Saturday, July 14, 2007

Don't impeach Bush

Lately, Congressional Democrats have been discussing the possibility of impeaching President Bush. He is probably one of our worst presidents, and I am proud to say that I voted for the decorated hero.

Bush has led us into war on the flimsiest pretext and the laws enacted in his administration have been abused to federal officials, to the detriment of our constitutional rights. The United States has become a nation that uses torture and locks people up without charges. We are engaged in something candidate Bush said we would never do, and that is “nation building.” He has politicized the justice department.

He deserves to be impeached, and most of us have done things for which we deserve the severest punishment. The larger realities demand that Democrats hold off from doing something foolish. To begin with, it has the appearance of payback for the Clinton impeachment.

Such a measure should be an extraordinary response to the worst behavior, not routine political vengeance. The American people hate political bickering, and right now the worst offenders are the right wing loudmouths. The D’s should not give the other side any kind of ammunition.

(Broadcast July 13, 2007)

Have you heard about H Res 333? I urge you and your readers to take a few minutes to look at:

It's a list of the 25 most recent comments made by real Americans participating in an online poll/letter-writing campaign concerning the impeachment charges recently filed against Vice President Cheney, which are now being evaluated by the House Judiciary Committee. Comments can be sent to elected representatives and local newspapers at your option. The participation page is at:

Since this campaign began, several members of Congress have signed on as co-sponsors, in part due to hearing from their constituents. Has yours? Make your voice heard, and let others know!
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