Tuesday, June 10, 2008

For such a small guy, Kucinich has huge balls

Congressman Dennis Kucinich has my vote. Not just in the primaries where I was sad to see him drop out last January, but in the "real American" contest. It takes a true patriot to love one's country enough to stand up to a man like George Bush and his administration, rife as it is with strong arms and below-the-belt punchers, and demand that we begin impeachment proceedings. He wants congress to look into the president's motives and direction for his argument to go to war.

The public tends to mistake the meaning of an impeachment. It is not instant removal from office. The first part is merely a congressional vote to determine if the president, vice president or other public official committed wrongdoings. And there is plenty of evidence to warrant a vote. The second part of impeachment (conviction) is removal from office. As then-Congressman Gerald Ford is quoted in Wikipedia as saying in 1970, ""An impeachable offense is whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers it to be at a given moment in history."

I think we're at that moment in history. And I hope the House of Representatives agrees.


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