West Hollywood City Council Passes Resolution to Impeach Cheney and Bush

18 de julio de 2007

[font:face="Times New Roman";size=3]On July 16th the West Hollywood city council bravely intervened into the country's political process by demanding Cheney and Bush be impeached. The resolution was authored by Mayor John J. Duran and a city councilman. In his statement before the introduction of the resolution, the mayor said that the audience may be frustrated because they are just the city council, but that doesn’t mean that they cannot act nationally or internationally. He then cited the Declaration of Independence and the preamble pointing out that it addresses the welfare of the population and it's the congress that comes and follows that idea.[/font]

[font:face="Times New Roman";size=3]He said he was motivated to author such a resolution as a result of attending another event, concerning the famous case of professional football player Patric Tillman, whose parents were told he died in combat, but who actually died from friendly fire. It turned out that Tillman was training the Iraqi police and it was an Iraqi policeman who shot him. The mayor said that a government and an administration having to lie, particularly about someone's death to justify a failed war, is what did it for him. He was thenceforth for impeachment [/font]

[font:face="Times New Roman";size=3]The LYM participated in the discussion, with two members stressing that if the youth of this nation was to have a future, then the impeachment of Cheney first is of most importance. [/font]

[font:face="Times New Roman";size=3]Throughout the night the deputy mayor organized the crowd to call their congressman, call Pelosi and call Waxman. After the formal meeting, the LYM scattered all over the room to organize the entire city council and their guests.[/font]

[font:face="Times New Roman";size=3] Resolution No.07-NNNN

A Resolution By The City Council Of The
City Of West Hollywood Petitioning For
The Impeachment of President George W. Bush
And Vice President Richard Cheney

WHEREAS, President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney have committed high crimes and misdemeanors as they have repeatedly and intentionally violated the United States Constitution and other laws of the United States, particularly the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and the Torture Convention, which under Article VI of the Constitution is a treaty as part of the "supreme law of the land;" and

WHEREAS, President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney have acted to strip Americans of their constitutional rights by ordering indefinite detentions 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 design by the President of the United States that a citizen is an "enemy combatant," all in subversion of law; and

WHEREAS, George W. Bush and Richard Cheney have ordered and authorized the United States Attorney General to override judicial orders for the release of detainees under the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly INS) under their jurisdiction, even though the judicial officer after full hearing has determined that a detainee is held wrongfully by the government; and

WHEREAS, George W. Bush and Richard Cheney have ordered on at least thirty (30) occasions the National Security Agency to intercept and otherwise record international telephone and other signals and communications by American citizens without warrants from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review, duly constituted by Congress in 1978, and designated U.S. citizens as "enemy combatants," all in violation of constitutional guarantees of due process; and

WHEREAS, George W. Bush and Richard Cheney have admitted to willingly and repeatedly to have violated the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and boasted that they would continue to do so, each violation constituting a felony; and

WHEREAS, George W. Bush and Richard Cheney have violated the United Nations Charter and other treaties prohibiting aggressive war by invading the sovereign nation of Iraq at great cost in lives, debt, and domestic security, without just cause or provocation, and has misled the United States Congress with deliberate or grossly, wantonly negligent falsehoods to obtain the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution (Public Law 93-102-1); and

WHEREAS, it is the uniform practice of the U.S. House of Representatives to receive petitions or resolutions from primary assemblies of the people;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of West Hollywood submits that the actions and admissions of President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney constitute ample grounds for their impeachment and trial, removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any offices of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the City of West Hollywood that we request our representative in the United States Congress submit this Resolution as a petition to be published in the U.S. Congressional Record and that he introduce Articles of Impeachment against the President and Vice President.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the Clerk of the City of West Hollywood is hereby instructed to certify to the Clerk of the House of Representatives, under the seal of the City of West Hollywood, a copy of this resolution and its adoption by the Council, a copy shall be marked with the word "Petition" at the top and contain the authorizing signature of the City Clerk. [/font]