Thank you Two Step Forward and seagull for contributing to this question. Your answers touched upon things that I didn't think about when dealing
with this question. However, I've decided to take a stab with a few more that might come across when dealing with articles of impeachment.
This is based upon the www.washingtonpost.com...
" target="_blank" class="postlink" rel="nofollow"> Resolution to Impeach William Jefferson Clinton:
Resolution Impeaching George Walker Bush, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.
Resolved, That George Walker Bush, President of the United States, is impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors and that the following articles of
impeachment be exhibited to the United States Senate:
Articles of impeachment exhibited by the House of Representatives of the United States of America in the name of itself and of the people of the
United States of America, against George Walker Bush, President of the United States of America, in maintenance and support of its impeachment against
him for high crimes and misdemeanors.
Unlawfully neglecting his duties as Commander-in-Chief, he has violated the Fourth Geneva Convention. The Fourth Geneva Convention, in which the
United States has signed in agreement, allows special protections to civilians in an occupied terrory. Iraq had also signed this same convention.
On his watch, members of his military committed heinous acts against the civilians of Iraq during the second Iraqi War. In so doing, soldiers have
been prosecuted for the rape and murder of an Iraqi woman and the killing of three members of her family. This violates the section in which allows
special protection of women during wartime.
 Soldiers have been found derelict in their duty of protecting cultural artifacts of the Iraqi National museum, allowing them to be stolen and sold
on the Black market. During the occupation of another sovereign territory, the U.S. military has taken over important landmarks (such as presidential
palaces) and remade them into embassies and prisons. This violates the section which allows the preservation of national treasures and cultural
artifacts in a national territory.
Soldiers in the U.S. army have been prosecuted for killing male Iraqi civilians and arranging the murders to look as if the victims in question
were insurgents. This violates the section which allows civilians special protections from harm, bodily injury and death.
Unlawfully neglecting his duties as Commander-in-Chief, he has violated the Third Geneva Convention. The Third Geneva Convention, in which the United
States has signed in agreement, allows special protections to prisoners of war in an occupied terrory. Iraq had also signed this same convention.
On his watch, as Commander-in-Chief, he has allowed abuse, neglect, death and abject refusal of legal counsel to the incarcerated at the detainee
prison of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Prisoners were subjected to forced feedings, wearing a straight-jacket while being allowed to go outside among other
heinous acts of torture. Of which, three of the prisoners committed suicide. The Supreme Court ruled on two key cases regarding this area: Rasul
(2004) and Hamdan v. Bush
(2006). In Rasul
, six Justices ruled that the incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba were illegally
imprisoned on the writ of habeas corpus. This means that the U.S. has jurisdiction over their cases. In Hamdan
, five Justices ruled that
George Walker Bush's use of military tribunals to try the incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is illegal.
On his watch, as Commander-in-Chief, he has allowed abuse, neglect and death of the incarcerated at Abu Ghraib prison. Pictures display proof of
these abuses which regarded in acts of humilation, sexual degredation and attacks with canines. Prisoners were beaten and taunted by soldiers in the
Due to the fact that the United States gave up their ability to push for immunity for their military from being prosecuted in the International
Criminal Courts, these procedures must be prosecuted for war crimes.
As President of the United States, George Walker Bush has violated the First and Fourth Amendments of the Constitution
. Therefore, he has not
done his duty of "faithfully executing and upholding the laws of the Constitution
George Walker Bush has circumvented the First Amendment Rights of American citizens through passage of Patriot Acts I and II. He suppressed the
freedom of speech, the petition to redress the government and the right to peaceably assemble by segregating protesters at his public speaking events,
arresting dissenters for voicing their opinions contrary to his beliefs and politics; by arresting protesters and incarcerating them in specialized
detention centers; by separating dissenters from audiences during his speeches; by allowing authorities to escort American citizens out of Congress
during the State of the Union Address by virtue of attire displaying messages contrary to his opinions and political views.
In violation of the First Amendment, George Walker Bush, has suppressed the freedom of the press by charging a specific newspaper, the New York
, with sedition and treason. He did not act on suppressing the Congress from passing a resolution condemning the media for publishing
"classified documents". In speeches and public appearances, he has willfully encouraged the subjugation of the free press by denouncing their
In violation of the Fourth Amendment, he has through Patriot Acts I and II unwittingly violated the "search and seizure" of American citizens by
allowing authorities to seize private property (i.e., records). He has circumvented the FISA court and willfully allowed a governmental surveillance
program to datamine and wiretap electronic media. He also willfully allowed a governmental surveillence program to search through financial records
of American citizens. These acts were executed on United States soil. He executed these actions without a ruling from a court of law.
As President of the United States, George Walker Bush has willfully violated the Second Amendment of the Constitution
. He demonstrated an
overreaching of the Executive Powers by circumventing the FISA court. He also violated his Executive powers by willfully executing the indefinite
imprisonment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He also took charge of setting up a court system (i.e. military tribunals) in order to try these
individuals. He has violated over 750 rules through signing statements. With these actions, George Walker Bush is dangerously dismantling the system
of checks and balances as outlined in the Constitution
and is forging a path towards imperialism, not to mention dictatorship.
What do you guys think? Are these charges valid? And if you can add more, feel free to do so.
[edit on 10-7-2006 by ceci2006]
(Mod edit: Minor correction at member request. --Majic)
[edit on 7/10/2006 by Majic]