Those of you who know me, know that I don’t do a mass email like this lightly. I put you all on this list because I think that this issue is important, as it goes directly to the beginnings of our country and the Constitution itself.
While the issue is “officially” dead due to the Democrats who jumped ship to join the Republicans because they are scared, I think this is too important to be treated as “Politics as usual.”
Yesterday, Senator Russ Feingold introduced a resolution to censure President Bush for breaking the law by illegally wiretapping American citizens.
When the president misleads the public and the Congress and willfully and repeatedly breaks the law, there need to be some consequences –that’s how the law works for everybody else.
Censuring the president is a reasonable first step in condemning the president’s actions. Now it’s up to us to show broad public support for Senator Feingold’s resolution. Can you sign this petition asking Congress to join the call for censure?
I’ve communicated with both of my Senators twice at this point, even though Senator Frist is the Majority Leader of the Senate and will probably ignore my suggestions. I sent this to both of them twice now:
“I am writing you today sir to urge you to support the censure resolution against the President. I would like to make it clear, sir that I believe the President should be held accountable for the lies he has perpetrated, the illegal activities he has undertook and the civil rights he has violated. I further thing that he should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for violating his Oath of Office in that he promised (twice) to “Preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
So far Senator, he has done none of that. He has trampled on rights guarenteed by the Bill of Rights, he has declared war on a nation that has done nothing to us, despite the fact that the only people who can declare war legally are Congress. He has enacted powers that appear no where in the Constitution and called “security”.
Those who surrender essential liberties to achieve temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. — Benjamin Franklin
We rebelled against the King of England for these very same reasons. I believe that the President should be censured immediately or there shall be a terrible backlash against the entire government mechanism.
“The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders … All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism.” — Nazi war criminal Hermann Goering (at the Nuremberg Trials)
Please sir, cross party lines and PLEASE support this censure resolution. I feel it is absolutely needed currently.”
Please look into your heart and ask yourself if this is the kind of country you wish to live in. If it is not, please join me calling upon our elected leaders to do what is right and to live up to their oaths.
If you feel that a police state is what you want to live in, then simply ignore and delete this email.
Eric (Daven) Landrum