posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 11:23 PM
Tinkleflower, you make a very good point, and that point is also essentially meaningless. Certainly the need to put forth an honest, detailed, and
specific case against Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, et al is obvious, but it is rendered meaningless by two factors: the little "coalition of the
willing" in the legislature made up of both political parties that for whatever reasons cooperates with Bushco, and the fact that these men deserves
not only to be impeached, they deserve to be lynched--that is, taken from their positions by a mob and hung publicly by the neck until dead. Simple
truth and logic will never move the members of the first obstacle to act in the nation's best interests, and emotional rhetoric, not logic, will be
what motivates a mob to march in and see that justice is done when the legislature refuses to do what must be done.
The Declaration of Independence was just such an instrument of rhetoric when it was written. It was created to be read aloud to the crowds, to stir
up fervor over the ideals of liberty and sovereignty. At the end of the document there is a long list of crimes and usurpages by King George (funny
how history repeats itself when we fail to heed its lessons). Now, did King George personally commit each and every act enumerated in that list? No.
And so is that document scrupulously honest, and rigorously logical? No. Did that matter one bit? Again, no, and in fact to make it more honest or
more logical would not have made it more effective.
But there does exist an honest and logical argument for impeachment based on the criminal actions that have been so blatant in this administration.
To make sure that it is based upon verifiable events and backed by legitimate statute and law, and not the kind of crowd-moving rhetoric that is found
in the Declaration of Independence, I will take the time necessary and post back to this thread when I'm done. The examples of criminal wrong-doing
are numerous enough that it should not take more than a day to sketch out instances of criminalty that would take the whole lot out of office, if not
put them in jail awaiting sentencing for treason.
In the words of another public official whose conflicts of interest and political machinations have earned him the right to be removed from office,
"I'll be back."