Thursday, July 26, 2007


While our government twiddles its thumbs, and the Executive proves that it has no respect for the American people and will not change its destructive ways, 81 municipalities in this great land have made themselves felt throughout the land by voting to support Impeachment proceedings for the president/vice president.

Should this not spur the rest of us on to make our own commitment.

Can we afford to do otherwise?

Right now, Dennis Kucinich is gathering signatures in Congress for Impeachment.
Conyers has already said that if Dennis gets three more votes, he will put before Congress a bill for Impeachment.

Will it happen?

Should it happen?

Or should we continue to watch our constitution threatened and violated, our human rights go down the drain and our privacy intruded upon as never before.
Are we a democracy if the Executive by itself can decide who should be spied upon and who should have their property confiscated and appropriated because in the view of this administration, the so-called guilty parties are aiding and abetting the enemy. And precisely what does that mean? Does that apply with those who simply don’t agree with the president or vice president’s view of the War or of the conduct of their policies?
Are those suitable offenses? And what about the recent fact that a congressman could not obtain the president’s plan subsequent to an attack on the US. Does that mean mandatory Martial Law and sequestering away of those who don’t agree with the path this administration has chosen. Are we all up for grabs? Do our rights mean nothing?

Here is the latest municipality to sign on.
And our hat is off to you.

Les Aaron
The Armchair Curmudgeon
Takoma Park urges impeachment of Bush, Cheney in symbolic vote
Posted: 2007-07-24 10:17:39
TAKOMA PARK, Md. (AP) - The Takoma Park city council unanimously approved a resolution Monday urging Congress to go forward with impeachment proceedings against President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.

The nonbinding resolution accuses Bush and Cheney of abuses that include misleading the nation on the war in Iraq, allowing the torture of prisoners and overstepping the powers of the executive branch. It follows similar resolutions passed in other cities and towns nationally, including Detroit and San Francisco.

All five council members present voted for the measure and Mayor Kathy Porter also expressed support.

Organizers say while the measure carries no legal authority, they hope it will encourage Maryland's delegation in Congress to take action. It was the first impeachment measure passed in the Washington region, according to its backers.

"We are just trying to make enough of a splash so that they will make a splash," said Lisa Moscatiello, a Takoma Park musician who began a petition drive in March.

Takoma Park, a city of about 18,000 people on the Washington border in Montgomery County, has a history of liberal but largely symbolic causes. In the 1980s, the city declared itself a nuclear free zone, meaning the city can't invest in businesses connected to the manufacture of nuclear weapons.
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07/24/07 10:16 EDT

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