Vermont Leads The Way
If Congress is too complacent or too timid to impeach our dysfunctional president, local governments may have to do their jobs for them.
First in line: Vermont.
Vermont’s town hall meetings have been well-known. All the citizens get together and vote on local issues and resolve problems right then and there. Fixing potholes, the town budget, school issues — the matter is voted on, settled, and everyone takes part.
Occasionally they make the news when a town votes on a national issue, but mostly they stick to local issues. Well, in a sense, the fact that we have a rotting festering president poisoning the White House IS a local issue.
A selectman from Newfane, VT said “It absolutely affects us locally. It’s our sons and daughters, our mothers and fathers, who are dying” in the war in Iraq.
Newfane and four other Vermont towns have called on Vermont’s only Congressman, Bernie Sanders (Independent), to file Articles of Impeachment. Grounds for impeachment include lying to get us into the Iraqi war, and illegal domestic spying.
The vote in Newfane was 121 to 29 in favor of impeachment. Another Newfane resident said “As a teacher I can’t say to my kids that what happens on the national level doesn’t affect us at the local level. Would that we could all be in a cocoon, but that is not the case.”
The chairman of the Vermont Republican Party, Jim Barnett, is against the resolution: “We should not be impeaching presidents just because we disagree with them.”
No Jim, Bush should NOT be impeached because people disagree with him. He needs to be impeached because he murdered 2,300 American soldiers and tens of thousands of civilians by lying to get us into the Iraqi war. He needs to be impeached for violating the Geneva Convention. He needs to be impeached for illegally spying on American citizens. Asshole.