"Vermont Town Seeks Bush, Cheney Arrests"
Vermont Town Seeks Bush, Cheney Arrests
[A liberal wet dream up there is to frog walk Bush and Cheney across the Brattleboro town square.]
President Bush may soon have a new reason to avoid left-leaning Vermont: In one town, activists want him subject to arrest for war crimes.
A group in Brattleboro is petitioning to put an item on a town meeting agenda in March that would make Bush and Vice President Cheney subject to arrest and indictment if they visit the southeastern Vermont community.
"This petition is as radical as the Declaration of Independence, and it draws on that tradition in claiming a universal jurisdiction when governments fail to do what they're supposed to do," said Kurt Daims, 54, a retired machinist leading the drive.
The measure asks: "Shall the Selectboard instruct the Town Attorney to draft indictments against President Bush and Vice President Cheney for crimes against our Constitution, and publish said indictment for consideration by other municipalities?"
[I hate to be a stickler for detail but what are the SPECIFIC crimes THAT Bush and Cheney are to be charged with? I notice this same oversight in the impeachment videos. They all somehow neglect to mention any grounds for impeachment. And now to hear from the DUmmie Peatnut Gallery...]
Now if we could just get the rest of the states to adopt such a plan!
[You might have a good chance in Taxachussetts.]
Rest of the states? It's a city, not the state of Vermont.
[Silly detail like the specific charges with which Bush and Cheney could be arrested for.]
Cities and towns can pass resolutions, which is fine, but they carry no legal weight. They are *not* completely useless, because they do call attention to how horrible the regime has been. But they have no legal standing to arrest, impeach, convict or otherwise get rid of Bush/Cheney. If you want people to make up laws as they go along, then you sink to the level of BushCo. I think energies would be better spent writing letters to our reps asking for articles of impeachment.
[That's just the ticket. Instead of trying to elect Democrats, expend all your energy on an impeachment that is going nowhere and is already impossible to achieve due to time contraints.]
Please read this carefully and try to understand. This is in the United States Constitution and is the law of the land. Vermont cannot do anything legal to remove Bush.
Whoa! Can Berkeley be far behind?
[Berkeley is probably working on a resolution to send Bush and Cheney to The Hague.]
Make sure Mike Malloy see this! We take our pleasures where we can find them.
[Enjoy your useless pleasures!]
Regrettably I would not be so excited to receive a 50-star American flag these days. A thirteen star, maybe, but not a 50-star flag. The 50-star flag is the flag of a regrettable empire, created without the consent of the governed in an oligarchy masquerading as a democracy.
[May we now question your patriotism?]
The only legal way to remove a sitting POTUS is impeachment/conviction.
Of course it's not going to happen and even if it did, it wouldn't mean much, but that's not the point. It simply illustrates the frustration and anger that people have about bushco.
[Plus it gives normal people loads of entertainment watching your extreme BDS in action.]
They have been declared War Criminals by the World Court because of their lies for war and genocide of the Iraqi people.
[I love having a front seat to delusional BDS entertainment!]
So no, they'll never come to Brattleboro, because they're afraid someone might actually enforce the law.
[I'm picturing Barney Fife trying to arrest the President while accidentally shooting himself in the foot.]
If Congress doesn't get it done, it won't be done. The Hague is good only for trying 3rd world dictators who have already been beaten by someone else, probably the United States. No US President will EVER go there in our lifetime. No Democratic president would EVER accept such a precedent, even for a hated Republican. Why? Because then it IS a precedent and might bite them personally in the ass. I'd laugh if I weren't crying so hard.
[Me? I'm just laughing!]
Arresting Bush and Cheney may very well pave the way to their removal. Word.
[Yeah, I can just picture Bush and Cheney being frogwalked into the Brattleboro city jail...NOT!]
I applaud your indignation that Bush has been allowed to continue to hold office, but if you could channel it into doing just a little bit of reading, you would learn, as I did, that Brattleboro's gesture is completely meaningless, unenforcable, and illegal.
[But very very FUnnie!]
States must do what our elected dem leaders refuse to do. Treat this administration like the criminals they are and issue warrants to arrest them. I pray a multitude of cities and states do the same sending a clear message to our elected reps in congress and to the world. We want them impeached.
[Issue a jaywalking warrant for Bush.]
could you really ask a beat cop to arrest the President? Could he ever consider his job safe after that?
[Barney Fife wants his job security.]
Okay, I'm from Brattleboro. And while I think it's a nice symbolic gesture, all you people who are hooting and hollering and saying, "Oh, boy! I want to move to Brattleboro!" need to understand that this is a movement of - EIGHT - people. Okay? Eight.
[Eight is Enough. We like our BDS comedy shows.]
Why do liberal activists keep coming up with such fool stunts? It detracts from the seriousness of their positions.
[Shhh! Don't discourage them.]
Best keep our powder dry. Save it for when we might really need it. Like when something really impeachable happens.
[Oops! You...you mean NOTHING impeachable has happened yet? Thanx for that startling admission.]