Getting serious about impeachment
Dear Editor:Thanks to many concerned citizens in our community, the subject of impeaching the president and vice president has been broached in the local newspapers. All across the nation impeachment is being discussed and considered. America seems to be taking this issue seriously. According to a recent public opinion poll from the American Research Group, 45 percent of Americans favor impeachment hearings for President Bush and 54 percent favor impeachment for Vice President Cheney.It is my belief that impeachment is not only possible, it is imperative. The disastrous invasion and occupation of Iraq aside, from spying on Americans, to manipulating the Justice Dept., suspending habeus corpus, and pushing the USA PATRIOT Act, Bush and Cheney have violated their oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution. If we do not impeach, the precedents set by this administration and the harm they have done to our constitutional rights will stand. As a result, future administrations will have more executive power than was ever intended by our founding fathers, and the checks and balances of our democratic system could be forever lost. As responsible citizens, we must demand transparency and accountability from our government. People, our freedom is at stake!The Roaring Fork Peace Coalition will host a community discussion of this issue following a free video showing of the Bill Moyer’s Journal episode; “Making the case for impeachment.” The event will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at the U.S. Bank Community Room next to Safeway in Glenwood Springs.Sue GrayCarbondale
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