2006 Election: They Way Forward
25 Apr 2006: Illinois State Proclamation for Impeachment using House Rule 603 of the Jefferson's Manual [ Click ]
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The time for Congressional fact finding must end. The time for decisions and leadership is at hand.
[ For your convenience, there is an NSA Hearing Archive; Click here to read other content in the NSA Hearing Archive.]
Gonzalez tomorrow will point to “the program” as if it were some benign entity. This is absurd. [ Meeting Announcement; Analysis ]
FISA regulates one thing: Human behavior.
The President has admitted he violates the law, and engages in surveillance without warrants.
It doesn’t matter what “the program” is. FISA sets the standards.
This President defies the law.
There is no reason to find out “technical details about the problem.” That is later. After this man has been removed from the political stage.
[. . . And it gets better! These comments continue . . . after a couple of important announcements . . . ]
[ . . . if you need a break during the NSA hearings . . . Of course!]
Lurkers! Live Blogging or falling asleep over the "cannot discuss that"-excuses. . . For your entertainment:
NSA intercepts of the White House: The stuff they hoped you would never see. It's all here. And more. [ Click ]
Name the Scandal: Do you dare? [ Click ]
[ . . .and to update you on the Blog Swarm on the State level proclamations . . . here's who's talking about it . . . and what's going on . . . ]
This project mobilizes the local voters to contact their elected officials at the state level. The goal is to debate state proclamations on impeachment. This will force Congress to vote on the proclamation. The proclamation cannot be buried in committee.
There are many benefits of forcing Congress to act -- either up or down -- well before November 2006: Voters have 9 months to digest what is going on, and find real, honorable leaders. Action can start now. [ Details on why the RNC is in a no-win situation on this issue. ]
Draft Proclamations Asking Congress to Impeach
A. Draft State Proclamation of Articles of Impeachment: Click;
The NSA hearings will spark a discussion. Here are some sample discussion questions and issues you may wish to share with your friends and legislators. [Click -- Share your results in your blog. Others can learn from your progress.]
Here is what you need to look at. Visit these websites frequently for updates and discussion.
[ Click here -- it is worth your time A Great overview TPM Thread;
Arbortender: The One Who Got this Going -- Great job! America cannot thank you enough! You've saved us: Lengthy Discussion]
Also, this important person is discussing the issues with the Senate Judiciary committee. He is doing what is right and honorable:
[ Click here -- he is doing the right thing. Drop a note of support.
Vermont effort gaining support. Your inputs and votes have been seen in Congress!
Wow: Bulldog has e-mails for all state legislators. Great job Bulldog, and the rest of you working hard to spread the word about this. It's getting out, and things are happening.
Have at it: Bulldog has a list of all the e-mails to support this e-mail project. Get at it! Tell your friends. Here's a letter -- you can use the blogger e-mail-send feature to forward the e-mail. Perhaps you have some pdf-version you would like to have showcased here. If so, create the file, or whatever you want, and we'll get the link posted here so others can see your progress.
Outstanding Support Making Waves Nationwide
Visit these blogs to find out what they're doing, and ideas you have: They want to hear from you. Just stop by their blogs to see who else is visiting, or drop a note to them and wish them well. They deserve America's appreciation for making this happen. They are working for all of America.
They deserve your serious consideration. Yes, I expect you to recognize that they are doing the right thing, and guiding the nation to assert the rule of law and oaths of office.
They are honorable. They deserve your support.
Visit their websites and review what is going on. Your job is to be ready with your ideas.
[ . . . continuing with the 2006 Election plans and the state proclamations calling for impeachment . . . ]
We will not negotiate with those who defy the law. We are not required to give them power in exchange for their cooperation.
Self evidently, what they have given us is a mess. This shall soon end.
They are required to cooperate, or they will lose their power.
We do not need to know the “technical details” nor be mesmerized by claims of “a classified program.” That is a ruse, a red herring, and irrelevant.
The law does not regulate a “program.” It defines and regulates people. It is irrelevant that a program is or is not understood, classified, or secret. The program must be crafted and used consistent with the law. There is no other option.
The President’s conduct violates the law. This is known, provable, and beyond any reasonable doubt.
We need not waste time examining the technical details of this unlawful activity. That is later, when we have new leaders.
This President openly brags that he is above the law, saying it does not apply or that he need not assent to what he says.
That is illegal. He has violated the law. This is an open and shut case.
Any other comment is frivolous. It is time for silence from the Executive.
The states, taking center stage shall clear the air.
The only option this President has is to delay, stonewall, and create false arguments. His plan is to distract the Senate from his violations of the law – which are well documented – and point to something else.
He doesn’t care what that “something else” is. It may be overseas, or it may be something that is hidden, or non-existent.
FISA is clear. The standards are clear. This leadership ignores those standards. They have no choice. They swore an oath to uphold those standards. They swore an oath to God.
This leadership knows the senate well – and easily confuses them with trivial matters.
This must end. Any Senator who wastes time arguing over whether or not the White House does or does not cooperate in providing “technical details” has missed the point. This President is in rebellion, and has no intention of cooperating.
The issue is not whether this man has or has not committed crimes. He has.
The issue is whether the Senate will vote to remove him from office. To do that, they must decide whether he is fit to remain in office.
One cannot stay in office when they do not honor their oath.
More fact finding of that self-evident problem is dilatory.
The voters have options. Unless Congress acts, the voters will know this nation’s leadership is not serious about the rule of law or oaths.
They do not have a choice. Other leaders can be found.
As they shall.
We do not need to gather more facts. We need decisions. That is leadership.
When the courts compel compliance, but a party does not cooperate, the court makes adverse inferences.
This leadership does not cooperate. It is prudent to make adverse inferences: They have no intention of cooperating because they have violated the law and they are not fit to govern.
This is self-evident. Fact finding is over.
Congress has a problem. The evidence is well documented. All that is needed is a simple vote.
The time for discussion and fact finding is over. It is self-evident this man is unfit to be President -- he holds the law and constitution at arms length.
His only option is to craft reality as he sees it. This Congress assents to that absurdity.
Congress has one option: To formulate a timely plan.
This Congress needs to impeach the President no later than 01 March 2006. If Congress fails to do so, then this Congress shows it is more interested in delaying than in asserting its oath of office.
The list of abuses is long. They are self-evidently grounds to find another leader.
Congress needs to choose: Do you wish to support this rebellion; or assert your oath and remove what is already a threat to our way of life.
That is not a question. It is your choice.
Some say the President’s actions were honorable. Curious, honor implies an adherence to a legal or social norm.
Honor means meeting a level of performance. The standards are clear.
This President defies those standards. He is not honorable.
Every opportunity he has had to peacefully resolve this issue has been rebuffed. All he offers is non-sense. The time for discussions is over.
The time for debate in the States has arrived: Who will be the new leaders, at the state and federal level.
This Congress is not fit to be followed. They are in rebellion. They openly refuse to assert their oaths. Even when there are lawful remedies to this problem, this Congress engages in more fact finding adventures.
9-11 told us one thing: Despite the NSA monitoring, this leadership failed to protect the country. NSA was created after Pearl Harbor. If the country isn’t going to use the NSA to provide protection, there’s no reason to have it.
It is time for citizens to choose new leadership in your states. Ones that will put their oaths first – and compel the leadership to honor their oaths. Voters need to find new candidates that will assert the rule of law and lawfully remove this man from office.
There is a large pool of disaffected voters. This is not a zero-sum game. Just because the RNC gains or loses, doesn’t mean that the DNC does the opposite.
There are new voters to reach. And there are leaders in Congress who can be held to account for failing to assert their oath of office. They do not have a choice. It is their job. They have failed. They need to resign, or we will find new leaders.
Congress has one choice: To assert your oath, and remove this leader. He is unresponsive to the law, courts, Congress. There is no need to find more facts, nor argue over whether or not it is the right thing to do. The right thing is to protect this Constitution from someone who has no interest in protecting it.
Choose: Continue with your rebellion against the Constitution; or assert the rule of law and preserve this Constitution from this domestic enemy.
The voters have nine months to digest whether you do your job or more of the same. The excuse and unconstitutional conduct are self-evident. The question is not whether the President will be removed from office, but whether Congress will as well.
Either way, the President is not fit to be trusted with any power. He does not lawfully use his power. He agreed, promising to God to protect this document. In exchange for that promise we have assented to his power. He defies his oath. Self-evidently, we need not honor our promise to recognize this power.
Citizens need to review the Declaration of Intendance. The abuses today are no different. This leader defines all situations as being “outside the law.” Yet, time and time again, the situation is covered by Article 1 Section 8. This leader ignores the powers of Congress and the Judicial Branch, claiming them as his own.
That is not constitutional. What’s worse is Congress ignores its oath and assent to that unlawful exercise of power.
Each elected official takes an oath to the Constitution. Article IV Section 4 specifically guarantees a system of checks and balances. We shall be protected from rebellion and invasions. We have self-evidently neither checks, nor balances, nor protection from this President’s rebellion.
We have already been invaded by those who defy our Constitution.
The states need to discuss what they plan to do. The states must ask whether they choose to support this rebellion, or cancel all unlawful contracts which support this President’s attack on our Constitution.
Congress has failed. The States must act. This President must lawfully be removed from office. New leadership is required in the state and federal legislatures and assemblies.
The rule of law and oaths are not popularity contests. Whether the voters agree or disagree with unconstitutional conduct is irrelevant. The answer is to compel the elected officials to assert their oath, or remove them lawfully from office.
There is no other lawful option. One does not negotiate with those who have no intention to be bound by agreements. The time for negotiating and fact finding is over.
Congress has until 01 March 2006 to resolve this matter. If no action is taken, the States will act.
You have one option: The Constitution. Otherwise, you are in rebellion and may lawfully be subdued using lawful force when Congress raises a militia to suppress this spreading rebellion.