Bush attempting to become Dictator of America
Dictator: a ruler who is unconstrained by law
Bush is asking Congress to officially announce that he is indeed above the law- in effect crowning him America's first dictator.
Spying on Americans without a warrant is expressly forbidden in the Constitution. Bush admitted to authorizing this unconstitutional act more than 30 times. This means Bush broke the law. There is no grey area here, Bush broke the law- period.
What's worse is that Bush knows he was breaking the law, and then continued to lie about it at his press conference Dec 19th when he claimed that he had this authority under the Constitution- an outright lie to America on National TV.
During a series of campaign speeches in 2004, Bush talked about wiretaps and claimed that a court order was always used in cases of domestic spying. We know now that this was untrue- Bush deliberately lied to his supporters on the campaign trail.
To all Bush Supporters: he looked in your face and lied to you.
But more importantly, this video proof of Bush on the campaign trail proves that he knew it was against the law to spy on Americans without a warrant... and he did it anyway as he lied to his followers.
Bush also lied when he said they were only monitoring international phone calls. A leak to NY Times reporter exposed that in fact, the NSA had "tapped into the main arteries" of America's telecommunications system. Supposedly looking for patterns of terrorist activity, they were monitoring all phone and email traffic in America.
Maybe they didn't authorize rogue agents to use this tool to identify dissenters... but they opened the door for such abuse to take place. That is a High Crime worthy of Impeachment.
NOWHERE in the Constitution does it mention Censure in regards to a President. Nowhere. Censure is for Congress to shame one of it's own, Impeachment is to be used in the case of a renegade President. Bush swore an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution. He broke that oath in a very serious manner and he must be impeached, or the rule of law is dead.
Censure is also BUllSHit for this reason- the repubs will sign on, then claim that's good enough, any calls for impeachment will be brushed aside as, "we already censured him." Censure is not good enough.
At this point, there is no need for an investigation. ZERO. All the evidence is in public. The President admitted to an impeachable offense on national tv.
If Congress does not hold Bush accountable, then they are telling the world that Bush is above the law- that he is dictator.
Plan of Action
We The People remind Congress that they too took an oath to defend the Constitution, from both enemies foreign and domestic. If they side with their buddy Bush, then they too are traitors and will be tried alongside Bush, Cheney & the Neocons when we finally arrest them.
1. Call or Fax Congress and let them know, impeachment or else.
2. Organize State of the Union MOSH II protest, gather in DC to put the pressure on Congress the week before the SOTU.
3. Jan 31st, surround the capitol building, project truth videos to the riot cops, remind them that they too took an oath to defend the Constitution.
one more thing... just say no to candlelight vigils- it's time to be loud and rockin' - check out these two samples from the upcoming Public Enemy reunion with special guest Paris.