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 Ramsey Clark; Impeach Bush Campaign
picture26 Jan 2003 @ 08:31, by spiritseek

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No Iraqi war, thousands say in Mall protest
By Denise Barnes and H.J. Brier
THE WASHINGTON TIMES

"Ramsey Clark, U.S. attorney general during the Johnson administration,
called for Mr. Bush's impeachment, evoking cheers from the throng.
Mr. Clark noted the U.S. Constitution's impeachment criteria -
"treason, bribery and other high crimes and misdemeanors" - then laid out
his case against Mr. Bush in a stream of rhetorical questions.
"Has he assumed the power to wage aggressive war by himself? Is that
an impeachable offense? Has he threatened to use nuclear weapons? Is that
an impeachable offense?" he said, as the crowd yelled "yes" after each
question. "Then let's impeach him."
Mr. Clark and other rally organizers said a Web site will be set up to
enlist support for Mr. Bush's impeachment."

Ramsey Clark founded the International Action Center and the website for
the Center is [link] .

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source:
www.onlinejournal.com/Special_Reports/Ramares010403/ramares010403.html

Preemptive Impeachment
Law professor stands ready to draft articles for any member of the House

By Kéllia Ramares
Online Journal Contributing Editor

[Bush regimes says:] While the United States will constantly strive to
enlist the support of the international community, we will not hesitate to
act alone, if necessary, to exercise our right of self defense by acting
preemptively against such terrorists, to prevent them from doing harm
against our people and our country . . .

The National Security Strategy of the United States of America

January 4, 2002 "We sentenced Nazi leaders to death for waging a war of
aggression," says International Law Professor Francis A. Boyle of the
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. By contrast, Prof. Boyle wants
merely to impeach George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and John
Ashcroft for their plans to invade Iraq and create a police state in
America.

Boyle is offering his services as counsel, free of charge, to any member of
the House of Representatives willing to sponsor articles of impeachment. He
is experienced in this work, having undertaken it in 1991 for the late Rep.
Henry B. Gonzalez (D-TX), in an effort to stop the first Persian Gulf War.
It takes only one member to introduce articles of impeachment. Of course,
it will take many more than that to vote for impeachment, which will
culminate in a trial in the Senate. Boyle is confident that, once the
articles are introduced, others, including Republicans, will co-sponsor
them. But we have to convince our Representatives that impeachment is
necessary for the country and politically safe for them. This non-violent,
constitutional process may be our best way of stopping World War III and
saving our civil rights.

Grounds for Impeachment

Article II Sec. 4 of the Constitution states that: "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." Boyle says that waging a war of
aggression is a crime under the Nuremberg Charter, Judgment and Principles
([link]). "It's very clear," he adds, "if you
read all the press reports, they are going to devastate Baghdad, a
metropolitan area of 5 million people. The Nuremberg Charter clearly says
the wanton devastation of a city is a Nuremberg war crime."

The United States is a party to the Nuremberg Charter, Judgment and
Principles, and thus is constitutionally bound to obey them. "The
Constitution, in Article 6, says that international treaties are the
supreme law of the land here in the United States of America. So all we
would be doing here, in this impeachment campaign," Boyle says, "is
impeaching them for violating international treaties, as incorporated into
the United States Constitution, as well as the Constitution itself."

Bush Cabal Repudiates Nuremberg Principles

We don't have to wait for the devastation of Baghdad to impeach the Bush
cabal because they have already repudiated the Nuremberg Charter via the
so-called Bush Doctrine of preventive war and pre-emptive attack. "This
doctrine of pre-emptive warfare or pre-emptive attack was rejected soundly
in the Nuremberg Judgment, " Boyle says. "The Nuremberg Judgment . . .
rejected this Nazi doctrine of international law of alleged self-defense."
The Bush Doctrine, embodied in the National Security Strategy document
([link]), published on the White House web
site, is appalling, Boyle says. "It reads like a Nazi planning document
prior to the Second World War."
.
Are the People Ready for Another Impeachment?
.
But no matter how blatant the violations of constitutional, statutory and
international law are, impeachment is still a political process.
Republicans control the Congress and many Democrats, fearful of being
labeled "soft on terrorism" might be unwilling to challenge the Bush cabal.
It would take tremendous public pressure to get a reluctant Congress to
impeach. Still, Boyle thinks he can garner public support by adding an
article of impeachment against John Ashcroft.

"We know for a fact that there are Republicans and Democrats and
Independents and Greens, even very conservative Republicans, such as Dick
Armey and [Bob] Barr, who are very worried about a police state." Boyle
says that an article against Ashcroft would make clear "that we don't want
a police state in the name of an oil empire."

It's Up to Us

Unfortunately for the impeachment campaign, Armey has retired and Barr, who
spoke out against some of the most draconian proposals for what eventually
became the USA PATRIOT Act, was defeated in the Republican primary. Boyle
is still waiting for the one member of Congress willing to introduce
articles of impeachment when the 108th Congress convenes on January 7.

Since Bush has indicated that he is not likely to go to war before the end
of January or early February, Boyle thinks we have a month to stop the war
by impeaching the chain of command: Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld, along with
police state enforcer Ashcroft. Time and the Internet are advantages Rep.
Gonzalez did not have in 1991, when the Persian Gulf War was launched the
day after he introduced his articles.

Boyle is asking the public to push for impeachment in two ways. First,
contact your own member of Congress
([link]) to urge him or her to introduce
articles of impeachment, and tell the member that he or she may contact
Prof. Boyle (FBOYLE@LAW.UIUC.EDU) for assistance in drafting the articles.
Second, demand impeachment by engaging in non-violent direct action, in
exercise of your First Amendment rights to free speech, peaceable assembly
and petition for redress of grievances. Boyle was pleased that 100,000
people marched around the White House last October 26 to protest the
impending war on Iraq. But he says one million people need to peaceably
take to the streets with signs, banners and voices shouting, "Impeach
Bush!"

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Date: Monday, January 20, 2003 8:32 AM
Subject: Fw: [abolition-caucus] IMPEACH PRESIDENT BUSH!

Francis A. Boyle
Law Building
504 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Champaign, IL 61820 USA
217-333-7954(voice) 217-244-1478 (fax)
fboyle@law.uiuc.edu (personal comments only)

Impeachment Resolution Against President George W. Bush
by
Francis A. Boyle
Professor of Law
January 17, 2003
108nd Congress H.Res.XX
1st Session
Impeaching George Walker Bush, President of the United States, of high
crimes and misdemeanors.
_______________________________________________
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January __, 2003
Mr./Ms. Y submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the
Committee on Judiciary.
________________________________________________
A RESOLUTION
Impeaching George Walker Bush, President of the United States, of high
crimes and misdemeanors.
Impeaching George Walker Bush, President of the United States, of high
crimes and misdemeanors.
Resolved, That George Walker Bush, President of the United States is
impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors, and that the following articles
of impeachment be exhibited to the Senate:
Articles of impeachment exhibited by the House of Representatives of the
United States of America in the name of itself and of all of the people of
the United States of America, against George Walker Bush, President of the
United States of America, in maintenance and support of its impeachment
against him for high crimes and misdemeanors.

ARTICLE I
In the conduct of the office of President of the United States, George
Walker Bush, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute
the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his
ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United
States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the
laws be faithfully executed, has attempted to impose a police state and a
military dictatorship upon the people and Republic of the United States of
America by means of "a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations" against the
Constitution since September 11, 2001. This subversive conduct includes but
is not limited to trying to suspend the constitutional Writ of Habeas
Corpus; ramming the totalitarian U.S.A. Patriot Act through Congress; the
mass-round-up and incarceration of foreigners; kangaroo courts; depriving
at least two United States citizens of their constitutional rights by means
of military incarceration; interference with the constitutional right of
defendants in criminal cases to lawyers; violating and subverting the Posse
Comitatus Act; unlawful and unreasonable searches and seizures; violating
the First Amendments rights of the free exercise of religion, freedom of
speech, peaceable assembly, and to petition the government for redress of
grievances; packing the federal judiciary with hand-picked judges belonging
to the totalitarian Federalist Society and undermining the judicial
independence of the Constitution's Article III federal court system;
violating the Third and Fourth Geneva Conventions and the U.S. War Crimes
Act; violating the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and
the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial
Discrimination; reinstitution of the infamous "Cointelpro" Program;
violating the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, the Convention
against Torture, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; instituting
the totalitarian Total Information Awareness Program; and establishing a
totalitarian Northern Military Command for the United States of America
itself. In all of this George Walker Bush has acted in a manner contrary to
his trust as President and subversive of constitutional government, to the
great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury
of the people of the United States.

Wherefore George Walker Bush, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and
trial, and removal from office.

ARTICLE II
In the conduct of the office of President of the United States, George
Walker Bush, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute
the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his
ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United
States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the
laws be faithfully executed, has violated the Equal Protection Clause of
the Constitution. U.S. soldiers in the Middle East are overwhelmingly poor
White, Black, and Latino and their military service is based on the
coercion of a system that has denied viable economic opportunities to these
classes of citizens. Under the Constitution, all classes of citizens are
guaranteed equal protection of the laws, and calling on the poor and
minorities to fight a war for oil to preserve the lifestyles of the wealthy
power elite of this country is a denial of the rights of these soldiers. In
all of this George Walker Bush has acted in a manner contrary to his trust
as President and subversive of constitutional government, to the great
prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the
people of the United States.

Wherefore George Walker Bush, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and
trial, and removal from office.

ARTICLE III
In the conduct of the office of President of the United States, George
Walker Bush, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute
the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his
ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United
States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the
laws be faithfully executed, has violated the U.S. Constitution, federal
law, and the United Nations Charter by bribing, intimidating and
threatening others, including the members of the United Nations Security
Council, to support belligerent acts against Iraq. In all of this George
Walker Bush has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and
subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the
cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the
United States.

Wherefore George Walker Bush, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and
trial, and removal from office.

ARTICLE IV
In the conduct of the office of President of the United States, George
Walker Bush, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute
the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his
ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United
States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the
laws be faithfully executed, has prepared, planned, and conspired to engage
in a massive war and catastrophic aggression against Iraq by employing
methods of mass destruction that will result in the killing of hundreds of
thousands of civilians, many of whom will be children. This planning
includes the threatened use of nuclear weapons, and the use of such
indiscriminate weapons and massive killings by aerial bombardment, or
otherwise, of civilians, violates the Hague Regulations on land warfare,
the rules of customary international law set forth in the Hague Rules of
Air Warfare, the Four Geneva Conventions of 1949 and Protocol I thereto,
the Nuremberg Charter, Judgment, and Principles, the Genocide Convention,
the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and U.S. Army Field Manual 27-10
(1956). In all of this George Walker Bush has acted in a manner contrary to
his trust as President and subversive of constitutional government, to the
great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury
of the people of the United States.

Wherefore George Walker Bush, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and
trial, and removal from office.

ARTICLE V
In the conduct of the office of President of the United States, George
Walker Bush, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute
the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his
ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United
States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the
laws be faithfully executed, has committed the United States to acts of war
without congressional consent and contrary to the United Nations Charter
and international law. From September, 2001 through January, 2003, the
President embarked on a course of action that systematically eliminated
every option for peaceful resolution of the Persian Gulf crisis. Once the
President approached Congress for consent to war, tens of thousands of
American soldiers' lives were in jeopardy - rendering any substantive
debate by Congress meaningless. The President has not received a
Declaration of War by Congress, and in contravention of the written word,
the spirit, and the intent of the U.S. Constitution has declared that he
will go to war regardless of the views of the American people. In failing
to seek and obtain a Declaration of War, George Walker Bush has acted in a
manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive of constitutional
government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to
the manifest injury of the people of the United States.

Wherefore George Walker Bush, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and
trial, and removal from office.

ARTICLE VI
In the conduct of the office of President of the United States, George
Walker Bush, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute
the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his
ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United
States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the
laws be faithfully executed, has planned, prepared, and conspired to commit
crimes against the peace by leading the United States into aggressive war
against Iraq in violation of Article 2(4) of the United Nations Charter,
the Nuremberg Charter, Judgment, and Principles, the Kellogg-Brand Pact,
U.S. Army Field Manual 27-10 (1956), numerous other international treaties
and agreements, and the Constitution of the United States. In all of this
George Walker Bush has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President
and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the
cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the
United States.

Wherefore George Walker Bush, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and
trial, and removal from office.

(In memory of Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez - R.I.P. - and H. Res. 86,
102nd Cong., 1st Sess., Jan. 16, 1991.)



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