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Impeachment March on State of the Union Jan 31

We The People remind Congress that they too took an oath to defend the Constitution, from both enemies foreign and domestic. 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.
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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.

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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.

benfrank.net/blog/

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The Evergreen Revolution 26.Dec.2005 16:36

Ecotopian Yeti

Obviously the usurper should be impeached and taken to the Hague for crimes against humanity.

But we in Cascadia should not remain in a system where both political parties are just fronts for Corporatists. We need a revolution that is not just to drag this war criminal to jail. We NEED a revolution that creates a democratic culture, focuses on local economy and the health of our environments and people.

Agreed 26.Dec.2005 18:29

Marik marik@aracnet.com

What is the point of impeachment if we just replace said puppet/scapegoat with a different one? What is the point if we don't change what CREATES these puppets and scapegoats; U.S. imperialism. That is what we should be rallying and striving to rid ourselves of; an insane system run by parasites.

Bush is just one of many such parasites. Protesting to defeat one of them does nothing, it does not give them fear. Protesting to get rid of ALL of them and their precious profit making system does worry them - quite a bit. Enough to toss Bush to the lions...They very much fear the strike; we all 'saw' the reaction to the N.Y. transit strike. The media descended on the exploited laborers, labelling them thugs and greedy, if they got on at all. The fines and the law itself is more evidence of how they fear the strike and ultimately _us_.

They tremble when we move.


well 26.Dec.2005 19:55

margie

Impeachment might slow them down a little.

With a revolution comes many and varied tactics 27.Dec.2005 08:26

johnnybgood jkalmus@comcast.net

Why not both impeachment and nationwide walkouts? For starters... An old lefty like myself remembers Saul Alinsky with fondness. Trying to find ways to implant laughtracks during the state of the union address.....

Impeachment continued 27.Dec.2005 19:00

Marik marik@aracnet.com

If we want to get rid of Bush, we should understand why they will proceed with the impeachment progress. It will not be because of how many letters we write, or how many messages we leave on Ron Wyden's machine. It will be because they feel threatened enough to toss us a bone; in this case, the dismissal of the idiot George.

A protest, aimed at a small section of the ruling class, like the other anti-Bush protests, is not enough of a threat to force the rulers to do anything. Sure, the liberals will see it as an opportunity to win some political favor with the masses (who are overwhelmingly behind the Bush-Out line), but the Democratic party is a dead-end. They are no threat. They are partners.

However, a protest aimed at the whole of the ruling class, an anti-imperialist protest, will be something different. It will say no to the entire war-engineering, profit seeking system. Coupled with the suggested strikes (the true weaponry of the proletariat!) the ruling elite would feel quite threatened and probably move the impeachment process along right quickly! Of course we'd have to keep the pressure up.

So yes, impeachment, and yes nationwide strike. But we must understand that impeachment is a result of our actions, not a demand we take. It is something congress and thusly, the bourgeosie that ultimately make the decision. I feel we should approach the goal with that firmly in mind.


how do we start to impeach each member of the house and senate 29.Dec.2005 09:40

monte robinson serf4now@yahoo.com

at the grass roots of this if we start an impeachment with all of our goverment officals how do we do it? do we file an impeachment at a local courthouse to get the message across first befor the march?