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STEP-ONE: ELECT BETTER LEADERS
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It's critical in politics to elect real good people in power - and hold them accountable. Right now, to sum it up in plain language, we believe.

  1. Obama is trying hard.
  2. Republicans are blocking him no matter what he does.
  3. The Democratic Congress is either spinless or just ineffective.

Unfortunately, until there is some form of proportional representation that would make 3rd parties viable OR an AV voting system like in England, Ireland, etc. (AV=Alternative Voting)-- Until we have such an Alternative Voting method we're stuck with a 'winner take all,' unfair and money-dominated democracy; AV is our most important idea for both a better democracy and getting better leaders.

Also, long election campaigns favor the special interests with the most money. Coverage of election campaigns a year and a half before they happen is absurd. It's like someone with their house on fire talking about vacation plans over a year away.

Meanwhile....in the USA system as it is now:

OUR CURRENT RECOMMENDED ACTION IS:


VOTE IN THE PRIMARIES!

&

CONTINUE TO SUPPORT PRESIDENT OBAMA.

ALSO, IN THE GENERAL ELECTION, AT THIS TIME, IN THE REAL WORLD WHERE WE NEED TO PUT GOOD PEOPLE INTO POSITIONS OF POWER (AND NOT JUST EXPRESS AN OPINION) WE STRONGLY FEEL THE CURRENT REPUBLICAN PARTY SHOULD BE DEFEATED AGAIN AND AGAIN FOR WHAT THEY HAD DONE TO OUR COUNTRY. WE MUST MAKE THEIR DEFEAT AS CLEAR, AND AS EMPHATIC AS POSSIBLE.

No laws, no principles, no Constitution, no Ten Commandments will protect us from evil men, making our leadership most important. Words and ideals on paper are not enough. We need the best leaders possible, those we can trust the most to work for the people's best interest.

IN SUMMARY: WE NEED ALTERNATIVE VOTING METHODS AND
STRONG PARTICIPATION IN THE PRIMARIES IS ENCOURAGED

 



STEP-TWO: GET RID OF BAD LEADERS AND BAD LAWS
START RECALL DRIVES AGAINST BAD GOVERNORS
AND STATE REPRESENTATIVES

START REFERENDUMS - BEGIN INITIATIVES.
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THE ELECTION OF PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS A GREAT VICTORY, BUT WE'RE NOT OUT OF THE WOODS, YET. THERE REMAINS STRONG OPPOSTION AGAINST THE NEW ADMINISTRATION, MUCH OF IT VILE AND MEAN-SPIRITED; RANGING FROM BRAINLESS PARTISIAN NITPICKING TO FASCIST NEOCON CONSERVATIVES WHO WANT TO RETURN US BACK TO THE BUSH NIGHTMARE YEARS AND POLICIES.

WE PROPOSE STATE-WIDE RECALL DRIVES
AGAINST ALL REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS AND BAD STATE REPRESENTATIVE -- IN THOSE STATES WHERE RECALL IS POSSIBLE.

EXAMPLES FROM ELECTIONS 2010 ARE GIVEN.

IN 2011, TWO STATE REPRESENTATIVES WERE SUCCESSFULLY RECALLED IN WISCONSIN SO IT CAN BE DONE. WE NEED TO USE THE POWER OF DIRECT CITIZEN ACTIONS THAT HAVE REAL POLITICAL CONSEQUENCES: RECALL, REFERENDUM AND INITIATIVE.

THESE ONGOING CITIZEN ACTIONS, WHICH CAN BE STARTED BY ANYONE. WE'RE IN A DEEP, SERIOUS CRISIS. NEOCON CONSERVATIVES AND WARMONGERS ARE BRING OUR COUNTRY DOWN. DOING CLASS WAR. DOING GLOBAL WARS.

WE MUST CONTINUE TO OPPOSE OUR GROWING FASCISM, BANK SCAMS, UNFAIR FAVORITISM OF THE SUPER-RICH, HATE MONTERING AND WAR MONGERING.

POLITICS IS NO LONGER PART-TIME. THE EVIL IS ACTIVE EVERYDAY, SO THIS BATTLE HAS TO ALSO BE EVERY WEEK, EVERY MONTH AND -- IN FACT -- EVERY DAY WE CAN! {NOTE: It's important, too, to keep a balance in your life: work, relationships, family, community, spirituality, fun, etc. are important to staying healthy and whole - politics though, like war and the wars it often causes, sometimes is an imperative that can not be ignored and must thus be contested.)

 

STEP-THREE: ACCOUNTABILITY FOR WRONGDOING.
FOR SOME THIS MEANS CRIMINAL AND WAR CRIME TRIALS
(CLICK FOR MORE DETAILS ON FORMER VP CHENEY'S WAR CRIMES)


THERE SEEMS TO BE NO ACCOUNTABILITY FOR ANYTHING BY THOSE WHO ARE IN POLITICAL POWER (OR SOME SUPERRICH CORPORATE CRIMIANLS). FORMER VP CHENEY IS JUST ONE PERSON WHO GOT AWAY WITH MURDER AND SECRET ASSASSINATIONS AND SENDING US TO WAR WITH DELIBERATELY FABRICATED LIES
(SEE ARTICLES PROPOSED FOR HIS IMPEACHMENT FOR MORE DETAILS)

YET SUCH LEADERS NEED TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE MOST OF ALL, SINCE THEIR ACTIONS EFFECT SO MANY AND HAVE GRAVE CONSEQUENCES.

CRIMINAL & WAR CIME CHARGES NEED BE FILED AGAINST MEMBERS OF THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION AND TRAITORS (YES, TRAITORS) IN THE CIA.

IT IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT THAT THERE IS ACCOUNTABILTY FOR VIOLATING THE GENEVA CONVENTIONS, OUR USA CONSTITUTION, OUR CIVIL RIGHTS, OUR CORE PRINCIPLES AND IDEALS.

(Or these war crimes & criminal political actions will happen again and again and again.)

REASONS FOR THIS HAVE BEEN ALREADY SPELLED OUT IN GREAT DETAIL BY THOSE WHO WANTED TO IMPEACH BUSH AND CHENEY WHILE THEY WERE IN OFFICE. THESE ARE SUPER-SERIOUS CHARGES. THE CRIMES ARE REAL. THE FACTS ARE DOCUMENTED. JUSTICES NEEDS TO HAPPEN, NO MATTER HOW LONG IT TAKES.
(SEE ARTICLES PROPOSED FOR BUSH'S IMPEACHMENT, Click here.)

For extensive documentation about the deliberate lies, false fears, forgeries and fabrications used to mislead us into the Iraq War, and other involved, see our pages on False Intel Iraq.



STEP-FOUR: U.N. INVESTIGATION
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THE UNITED NATIONS WAS NOT FOUNDED SO MAJOR POWERS COULD USE IT TO MAKE EXCUSES FOR WAR, BUT THAT IS WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW: UN RESOLUTIONS HAVE BECOME FALSE EXCUSES TO GO TO WAR.

THIS WAS DONE LEADING UP TO THE MARCH, 2003 INVASION AND OCCUPATION OF IRAQ. IT WAS DONE IN 2011 AGAINST LIBYA. NOW THE PRESSURE IS ON SYRIA.

BUT ONLY OUR OWN USA CONGRESS CAN VOTE TO SEND US TO WAR!

(No matter how long it will take, getting the U.N. to investigate it's own wrongdoing in starting wars is necessary, or it will continue making more wars - even though established to make peace.


SUCH AS: DISBAND PRIVATE MERCENARY ARMIES. PRIVATE ARMIES ARE SUCH A SERIOUS AND GREAT THREAT TO DEMOCRACIES AND HAVE BEEN SUCH A BIG PART OF THE IRAQ WAR (HALF THE TROOPS) THAT WE EMPHASIS THIS IS ONE CRITICAL "BAD" THAT MUST GO.

THIS WILL NOT BE EASY. THE MERCENARIES OF BLACKWATER WERE SHUT DOWN AND KICKED OUT OF IRAQ BUT THEY SIMPLY CHANGED THEIR NAME AND GOT MORE MILITARY CONTRACTS TO WORK IN AFGHANISTAN. WHY? WHO IS DOING THIS? HOW DO WE STOP THEM: A PRIVATE ARMY IS A REAL THREAT TO DEMOCRACY.

(WE SHOULD HAVE EFFECTIVE, MORE SUBSTANTIAL AND IMPROVED POSITIVE PROGRAMS INSTEAD, JOBS PROGRAMS, CONSTRUCTION PROGRAMS, DEVELOPING ALTERNATIVE ENERGY PROGRAMS, OR TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMS, ETC.

IT MAY SEEM LIKE THESE 5-STEPS ARE COMMON SENSE AND, INDEED, THEY ARE. BUT SOME AGITATORS WOULD PROPOSE VIOLENCE TO SOLVE POLITICAL CONFLICTS OR SOME CYNICS SAY THAT NO IMPROVEMENTS CAN BE MADE. BOTH THESE SOUR IDEAS WILL FAIL. CLASSIC & POSITIVE IDEAS LIKE ELECTING BETTER LEADERS WILL NEVER FAIL.

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IT SHOULD BE CLEAR , WITHOUT HESITATION OR APOLOGY,
ONE KEY OBJECTIVE OF
THE 5-PART PATRIOT PLAN IS TO

D-E-L-E-T-E!
THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

Eliminate the current Republican party to 'send a signal,' so that no group can do this to our nation again without knowing they will suffer dire consequences, in this case, the self-destruction of their party and being held accountable for their crimes.

WE ADVOCATE THIS OT AS A LIFE-TIME DEMOCRAT -- BUT AS A RESPONSE TO OUR NATION BEING MISLED INTO WAR BY LIES

The extinction of the Republican party will be a permanent victory etched in our history books.

It's encouraged to make our victory to restore America more complete, clear, emphatic and long-lasting.

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PATRIOT PLAN/STEP ONE: INSIST THE DEMOCRATICS WHO WERE ELECTED FOR A MANDATE OF CHANGE AND PEACE, FOLLOW THROUGH ON THEIR PORMISES (AS PRESIDENT OBAMA APPEARS TO BE HONESTLY TRYING TO DO)

COMPLETE WITHDRAWAL FROM IRAQ. WITHDRAWAL FROM AFGHANISTAN. MAKE REAL PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST ---ALL THIS DONE FOR REAL, NOT ORWELLIAN MACHINATIONS, NOT JUST ONGOING EMPTY PROMISES OR WEASEL WORDS.

A WAR STARTED WITH LIES HAS NO REAL VICTORY!
THE WRONG WAR FOR THE WRONG REASONS HAS NO REAL WINNER!

&
SUPPORT PRESIDENT OBAMA

LIKE IT OR NOT, WITHOUT DOUBT, HE IS BETTER THAN THE ALTERNATIVE.
(BETTER ON THE ISSUES OF WAR, NATIONAL HEALTH CARE, EDUCATION, UNIONS, A RESTORED AND RELIABLE ECONONY, INFRASTRUCTURE, ALTERNATIVE ENERGY, ETC.)

UNTIL WE GET ALTERNATIVE VOTING, THERE IS NO ALTERNATIVE.

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THEN: IN THE NEXT ELECTIONS , 2012

While the emphatic and ongoing defeat of the mean-spirited, divisive and warmongering Republican party is necessary, having Democrats who listen to a positve, progressive agenda: i.e., end the lifetime of wars based on lies

Just as neocon warmongering Republicans should not be allowed to continue when it has mislead nations into wars using deliberately fabricated lies, Democrats who go along with this "business as usual," must be challenged in the Democratic primaries: Vote for new blood, a "Fresh Face," Democrat in 2010!

The wisdom and hard-work of the tens of millions of Americans who worked to elect President Barack Obama we must now vote in the next elections and the next elections and the elections after that -- and do it in the Democratic primaries.

, we also have to hold the Democratic leaderships 'feet to the fire,'not letting them use 'weasel words,' or some twisted Orwellian madness, where the word 'Peace,' so it only means 'Less War,' or 'Withdrawal,' or 'Redeployment' means permanent bases in Iraq, or where a two-state solution among Israel-Palestine just mean more decades of empty promises, excuses, unreasonable one-sided demands, and 'fork-tongue treaties,' always violated.

Don't tolerate a defense of torture. These wannabe fascist must be stopped. Enough is enough.

 

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A good man who is doing his best; we're luck to have him - even if not perfect or all-powerful.
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STEP TWO/ BETWEEN ELECTIONS:
RECALL REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS
and WARMONGERING STATE REPRESENTATIVES
DO REFERENDUMS AND INITIATIVES.

FOR BASIC DEFINITION OF THESE POLITICAL ACTIONS, CLICK HERE

RECALL REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS WHERE EVER IT IS POSSIBLE, & RECALL WARMONGERING STATE REPRESENTATIVES OR NEOCONS IN THE 18 STATES WHERE IT IS POSSIBLE.

GETTING THE POWER OF RECALL RESTORED IN ALL STATES, AS THE CONSTITUTION SAYS WE SHOULD HAVE WOULD BE GOOD FOR CITIZEN DIRECT ACTION POWER.

THE DIRECT ACTION POWER OF RECALL OF FEDERAL REPRESENTATIVES IS ALSO NEEDED, ESPECIALLY FOR U.S. SENATORS WHO CAN EASILY START TO ABUSE A LONG 7-YEAR TERM.

RECALL ELECTIONS, ALONG WITH PETITION DRIVES FOR REFERENDUMS AND INITIATIVES, ARE A SERIOUS CHALLENGE TO THE 'STATUS QUO,' THINKING OF BOTH POLITICAL PARTIES.
THIS IS ALSO SOMETHING THAT CAN BE DONE WITHOUT NEEDING ELECTED POLITICIANS; POWERFUL ACTION THAT COULD BE STARTED BY ANY SINGLE INDIVIDUAL

THIS IS TRUE POWER
IN THE HANDS OF THE PEOPLE

Eventually getting the support of other groups, like unions, teachers, churches, activist groups, local, statewide and national political activist, etc. is necessary for success - whatever groups you can think of.

FOR EXAMPLE, IN 2010, THERE WERE SEVEN REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS WHO COULD HAVE BEEN RECALLED:
Alaska - California - Georgia - Idaho - Nevada - North Dakota - Rhode Island.

 

The other 11 states that allow for recall are:
Arizona
Colorado
Kansas
Louisiana
Michigan
Minnesota
Montana
New Jersey
Oregon
Washington
Wisconsin
 
THE POINT: We need to challenge the status quo. Any individual can start it!
Example of good targets from 2010, below.

AND IT LOOKS LIKE NEVADA IS LEADING THE WAY

Click here for > Updates, as they happen, for Recall Republican and Pro-War Democratic Governors Campaign

 

JOHN HOEVEN - NORTH DAKOTA
North Dakota State Page


ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER - CALIFORNIA
California State Page

C.L. "BUTCH,' OTTER - IDAHO
Idaho State Page

JIM GIBBONS - NEVADA
Nevada State Page

SONNY PERDUE - GEORGIA
Georgia State Page

SARAH PALIN - ALASKA
Alaska State Page

DONALD L. CARCIERI - RHODE ISLAND
Rhode Island State Page

 

Note: the idea of recalling warmongering State Representatives (in the 18 states where it is possible) was a later add-on to this idea, sparked specifically by an announcement of the Arizona District 5 representative Bill Konopnicki when he announced an intention to run for Congress. (The current Republican Congressman is being investigated by the FBI for corruption concerning a $4-million dollar land deal and has decided not to seek reelection).

Konopnicki is a warmonger and as a current State legislature he can be recalled from that office (only state representatives can be recalled). Targets like this are perfect. Look for them or notice them when they happen. Remember: Best target; best shot.

Personal Note: Members of A.C.T. have started successful Recall Drives before,
a Recall Drive than drove a corrupt and abusive mayor from office.

RECALL ELECTION FAQ'S

1. Can I, just as an individual citizen, start a Recall Election against my state's Republican governor?

Answer: Yes.

2. Can I start a Recall Election against a governor in another State?

Answer: No

3. Are there any other requirements?

Answer:Yes

            • a) You have to live in the state
              b) You have to be registered to vote.
              c) Some states - but not all - may require a cash bond

4). Why do some states require a cash bond?

Answer: To show you're serious. .
(Note: If a good faith effort is achieved, the cash bond is refunded.)

 

5. Where do I go to start a Recall Election?

Answer: Drive down to your Secretary of State's office.
(Maybe phone ahead to check details)

6) What do I have to do?

Answer: You have to ask for and receive a Recall Election Petition form. Ask if any other forms are required.

Fill out these forms. One important paragraph to write is the reasons for the Recall Election. Any reason will do. It's not necessary the Republican governor is guilty of any crimes or anything. You could simply say, for example,

"Governor So&So is not a good leader." or "Governor So&So is complicit in Bush's War." or "If Governor So&So stays in office he will help Republicans get re-elected."(note: This paragraph, this reason must appear on each petition form exactly as worded when returned to the Secretary of State's office. A clear and well-worded, respectfully presented reason for Recall works best.)

7. What next?

Answer: Make thousands of copies of this petition and get signatures of registered voters. Get friends to also carry the petition around the state. Approach groups and ask them to help out. Tell the Press all about it and how it's going.

When you have about 50% more signatures than the minimum required, return them all to the Secretary of State's office.

 

8. Anything else?

Answer: No

 

9. Any suggestions?

Answer: It would be good to talk to your state's Democratic Party before you get started to see if they want to help or, even better, see if they want to take a leading role. Perhaps also ask members of MoveOn.org who live in your state to see if they want to help out or take a leading role.

Talk to as many groups like this you can think of before you get started; see if you can get an already established organization with state-wide membership and money.

10. What if no one wants to help?

Answer: Do it yourself. Even if you fail that's ok because anyone else can decide to pick up the ball and start it again
at anytime --- and your efforts, if nothing else, made the idea real, started the ball rolling.

     


SINCE THE IMPEACHMENTS DIDN'T HAPPEN,
WE MUST PURSUE BOTH BUSH AND CHENEY FOR WAR CRIMES

SOME REASONS FOR THESE WAR CRIMES HAVE BEEN LISTED, THOUGH, IN ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT THAT WERE FILED AGAINST BOTH THESE WAR CRIMINALS. The number one source of information on Impeachments is the U.S. Congressional Representative who introduced both the Articles of Impeachment against Dick Cheney in 2007 and the Article of Impeachment against George Bush in 2008, which was done by Dennis J. Kucinich, Democrat, from Ohio. His web site is at:

http://kucinich.us/

For a list of his 35 Articles of Impeachment against George Bush: CLICK HERE

Congressman Kucinich's list of his Articles of Impeachment against Dick Cheney are similar. Who, in fact, is behind the deliberate lies used to mislead the nation to war, started policies of torture, violated U.S. Constitution and civil rights laws, etc., needs to be determined. That's why trials need to be held. Officials in the Dept. of Defense certainly were also involved.


(Past info collected about impeachment and links to other groups
who were involved in impeachment efforts, see:
Impeachment Updates
and these groups and ideas can now be used for war crime trials.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

 

STARTING A PRE-EMPTIVE WAR WITH DELIBERATE FABRICATION OR FALSIFICTION OF ALLEGED INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION IS THE FIRST REASON GIVEN IN THE ARTICLES OF IMPECHMENT NOW IN THE U.S. CONGRESS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES JUDICIARY COMMITTEE.
The majority of the nation is dismayed at the Bush Administration having led our country to war based on misinformation, lies, misdirection, possible deliberate fabrication of false intelligence or at least clearly by deliberate distorted 'cheery-picking' of intelligence about the threat posed by Saddam Hussein to the United States and its allies .Without doubt, at very least they exaggerated the information made available to them by the nation’s intelligence agencies or were negligent in evaluating the material provided to them. Their charges that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction and that he was somehow connected with the terrorists who attacked our country on 9.11 have now been exposed as false. This is inexcusable considering the lives of American soldiers and Iraqi civilians that have been wiped out or maimed.
TWO MORE GOOD REASONS --- GOOD BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT ONLY DOCUMENTED BUT ADMITTED, --- ARE THE POLICIES OF TORTURE AND THE POLICY OF HOLDING PRISONERS INDEFINETELY WITHOUT TRIAL, WITHOUT LAWYERS, ETC. THESE TWO (2) ACKNOWLEDGED VIOLATIONS OF OUR CONSTITUTION AND INTERNATIONAL LAW ARE ENOUGH, IN AND OF THEMSELVES, TO MERIT IMPEACHMENT.THE DOCUMENTATION, TOO, OF 'RENDITION,'  SECRET PRISONS , SETTING UP OF PSEUDO MILITARY TRIBUNALS, ETC. ARE ALSO VIOLATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL LAW AND SYMPTOMS NOTICED IN OTHER ONCE-PROUD DEMOCRACIES GOING FASCIST, OR WORSE.

 

Perhaps it is shocking to think USA leaders could actually be indicted for war crimes, but it would be more shocking to let them get away with it.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     

DISBAND PRIVATE MERCENARY ARMIES (PRIVATE ARMIES ARE VERY, VERY DANGEROUS FOR DEMOCRACIES)

AND SUPPORT COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAMS LIKE AMERICORP, TEACHERS CORP, DOCTORS CORP, AND SIMILAR PROGRAMS.

REPLACE FOSSILE FUELS WITH ALTERNATIVE ENERGIES LEARN TO USE DIPLOMACY INSTEAD OF WAR
And other issues we see as high priorities are discussed, here.

(AND IMPROVE THESE AGENCIES, PROGRAMS, STRATAGIES AND PLANS AS WE GO ALONG)

Any suggestions, contact us and let us know.
 
 

Article of Impeachment introduced by Rep .Dennis J. Kucinich, June 9th, 2008 Impeaching George W. Bush, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors
Article I
.Creating a Secret Propaganda Campaign to Manufacture a False Case for War Against Iraq.
 
Article II
Falsely, Systematically, and with Criminal Intent Conflating the Attacks of September 11, 2001, With
Misrepresentation of Iraq as a Security Threat as Part of Fraudulent Justification for a War of
Aggression.
 
Article III
Misleading the American People and Members of Congress to Believe Iraq Possessed Weapons of
Mass Destruction, to Manufacture a False Case for War.
 
Article IV
Misleading the American People and Members of Congress to Believe Iraq Posed an Imminent Threat
to the United States.
 
Article V
Illegally Misspending Funds to Secretly Begin a War of Aggression.
 
Article VI
Invading Iraq in Violation of the Requirements of HJRes114.
 
Article VII
Invading Iraq Absent a Declaration of War.
 
Article VIII
Invading Iraq, A Sovereign Nation, in Violation of the UN Charter
 
Article IX
Failing to Provide Troops With Body Armor and Vehicle Armor
 
Article X
Falsifying Accounts of US Troop Deaths and Injuries for Political Purposes
 
Article XI
Establishment of Permanent U.S. Military Bases in Iraq
 
Article XII
Initiating a War Against Iraq for Control of That Nation's Natural Resources
 
Article XIIII
Creating a Secret Task Force to Develop Energy and Military Policies With Respect to Iraq and Other Countries
 
Article XIV
Misprision of a Felony, Misuse and Exposure of Classified Information And Obstruction of Justice in
the Matter of Valerie Plame Wilson, Clandestine Agent of the Central Intelligence Agency
 
Article XV
Providing Immunity from Prosecution for Criminal Contractors in Iraq
 
Article XVI
Reckless Misspending and Waste of U.S. Tax Dollars in Connection With Iraq and US Contractors
 
Article XVII
Illegal Detention: Detaining Indefinitely And Without Charge Persons Both U.S. Citizens and Foreign Captives
 
Article XVIII
Torture: Secretly Authorizing, and Encouraging the Use of Torture Against Captives in Afghanistan,
Iraq, and Other Places, as a Matter of Official Policy
 
Article XIX
Rendition: Kidnapping People and Taking Them Against Their Will to "Black Sites" Located in Other
Nations, Including Nations Known to Practice Torture
 
Article XX
Imprisoning Children
 
Article XXI
Misleading Congress and the American People About Threats from Iran, and Supporting Terrorist
Organizations Within Iran, With the Goal of Overthrowing the Iranian Government
 
Article XXII
Creating Secret Laws
 
Article XXIII
Violation of the Posse Comitatus Act
 
Article XXIV
Spying on American Citizens, Without a Court-Ordered Warrant, in Violation of the Law and the
Fourth Amendment
 
Article XXV
Directing Telecommunications Companies to Create an Illegal and Unconstitutional Database of the
Private Telephone Numbers and Emails of American Citizens
 
Article XXVI
Announcing the Intent to Violate Laws with Signing Statements
 
Article XXVII
Failing to Comply with Congressional Subpoenas and Instructing Former Employees Not to Comply
 
Article XXVIII
Tampering with Free and Fair Elections, Corruption of the Administration of Justice
 
Article XXIX
Conspiracy to Violate the Voting Rights Act of 1965
 
Article XXX
Misleading Congress and the American People in an Attempt to Destroy Medicare
 
Article XXXI
Katrina: Failure to Plan for the Predicted Disaster of Hurricane Katrina, Failure to Respond to a Civil
Emergency
 
Article XXXII
Misleading Congress and the American People, Systematically Undermining Efforts to Address Global
Climate Change
 
Article XXXIII
Repeatedly Ignored and Failed to Respond to High Level Intelligence Warnings of Planned Terrorist
Attacks in the US, Prior to 911.
 
Article XXXIV
Obstruction of the Investigation into the Attacks of September 11, 2001
 
Article XXXV
Endangering the Health of 911 First Responders
 
 
SAMPLE OF DETAILS
 
ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT FOR PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH
INTRODUCTION AND DETAILS OF ARTICLE 1    

Resolved, that President George W. Bush be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors, and that the
following articles of impeachment be exhibited to the United States Senate:
Articles of impeachment exhibited by the House of Representatives of the United States of America in
the name of itself and of the people of the United States of America, in maintenance and support of its
impeachment against President George W. Bush for high crimes and misdemeanors.
In his conduct while President of the United States, George W. Bush, in violation of his constitutional
oath to faithfully execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability,
preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional
duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has committed the following abuses of power.

ARTICLE I

CREATING A SECRET PROPAGANDA CAMPAIGN
TO MANUFACTURE A FALSE CASE FOR WAR AGAINST IRAQ

In his conduct while President of the United States, George W. Bush, in violation of his constitutional
oath to faithfully execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability,
preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional
duty under Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution "to take care that the laws be faithfully executed",
has both personally and acting through his agents and subordinates, together with the Vice President,
illegally spent public dollars on a secret propaganda program to manufacture a false cause for war
against Iraq.

The Department of Defense (DOD) has engaged in a years-long secret domestic propaganda campaign
to promote the invasion and occupation of Iraq. This secret program was defended by the White House
Press Secretary following its exposure. This program follows the pattern of crimes detailed in Article I,
II, IV and VIII.. The mission of this program placed it within the field controlled by the White House
Iraq Group (WHIG), a White House task-force formed in August 2002 to market an invasion of Iraq to
the American people. The group included Karl Rove, I. Lewis Libby, Condoleezza Rice, Karen
Hughes, Mary Matalin, Stephen Hadley, Nicholas E. Calio, and James R. Wilkinson.

The WHIG produced white papers detailing so-called intelligence of Iraq's nuclear threat that later
proved to be false. This supposed intelligence included the claim that Iraq had sought uranium from
Niger as well as the claim that the high strength aluminum tubes Iraq purchased from China were to be
used for the sole purpose of building centrifuges to enrich uranium. Unlike the National Intelligence
Estimate of 2002, the WHIG's white papers provided "gripping images and stories" and used "literary
license" with intelligence. The WHIG's white papers were written at the same time and by the same
people as speeches and talking points prepared for President Bush and some of his top officials.
The WHIG also organized a media blitz in which, between September 7-8, 2002, President Bush and
his top advisers appeared on numerous interviews and all provided similarly gripping images about the
possibility of nuclear attack by Iraq. The timing was no coincidence, as Andrew Card explained in an
interview regarding waiting until after Labor Day to try to sell the American people on military action
against Iraq, "From a marketing point of view, you don't introduce new products in August."
September 7-8, 2002:

NBC's "Meet the Press: Vice President Cheney accused Saddam of moving aggressively to develop
nuclear weapons over the past 14 months to add to his stockpile of chemical and biological arms.
CNN: Then-National Security Adviser Rice said, regarding the likelihood of Iraq obtaining a nuclear
weapon, "We don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud."

CBS: President Bush declared that Saddam was "six months away from developing a weapon," and
cited satellite photos of construction in Iraq where weapons inspectors once visited as evidence that
Saddam was trying to develop nuclear arms.

The Pentagon military analyst propaganda program was revealed in an April 20, 2002, New York
Times article. The program illegally involved "covert attempts to mold opinion through the
undisclosed use of third parties." Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld recruited 75 retired military
officers and gave them talking points to deliver on Fox, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, and MSNBC, and
according to the New York Times report, which has not been disputed by the Pentagon or the White
House, "Participants were instructed not to quote their briefer's directly or otherwise describe their
contacts with the Pentagon."

According to the Pentagon's own internal documents, the military analysts were considered "message
force multipliers" or "surrogates" who would deliver administration "themes and messages" to millions
of Americans "in the form of their own opinions." In fact, they did deliver the themes and the
messages but did not reveal that the Pentagon had provided them with their talking points. Robert S.
Bevelacqua, a retired Green Beret and Fox News military analyst described this as follows: "It was
them saying, 'We need to stick our hands up your back and move your mouth for you.'"
Congress has restricted annual appropriations bills since 1951 with this language: "No part of any
appropriation contained in this or any other Act shall be used for publicity or propaganda purposes
within the United States not heretofore authorized by the Congress."

A March 21, 2005, report by the Congressional Research Service states that "publicity or propaganda"
is defined by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to mean either (1) self-aggrandizement
by public officials, (2) purely partisan activity, or (3) "covert propaganda."

These concerns about "covert propaganda" were also the basis for the GAO's standard for determining
when government-funded video news releases are illegal:
"The failure of an agency to identify itself as the source of a prepackaged news story misleads the
viewing public by encouraging the viewing audience to believe that the broadcasting news organization
developed the information. The prepackaged news stories are purposefully designed to be
indistinguishable from news segments broadcast to the public. When the television viewing public does
not know that the stories they watched on television news programs about the government were in fact
prepared by the government, the stories are, in this sense, no longer purely factual -- the essential fact
of attribution is missing."

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