Monday, December 19, 2005
U.S. Rep Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., posts petition calling for hearings on King George's secret domestic spying.
For more good bad news, check out After Downing Street.
To laugh to keep from crying: Buck Fush.
Oh, and anybody who thinks I'm un-American can go here.
Which ever way it goes, what will the other half do? Will we finally see that they divided us to conquer us.
George Bush is a born-again Christian. Yet, it is apparent that the use of torture, and the doctrine that the ends justify the means, flies in the face of Christian Morality. Jesus of Nazareth taught the Golden Rule, "Treat people the way you want them to treat you." As a consequence, mainstream Christians reject tactics such as torture and eavesdropping on civilians. However, since the thirties, some theologians have argued that the elemental rules of Christian morality do not apply to state leaders. In 1932, Reinhold Niebuhr wrote "Moral Man and Immoral Society," in which he argued. "The responsible leader of a political community is forced to use coercion to gain his ends." This ethical doctrine became the basis for the Western "realist" political philosophy.
I hope Lewis grows as many sets of 'em as it takes to go ahead and impeach. Unless there is some obscure law against impeaching a president in time of war?
Article I, Section 2
Clause 5: The House of Representatives shall choose their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.
Article I, Section 3
Clause 6: The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.
Clause 7: Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party, (defendant), convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.
Article II, Section 4
The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
If he is impeached then Cheney is President. You would have to impeach Cheney first and America doesn't have the stomach to do this twice.
Meanwhile George has another way out of this that is historically fool proof: start another war.
My money is on Syria next.