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Kate Anne, communikating on multi-levels -- personal and political, as well as for peace, justice and nonviolence

Friday, August 18, 2006

Wiretapping illegal, unconstitutional: IMPEACH BUSH

Kudos to Judge Anna Diggs Taylor of the United States District Court in Detroit for speaking truth to power and ruling Bush's warrantless wire-tapping illegal and unconstitutional, violating free speech, privacy AND the separation of powers. Of course, as the NY Times reports, the Bush administration quickly countered saying "the decision was the work of a liberal judge advancing a partisan agenda." Free speech, privacy and the separation of powers are partisan? I'd call those things essential for democracy and part of MY freedom agenda.

The Bush folks say that the wiretapping has impeded terrorists, but the issue isn't the wire-tapping, it is the warrantless part of it. The system is set up that wiretaping can get approval even after it takes place but the Bush administration doesn't want to bother with the red tape. This leads us to the question, 'Just whom are they wire-tapping?" Some possible terrorists, maybe, but what about others? Democrats, poliical enemies? Otherwise, why not get the warrants? Trust them? An administration known for its multitude of lies? No way. I'm not trading off my liberty for false security. I have never felt more insecure as I have under this corrupt Bush administration.

Bush lies, people die. Bush spies, Democracy dies. As Thom Hartmann said as he reported this ruling on his show yesterday, "The Bush Administration has broken the law. Would somebody please impeach this guy?" And Cheney, too -- they are in cahoots. Let's take our country back.

Where does YOUR congressional representative stand on H.Res 635 introduced by Rep. John Conyers, which would begin a serious investigation? The list of co-sponsors lacks my congressmember Joe Crowley. Gotta make a call and get on 'im. Toll free: 888-355-3588. Join me in checking and calling. As Thom would say, "Tag, you're it!"

Peace hugs,
Kate Anne

1 Comments:

At 8/20/2006 12:16:00 AM, Blogger Causal said...

Impeach Bush yourself! No Joke.
This is much more than just a petition.

There's a little known and rarely used clause of the "Jefferson Manual" in the rules for the House of Representatives which sets forth the various ways in which a president can be impeached. Only the House Judiciary Committee puts together the Articles of Impeachment, but before that happens, someone has to initiate the process.

That's where we come in. In addition to the State-by-State method, one of the ways to get impeachment going is for individual citizens like you and me to submit a memorial. ImpeachforPeace.org, part of the movement to impeach the president, has created a new memorial based on one which was successful in impeaching a federal official in the past. You can find it on their website as a PDF.

STOP WAITING FOR YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO ACT FOR YOU.

You can initiate the impeachment process yourself by downloading the memorial, filling in the relevant information in the blanks (your name, state, etc.), and sending it in.

http://ImpeachForPeace.org/ImpeachNow.html

More information on the precedent for submitting an impeachment
memorial, and the House Rules on this procedure, can also be found at
the above address.

If you have any doubts that Bush has committed crimes warranting
impeachment, read this page: http://ImpeachForPeace.org/evidence/

If you're concerned that impeachment might not be the best strategy
at this point, read the bottom of this page: http://ImpeachForPeace.org

"I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace."
Bush, June 18, 2002

"War is Peace."
Big Brother in George Orwell's 1984

 

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