Sign to Impeach – Being Delivered to Pelosi this week

This is an important week.  We need everyone to add their name to the impeachment petition.

Go to Dennis Kucinich’s online petition to add your name by Wednesday, September 9th, 2008

Bugliosi testifies at House Judiciary against Bushent

Seven Republican Members of House Judiciary Call for Impeachment out of Duty to the Constitution

From Cheryl Biren-Wright on OpEd:

GOP Reps. Smith, Sensenbrenner, Coble, Gallegly, Goodlatte, Chabot, and Cannon after much deliberation put the Constitution and rule of law before politics. Rep. Lamar Smith stated, “As much as one might wish to avoid this process, we must resist the temptation to close our eyes and pass by. The president’s actions must be evaluated for one simple reason: the truth counts.” Read their statements below.

[note: please read full article for a complete understanding. short on time? skim ’til you get to the end]

Hon. Lamar Smith (TX) Phone 202-225-4236 . Fax: 202-225-8628 We should not underestimate the gravity of the case against the president. When he put his hand on the Bible and recited his oath of office, he swore to faithfully uphold the laws of the United States – not some laws, all laws.

As to the uniqueness of the office the president holds, he is a person in a position of immense authority and influence. He influences the lives of millions of Americans. When he took the oath of office, he swore to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and to take care that the laws be faithfully executed.

When someone is elected president, they receive the greatest gift possible from the American people, their trust. To violate that trust is to raise questions about fitness for office. My constituents often remind me that if anyone else in a position of authority – for example, a business executive, a military officer or a professional educator – had acted as the evidence indicates the president did, their career would be over. The rules under which President Nixon would have been tried for impeachment had he not resigned contain this statement: “The office of the president is such that it calls for a higher level of conduct than the average citizen in the United States.”

This will not be an easy task. In fact, it is a difficult ordeal for all Americans, but we will get through it. We are a great nation and a strong people. Our country will endure because our Constitution works and has worked for over 200 years. As much as one might wish to avoid this process, we must resist the temptation to close our eyes and pass by. The president’s actions must be evaluated for one simple reason: the truth counts.

As the process goes forward, some good lessons can be reaffirmed. No one is above the law, actions have consequences, always tell the truth. We the people should insist on these high ideals. That the president has fallen short of the standard doesn’t mean we should lower it. If we keep excusing away the president’s actions we as a nation will never climb upwards because there will be no firm rungs.

Hon. James Sensenbrenner (WI) Phone (202) 225-5101

…being a poor example isn’t grounds for impeachment; undermining the rule of law is.

When Americans come to Washington, they see the words “equal justice under law” carved in the facade of the Supreme Court building. Those words mean that the weak and the poor have an equal right to justice, as do the rich and the powerful.

The framers of the Constitution devised an elaborate system of checks and balances to ensure our liberty by making sure that no person, institution or branch of government became so powerful that a tyranny could be established in the United States of America. Impeachment is one of the checks the framers gave the Congress to prevent the executive or judicial branches from becoming corrupt or tyrannical…..

Hon. Elton Gallegly (CA) Phone (202) 225-5811 . Fax (202) 225-1100 This has been a very trying time. In a democracy, there are few more serious acts than to consider the possible impeachment of a president. I can tell you in true conscience it has caused me many sleepless nights.

I wanted to hear the evidence that would prove the charges were false. I believed that was the only fair way to proceed, and it was also my solemn constitutional duty and immense responsibility. I waited, I read, and I listened.

Mr. Chairman, I’m not a lawyer — one of the few on this committee — however, everyone that knows me knows I believe in the rule of law — believe the rule of law is fundamental to our society. A society without laws is anarchy. Societies that ignore the laws are condemned to violence and chaos.

That bothers me. My district is considered among the safest communities in the nation. We have fine police officers, which certainly helps, but every officer from the chief to the beat officer will tell you a low crime rate begins with citizens who obey the law. Every citizen must obey the law, every law.

He violated the Constitution. To condone this would be to condemn our society to anarchy. Mr. Chairman, I cannot and will not condone such action…


MSNBC Impeachment Poll – See the results

Really we should impeach Dick Cheney first.

Live Vote

Do you believe President Bush’s actions justify impeachment? * 696428 responses
Yes, between the secret spying, the deceptions leading to war and more, there is plenty to justify putting him on trial.
No, like any president, he has made a few missteps, but nothing approaching “high crimes and misdemeanors.”
No, the man has done absolutely nothing wrong. Impeachment would just be a political lynching.
I don’t know.
Not a scientific survey. Click to learn more. Results may not total 100% due to rounding.

Impeachment IS Possible

This is an interview with David Swanson and Cindy Piester presented by Ventura County’s Citizens for Impeachment Patriot Series. Filmed in Ventura on April 23, 2008.

Great information and perspective. Watch it here.

After viewing, consider, do we want to keep Elton Gallegly, our 24th District California House Representative in Congress after he has voted almost exclusively in favor of Bush/Cheney policies? Elton Gallegly sits in the House Judiciary Committee and has the power to vote for impeachment, and doesn’t. Torture is a war crime that is recognized internationally. Perhaps our officials will be held accountable for voting for it. Bush and Cheney may be accused by other countries when they travel. Hopefully so.

Remember that our children and grandchildren will have to pay off the debt amassed by this ruinous administration.

Listen, read carefully and vote wisely.

This blog supports Mary Pallant for Congress. The only 24th district candidate that openly supports impeachment. You’ll hear David Swanson’s support of Mary Pallant near the end of the video.

Rep Betty Hall’s Speech in New Hampshire

For me, impeachment has always been a scary idea. Over 30 years ago, in this legislature, we voted on a resolution to impeach Richard Nixon. (You see, we’ve done this before!) Representative Eugene Daniel, mayor of Franklin, gave an impassioned speech to impeach. It was powerful. There was a standing vote. Out of 400 people, only 22 stood up. I was not one of them. I have regretted that lack of courage ever since.

At our great rally on Monday night, which many of you attended, I learned something very startling – when Eugene Daniel gave that speech, his son was in prison, in protest of the Viet Nam war. That son, Eugene Daniel, Jr. is in the gallery today and I want to welcome him. (please stand up)  (Tom Hosmer and kevin Jones, who also went to prison for their beliefs is with him. Tom and Kevin, please stand up also.)

No matter what you think about that war, it takes courage to go to prison for your beliefs. Those young men had courage when I did not. [thank you Tom and Gene]
I want to also acknowledge Dr. Bob Bowman, Lt. Col. United States Air Force Retired.    Colonol Bowman flew 101 combat missions in Viet nam – he is here from Florida to support this Petition.
I learned something else at that rally – I’m not scared anymore. There is now support across the political spectrum for impeachment and for this Petition. Many, many people are standing up.
The Libertarian Party sent a statement endorsing HR24. Bruce Fein, deputy attorney general under President Ronald Reagan, and founder of the Liberty Coalition, wrote in support of HR24. And here is what Mickey Edwards, a founder of the Heritage Foundation and former Chair of the American Conservative Union said yesterday in a NH Public Radio interview:
“If the question were posed “Do I believe the President has constituted impeachable offenses?” I would say yes. I would say he has, because, in fact, he has very specifically violated laws. The FISA act on warrants is one clear example, the American Bar association found by a large margin that his use of signing statements, you know, to disregard the law was unconstitutional. So, has he committed acts that I believe are violative of the constitution and therefore probably impeachable, yes I do. . .
Would you not agree that a President who deliberately violates the constitution is committing an impeachable offense?” [end of quote]
Edwards and Fein are conservatives who put conserving the Constitution ahead of party considerations.
And at our rally, we had a speech by Daniel Ellsberg, who risked life imprisonment to release the Pentagon Papers and hasten the resignation of Richard Nixon. There were also statements of support for HR24 by Howard Zinn, Ed Asner, Noam Chomsky, and Ramsay Clark.
As you can see, impeachment is NOT a partisan issue. The people backing this petition come from across the political spectrum, and are bound by one common tenet: we must conserve our Constitution.
As Colonol Bowman put it: “There is no longer Republican nor Democrat, conservative nor liberal, hawk nor dove. There are only Patriots demanding accountability…and exercising our Constitutional right to save our Republic”.
We have reached a tipping point. A point where impeachment comes out of the bottle and it cannot be put back in again.
We are at this point because we have seen a constant stream of lies and misrepresentations from our government. These lies have fooled our candidates, have fooled our Congressional leaders, have fooled us. The results have been disastrous.
And it has become clear that the Congress, for a multitude of reasons, is not going to get the truth we so desperately need. The truth about the war. The truth about the politicizing of our Justice Department. The truth about domestic surveillance. The truth about torture.
You might ask, why do we need the truth now? Are we just wasting our time, and the Congresses? Why can’t we just wait for the election and move on? There are a number of reasons. Here are a few:
1. How can we evaluate our Presidential candidates and elect a new government without knowing how we got into this dire situation. And how can our candidates propose ways to get us out of it? We and our candidates don’t know the details and extent of the domestic wiretapping by the NSA, we don’t know the extent of the torture, we don’t know the extent and details of the politicizing of the Justice Department. We need the truth on these issues NOW, before we vote in November.
Reason 2. Almost 10 months is a lot of time for further damage.  Admiral Fallon, Commander of the US Central Command, was recently forced to resign apparently because of his opposition to war with Iran. Impeachment investigations would provide a deterrant to such mischief. In fact, Daniel Ellsberg in his speech at the rally presented evidence that Nixon delayed further bombing of North Viet Nam because of  looming impeachment investigations.
Reason 3. We have only this chance to impeach. After the election, we will lose the special powers of legal discovery that apply in impeachment – in particular, the power to pierce the veil of Executive Privelege and the power to compel witnesses to appear and testify.
At present, the Congress is stymied and stuck. The new Democratic majority has failed to hold the President accountable or even to compel members of the Administration to testify. Congress has not been able to get the truth without impeachment. It is time for we the people to raise our voices.
How can we sweep this  under the rug any longer?
What more important thing can you think of than upholding your oath of office – to protect and defend the Constitution.
(All of you took that oath)
HR24 is a petition.
. It is not a law
. It does not compel impeachment,
. It does not have to prove its charges – that is not our job
And Congress is not precluded from excluding any of the charges we make, or including new charges.
It is simply a petition asking Congress to begin investigations. We are above all seeking the truth.
In the Declaration of Independence, our forefathers demanded the right of the people to redress their grievances with their government. When they won the Revolution, they wrote the Right To Petition into the Constitution.
HR 24 is such a petition. It is our right. Our Constitutional right.
We are asking that the Congress begin investigations using the powers that impeachment proceedings give them to overcome Executive Privilege.
The New Hampshire House can make history today.  The Manual of rules written by Thomas Jefferson for the United States Congress is still in force today. Section 603 of the Jefferson Manual states that Impeachment proceedings can begin  by petition of a state legislature. Congress, by its own rules, is compelled to consider our petition.
If we pass this petition today, we will take a delegation of NH legislators to Washington: we will be heard!
This petition is our right. And it is our duty. It is fitting that it is the people of NH who do this. We are the Live Free or Die State. We are a state of town meetings. We hold the honor of leading our country in voting in the first primary. And this is the people’s house.
And before the United States Constitution was written, our forefathers in our own state constitution called us to have courage in times like this.
Article 10 of the NH Bill of Rights is known as the “Right of Revolution”. It states: [quote]”Government being instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security of the whole community, and not for the private interest or emolument of any one man, family, or class of men: therefore, whenever the ends of government are perverted, and public liberty manifestly endangered, and all other means of redress are ineffectual, the people may, and of right ought to reform the old, or establish a new government. The doctrine of non resistance against arbitrary power and repression is absurd, slavish, and destructive of the good of all mankind.”

Impeachment Events in Ventura- Ojai Area

In a nation opposed to the occupation of Iraq, the opposition party is preparing
to shell out another $102 billion of our grandchildren’s money to continue it.

Our nation has come so far in seven years that the president and vice president
openly admit to authorizing torture in blatant violation of the Eighth
Amendment, longstanding US laws and treaties, and new legislation signed into
law by the same president. Yet our representatives in Congress refuse to hold
impeachment hearings. The wealthiest nation on earth cannot provide health care
to its citizens. Where are our priorities?

All over the country, citizens are holding public town hall meetings to discuss
this question. You can find one near you or get involved in planning one at:

Here are two coming up Ventura and San Luis Obispo:



The Ojai Peace Coalition has partnered with Citizens for Impeachment, Integrity
Now, VC Stop the War, and others to present “Are Peace and Impeachment Possible?
Strategies for Saving our Constitution, Economy, and Environment.”

WHEN: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at 5:30pm

WHERE: Ojai Retreat, 160 Besant Road, Ojai, Calif.

WHO: David Swanson, co-founder of and a leading
Constitutional Advocate from Washington, D.C.; and Phil Cohen, local member of
Iraq Veterans Against the War. The Ventura County Board of Supervisors and
Ventura and Ojai City Council Members will be invited to attend.

WHAT: Reception begins at 5:30pm with food and drinks, followed by lecture
promptly at 7:00pm, and a town-hall open mike beginning at 8:00pm.

A $10. contribution is suggested for the entire event , but no one will be
turned away.

SPONSORS: The event is being organized by Ventura County Citizens for
Impeachment and the Ojai Peace Coalition. Endorsements have been received from
Veterans for Peace; Ventura County Stop the War; The Peace Coalition of Greater
Ventura; Integrity Now, Ojai; the Center for Conscious Change and others.

CONTACT: Roslyn Sherman 805-218-1199, or John Azevedo 805-640-3650



A town hall meeting on “Funding the Iraq War, Impeachment, Healthcare?”

WHEN: Wednesday, April 23, 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Ludwick Center, 864 Santa Rosa, SLO, Calif., (corner of Santa Rosa &

WHO: Guest speaker nationally recognized journalist and peace & justice
activist, David Swanson

WHAT: Let your voice be heard, leave with a plan and a group to work with.

suggested donation $10 /$5 students & seniors

SPONSORS: Sponsored by Information Press, Earth Day Alliance, CodePink
SLO, Progressive Democrats of San Luis Obispo County and

CONTACT: For information call (805) 544-5135.

New Hampshire State Representative Betty Hall Speaks Out On HR24 and Impeachment

 This is one tough cookie, State Representative Hall.  Show your support for her resolution HR24 by visiting her website and sending in your comments.  They will be voting within the next couple of weeks and hopefully be successful in sending this strong message to the US Congress to act.  Impeachment must be sought to send a clear message that Americans will not stand for a government that is not for and by the people.

Impeachment Support Action Needed March 24, 2008

A CALL for ALL — to sign on to


Representative Betty Hall, sponsor of HR24, needs huge support from everywhere in order to succeed. We ask YOU to send your message to the legislators of New Hampshire telling them for the sake our country, vote for HR 24! Send your message to TODAY! Rep. Hall asks all residents of New Hampshire to be sure to state in their emails, their Town. NH emails will be printed for the NH Representative and may become part of the public recorded as the true history of the United States.

What is unique to New Hampshire citizens, is that every bill introduced and sent to committee receives a vote in the full House. In New Hampshire there are 400 House legislators from a relatively small population. In order for HR24 to be brought to Washington DC, only House passage is needed. Neither a vote in the Senate nor a signature from the Governor is needed to bring HR24 to Washington to commence impeachment in the US Congress.

In addition, The New Hampshire Bill of Rights, Sec. 10, retains the Right of Revolution enacted and never changed since 1784. There is no wonder the state’s motto “Live Free or Die” applies to the people’s trials, especially tugging at the hearts and minds of the People. Now we gather to be heard – a voice from the past . . .

The House Resolution procedure to commence impeachment in the US Congress is part of a history making effort from our historical past. We remember learning about the voice of Thomas Jefferson, now it is time to make his voice heard, once again, for the hearing in the New Hampshire House Session. The date is to be determined, but it’s likely the vote will be in mid-April.

As we gather emails in support of Representative Betty Hall’s House Resolution to commence impeachment in the US Congress, remember, it only takes one article of impeachment to convict and stop the madness.

The Founding Fathers of the Constitution, created this remedy for the people, to set impeachment in motion under Section 603 of Jefferson’s Manual, for charges to be transmitted by a State legislature, directing Congress to ACT.

Betty Hall requests YOUR voice and email to support HR24! Do it today. Do it NOW!

Follow recorded public testimony in 17 parts, go to YouTube at:

Sharing his perspective on reasons we need to Impeach, is RFK, Jr., on his Ring of Fire
Radio Show.Bobby Kennedy, Jr. his answers, in BOLD.:
Too late, too divisive, or he will be gone soon?
“if he violates the law, just the indictment says something to the President.”
We can just put it on the next President to make the changes?
“it is a terrible example to future generations”

Whether Democrats or Republicans are worried about hurting their Party or their own
chances of winning an election?

“A partisan reason is defending an illegal act, and will be the one blight on your

Rep Betty Hall’s HR24 to be voted on Wednesday, March 19

From Concord, NH – We know Rep. Hall has the courage, she is known for her integrity and today, Wednesday March 19, New Hampshire House Resolution 24 will come up for the a vote in the Full House Session.

Today on the 5th Anniversary of the Invasion of Iraq, while some around the country are discussing “sunshine patriots”, Representative Hall and her colleagues will debate attributes of Jefferson’s Manual, FISA, US Attorney firings and how “our right to vote protects all other rights” regarding  impeachment of President Bush and Dick Cheney.

We learned at an impeachment teaching forum last night, in Manchester that they cannot ignore an impeachment subpoena or it becomes another impeachable offense. Ignoring the subpoena is what caused Nixon to decide to resign in 1 1/2 days.

Many people we have contacted including House Representatives tell us they are looking forward to the debate. US Representatives Paul Hodes and Carol Shea-Porter have been invited and could attend.

In addition, our world renown NH Secretary of State, Bill Gardner plans to be in attendance, listen to the arguments and the expected passage of HR24. It is Bill Gardner who is designated (in the last paragraph of HR24) to carry the papers directing impeachment hearings to begin in the US Congress, to Washington, DC.

To hear and see the You Tube audio and created video:
Go to You Tube: Enter hallmfg03033
Rep. Betty Hall is looking for all the support, she can muster to bring the word of the People to Concord, NH. Please attend and support Rep Hall if you can attend. She will have created a new chapter in our history books – to bring Impeachment proceedings from a State House to the US House. This remedy was designed for the State Representatives to do the job that failed at the Federal level, for whatever reason. Now, it is up to the States – specifically at this time – the State of New Hampshire led by Betty Hall to tell Washington, “Let the hearings begin.”.

Today, it may fall into place just as Thomas Jefferson imagined.

New Hampshire Impeachment Update – Cheney and Bush

Concord, NH —- March 8, 2008

New Hampshire citizens made their first big push to get impeachment back on the table when close to a hundred overflowed a statehouse hearing room to testify in favor of Representative Hall’s House Resolution, -HR24- calling for the impeachment of the President and Vice President to commence in the US Congress. This resolution cites paragraph 603 in the parliamentary rules of Jefferson’s Manual, which Congress still adheres to today. Jefferson recognized that there would be times when the executive and legislative branches could become corrupt and unreliable to protect the Constitution. So he made special provision for the branch of State government that is most directly related to the people – the State House of Representatives – to be able to draft impeachment resolutions and send them to the U.S. Congress as a privileged motion, going directly to the floor of the Congress for debate and action.
The New Hampshire House of Representative’s “full” House Vote is scheduled tentatively in this week’s New Hampshire House Session. The exact date and time is yet to be determined (TBD), but it’s likely the vote, the vote recorded in history, will be after Wednesday, March 12th.Here is the latest from our Honorable Betty Hall:

Uncertainty about when the bill will actually be taken up, still prevails. It is entirely possible that it will not come up on the 12th, even though it is on the calendar for that date . . . the balance of the bills from last week are put over to March 12.

If the leadership were supportive of our resolution, we might at least get their best guess of how the schedule will play out. But I suspect I won’t know until it is too late to let our friends and supporters around the country know. These are the realities we have to contend with. The situation in the NH House is very similar to the situation in the US House. The odds are steep when we step up to the plate, but we have to play the game according to the breaks.
Let’s hope.

Brattleboro, Vermont, Votes to Indict Bush and Cheney

Brattleboro, Vermont, voted today in support of a measure calling on the town’s police force to arrest and indict Bush and Cheney. The vote was 2012-1795. Guess those two won’t be vacationing in Vermont in the future.

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