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VETERANS GROUP ISSUES “DECLARATION OF IMPEACHMENT”

Veterans For Peace is kicking off a major campaign to impeach President Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney. Monday, July 4, 2005, 12:00 p.m. (Noon), Terry Schrunk Plaza, at the Liberty Bell, SW 4th & Madison,across from City Hall
Dear friends,

Veterans For Peace is kicking off a major campaign to impeach President
Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney. The articles of impeachment and
bill of particulars can be found at our website: www.veteransforpeace.org

Also at that website is a petition that I urge all to sign onto. Please
distribute this notice to your lists. We will be lobbying the members of
the House Judiciary Committee and working with the After Downing Street
organization.

We, having once sworn to uphold and defend the Constitution of the
United States, feel it is our duty to take this action. Our present
administration has, through lies and deceit, usurped authority! y beyond
that which the constitution grants. It is time to hold them accountable.

Please join and support VFP 72, July 4th at Terry Schrunk Plaza as noted
in the following press release.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NATIONAL CONTACT: David Cline: 201-876-0430  daoudc@aol.com Mike Ferner
419-729-7273  mike.ferner@sbcblobal.net

LOCAL CONTACT: Grant E. Remington, President, Veterans for Peace
Chapter72 503-282-5015  grant@dunckleystreet.com

Local reading of the Declaration
Date: Monday, July 4, 2005
Time: 12:00 p.m. (Noon)
Place: Terry Schrunk Plaza, at the Liberty Bell, SW 4th & Madison,
across from City Hall

VETERANS GROUP ISSUES "DECLARATION OF IMPEACHMENT"
AND ANNOUNCES PETITION TO REMOVE pRESIDENT bUSH
St. Louis - A national veterans' organization today issued a
"Declaration of Impeachment" and announced it is beginning an online
petition to remove President Bush from office for crimes committed
during the invasion and occupation of Iraq .
Using the same language as the original "Declaration of Independence,"
Veterans For Peace cited many of the same reasons to remove George Bush
that Thomas Jefferson cited to separate from King George of England .
And in a modern version of the signing of the Declaration, VFP announced
the posting of its online impeachment petition.
"The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of
repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the
establishment of an absolute Tyranny," Jefferson wrote, and then added
the famous litany of abuses charged against the king that VFP said is
unchanged today:
· "He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to
the Civil power.
· He has... deprive(ed) us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by
Jury... transport(ed) us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
· He has constrained our fellow Citizens... to become the executioners of
their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands
· He is at this time transporting large Armies... to compleat the works of
death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of
Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and
totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
· A (President) whose character is thus marked by every act which may
define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people."

The veterans' Declaration of Impeachment came to the same conclusion as
Jefferson 's Declaration of Independence, when it declared "... it is the
Right of the People... it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and
to provide new Guards for their future security."
VFP President, Dave Cline, a decorated Vietnam combat veteran, said,
"You bet it's our right and our duty! Today's tyrant named George may
have little regard for the Constitution, but as members of the military
we took an oath to uphold that document. George Bush has repeatedly
violated not only the Constitution but federal law, by invading and
occupying Iraq . In our system the remedy for such high crimes is clear:
he must be impeached."

Emphasizing the gravity with which Veterans for Peace takes the
impeachment of George Bush, Cline concluded by quoting the final
sentence of the Declaration of Independence: "And for the support of
this Declaration... we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our
Fortunes and our sacred Honor."

To sign the online petition, or to read the "Declaration of Impeachment"
and VFP's documented case for removing George Bush, go to:
www.veteransforpeace.org
Veterans For Peace is a national organization founded in 1985, with 123
chapters across the country.

Grant E. Remington
President
Veterans for Peace Chapter 72


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