Thursday, July 12, 2007

On Bill Moyers Journal This Week - July 13

NEWSLETTER - Friday, July 13, 2007

“Impeachment is the cure for a constitutional crisis.” - John Nichols This week on Bill Moyers Journal (KCET-TV)

In the wake of President Bush’s commutation of I. Lewis ‘Scooter’ Libby’s prison sentence, talk of impeachment is gaining steam as a new opinion poll says that nearly half of all Americans favor the impeachment of the President and more than half believe Vice President Cheney should be impeached. Bill Moyers gets perspective from Constitutional scholar Bruce Fein, who wrote the first article of impeachment against President Bill Clinton, and The Nation’s John Nichols, author of The Genius of Impeachment.

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Moyers Talk said...

Wonderful discussion. Impeachment is not the problem creating a constitutional crisis, it is indeed the cure to the constitutional crisis as Nichols and Fein say. The executive branch is acting monarchial and the Congress is not responding the way people who understand that this is to remain a nation of laws are demanding they respond. A respect for the constitutional checks and balance requires that this, and all future executive branches be put in their place. It is not so much about getting rid of Cheney and Bush as it is about getting rid of the tools they and future executives are using and can later use to keep us as powerless subjects rather than empowered citizens. Nothing is more important.

DON'T MISS THIS IMPORTANT DISCUSSION. Join the discussion and accept the civic responsibility required now. Tell us, tell your neighbors, and tell your Congressperson what must be done. Don't let us become vassals to a new king. After watching this episode of Bill Moyers Journal, if there is a good reason not to impeach I want to hear it debated in our monthly meeeting. I believe in the American Revolution against tyranny as much as I ever did, now more so. Congress must hold impeachment hearings or lose the country's values and freedom. JOIN THE DISCUSSION HERE AND THURSDAY - Bill T

Moyers Talk said...

The comments by Bruce Fein and John Nichols on the July 13th Bill Moyers program were excellent. However,we will not solve the problems they talked about by relying on our elected politicians of both parties and the corporate owned media. What we need is large,and I mean large, grassroots
organizations to forcibly impress elected representatives and other
officials the need to act in the public interest and do so constitutionally. This probably will not happen,unfortunately.

Dick Seeley