Thursday, April 07, 2005
Bush's IOU Statement is Impeachable
OK, so we've covered what Bush said, now let's look at what others said about our prez telling the world he has no intention on paying for his unnecessary tax cuts and unnecessary war. Senators Reid & Pelosi released a letter today about this reprehensible irresponsibility. Sen John Corzine also chimed in and asked if the Treasury is already ready to default, then how can Bush possibly say that we have to borrow billions more to get his plan for Soc Sec privatization up & running? Fabulous question from the NJ senator... but what does our beloved Constitution say about this: Well, according to the 14th Amendment, first part of Section 4: The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. Impeachable? Well, refer to Article II, Section 4: The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors. I'm no legal expert, but I think that the President of the United States calling the validity of the public debt of the United States into question sounds like a crime, and therefore, Bush should be impeached. The responsibility to see if this is treason rests upon Congress, the 14th Amendment, Section 5 clearly states this, as does Alexander Hamilton's "The Federalist 65", but do you really think that this GOP controlled Congress will do this? This certainly is a much stronger case than a married man lying about receiving blowjobs from an intern but maybe the religious fundamentalists will claim that God will pay back our debt, huh?