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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-26-06 12:01 AM
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I love the Bay Area!: Berkeley considers impeachment ballot measure...
Berkeley Considers First Ballot Initiative to Call for Presidential Impeachment
Submitted by davidswanson on Mon, 2006-06-26 04:10. Impeachment
Constitution Summer www.constitutionsummer.org

June 26, 2006, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.
CONTACT: Abraham Kneisley, 510.816.0563, info@constitutionsummer.org

Can We The People Impeach?
Berkeley Considers First Ballot Initiative to Call for Presidential Impeachment

BERKELEY, CA The Berkeley City Council will vote tomorrow on whether to include an initiative advocating the impeachment of George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney on the Berkeley municipal ballot in November. If passed, the initiative will be the first of its kind and will allow Berkeleys 74,836 registered voters to decide if there is sufficient cause for the impeachment and removal of President Bush and Vice President Cheney.

Several resolutions calling for impeachment have passed in cities around the country, but a ballot initiative allowing voters to weigh in on the issue would be unique. Constitution Summer, a coalition of student activists from more than a dozen universities, believes that Congress reluctance to investigate the merits of impeachment justifies taking the question to the people. True to the roots of the Free Speech Movement that still informs the culture of Berkeley, the group feels it is simply exercising its constitutional right to redress of grievances under the First Amendment.

Geoffrey King, a Democrat and President of Constitution Summer, sees impeachment as a non-partisan concern. According to King, it is not a question of whether the President should be impeached, but why he hasnt been. President Bush has arrogated unto himself powers that in some cases went out of fashion in 1215, and in any event, in 1776. He has shown a wish and a willingness to corrupt our representative system of government by tracking the calls of and wiretapping Americans despite a federal statute that makes doing so a felony; by normalizing torture; and by revoking the right of Americans not to be disappeared and held indefinitely without charge or trial. These abuses fit perfectly with what the Framers intended the impeachment power to address. It is time to use it.

The entire article is at: http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/12374


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Pierzin Donating Member (710 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-26-06 12:04 AM
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1. There is a God! There is a God! I had an Epiphany!
:toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast:

So get the show on the road people! Good luck to you!
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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-26-06 12:23 AM
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2. i love the bay area too, but this is a waste of time and money
a bit ridiculous...
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11cents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-26-06 12:23 AM
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3. This kind of ostentatious time-wastery ....
...is one of the least lovable things about the Bay Area.

Signed,

-- Oakland resident

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lies and propaganda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-26-06 12:52 AM
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4. yeah, its sooo worthless to hold someone accountable.
I mean god, what did George Bush ever do to you?

:sarcasm:
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-26-06 01:00 AM
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5. That....that will, well, I guess make people feel good....
I don't think they are pacing and wringing their hands in the West Wing over that.
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Roberta Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-26-06 03:43 AM
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6. What took so long?? Now time for Ariz.,NewMex.,Texas, Ca.
......and what happened to not Protecting our Borders from
illegal immigrants and falsly calling them
"UNDOCUMENTED" INSTEAD OF ILLEGAL. Not enforcing
immigration laws already on the books, smuggling of people
and contraband (drugs) carrying guns accross borders wearing
uniforms?? I guess fifty feet inside of border is ok??
Driving without insurance or US permission.  Those companies
who do not check for legal green cards social security,
drivers license for legal labor and don't pay taxes, or
social security to the government?? for Mexicans and others
who cross our southern borders, and now special privileges
for Cubans.  US will soon have more than 300,000,000 citizens
plus those not counted yet.  Why wasn't anyone arrested for
burning or flying american flag upside down? so on and so
on...

But then who will take his place??

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