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Monday, June 06, 2005

Declaration of Impeachment

I got the idea for this a few days ago, and Surrogate provided an excellent beginning list of greivances. If you (anyone) has anything that should be added, put it in the comments and I'll do so.

New (6-14): Gary Corseri gave me permission to add some from his list.

In CONGRESS, June 6, 2005
A DECLARATION
By the REPRESENTATIVES of the
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
In GENERAL CONGRESS
Assembled.

When in the course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the Separation.

We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness – That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is in the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Governments, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient Causes; and accordingly all Experience hath shewn, that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future Security. Such has been the patient Sufferance so these Colonies; and such is now the Necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The History of the Present King is a History of repeated Injuries and Usurpations, all having in direct Object the Establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let the Facts be submitted to a candid World.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public Good

He has combined with others to subject us to a Jurisdiction foreign to our Constitution, and unacknowledged by our Laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislator

He betrayed the trust of Congress and the American People by knowingly lying to us concerning the capabilities of Iraq to attack this Country with Weapons of Mass Destruction

He Consciously, and Fully Aware of the Consequences, attacked the Sovereign Nation of Iraq for reasons he Knew to be False, and has, as the War drags on, Killed at least 50,000 Civilians and Seventeen-Hundred American soldiers.

He has continued to provide no Exit Plan for eventual Withdrawl of our soldiers from Iraq

He has charged the people of this Nation several times the initial estimate of the cost of the War

He, despite the Billions of Dollars spent for the War, has not adequately Paid nor Outfitted our Soldiers

He allowed, by means of insufficient planning of the Occupation of Iraq after the Invasion, looting of many important Artifacts from well-documented Museums

He opposed an official investigation of the Terrorist Attack of Sept. 11, then stalled for months on testifying before a hand-picked Committee; His testimony was short and not public

He Set and Enforced an Economic Policy that has resulted in the largest Debt ever owed by any entity, Public or Private, in the History of the World, which shall place Undue Burden upon Ourselves and Our Progeny

He was elected twice under highly dubious and scarcely democratic circumstances

He was Away with-out Leave from the Military as a Uniformed Soldier of this country in Time of War

He started his first business with Funds from the Bin Laden family, a member of which perpetrated the Dire Event which precipitated the Current Crisis

He Commissioned an Abortion for His Own Partner and now seeks to Deny this Right to others

He consumed Illegal Substances and now has neither Mercy nor Compassion for those in this same plight

He continues to foster closer Relations with Saudi Arabia than any other President in history; it is a Country ruled by a Tyrannical Royal Family so Ruthless that they show less mercy to their subjects than Saddam did to his people...

He stated, during the Presidential Debates, that Bi-lateral Negotiations would not be sought with North Korea; and now carries out Bi-lateral Negotiations with North Korea

He supports restricted freedom for Americans even within our borders while ignoring any suggestions to stem the tide of Illegal Immigration that might show how vulnerable our Borders really are

He allows millions upon millions of Cargo Containers to enter our Ports without being even minimally checked, unnecessarily leaving unguarded a possible Avenue of Attack by Terrorist Organizations

He values the lives of the 'Unborn' far more highly than those already alive, and uses shamanistic Religious Beliefs to justify his actions, directly contradicting the First Amendment

He will veto a Bill to allow Research that may harvest Stem Cells from Embryos even though the existing Embryos will wasted be if not used

He has paid persons to write propaganda by dishonestly posing as Journalists

He has allowed Corporations to poison our Air, waste our Soil, and pollute our Waterways, for they value profit greater than environmental dignity

He has exaggerated the solvency danger to the Social Security Program

He has obfuscated the Intelligence Agencies of this country by adding more unnecessary Bureaucracy

He has simultaneously claimed that He favors Democracy; yet allies himself with- and supports- many of the World's most oppressive Dictators, and seeks the removal of several leaders who were elected democratically and serve constitutionally

He has told The People that he shall improve the Education Systems of this Nation, while simultaneously cutting Funding to this most sacred Institution

He has knowingly allowed Torture to be perpetrated upon the Innocent People of Iraq by our Soldiers

For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from Punishment for any Crimes which they should commit on the Inhabitants of this States:

For forcing our Trade upon all Parts of the World:

For removing taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us, in many Cases, of the Benefits of Trial by Jury:

For transporting men beyond the Seas to be held indefinitely for pretended Offences:

He has plundered seas, ravaged Coasts, burnt Towns, and destroyed the Lives of innocent People.

He is, at this Time, transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to complete the Works of Death, Desolation, and Tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty and Perfidy, scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous Ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized Nation.

In every stage of these Oppressions we have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble Terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated Injury. A Prince, whose Character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the Ruler of a free People.

Nor have we been wanting in Attentions to our Republican Brethren. We have warned them from Time to Time of Attempts by their Legislature to extend an unwarrantable Jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the Circumstances of our Emigration and Settlement here. We have appealed to their native Justice and Magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the Ties of our common Kindred to disavow these Usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our Connections and Correspondence. They too have been deaf to the Voice of Justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the Necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of Mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace, Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, in GENERAL CONGRESS, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the World for the Rectitude of our Intentions, do, in the Name, and by the Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly Publish and Declare, That the President of these United Colonies is, and of Right ought to be, GIVEN THE PINK SLIP, SACKED, and SHOWN THE DOOR; that they are absolved from all Allegiance to the Texan Crown, and that all political Connection between them and the Neocon Cronyism, is and ought to be totally dissolved. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection of the divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

Signed by ORDER and
in BEHALF OF THE PROGRESSIVES
The Undersigned

2 Comments:

Blogger surrogate said...

Wow... It'll read better if you take out the kudos to me... and it's sure fine with me if you do... Send this to Randi Rhodes. She's been looking for something along these lines.

http://surrogate.tblog.com

8:43 PM, June 06, 2005

 
Blogger Michael Tedesco said...

In lieu of a trackback mechanism...

Comments From Left Field
Downing Street Memo Fallout: Calls for Impeachment
As the main stream media struggles with their responsibility to report on the Downing Street Memo, the outrage of the American people has become palpable. Consider the following op-ed piece from the Bangor Daily News, a considerable snippit of which is below:

12:38 PM, June 08, 2005

 

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