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California Becomes Second State to Introduce Bush Impeach...

 
 
Reply Mon 24 Apr, 2006 11:33 am
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California Becomes Second State to Introduce Bush Impeachment

By David Swanson

Joining Illinois, California has become the second state in which a proposal to impeach President Bush has been introduced in the state legislature. And this one includes Cheney as well.

California Assemblyman Paul Koretz of Los Angeles (where the LA Times has now called for Cheney's resignation) has submitted amendments to Assembly Joint Resolution No. 39, calling for the impeachment of President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney. The amendments reference Section 603 of Jefferson's Manual of the Rules of the United States House of Representatives, which allows federal impeachment proceedings to be initiated by joint resolution of a state legislature.

The resolution, in the words of Koretz's press release, "bases the call for impeachment upon the Bush Administration intentionally misleading the Congress and the American people regarding the threat from Iraq in order to justify an unnecessary war that has cost billions of dollars and thousands of lives and casualties; exceeding constitutional authority to wage war by invading Iraq; exceeding constitutional authority by Federalizing the National Guard; conspiring to torture prisoners in violation of the 'Federal Torture Act' and indicating intent to continue such actions; spying on American citizens in violation of the 1978 Foreign Agency Surveillance Act; leaking and covering up the leak of the identity of Valerie Plame Wilson, and holding American citizens without charge or trial."

Koretz submitted amendments gutting AJR No. 39, a resolution unrelated to impeachment, to the Assembly Rules Committee. The Rules Committee may take up the bill this week for referral, allowing him to formally introduce the amended resolution.

AJR 39 is a bill introduced in January by Koretz calling for a moratorium on depleted uranium:
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/asm/ab_0001-0050/ajr_39_bill_20060104...

"At both the state and national levels," Koretz said, "we will be paying for the Bush Administration's illegal actions and terrible lack of judgment and competence for decades—not only in the billions of dollars wasted on the war and welfare for the rich, but in the worldwide loss of respect for America and Americans. Bush and Cheney must be impeached and removed from office before they undertake even deadlier misdeeds, such as the use of nuclear weapons. There are no bounds to their willingness to ignore the Constitution and world opinion—we can't afford to wait for the next disaster and hope that we can survive it."

For more inormation and to thank this American hero, contact Paul Michael Neuman in Koretz's District Office: (310) 285-5490 [email protected] or go here:
http://democrats.assembly.ca.gov/members/a42/Contact.htm

Here is a kit to help with promoting this resolution and with passing others in your towns and cities and states. Also on this page is information on activities in other states and localities:
http://www.impeachpac.org/resolutions

Get organized in California to pass this bill!
http://pdamerica.org/statecaucus.php?s=CA

Illinois Legislators Were First to Introduce Bill for Bush Impeachment

Three members of the Illinois General Assembly have introduced a bill that urges the General Assembly to submit charges to the U. S. House of Representatives to initiate impeachment proceedings against the President of the United States, George W. Bush, for willfully violating his Oath of Office to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and if found guilty urges his removal from office and disqualification to hold any other office in the United States.

The Jefferson Manual of rules for the U.S. House of Representatives makes clear that impeachment proceedings can be initiated by a state legislature submitting charges. The state of Illinois is on its way toward forcing on the House what not a single one of its members has yet had the courage to propose: Articles of Impeachment.

The text of the Illinois bill and information on its status are available here:
http://tinyurl.com/nhs3r

The bill takes up the issues of illegal spying, torture, detentions without charge or trial, manipulation of pre-war intelligence, and the leaking of classified information.

Please thank these sponsors of the bill:

Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough, phone (217) 782-8120 or (708) 615-1747; fax (708) 615-1745

Rep Sara Feigenholtz , phone (217) 782-8062 or (773) 296-4141; fax (217) 557-7203 or (773) 296-0993

Rep. Eddie Washington phone (217) 558-1012 or (847) 623-0060, fax (847) 623-6078

Here is a kit to help with promoting this resolution and with passing others in your towns and cities. Also on this page is information on activities in other states and localities:
http://www.impeachpac.org/resolutions

Get organized in Illinois to pass this bill!
http://pdamerica.org/statecaucus.php?s=IL

This article
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/9249

Future updates:
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org

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OKAY FOLKS. TIME TO WRITE LETTERS TO YOUR EDITORS AND DIRECTLY TO YOUR LEGISLATORS DEMANDING THEY DO THE SAME. BUSH WILL FIGHT THIS ONE TOOTH AND NAIL BUT WE HAVE 50 STATES AND IT ONLY TAKES ONE TO FORCE THE HOUSE INTO IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS.
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paull
 
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Reply Mon 24 Apr, 2006 12:08 pm
I would write a letter, if I thought they would read it, telling them to run the damn state instead of wasting time on BS like this.
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blueflame1
 
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Reply Mon 24 Apr, 2006 12:15 pm
A Cornered Administration
Dangerous Times Ahead

By DAVE LINDORFF

The noose is tightening around George Bush and his gang of White House crooks and liars, with prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald reportedly getting closer to an indictment of Karl Rove, and now with the Illinois and California state legislatures considering resolutions that would have those states submit bills of impeachment to the U.S. House of Representatives--an alternative means of bringing an impeachment case against a president when, as now, the sitting members of Congress don't have the courage or conviction to do so themselves.

These are dangerous times, because the Bush family history, and the Rove M.O., are to attack viciously and without restraint when cornered.
http://www.counterpunch.org/lindorff04242006.html
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Mon 24 Apr, 2006 12:30 pm
It's good to know that California has overcome all it's many problems and it's ligislature has time now for this nonsense.
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Mon 24 Apr, 2006 12:48 pm
McGentrix wrote:
It's good to know that California has overcome all it's many problems and it's ligislature has time now for this nonsense.


it is soothing....
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freedom4free
 
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Reply Mon 24 Apr, 2006 01:10 pm
Thanks for that blueflame1

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Bush Impeachment - The Illinois State Legislature is Preparing to Drop a Bombshell

Utilizing a little known rule of the US House to bring Impeachment charges

The Illinois General Assembly is about to rock the nation. Members of state legislatures are normally not considered as having the ability to decide issues with a massive impact to the nation as a whole. Representative Karen A. Yarbrough of Illinois' 7th District is about to shatter that perception forever. Representative Yarbrough stumbled on a little known and never utlitized rule of the US House of Representatives, Section 603 of Jefferson's Manual of the Rules of the United States House of Representatives, which allows federal impeachment proceedings to be initiated by joint resolution of a state legislature. From there, Illinois House Joint Resolution 125 (hereafter to be referred to as HJR0125) was born.

http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_steven_l_060422_bush_impeachment___t.htm


Illinois was first, California was second; will YOUR state be third and what are you doing to make it so?
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Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Mon 24 Apr, 2006 01:16 pm
Will Texas be the third? I wouldn't count on it, if I were you.

(Not that I don't support 'em all the way)

Cycloptichorn
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Mon 24 Apr, 2006 03:32 pm
McGentrix wrote:
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It's good to know that California has overcome all it's many problems and it's ligislature has time now for this nonsense.

Illinois's problems have definitely not been overcome, yet the legislature has nothing but time for nonsense.

It is a puzzlement.
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talk72000
 
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Reply Mon 24 Apr, 2006 11:23 pm
It is not nonsense if the policies of the White House is impacting the state in terms of depleting the state Reserves, National Guardsmen who might be police officers or valuable members of the community, or any other way with the ballooning national debt and deficit, Health Care, Social Security, etc.
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Tue 25 Apr, 2006 05:17 am
A year from now, you'll still be talking about how impeachment is right around the corner.
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Tue 25 Apr, 2006 05:43 am
a year from now you'll be defending bush no matter what he might do. Laughing
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woiyo
 
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Reply Tue 25 Apr, 2006 06:32 am
Has anyone heard from the Governor?

That might have more relavance as opposed to a few cranky liberal state legislators who did a fine job ruining...rather running their State.
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freedom4free
 
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Reply Tue 25 Apr, 2006 11:54 am
April, 2006

Impeachment Talk Reaches The Mainstream
By William Goodman

AlterNet
The groundswell for President Bush's impeachment is growing, and last week the establishment media finally took notice.

The Wall Street Journal ran a story analyzing how a planned impeachment of President Bush will play out as an "election issue," including a helpful pie chart showing 51 percent of Americans support Congress in considering Bush's impeachment if he "didn't tell the truth about the reasons for the Iraq war."
The Washington Post published a commentary acknowledging that support for impeachment is now "reaching beyond the usual suspects," and the Associated Press covered the spike in pro-impeachment resolutions from local officials across the country. Resolutions recently passed in Vermont and California, and this weekend Democratic Party officials in Michigan voted to urge local officials to pass another. Meanwhile, 14 Democratic candidates for Congress have announced their support for impeachment.

http://www.coastalpost.com/06/04/23.html

"Tarring and feathering close behind."
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mysteryman
 
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Reply Tue 25 Apr, 2006 07:36 pm
talk72000 wrote:
It is not nonsense if the policies of the White House is impacting the state in terms of depleting the state Reserves, National Guardsmen who might be police officers or valuable members of the community, or any other way with the ballooning national debt and deficit, Health Care, Social Security, etc.


So are you saying that the members of the NG are not valuable unless they are working in their civilian jobs?
Or are you saying that poice officers are not valuable members of the community?
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Tue 25 Apr, 2006 07:40 pm
But it is "just around the corner."
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