you smell them? The impeaches are ripe and ready, sending their
sweet fragrance of justice into the air. Don't you want to take
a huge bite and feel that satisfying Constitutional juice drip down
your chin? Impeaches are a summer fruit--they're perfectly in season.
Let's dig in while the getting's good--it's up to the people to
bring them to the table in all their organic glory.
political journalist John Nichols said on Bill Moyers' must-see
Talk on Impeachment, "Thomas Jefferson and others,
the founders, suggested that impeachment was an organic process.
That information would come out. The people would be horrified.
They would tell their representatives in Congress, 'You must act
upon this.' Well, the interesting thing is we are well down the
track in the organic process. The people are saying it's time. We
need some accountability."
group of impeachment activists, including many CODEPINKers,
marched with Cindy Sheehan to John Conyers' office on Monday, July
23rd to demand such accountability, to demand that Conyers fulfill
his promise to start impeachment proceedings. Read Medea Benjamin's
account of the event, which led to the arrest of dozens of peacemakers,
She ends with this rallying cry: "With the Democratic leadership
refusing to rein in an administration run amok, it is crystal clear
that we, the people, must uphold the Constitution. People's power,
like the kind in evidence today in the normally solemn halls of
Congress, is our only hope."
reasons for impeachment continue to mount-the disastrous war in
Iraq, the pardoning of Scooter Libby, the abuse of "executive
privilege", the warrantless wiretapping, the indefinite
detentions in Guantanamo. If we don't impeach now, the next president
will inherit all the expanded powers we have left unchecked. Here
are some organic ways you can demand accountability and strengthen
the power of the people today:
a letter to the editor. Use our sample letter or
write your own. Please send us your letters and let us know when
they're published, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We'll post the peachiest letters on our website. We'll also link
to the peachiest blogs, so be sure to blog about impeachment,
Dick Cheney a Pink Slip by signing our petition
and forward the link to all your friends. 54% of Americans believe
Cheney should be impeached; Dennis Kucinich has already introduced
articles of impeachment against Cheney through HR333. Signing
our petition will show your approval of this effort.
out CODEPINK impeachment actions
around the country:
Bay Area CODEPINK
and let us know about your own juicy actions here.
for helping us bring these ripe impeaches to the table. Our mouths
are watering at the thought of holding the crooks in office accountable
for shredding our Constitution. Who knew justice could be so delicious?
peace and hope,
Desiree, Ena, Farida, Gael, Gayle, January, Jodie, Karin, Leslie,
Laurie, Liz, Medea, Midge, Mila, Nancy, Pamela, Patricia, Rae, Rocio,
Samantha, and Vanessa
out our 9 reasons to Impeach Dick Cheney and hear our
our "Impeachment is On the Table" song.
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