Saturday, December 29, 2007

Sign on for Cheney's impeachment hearings

Florida Congressman Robert Wexler continues to work for impeachment hearings against Vice President Dick Cheney. You can help by showing your support at his online petition.
The case for impeachment is strong. In Wexler's words:
When Congress reconvenes in January, I plan to present a list to my Judiciary Committee colleagues of every single person that signed up at I will go to more of my colleagues and ask them to join a letter in support of hearings. We will build on the momentum you have given us.

I was serving in Congress and on the Judiciary Committee for the ridiculous and politically motivated impeachment hearings of President Clinton. During that witch hunt Newt Gingrich, Tom Delay, and Ken Starr wasted a year and a half on investigations and hearings about President Clinton's personal relations. However, this attempted coup d'etat by Republicans against President Clinton was not and should not be the standard of impeachment that was enshrined by the Founders in our Constitution.

First, impeachment hearings are only proper when significant allegations exist that the President or Vice-President, or others civil officers, committed actions – within their official duties – that constitute 'High Crimes and Misdemeanors.' The allegations against Clinton – involving a personal affair - never reached this threshold. The serious charges against Cheney involve alleged crimes that are central to his duties of Vice-President; namely war and peace, the widespread violations of civil liberties, and the security of the United States and our covert agents.

Unlike the show trial put on by Republicans against President Clinton, a proper impeachment hearing would involve a fair and objective presentation of the facts without hyperbole or political gamesmanship. The hard evidence that is presented at the hearings will be judged fully both by Congress and the American people. The evidence alone will determine the outcome, and if it is determined that Vice President Cheney committed "High Crimes and Misdemeanors" he should be properly impeached and put on trial before the Senate.

Let your voice be heard. Sign the petition calling for impeachment hearings of Vice President Dick Cheney.


scepter66 said...

only cheney? what a shame. hopefully some things will come out in the process that will bring down the rest of the house.
as far as the petition goes....
i've heard that online petitions are not valid or acceptable or whatever. is this true?
is it worth my while to sign an online petition?

Sue J said...

i've heard that online petitions are not valid or acceptable

This online petition is a little different than all those other ones you get hit up for, because Rep. Wexler himself set it up and is asking for signatures. He is determined to fight for these hearings to happen, so the more backing he has through his web site the better.

It's definitely worth everyone's while to check out the website, and then decide if you want to add your signature.

scepter66 said...

okay, that was simple enough. i looked over his website and read his views on the subject and agree with them. signing the petition was simple.
i hope this goes somewhere.
if it does i'll know that i did my part.