But W's ersatz "pardon" has helped galvanize the "Impeach Bush" movement by making it exceedingly clear that nothing short of impeachment will stop this administration from continuing their unlawful actions.
Here in Connecticut a draft of an impeachment resolution has been championed by Harwinton Democratic Town Chair Myrna Watanabe and former Congressman Jim Maloney. The entire text of the resolution is quoted below.
Here's what YOU can do to help get this resolution introduced before the July 25th State Central Democratic Party meeting:
* Contact your local DTC chairperson and let them know you support this resolution.
* Tell them to contact all State Central members to express your support.
* Have them arrange for a proxy if they can't make the meeting to vote in support of the resolution.
This resolution will only be introduced if there's enough support for it to pass. Please help by contacting your Democratic Town Committee chairs and telling them to support it. Here's a link to After Downing Street where they discuss this resolution.
IMPEACHMENT RESOLUTION FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE CONNECTICUT DEMOCRATIC STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE 2007
WHEREAS, Section 603 of the Manual and Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives provides for impeachment to be initiated on a motion based on charges transmitted from a state legislature; and,
WHEREAS, President George W. Bush has committed high crimes and misdemeanors as he has repeatedly and intentionally violated the United States Constitution and other laws of the United States, particularly the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, and the Torture Convention, which under Article VI of the Constitution, is a treaty as part of the supreme law of the land; and
WHEREAS, President George W. Bush has ordered at least thirty times the National Security Agency to intercept and otherwise record international telephone and other signals and communications by American citizens without warrants from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review, duly constituted by Congress in 1978, in violation of constitutional guarantees of due process; and,
WHEREAS, President George W. Bush has admitted that he willfully and repeatedly violated the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and boasted that he would continue to do so, each violation constituting a felony; and,
WHEREAS, President George W. Bush's dereliction of his duty resulted in our country launching an attack on a people and nation that presented no imminent threat of attack, causing the death of more than 3,000 American service personnel as of June 1, 2007, the maiming of thousands more, and the death and injury of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi people, the destruction of their civil society and infrastructure, and the sullying of the honor of the United States of America; and,
NOW, THEREFORE, the Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee submits that his actions and admissions constitute ample grounds for his impeachment, and that the General Assembly of the State of Connecticut has good cause for submitting charges to the U.S. House of Representatives under Section 603 as grounds for President George W. Bush's impeachment.
The Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee further submits that Articles of Impeachment should charge that President George W. Bush has violated his constitutional oath to execute faithfully the office of President, and to the best of his ability, to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.
In all of this, George W. Bush has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President, subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice, and to the manifest injury of the people of the State of Connecticut and of the United States.
WHEREFORE, be it Resolved: President George W. Bush by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, removal from office and disqualification to hold and enjoy any offices of honor, trust, or profit under the United States Constitution.