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    Mr. Masland,

    The Vermont State Senate has passed a resolution calling on the United States Congress to initiate impeachment proceedings against President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney.  The Senate ended up passing the resolution in just five minutes, by a vote of 16-9.

    "The neat thing about the Vermont Legislature is that we listen to citizens," said Senate President Pro Tem Peter Shumlin, this past Tuesday.

    I second Peter's remarks and urge you and every Vermont State Representative to begin long overdue impeachment procedings against President Bush and Vice President Cheney.

    Here is what 36 Vermont towns have approved:

    Whereas George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney have:

    1. deliberately misled the nation about the threat from Iraq in order to justify a war,
    1. condoned the torture of prisoners in violation of the Geneva Convention and US law,
    1. approved illegal electronic surveillance of American citizens without a warrant, and,

    Whereas these actions have undermined our Constitutional system of government, damaged the reputation of America, and threatened our national security, Therefore, the voters of the town of ___________________ call upon the U.S. House of Representatives to investigate these charges, and if the investigation supports the charges, vote to impeach George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney as provided in the Constitution of the United States of America. This resolution shall be signed by the Town Clerk and forwarded to both the Speaker and the Clerk of the US House of Representatives, and Representative John Conyers of the House Judiciary Committee.

    "In Middlebury, where Gov. Jim Douglas, a Republican, is the town moderator voters approved both the impeachment and troop withdrawal measures. Douglas, ironically, was the chairman of Bush’s 2000 election committee and 2004 reelection committee in Vermont."

    "An October 2006 Newsweek poll found 51% of Americans supported impeachment of President Bush with 44% opposed. 28% felt that impeachment should be a "top priority", while 23% gave it a "lower priority"."

    This is the only way our leaders can be held accountable for their actions.  We must show the world that we do not allow our president and vice president to break the law or abuse The United States Constitution.  It is the only way to regain our moral standing, and the only way our country can be put right again.

    Thank you for your time,

    "getting caught".....the greatest Republican sin. According to Republicans.

    by AlyoshaKaramazov on Fri Apr 20, 2007 at 10:38:46 AM PDT

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