Resolutions

Update: Dennis Kucinich just introduced 35 articles of impeachment against BUSH last night… stay tuned… will post information here.

This web site features two resolutions, House Resolution (H.Res.) 333 which is currently before the House Judiciary Committee; and the Takoma Park, MD Cheney and Bush Impeachment Resolution, which adds torture, FISA, indefinite detentions and signing statement charges. The Takoma Park Resolution was unanimously PASSED on July 23rd, 2007! You can study the Takoma Park Resolution (it’s a very good list of documented Bush/Cheney gang crimes) and use is as a template or starting point for drafting your city or state resolution.

Cheney Impeachment Bill- H.Res. 333. — (suppport it now Support it now! graphic )

The resolution submitted by Congressman Dennis Kucinich charges that Vice President Cheney:

  1. has purposely manipulated the intelligence process to deceive the citizens and Congress of the United States by fabricating a threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, as well as
  2. fabricating a threat about an alleged relationship between Iraq and al Qaeda, in order to justify the use of the U.S. Armed Forces against Iraq in a manner damaging to U.S. national security interests; and
  3. in violation of his constitutional oath and duty, has openly threatened aggression against Iran absent any real threat to the United States, and has done so with the proven U.S. capability to carry out such threats, thus undermining U.S. national security.

The resolution was authored and submitted by Congressman Dennis Kucinich, a representative of Ohio who is also a presidential candidate in the 2008 election. Congressman Kucinich has made available more than 45 documents supporting the articles of impeachment at his Congressional website, including at least 15 for each article. (scooped from wikipedia and Congressman Dennis Kucinich’s web site.)

Video: Dennis Kucinich Introduces H. Res.333 to Impeach VP Cheney

Because of the media’s self-imposed gag order on impeachment, most Americans are unaware that articles of impeachment to indict Cheney have been submitted to the House Judiciary Committee. (H.Res. 333.)

Co-Sponsors of H.Res. 333

H. Res. 333, is sponsored by the following Members of Congress: Jan Schakowsky, Maxine Waters, Hank Johnson, Keith Ellison, Lynn Woolsey, Barbara Lee, Albert Wynn, William Lacy Clay, Dennis Kucinich, Yvette Clarke, Jim McDermott, Jim Moran, Bob Filner, Sam Farr, Robert Brady, Tammy Baldwin, Donald Payne, Steve Cohen, Sheila Jackson Lee, Carolyn Kilpatrick, Ed Towns, Diane E. Watson.

Please thank them and encourage them to whip their colleagues. These Congress Members have recently said they support impeachment, but have not yet signed onto any bill: Jesse Jackson Jr., Maurice Hinchey.

Capitol Hill Switchboard Telephone Number: (202) 224-3121
Please ask them (and all representatives) to co-sponsors H.Res. 333 + add Bush, FISA, torture, indefinite detentions and signing statements…see Takoma Park, MD Impeach Resolution below.

Takoma Park, MD Impeach Resolution (Based on H.Res.333 but adds BUSH, FISA, torture, indefinite detentions, and signing statements). The Takoma Park Resolution was unanimously PASSED on July 23rd, 2007!

Takoma Park, MD citizens lobbied their city council to consider and pass an Impeach Bush and Cheney Resolution. On July 23, 2007 Takoma Park joined over 80 other cities have done so thus far. (See Takoma Park documentary at end of this page.)

Introduced By:

CITY OF TAKOMA PARK, MARYLAND

RESOLUTION # 2007-

Resolution to Impeach President George W. Bush

And Vice President Richard B. Cheney

    • WHEREAS, President George W. Bush, in his oath of office, swore to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States;” and
    • WHEREAS, Vice President Richard B. Cheney, in his oath of office, swore to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic;” and
    • WHEREAS, It is a fundamental principle of U.S. jurisprudence that no one is above the law and no one may operate outside of our constitutional system of checks and balances; and
    • WHEREAS, George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney acted to strip American citizens of their constitutional rights by ordering indefinite detention without access to legal counsel, without charge and without the opportunity to appear before a civil judicial officer to challenge the detention, based solely on the discretionary designation by the President of a U.S. citizen as an “enemy combatant”, all in subversion of law; and
    • WHEREAS, George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney have arrogated excessive power to the executive branch in violation of basic constitutional principles of the separation of powers while acting to undermine the authority of the legislative branch and the judiciary by issuing “signing statements” that claim that the executive branch may disregard laws enacted by Congress when the President or his subordinates deem it appropriate, and by the above referenced conduct; and,
    • WHEREAS, In all of this George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney have acted in a manner contrary to their trust as President and Vice President, subversive of constitutional government to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice, and to the manifest injury of the people of Takoma Park, MD and of the United States of America; and
    • WHEREAS, Petitions from the country at large may be presented by the Speaker of the House according to Clause 3 of House Rule XII;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of Takoma Park, that George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney, by such conduct, warrant impeachment and trial, and removal from office and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust or profit under the United States;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT our senators and representatives in the United States Congress be, and they are hereby, requested to cause to be instituted in the Congress of the United States proper proceedings for the investigation of the activities of the George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney, to the end that they may be impeached and removed from such office.

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Clerk of the City of Takoma Park be, and is hereby, instructed to certify to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, under the seal of the City of Takoma Park, a copy of this resolution and its adoption by the City of Takoma Park, as a petition, and request that this petition be delivered to the Office of the Clerk and entered in the United States Congressional Journal. The copies shall be marked with the word “Petition” at the top of the document and contain the original authorizing signature of the City Clerk

Adopted this Xth day of XXX, 2007.
Attest: ____________________________

    Jessie Carpenter
    City Clerk

Documentary Video: Takoma Park, MD says IMPEACH THEM!
by Michelle Bailey

The city council unanimously passes a resolution that calls for the Impeachment of both Bush and Cheney. The resolution is based on Cheney Impeachment Bill H.Res. 333 but adds FISA, torture, indefinite detentions, and signing statement related charges. The documentary includes citizen interviews before and after the vote, citizen comments during the hearing and the council vote. – 2nd Edition with soundtrack. TRT approximately 45mins.

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