My Letter to Pelosi: How Will You Fulfill Your Oath, If Not Impeachment?

If you were to somehow become President, Mrs. Pelosi, would you use the unConstitutional powers Bush/Cheney have amassed for the Unitary Executive Branch?

Would you torture? Illegally spy? Lie to get the US to occupy more countries to steal their resources? Kill hundreds of thousands of people for no right reason? Retain the right to martial law for no real reason? Imprison and seize the possessions of those who disagree with your policies? Declare yourself the only Definer of a National Emergency wherein you could take totalitarian power?

Would you keep Bush's recent Executive Orders in place? Refuse all subpoenas and accountability to the American people? Fire government employees for political gain and get away with it? Keep corrupt and incompetent "leaders" at the highest level of government?

Would you support the next Democratic President, whomever he or she may be, to use these powers?

Explain to us why your refusal to even open the topic of impeachment and begin the investigations doesn't leave this country wide open to these kinds of power abuses forever.

I am not writing to bug you. I am writing to get an answer. This is my country too, and I am your constituent in your role as Speaker.

For God's sake, and America's, please explain somewhere in public how you can protect the Constitution and the Bill of Rights without even TRYING impeachment.

If there is another way, tell us. And do it. If not, I and many others will unceasingly demand that you RETHINK YOUR REFUSAL TO IMPEACH. Now.

Before the country we know is is dead. Before Iran is attacked. Before the US is attacked from the sheer hatred of those whom it has illegally attacked and exploited.

For God's sake, Mrs. Pelosi. Tell us how you WILL fulfill your oath, not how you won't. Put SOMETHING real ON the table.  

Tags: constitution, impeachment, Iran, Iraq, Oath, Pelosi (all tags)




Impeachment would be a dumb move.

First off why try to run through a wall when you know all you'll do is hurt yourself and never break though?  The votes are not there for impeachment. So why do it?  To make some on the far left feel good?

Impeachment would simply allow the Republicans to go from the defensive to the offensive.  Right now we have them on the spot and Bush is walking them over the cliff.  

I we maintain course we pick up another 20 seats + in the House.  Plus a few in the Senate.

Oh and before you give me the "how many more have to die."  We don't have the votes to end the war either.  Its just a fact.

by dpANDREWS 2007-07-31 03:46PM | 0 recs
Re: Impeachment

Seems to me if the votes are not there for an imperiative to protect the Constitution, the Bill of rights, and the citizens of a country, it's a politician's job to wheel and deal and persuade and GET the votes.

by laserflight 2007-08-01 05:44AM | 0 recs

Maybe if we outlawed abortion, lowered taxes 10% of the wealthiest Americans, declared tobacco a vegatable, and bought 130 new tankers from Boeing, enough Republicans would go along.


Probably not.

by dpANDREWS 2007-08-01 08:55AM | 0 recs
Pelosi is doing a fine job,

She is deserving of praise.

by dpANDREWS 2007-07-31 03:47PM | 0 recs
Pelosi is doing well

under difficult circumstances.

We need to support OUR speaker, not write silly letters.  Yes, Bush is a piece of shit.  But, we need to INCREASE the number of Dems, and this requires that the Dem congress have good approval ratings.

by dataguy 2007-07-31 03:57PM | 0 recs
Re: impeachment

I agree with you, laserflight. The question to Pelosi and other leaders is: Do you care more about your party than your country? We are in a constitutional crisis. This is not hyperbole. Bush is exactly the type of president the founding fathers were concerned about, and the remedy they set up is impeachment. This is not optional -- it is necessary to preserve our republic. The Republicans are portraying this as partisan, but it is in fact the opposite.

Now, regarding the question as to whether impeachment is a good move politically, I repeat my former point, that it is just the right thing to do. The common wisdom has it that impeachment can backfire as it did with Clinton's. But ths situation could not be more different. Clinton's impeachment was a witch hunt. Bush is destroying our system of government. Dems are buying the Republican's line that it will do the same for the Democrats as it did for the Republicans, and are pulling their usual trick of trying to appear strong where they are in fact the weakest. Impeachment will in all likelihood in fact enhance the Dems' standing. This is a very late date in Bush's presidency, but is not too late.

by Hong Kong Chevy 2007-07-31 05:52PM | 0 recs
Re: impeachment

Sorry, there was a run-on sentence above. I meant to say that it is the Republicans who are pulling their usual trick of trying to appear strong where they are in fact the weakest.

by Hong Kong Chevy 2007-07-31 05:56PM | 0 recs


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