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impeach for peace

Discussion in 'News' started by lord_casek, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. lord_casek

    lord_casek 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jan 24, 2006 Messages: 27,144 Likes Received: 1,069

    thought this was worthy of a seperate thread.

    Impeach for Peace, a Minnesota-based impeachment group, has researched a method for impeaching the president using a little known and rarely used part of the Rules of the House of Representatives ("Jefferson’s Manual"). This document actually empowers individual citizens to initiate the impeachment process themselves.

    "Jefferson's Manual" is an interpretive guide to parliamentary procedure, and is included (along with the Constitution) in the bound volumes of the Rules of the House of Representatives. The section covering impeachment lists the acceptable vehicles for bringing impeachment motions to the floor of the House.

    Before the House Judiciary Committee can put together the Articles of Impeachment, someone must initiate the impeachment procedure. Most often, this occurs when members of the House pass a resolution. Another method outlined in the manual, however, is for individual citizens to submit a memorial for impeachment.

    After learning this information, Minnesotan and Impeach for Peace member (Jodin Morey) found precedent in an 1826 memorial by Luke Edward Lawless which had been successful in initiating the impeachment of Federal Judge James H. Peck. Impeach for Peace then used this as a template for their "Do-It-Yourself Impeachment." Now any citizen can download the DIY Impeachment Memorial and submit it, making it possible for Americans to do what our representatives have been unwilling to do. The idea is for so many people to submit the Memorial that it cannot be ignored.

    Feel free to download it, print out TWO copies, fill in your relevant information in the blanks (name, State, etc.), and send in two letters today (One to the Speaker of the House, and the other to John Conyers of the House Judiciary).

    Hold on to the other copy of the two letters until October 12th when we're having everyone send them in.

    That's right — to make a big impact, we're having everyone send it in on the same date. We hope to flood the Judiciary Committee and John Conyers office with sacks of mail and cause a newsworthy event to further pressure the Congress to act on the memorials. Although, it's important to keep in mind that in the 1826 precedent, impeachment resulted as a result of a single memorial. Yours might be the one.
  2. angelofdeath

    angelofdeath Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 15, 2002 Messages: 4,375 Likes Received: 79
    my only question is... if he gets removed from office, is the guy who takes his place going to be any better?
  3. lord_casek

    lord_casek 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jan 24, 2006 Messages: 27,144 Likes Received: 1,069
    well, maybe not. what i would hope this would do is put
    the "fear of hell" into poltiicians.

    what it might do is install another businessman/politico
    into office.
  4. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 14, 2000 Messages: 17,017 Likes Received: 178
    it's an issue of straight Presidential selection... if the Pres cant perform then it's the Vice-Pres and so on.

    Chances for an actual impeachment are almost nil. No matter what though, all this, or even the traditional process, can do is get an impeachment investigation happening. After 6 months or so there will be an initial hearing.

    So, even if the process started on Oct. 12 then it would be April 12th or so before the first hearing. Then they would decide wether to continue the investigation, so another 6 months and then Bush would only have 1 year left in office.

    I doubt the taxpayers are going to rise up and support the kind of spending that happened during the last years of the Clinton Admin. Too much cost for ZERO return.

    If they coulda figured this out in 2001 though...
  5. lord_casek

    lord_casek 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jan 24, 2006 Messages: 27,144 Likes Received: 1,069
    oh, i agree. i definitely agree. it's just like the scare tactics they are imposing on us, though.
    let's put the so called "fear of god" into them. make them work for us a little more.
  6. 2342

    2342 Junior Member

    Joined: Aug 19, 2005 Messages: 208 Likes Received: 1
  7. nino1

    nino1 New Jack

    Joined: Apr 7, 2006 Messages: 76 Likes Received: 0
    lord casek they are gunna track your IP and come to your house for promoting terrorism if you dont keep it on the lo lo.. don't think it can't happen! they can already get your bank records, phone records, illegal wiretaps, no knock searches... yeah we're fucked. when they come start shooting!!!!!!!!
  8. lord_casek

    lord_casek 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jan 24, 2006 Messages: 27,144 Likes Received: 1,069
    haha. i don't care. they already look through my mail.
    they don't even hide it. had to pick up a package from the
    post office not long ago, the top had been slit open and
    it was held together with rubber bands.