Editor's note: This column is directed to Representative Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin. If you would like to write the representative(s) from your state you can use the 'Write Your Representative' page available here.
As we approach the Fourth of July, we think of Independence Day 231 years ago. Our nation broke away from the tyranny of powerful King George of Great Britain.
The 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence took their lives in their hands when they penned their signatures and went to war with England.
Our Constitution is the culmination of the efforts of that courageous and sacrificing generation of men and women. Today that Constitution is being shredded before our eyes by the two leaders of a generation of power-hungry and greedy men and women -- President George Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.
Illegal wars of aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan, illegal torture of prisoners and illegal wiretapping of our home communications are each impeachable offenses or acts of treason under our Constitution and our laws.
President Bush and Vice President Cheney are violating their oath of office. They swore to support and defend the Constitution. Our elected congressional representatives swore a similar oath to support and defend the Constitution.
We, the undersigned, ask Rep. Tammy Baldwin to support and defend this cornerstone of our republic! She must demand that impeachment investigations commence against Bush and Cheney. The constitutional remedy for such illegal behavior is impeachment in the House, trial in the Senate and, if judged guilty by a majority of senators, removal from office.
Our Constitution, our basic form of government, must be saved. The rule of law must be restored. This president and vice president have amassed illegal powers, and the crimes they have committed call for justice. Justice can only be provided by the legislative branch using the most powerful tool of a democracy -- impeachment.
Impeachment is imperative to prevent the president elected in 2008 from having all the powers the present president has accumulated by lies, fraud and illegal acts. Bush and Cheney must be stopped. They must be stopped now for the benefit of coming generations. They must be stopped before they start another war in Iran or elsewhere.
House Resolution 333, authored by Rep. Dennis Kucinich in April, when passed, will start the impeachment investigation against Vice President Cheney. Eight leaders have had the courage to co-sign HR 333. We demand Tammy Baldwin co-sign and call for the impeachment of Bush and Cheney from the floor of the House day after day until impeachment begins.
Fixty-six men summoned courage in 1776 to sign the Declaration of Independence. We ask each reader, summon your courage to contact Rep. Tammy Baldwin. Demand she co-sign HR 333. Demand she work tirelessly to bring about the impeachment of Bush and Cheney. Tell her it is her duty to this nation and to children unborn to support and defend our Constitution.
Please call her now at 258-9800 or see how to e-mail her at www.tammybaldwin.house.gov.
Each year the wars continue, tens of thousands of soldiers and civilians die in Iraq and Afghanistan. The fastest way to stop these horrible and illegal wars of aggression is to impeach the men who started the wars. We must impeach for peace!
Join us July 4 at noon on the Capitol Square for the Independence Day Impeach for Peace rally and march. We will gather at the State Street corner. Bring your family and friends. Speak out at the open mike session to save our form of government so we can pass it on to posterity.
More information is at ImpeachWI.org.
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