Wonderful article from Len Hart at OpEdNews:
Original Content at http://www.opednews.com/articles/Liberty-Betrayed-by-Len-Hart-080613-240.html
June 13, 2008
By Len Hart
The American people have now suffered what must surely be the ultimate betrayal! Those elected to represent and serve their interests in Congress have ‘winked and nodded’ to Bush’s heinous crimes, abuses, usurpations of unconstitutional power, aggressive war and villainy. Democrats in Congress have quashed a move by Dennis Kucinich to impeach the usurper who still occupies the White House.
In a single act of cowardice and betrayal, if not treason, the US congress has ‘scuttled’ the Articles of Impeachment drawn up and carefully researched by Dennis Kucinich. The US government, therefore, may no longer assert or claim legitimacy. By turning a blind eye to the numerous specific crimes that Kucinich outlined and proved in some 35 Article of Impeachment, the people are left adrift. There is no rule of law!
WASHINGTON – Democrats in the House of Representatives yesterday scuttled a colleague’s proposal to impeach President Bush on a wide range of charges, including lying to the American public about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, torturing war captives, and misleading Congress in an attempt to destroy Medicare.By a 251-166 vote, the House sent the 35-count articles of impeachment to the Judiciary Committee, which is expected to let it die without further action. While the vote technically forces the measure to the committee for consideration, it also means the full House will avoid having to debate and vote on impeaching the 43d president.– Democrats scuttle proposal to impeach BushAccording to Boston. com “no Democrats [sic] voted against the resolution to send the measure to certain death in the Judiciary Committee, but 166 Republicans voted no – a tactic designed to force Democrats to address the measure publicly.” The desires, needs and aspirations of the vast majority of people had long ago been betrayed by the GOP. Now –the Democrats have simply twisted the knife in the wound. Thomas Jefferson would have had this to say:
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, – That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.…
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future securityClearly –as Dennis Kucinich proved conclusively and persuasively in some 35 Articles of Impeachment –the government of George W. Bush, his enablers, toadies, and the financial support that he enjoys has ‘broken the peace’ with the American people. The US Constitution is a covenant between the people and those elected to serve them. Bush has broken that covenant, thumbed his nose at it and disdained it, calling the Constitution ‘ …just a goddamned piece of paper!” The case against Bush, indeed this government was documented and proven in Kucinich’s 35 Articles of Impeachment. America, your government has betrayed you!
When the forces of oppression come to maintain themselves in power against established law; peace is considered already broken. —Guerrilla Warfare, Ernesto “Che” Guevara What will you do without freedom? What will you do about the yoke of tyranny imposed by the war criminal and usurper who now occupies the White House illegally? The Courts have abandoned you. The ‘Presidency’ is lost, perhaps forever to the forces of totalitarianism, greed and villainy.
Americans’ last hope –the Democratic majority in Congress –has, in fact, told you to ‘fuggetaboutit’! The US government is no longer legitimate! Like Bush, your government no longer ‘cares what you think!”
Authors Website: http://existentialistcowboy.blogspot.com/
Authors Bio: Len Hart is a Houston based film/video producer specializing in shorts and full-length documentaries. He is a former major market and network correspondent; credits include CBS, ABC-TV and UPI. He maintains the progressive blog: The Existentialist Cowboy