Sunday, October 21, 2007

Remind Me, Why Is Impeachment Off the Table?

"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross."
(attributed to) Sinclair Lewis

I'm not sure what the members of Congress think that they are doing, but why do they think that they can ignore the very people that they are supposed to be representing? We DO NOT want any more wars - we want the war in Iraq to end, we DO WANT children to receive health care coverage, we are sick and tired of the hypocrisy and appalling corruption that seems to be business as usual inside the beltway, and we DO NOT want the government in our personal lives - listening to our phone calls, tracing our e-mails or the web sites that we choose to visit. We want a government that provides for us in old age, that does not leave us destitute if we are struck by cancer or some other life-threatening illness, a government that provides safe and educational schools that will prepare our children for good jobs in the 21st century. We are sick and tired of paying billions and billions of dollars for a war that is not getting us anywhere in the struggle against terrorism (sic), but rather is merely making the terrorist situation worse. I read Frank Rich's column this morning and felt an overwhelming sense of despair at the entrenched corruption and cronyism that has become the true legacy of this Bush/Cheney administration. We are mad as hell and we wonder what we can do to express our outrage in a meaningful way, a way that will be heard, a way that will make a difference in our lives and in our world. Remind me again, why is impeachment off the table???

Impeachment Is Not Off the Table
By Peter Phillips

October 21, 2007
NYTimes Op-Ed Columnist
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