April 17 , 2006 :
On his April "Action Day", Bill sent the following letter to our two Florida Senators and member of the House, and to all members of the Judiciary Committee. Having learned that snail mail to Congressional offices is slowed down by various inspections, and emails rarely get read, we have resorted to sending communications by Fax using the FaxItNice Internet Fax service. Here's the content of Bill's letter:
During his execution of the office of the presidency George W. Bush has violated his oath of office to faithfully execute the laws of the land on a number of fronts including:
- launching an illegal war in violation of signed treaties, which the Constitution sets forth as the law of the land;
- the wiretapping of U.S. citizens in contravention of FISA;
- allowing the articulation and defense of a policy in favor of torture - in contravention of an archetypal norm basic to any legal order and civilized society;
- engaging in the mass detention of citizens and non-citizens solely on his unreviewable word that they are ‘enemy combatants’;
- denying the right to counsel to detainees, including U.S. citizens on U.S. soil;
- the mass detention and disappearances of immigrants;
- the abuse and torture of detainees on the mainland, in Guantanamo, and in Iraq; and
- misusing the concept of rendition in violation of the Geneva Convention
Taken as a whole, these acts represent a pattern of behavior which conflicts with our constitution, international law, and any common understanding of morality. I am deeply concerned about the appalling precedent that will be set for future presidents if the Judiciary Committee does not initiate impeachment proceedings in response to this consistent pattern of executive misbehavior.
Representative John Conyers has proposed H. Res. 635 which calls for a Select Committee to
investigate President Bush’s lies about Iraq, wiretapping, etc. and to make recommendations as
to whether there is sufficient evidence for impeachment. I urge you to support Rep. Conyers and
vote yes on H. Res. 635.
Please advise me of your stance on these matters and what action, if any you intend to take.
We urge all readers to write (fax is recommended) to their congressional representatives in Washington and on the Judiciary Committee requesting support for HR 635.