Monday, June 9, 2008 was an astoundingly historic night for the United States of America. In the evening a mild mannered Congressman named Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) took to the floor of the House of Representatives and began to read a startling document, a document laying out 35 articles of impeachment against George W. Bush.
For five hours Congressman Kucinich read clearly and concisely each of the 35 counts against President Bush. Occasionally taking sips from a cup, Kucinich didn’t falter, didn’t take a break, and didn’t seem to tire with the long reading, in fact right up to the last article Kucinich, with unwavering passion, said for the 35th time that evening:
“In all of these actions and decisions, President George W. Bush has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and Commander in Chief, and subversive of constitutional government, to the prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States. Wherefore, President George W. Bush, by such conduct, is guilty of an impeachable offense warranting removal from office.”
These 35 astounding, criminal, impeachable, and in many cases monstrous offenses were spoken out loud for all to hear and watch on
CSPAN. So where was the rest of the media, the supposed fourth estate? Where’s the in-depth public reporting on this occasion? Where’s Nancy Pelosi who has said all along that impeachment was “off the table” because she had seen no evidence for any criminal wrongdoing by the president and if anyone had such evidence could they “please let her know”. The evidence was read for the world to hear last night, it is now a matter of public record, and it couldn’t be more obvious that George W. Bush has committed an incredible amount of high crimes and misdemeanors. Must Not Waste Kucinich' Courage
Two Articles That Could be the Undoing of a President
Late Monday evening, a skinny little man from Ohio stood to address the mostly empty seats of the House or Representatives. His words need no further embellishment here. We can, however, be grateful for this mountain of political integrity and courage finally after too many years of treachery by an incumbent government and cowardice by the so-called opposition, even after we had returned it to majorities in both houses of Congress..Now, that the king's evil nakedness has been at long last publicly announced in our Congress, what are WE to do? Allow Congressman Kucinich to dangle alone amidst the more "prudent, reasonable and less extreme" positioning of his fellow "representatives of the people" and the pontificating pundits of prudence? And are we to bask smugly in celebration at this "example," exchange acknowledgement of our moral superiority, call a special meeting, re-paint the signs for this week's sidewalk demonstration?.Hey, "life goes on" -- or does it? The answer is NO! And Kucinich will be squashed like a bug if we, WE permit it..Now is the time to exercise our disgust and rage actively and productively. Now is the time -- lest we waste last night's rare display of courage -- to finally DO SOMETHING THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE..I think it should be done in Washington, and it will take a million or more of us, camping on the Mall, living on the streets, or wherever we are most visible, and we need to remain in place however long it takes, whatever the circumstances, the discomforts and the threats. We need to go to the seat of treachery and power and not return until we deserve and regain America."-"-"-"-"-