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New Jersey Impeach Time
Here in the Garden State, things don’t look so rosy these days. Though our state enjoys life above the national average, there are really disturbing trends that prove we’re moving in the wrong direction. According to the latest census figures, New Jersey ranks first in median household income at $61,700; BUT —
• NJ income was down by 2.8% last year;
• The NJ poverty rate is up by almost 1%, from 7.8 to 8.7% since 2000;
• An estimated 38% of New Jersey homeowners, and 47% of tenants,spend more than 30% of their incomes on housing costs;
• The number of New Jersey people without health care continues to climb, from 14.6 to 15.2%. These numbers are a direct result of Bush policies.
As of September 19, 2006, according to Survey USA, a private company which monitors public opinion for 50 television news organizations, President Bush is disapproved more than approved in 45 states. Only Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska and Texas — barely — approve more than disapprove him. In Rhode Island, 76% disapprove Bush with only 22% supporting him. In New Jersey today 64% disapprove Bush and 32% like what the president’s doing. Nationwide Bush has 39% approval against 59% disapproval. If you’re fed up with what Bush is doing, you’re in the majority by a landslide.
We’re proud of our American heritage, so we have to wonder what future generations will think as we continue doing nothing when we actually know the truth, that the President and his Vice President knew there were no weapons of mass destruction, and that the White House consciously and deliberately lied in order to put our country to war against Iraq. That violates our Constitution, an impeachable offense.
The United States of America is now plagued with perpetual fear, perpetual war, constant mission creep and increasing cost with no sense in sight. We were told that Iraq, presently sitting on top of two trillion gallons of unrefined crude, would be able to pay its own reconstruction. Three years ago, the Bush administration had that specific proposal before it and failed to pursue it because it was a Democratic idea. This Administration has never vetoed a spending bill and we are going on nine trillion dollars in debt. Think of that number: $9,000,000,000,000.00. Mismanagement is understatement; we’re really facing five years of corruption, incompetence, lies and warmongering.
Remember the Downing Street Memo? The memo of a meeting of the British Prime Minister and his ministers documents that the Bush team “fixed” the intelligence on Iraq so it would support the president’s mania for war. It’s another violation, another impeachable offense. And the memo was swept under the table. The normal responses by this White House are change the theme and fire anybody who disagrees with its official version. Enough is enough. There are about 118 weeks left of Bush. His gang must be stopped. Honesty, integrity and trust are crucial to the life of our country.
The Bush administration demonstrates consistent contempt for all Americans.
They cut taxes on the richest of us and turn their backs on the people they order to battle. They send our service people to battle without adequate body armor even though they can easily acquire the best body armor. They put our service people on the road to death in Iraq in humvees with no armor. And they issue orders that no pictures can be taken of flag-draped coffins of our troops being shipped into Dover Air Force Base.
They authorized torture in Abu Ghraib and in Guantanamo prisons in violations of the Geneva Convention, the Nuremberg Convention, and the United Nations charter, to all of which our country is a signatory and constitutes the supreme law of our United States.
They initiated programs of wholesale spying on Americans without justification, let alone warrants. It’s another violation, another impeachable offense. We are citizens who have come to the sad conclusion that the present leadership of the United States betrays the people, and the Bush administration must be held to account and investigated for criminal actions and treason against the United States.
The great Thomas Jefferson had the vision to anticipate a time when a Congress is become so corrupt, or bribed, or decadent, that it’s no longer responsible to the needs of the people they are elected to serve. In Jefferson’s Manual of Parliamentary Practices, which is part of the rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, he created a mechanism by which a state legislature can transmit a resolution to impeach to the House of Representatives in Washington, and effectively direct the U.S. House to address the question of an investigation to determine whether to impeach a civil officer of the United States, a judge, or a president.
The evidence proves George Bush and Richard Cheney subvert the Constitution and engage in conspiracy to impose fraud and deceit on the United States.
Our country is in a state of intense crisis. We don’t believe the situation is hopeless. People in New Jersey are can-do people, and it’s not too late to save our country. As citizens of our troubled, great, beloved country, we have an obligation to fix it. We can do this in New Jersey.
The bottom line for us all is the fact that success is not guaranteed does not relieve our state of its obligation to do all it possibly can to defend the United States Constitution according to the oath of our officers. We believe our legislators can meet this obligation and offer a true profile in courage. The politicians cannot meet this obligation by themselves. It requires large and vocal support from us. It requires citizenship and devotion to democracy. When treason is committed we are compelled to take action.
If you’re fed up, it’s time to stand up for democracy. It’s time to stop the spinning and focus on winning. Now’s the time to act to save our country. Democracy is your birthright.
Accordingly, people in New Jersey are joined in a campaign to pass our state legislature, A Resolution to Impeach the President and the Vice President. We are one group among several in our state dedicated to removing the Bush administration from power. Our group’s membership is only 75 people, but we have collected hundreds of petitions to impeach, and our members are from all over, from Warwick to Paterson to Princeton to Atlantic City, from Teaneck to Clinton, and as word spreads of our efforts, and as the situation in West Asia and here gets worse, more and more people will join this effort.
We hope concerned patriots will agree to work to restore democracy and reclaim our country. We hope people will contact us. The text of our resolution is taken from a draft by the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York, http://ccr-ny.org and another by http://afterdownings… – http://pdamerica.org – http://impeachbush.t… – and modified to meet the requirements of our legislature.