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Friday 8/17 L.A. City Council to Address Resolution to Impeach Bush and Cheney

by Ken Ehrlich Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007 at 10:31 PM
ken@kenehrlich.net

Bill Rosendahl of the city council has proposed a resolution calling for the Impeachment of Bush and Cheney. Activists plan attend to demonstrate support for impeachment.

LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL WILL TAKE UP IMPEACHMENT THIS FRIDAY

Bill Rosendahl, LA 11st District City Councilman, is set to introduce

a resolution before the Los Angeles City Council on Friday August

17th to impeach President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick

Cheney. We have created a special action page that will send your

message of support for this action to your own representative on the

L.A. City Council.

There will be an Impeachment Presence gathering at the Council

Chambers starting at 10:00 AM Friday, August 17, 2007, at 200 N

Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Handy way to avoid traffic and

parking is to take the 10 BIG BLUE BUS, last stop before entering the

Santa Monica Freeway is the northwest corner of Pico Blvd and Bundy

Avenue. It will stop at 1st and Spring Street, Cost is A_RTICLE.75 each way

for seniors 62 and over.

The text of the proposed impeachment is below.



Petition: Los Angeles City Council Impeachment Resolution

WHEREAS, Jefferson's Manual section LIII, 603, states that

impeachment may be set in motion by charges transmitted from the

legislature of a State; and

WHEREAS, George W. Bush and Richard Cheney have intentionally misled

the Congress and the public regarding the threat from Iraq in order

to justify a war against Iraq, in violation of Title 18 United States

Code, Section 1001 and intentionally conspired with others to defraud

the United States in connection with the war against Iraq in

violation of Title 18 United States Code, Section 371; and

WHEREAS, George W. Bush and Richard Cheney have conspired to commit

the torture of prisoners in violation of the UN Torture Convention

and the Geneva Convention, which under Article VI of the Constitution

are part of the "supreme Law of the Land"; and

WHEREAS, George W. Bush and Richard Cheney have acted to strip

Americans of their constitutional rights by ordering indefinite

detention of citizens, without access to legal counsel, without

charge and without opportunity to appear before a civil judicial

officer to challenge the detention, based solely on the discretionary

designation by the President of a U.S. citizen as an "enemy

combatant", all in subversion of law; and

WHEREAS, George W. Bush and Richard Cheney have admitted to ordering

the National Security Agency to conduct electronic surveillance of

American civilians duly constituted by Congress in 1978, in violation

of the Title 50 United States Code, Section 1805; and

WHEREAS, In all of this George W. Bush and Richard Cheney have acted

in a manner contrary to the trust placed in their respective offices

of President and Vice-President, 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 State of California

and of the United States,

WHEREAS, it is the uniform practice of the US House of Representative

to receive petitions or resolutions from primary assemblies of the

people;

Be it resolved that George W. Bush and Richard Cheney, by such

conduct, warrant impeachment and trial, and removal from office and

disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust or

profit under the United States;

Be it resolved further by the City of Los Angeles, that our senators

and representatives in the United States Congress be, and they are

hereby, requested to cause to be instituted in the Congress of the

United States proper proceedings for the investigation of the

activities of the President George W. Bush and the Vice President

Richard Cheney, to the end that they may be impeached and removed

from such offices.

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