Sunday, October 15, 2006

Do presidents only get impeached in the movies?

Do presidents no longer get impeached, or resign in shame? Does that just happen in the movies?

The last one was Nixon (resigned on the cusp of being impeached) during Watergate for wire tapping the democrats.
Hasn't the Bush administration passed the Patriot Act allowing them to listen in on coversations legally?

Watch Swordfish to learn more about the Patriot Act, it was what the hero had originally been jailed for after destroying the same concept with a virus?

In the movie the Pelican Brief, a major energy giant company strategically assassinated environmentally friendly judges in order to pass votes for oil contracts on a Nature Reserve. The president was in the end brought down by the fact that this company had donated to his presidential campaign.

The current regime's largest campaign contributor was major energy giant CEO Kenneth Lay, the man responsible for the Enron scandal = the biggest corporate ripoff in American history.

Bill Clinton almost got impeached for lying about an affair with White House intern Monica Lewinski.
George Bush lied about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction, invaded a sovereign country based on those lies - without UN approval (illegal under international law), - and caused, directly or indirectly, the deaths of more than 655,000 people who would otherwise be alive today had he not invaded.

Bush (via his cronies) revealed the name of a CIA agent (a serious crime) in a smear campaign against her husband and the CIA who disputed Bush's Iraq WMD claim.

I could go on and on, but these are a few of the more solid and obvious "crimes."


Article II, US Constitution:

Section 4 - Disqualification

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.

Are US presidents no longer impeachable?

Definition: TREASON - This word imports a betraying, treachery, or breach of allegiance.

The Constitution of the United States, Art. III, defines treason against the United States to consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid or comfort. This offence is punished with death. By the same article of the Constitution, no person shall be convicted of treason, unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.

minor - Threatening the country's security via revealing the name of a CIA agent.
major - making decisions based on lies which helped the cause for recruiting of American enemies.

(There has to be something illegal about this, if not then at least very dodgy?) - The Republican campaign taking money from near defunct corporation Enron which went on to steal billions of dollars from American citizens.
Being the root cause, and prime exascerbater of significant and shock level oil price increases that resulted in the significant increase of GWB's personal wealth and the wealth of his friends.

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