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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-22-07 06:43 PM
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A gentle reminder to ALL U.S. Senators and Representatives:
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You made a solemn promise. This is that promise:

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter."

1. You cannot support and defend the Constitution and at the same time allow the executive branch to continue to deny us our civil rights guaranteed by that same Constitution.

2. You cannot bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of the United States which says, among other things, that all treaties are part of the "supreme law of the land," and then look the other way when the POTUS breaks the provisions of the UN Charter to get us into an illegal war, along with the provisions of the Geneva and Hague Conventions. Such crimes are crimes against the Constitution, and therefore are "high crimes." It is your DUTY to impeach and remove from office the entire Bush administration.

3. You said that you take the obligation to protect the Constitution "freely, without ANY mental reservation or purpose of evasion;" If, indeed, this is true, why is impeachment "off the table?"

4. You said that you will WELL and FAITHFULLY execute the duties of your respective offices. It is your DUTY to impeach and remove from office those in this administration who have clearly committed high crimes. How WELL and FAITHFULLY are your executing THAT duty of your office?

Here is a measuring stick for you to use: The Illegal War in Iraq. Are you assenting to it by continuing to fund it? Can you really look in the eyes of the families of those who have lost their lives or have been wounded and TRUTHFULLY tell them that their sacrifice is worth it, and we must give it a "little more time?" Do you REALLY believe that? Can you justify keeping our combat troops in Iraq for ONE MORE HOUR, as if doing so will make the situation any BETTER? Can you? And KNOWING that the only way to END this war is to quit funding it, and that the ONLY way to ensure the restoration of our civil rights is to impeach Cheney, Bush, and Gonzales...what are you doing on those fronts?

Just asking.
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