Bell Curve The Law Talking Guy Raised by Republicans U.S. West
Well, he's kind of had it in for me ever since I accidentally ran over his dog. Actually, replace "accidentally" with "repeatedly," and replace "dog" with "son."

Friday, December 16, 2005

The President Must Be Impeached

There is no longer any doubt that this President should be impeached and removed from office. The New York Times has published a story it withheld for a full year that the President deliberately authorized criminal activity - illegal spying on US citizens without warrants - in its "war on terrorism." It should more properly be called the "War on freedom." I am outraged. Absolutely outraged! Torture, spying, and lying. He is now trying to spin the anti-torture bill he signed as only prohibiting "severe" torture. These are all high crimes and misdemeanors. What sort of craven fascists are Republicans that they stand by and let this happen? And condemn those who defend freedom as traitors? Why does George Bush hate freedom? That's the question. Terrorists can destroy buildings and lives, but it takes a tyrant like Bush to destroy our constitution and our liberty. This is not trivial and it is not a hysterical reaction. The President has said that he can spy on you, learn everything about you, tell anyone he likes, then make you "disappear" - whenever he likes, without any checks at all. He says that's his right. King John lost that power eight centuries ago.

Quite simply, the President Bush should be impeached, removed from office, and handed over to the Hague in chains for what he has done in Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, and in secret prisons around the world. Along with Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Cheney, Chertoff, Gonzales, Yoo, and the other co-conspirators.

As Patrick Henry so passionately said in 1775, "Is peace so precious, or life so dear, as to be purchased at the price of chains of slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God!" Amen. I am in earnest when I say that the time may soon be coming when we will all face a choice to bear witness to liberty with our bodies in the streets, or say good-bye to freedom for a generation or more. I pray I will be ready. Meanwhile, I hope that a few good men in the Senate can hold the President in check until we can vote out his minions.


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Dr. Strangelove said...

A quote to go along with Patrick Henry's... "Those that would give up essential liberties in pursuit in a little temporary security deserve neither liberty nor security," Senator John Sununu, R-N.H, 12/15/2005.

LTG writes angrily and eloquently--a tough balancing act! This was no technical violation. NY Times writes regarding Bush's directive to have the NSA spy on American citizens that, "Some NSA officials were so concerned about the legality of the program that they refused to participate."

I used to think Bush was the worst President since Nixon... and now we find out that Bush was spying on Americans too. (Which Americans were on Bush's enemies list, I wonder?) With this new revelation, I think the Bush Administration may be the worst ever. Impeach them all!!

Dr. Strangelove said...

Re the comments of "I am Who is bored"... despite 5 years of the Bush presidency, some of us beleaguered liberals still believe in democracy.

Anonymous said...

Dr.S - surely you know that John Sununu was quoting Benjamin Franklin verbatim, right? 

// posted by LTG

Dr. Strangelove said...

No, I didn't. (But I appreciate the confidence.) Alas. And I was just starting to get impressed by Sununu. Oh well. At least he can read.

Anonymous said...

RE: the comment by "I Who Am Bored"

As outraged as I am violent revolution is not the solution. Nor has it been shown to be neccessary. This can still be undone in 2006 with a massive turnout in support of Democratic candidates.

I completely agree with LTG. This is the smoking gun. Bush committed treason. He violated his oath to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

As for why he hates freedom? His blind adherence to a combination of folk superstition and biblical literalism is fundamentally incompatible with demcoracy and liberty both of which are based on principles such as a minority protection and the freedom to dissent which are alien to Bush's cosmology.

Happy Seculardays! 

// posted by Raised By Republicans

Anonymous said...

You haven't read RBR's personal e-mails. I think he has it as a quote on his signature. Either that or he has written in the blog about a dozen times.

I share your concern and outrage, LTG. Remember the days when they used univeristy campuses as spy bases? Then is was the communists in the closet that would get you. How fragile our system is. We take so much for granted. As a German friend once told me as she shook her head, "It was complacency that put Hilter in power." 

// posted by USWest

Anonymous said...

George "Dumba" Bush should not only be impeached , he and his cronies should stand trail at the Hague . These murdering scum Cheney , Blair , former Pres.George " One Term " Bush and all of their buddies in Saudi Arabia will go down in infamy , with the likes of Adolf Hitler , Josef Stalin , Hirohito , Heinrich Himmler . For the price of a can of oil these pieces'o'shit have put our bravest men and women in harms way and killed hundreds of thousands of innocent men , women and children . For the betterment of mankind these pricks have to pay ! God Bless All On This Holiest Holiday . 

// posted by Wallycrawler

Anonymous said...

I have long said, Wallcrawler, that papa Bush should be tried for treason for allowing his son to run for President. He knew full well what type of kid GW was. 

// posted by USWest