, if unchallenged, will set a precedent for all future presidents, Republican and Democrat, making American presidents into tyrants answerable to no one.

The problem here is that the Democrats are trying to play "politics as usual." But this is not politics as usual, we are faceed with a mulit-faceted constitutional crisis in the middle of a glaingly illegal war initiated by a president who may well have committed wide-spread electoral fraud to gain and keep office.

So we damn well need to get rid of this administration ASAP. Merely voting them out is insufficient; we need to address the damage done by his exeutive orders and visibly punish all those responsible for their sins against the United States and the rest of the world.

That might buy us enough credibility to recover from the financial hole we have dug for ourselves.

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