First in Impeachment
There's a fascinating discussion unfolding here that suggests the possibility of moving forward with presidential impeachment with one STATE taking the initiative. That's right. One STATE.
Here's a snippet from this provocative DailyKos diary:
A high crime is one which seeks the overthrow of the country, which gives aid or comfort to its enemies, or which injures the country to the profit of an individual or group.
On December 10, 1903 William B. Lamar, US Congressional Representative for the 3rd district of Florida, rose on the floor of the house and delivered before Congress articles of impeachment, prepared and resolved by both houses of the legislature of Florida, alleging high crimes and misdemeanors by a Federal Judge, Charles Swayne.
Swayne was ultimately acquitted, but strong precedent was established for a State to initiate impeachment proceedings, as clearly outlined in the House Rules of the 109th Congress.
So. The possibility exists that a state legislature can initiate impeachment.
I say that as one of the state's suffering the most loss of life from Bush's illegal war plundering, North Carolina should take the lead in getting our Democracy back on track.
Calling all North Carolina legislators.
It's time for you to take the lead . . . or get out of the friggin' way. Or to paraphrase Dear Leader, you're either FOR the rule of law . . . or your against freedom and democracy.
It's show time.
BlueNC is dedicated to making North Carolina a more progressive and prosperous state. If your intention is to disrupt this effort, please find somewhere else to express your opinions.