PETITION TO THE McLENNAN COUNTY, TEXAS, COMMISSIONER'S COURT TO ENDORSE THE IMPEACHMENT OF PRESIDENT BUSH
The undersigned residents of McLennan Country, Texas, petition its Commissioner's Court to endorse the following call for impeachment of President George W. Bush. President Bush has acted contrary to law, and violated his oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States. He is altering the balance of power in our democracy by denying Congress its proper role in governance, and causing the United States to act in contravention of international law.
Therefore, FRIENDS OF PEACE, calls for the impeachment of President Bush.
McLennan County, Texas, Call for the Impeachment of President George W. Bush
Initiated by Friends of Peace in Waco, this petition is directed to the board of Commissioners of McLennan County, Texas. To start a petition for your city within McLennan County, see www.friendsofpeace.org.
WHEREAS, George W. Bush, has abused his power by failing to take care that the laws were faithfully executed by directing or authorizing the National Security Agency and various other agencies within the intelligence community to conduct electronic surveillance outside of the statues Congress has prescribed as the exclusive means for such surveillance, and to use such information for purposes unknown but unrelated to any lawful function of his office; he has also concealed the existence of this unlawful program of electronic surveillance from Congress, the press and the public; and
WHEREAS, George W. Bush has subverted the Constitution, its guarantee of a republican form of government, and the constitutional separation of powers by undermining the rightful authority of Congress to declare war, oversee foreign affairs, and make appropriations. He did so by justifying the war with false and misleading statements and deceived the people of the United States as well as Congress. He denied the electorate the right to make an informed choice and thereby undermined democracy; and
WHEREAS, George W. Bush, has abused his power by violating the constitutional and international rights of citizens and non-citizens by arbitrarily detaining them indefinitely inside and outside of the United States, without due process, without charges and with limited – if any – access to council or courts. He has failed to faithfully execute the laws of the United States by allowing his administration to condone torture, failing to investigate and prosecute high-level officials responsible for torture, and officially refusing to accept the binding nature of a statutory ban on cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment; and
WHEREAS, George W. Bush, in his conduct of the Office of the President of the United States, in violation of his constitutional oath to faithfully 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 arrogated excessive power to the executive branch in violation of basic constitutional principles of the separation of powers; and
WHEREAS, In all of this George W. 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 McLennan County, Texas, and of the United States of America; and
WHEREAS, Petitions from the country at large may be presented by the Speaker of the House according to Clause 3 of House Rule XII;
Be it resolved that George W. Bush by such conduct, warrants 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 McLennan County, 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, to the end that he may be impeached and removed from such office.
Be it resolved further, That the County Clerk of McLennan County be, and is hereby, instructed to certify to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, under the seal of McLennan County, a copy of this resolution and its adoption by McLennan County, as a petition, and request that this petition be delivered to the Office of the Clerk and entered in the United States Congressional Journal.