impeach bush for peace peach
(Go to our Main Page:ImpeachForPeace.org)

Subscribe to this feed
Enter email:

Daily Impeachment News:

September 27, 2008

Rep. Baldwin (D-WI) Introduces Bill to Undo and Prosecute Bush-Cheney Crimes

Filed under: Impeachment Evidence — Mikael @ 9:17 am

bush-wanted.gifafterdowningstreet.org
by david swanson

Prosecution Is on the Table in Congress

Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin has just introduced the Executive Branch Accountability Act of 2008, which calls on the next President of the United States to

* Fully investigate Bush/Cheney administration officials’ alleged crimes and hold them accountable for any illegal acts.
* Ensure that any Bush/Cheney administration official guilty of a war crime is prosecuted under the War Crimes Act and the Anti-Torture Act.
* Affirm that it is the sole legal right of Congress to declare war.
* Restore the writ of habeas corpus.
* Ensure that torture and rendition are uniformly prohibited under United States law.
* Immediately close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp.
* Ensure that Americans can bring claims against their government.
* Immediately take affirmative steps to protect all documents from the Bush/Cheney Administration.
* Publicly review potential abuses of the presidential pardon process.
* Reform the use of presidential signing statements.

A copy of the Executive Branch Accountability Act of 2008 as introduced is at:
http://afterdowningstreet.org/baldwinbill

While no future president will take these steps unless compelled to by the people and our representatives in Congress, and while many of these steps should be taken by Congress itself rather than by the president, the first step in placing this critical set of tasks on the agenda of both the next Congress and the next White House is to ask every member of Congress to cosponsor this resolution immediately.

***

Baldwin Calls for Executive Accountability To Reverse Illegal Actions and Prevent Further Abuses

Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin has introduced the Executive Branch Accountability Act of 2008, calling on the next President to reverse the damaging and illegal actions taken by the Bush/Cheney Administration and to collaborate with Congress to proactively prevent any further abuses of executive branch power.

“Over the past several years, serious questions have been raised about the conduct of high ranking Bush/Cheney Administration officials in relation to some of the most basic elements of our democracy: respect for the rule of law, the principle of checks and balances, and the fundamental freedoms enshrined in the Bill of Rights,” said Baldwin. “The list of abuses of executive branch power is long, as are the Administration’s attempts to impede congressional oversight.

Indeed, Congress has presented President Bush, Vice President Cheney, and other Bush/Cheney Administration officials with ample opportunities to reverse these abusive actions and restore our democracy. At each step, they have, instead, chosen to show contempt for the Congress and the American public. We must look to the next administration ““ and the next President ““ to show leadership in restoring executive branch accountability,” Baldwin said.

The Executive Branch Accountability Act of 2008 calls on the next President of the United States to immediately and publicly reaffirm our nation’s commitment to the rule of law. It specifically directs the next President to:

* Fully investigate Bush/Cheney administration officials’ alleged crimes and hold them accountable for any illegal acts.

* Ensure that any Bush/Cheney administration official guilty of a war crime is prosecuted under the War Crimes Act and the Anti-Torture Act.

* Affirm that it is the sole legal right of Congress to declare war.

* Restore the writ of habeas corpus as an essential principle of our democracy.

* Ensure that torture and rendition are uniformly prohibited under United States law.

* Immediately close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp.

* Ensure that Americans can bring claims against their government.

* Immediately take affirmative steps to protect all documents from the Bush/Cheney Administration and publicly reaffirm that the Office of the Vice President is indeed part of the executive branch.

* Publicly review potential abuses of the presidential pardon process.

* Reform the use of presidential signing statements.

“On January 20, 2009, the next President of the United States will stand before the American people and take an oath of office to “˜”¦preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.’ Along with this oath, it is my fervent hope that he will take the decisive actions detailed in this legislation to restore our democracy,” said Baldwin.

(Source)

4 Comments

  1. THta’s great!but anybody associated to Bush/Cheney and acting conspired to the
    destruction or hindering that destruction of our constitution should not ever now or anytime in the present,future work in this country as a politicial of anytype or employee
    associated to any office of such.Not even janitor!
    Remember the pilot shot at in Pakistan should be fired and told get another day job
    for wasteing more americans money on bring fire to such expensive junk they were flying.
    Like the americans need another war?Russia beside Iran et,ali are telling,warning the turf borders are and will be respected.Like Bush/Cheney to intentionally cause another war like
    IRAQ,impeach and refuse those a job who conspired with such illegal acts against the constitution.
    impeach!Report

    Comment by Dennis M Mccullough — September 27, 2008 @ 8:10 pm

  2. Want to replace my “Impeach Bush-Cheney” bumper sticker with a “Prosecute Bush-Cheney” bumper sticker. Will you be making anything similiar?Report

    Comment by Paula Levis — January 22, 2009 @ 5:49 pm

  3. Paula,

    We have nothing in the works at present. You should be able to get an ‘ARREST BUSH AND CHENEY” teeshirt from David Swanson at AfterDowningStreet in the meantime!Report

    Comment by Mikael — January 22, 2009 @ 10:31 pm

  4. Time to Impeach, indict and prosecute these criminals, especially Dick Cheney. who seems to have played the central role in the 9/11 disaster.Report

    Comment by Dr. T.C.H. — May 6, 2009 @ 10:54 pm

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

"I just want you to know that,
when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace."
-Bush, June 18, 2002

"War is Peace"
-Big Brother in George Orwell's 1984

Who Are We?

Do-It-Yourself
Impeachment
Blog Categories

Search Whole Site:

Contact Your House Rep to Demand Impeachment
Zip Code:
As heard on
the radio...
Bush hears the voices logo
KFAI radio interview
"I Hear The Voices"
Oct 5th Ad
• Oct 5th Interview
Mike Malloy
Peter Werbe
Get Impeach For Peace Stuff!
(pins, bumper stickers, hats, etc.)
Impeach Bush for Peace Stuff logo
protest picture
Picts/Vid
Why Should Bush Have Been Impeached?Charges against Bush

Charges & Evidence


Videos

Bush's Defense