Location: Granite Falls, North Carolina, United States

I'm an ordained United Methodist minister no longer pastoring churches, a former media producer with skills ten years out of date, a writer trying to sell my first novel, and a sales associate keeping body and soul together working for the People's Republic of Corporate America. I'm married to the most wonderful woman in the world, who was my best friend for 17 years before we married.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

On Impeachment

Now that Dennis Kucinich has read his articles of impeachment of George W. Bush into the Congressional Record, he is getting much more coverage from the national media than he ever got for his bill to impeach Dick(head) Cheney.

It's an exercise in futility, for sure, but it is something that needs to be done.

Nancy Pelosi has taken impeachment "off the table" as one of the first statements she made upon becoming Speaker of the House. That doesn't mean Bush/Cheney didn't commit impeachable acts. They committed many crimes, including mass murder. But there aren't enough Democrats with backbone to stand up to them, and there are too many Republicans to get the 2/3 majority needed for conviction. So it isn't a practical pursuit.

STILL: It needs to be discussed. We need to keep the crimes of the Bush "administration" in front of the public. We need to keep on and keep on reminding people that this bunch of incompetent frat boys running the government now does not represent a new American system of government. They are a fluke.

We are still a people under a system of laws, and those laws are not subject to the whims of a mad King George.

Therefore, Kucinich needs to keep pushing on his impeachment proposal, and the rest of us need to keep pressure on our elected officials, so that it will not be forgotten that we are proud, patriotic Americans, not peons subject to the vagaries of Bush and his corporate masters.

Stand up for America!


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