Court Of Impeachment And War Crimes: July 2007
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An interview with Naomi Wolf about the 10 steps from democracy to dictatorship!

Stop The Spying Now

Stop the Spying!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Will They Ever Stop This Attempt To Expand Spying On Us In The Name Of Terrorism? This Has Got To Be Stopped!


THE CONGRESS HAS GOT TO BE STONE STUPID!

Apparently before Congress goes into recess this week they may vote on H Res 3138--the Wilson FISA modernization bill.

It looks like the Bush administration is trying to modify FISA to give them legal authority to conduct their warrantless surveillance program, and possibly retroactively keep themselves immune from any judicial or legislative action on the illegal spying they have already done.

Please take a moment to call your congressman and ask him to vote against H Res 3138 if it comes up this week.

The switchboard number is: (202) 224-3121.More info below:

From The Bill of Rights Defense Committee : It's up to each of us to stop Congress from acting out of fear.

Your elected representatives are being called on by the White House to vote this week to expand the administration's powers to spy on your telephone and e-mail communications without warrants.

Using the threat of a terrorist attack, the administration is urging reform of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) , which is meant to protect Americans from warrantless government spying.

Before Congress begins its recess at the end of this week, the House may vote on a bill (HR 3138

offered by Representative Heather Wilson (R-NM) that would expand the National Security Agency's (NSA's) access to the telephone conversations and e-mail communications of Americans who have no connection to Al Qaeda or terrorism.

The administration is warning that if the Democratically controlled Congress fails to take this action before recess, it will be blamed for any terrorist attacks.Please phone your representative *today *and ask that he or she oppose the Wilson FISA modernization bill if it comes up for a vote before recess.1) Call the Capitol switchboard, (202) 224-3121, 24 hours and ask theoperator to connect you,

or

2) Look up your representative's direct number here

*Why is this bill troubling?*The Wilson bill changes the definitions in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in order to allow the NSA to acquire millions of Americans' international communications without any warrant oroversight. Under the new definition, the NSA would not need a warrant to conduct "vacuum cleaner surveillance," seizing whole streams of Americans' international phone calls and e-mails, so long as it does not "intentionally direct surveillance at a particular known person in the U.S." when it initially acquires those private conversations.

On Saturday, the /New York Times/
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revealed that the 2004 dispute within the Bush administration over the program hinged on a data mining component that collected millions of our telephone records from telecommunications companies without FISA warrants.

The bill would also allow the NSA to seize Americans' domestic communications without a warrant, if the NSA does not "reasonably believe" (READ: "does not bother to check") that the caller or the recipient is located in the U.S.

The administration has publicly claimed that Congress needs to fix a "foreign to foreign" issue "loophole" to ensure that certain foreign-to-foreign communications that are rerouted through the U.S. would not require a warrant. Representatives Schiff , Flake , Harman and others have introduced language that would make that clear.

But Wilson's bill to amend FISA is a sea change in the law and the rights of Americans.

*Suggested talking points on Rep. Heather Wilson's bill, HR 3138:*

1) We have seen from the FBI's abuses of its warrantless national security letter power that warrantless searches lead to abuses . There should be no warrantless wiretapping of Americans. Checks and balancesare necessary.

2) President Bush and others continuously mislead the public by stressing that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act was written in 1978, and it fails to mention that it has been updated dozens of times in order to give the impression that it is outdated. Congress needs to be informed of what the President has been doing to circumvent FISA requirements that were designed to protect Americans' privacy.

3) Congress needs to complete its investigation of the administration's warrantless wiretapping program, or programs, and force the administration to reveal documents the Justice Department prepared at the onset of the program.

(See Center for Democracy & Technology's Most Wanted Surveillance Documents ,

<http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?key=389978909&url_num=4&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdt.org%2Fsecurity%2F20070620wanteddocs.php>

and Most Wanted Surveillance Answers.

<http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?key=389978909&url_num=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdt.org%2Fsecurity%2F20070620wantedanswers.php>.)

4) The administration has not complied with congressional subpoenas seeking critical information about the program. It's too soon to pass legislation involving that program.

5) I'm concerned that Representative Wilson's FISA modernization bill H.R. 3138, which she claims is needed to close loopholes, creates a gigantic loophole in our Fourth Amendment privacy rights by vastlyexpanding warrantless surveillance of people in the US, with no connection to a suspected terrorist. Even warrantless domestic surveillance would slip through Wilson's gaping loophole by giving the NSA the ability to decide that our phone calls and emails aren't domestic--even when we're communicating with people who are within the United States.

Visit BORDC's legislation page
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for more information on this bill. Find more information on warrantless domestic surveillance here.
<http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?key=389978909&url_num=7&url=http%3A%2F%2Fbordc.org%2Fthreats%2Fspying.php>.Thanks

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Impeach Bush, Cheney, Gonzales: Today's First News And Views




Lawfuel (press release) - Wellington,NA,New ZealandLAWFUEL - The Law Newswire - This report examines the history, grounds, and proper uses of impeachment. It was written and released by the Judiciary ...See all stories on this topic

David Swanson: Rep. Conyers Discusses ImpeachmentScoop.co.nz - New ZealandBy David Swanson On July 20th, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers discussed the prospects for impeachment at greater length than has previously ...See all stories on this topic

House Democrats to seek impeachment inquiry for GonzalesSeattle Post Intelligencer - USA By MATTHEW DALY AP WRITER WASHINGTON -- Some Democratic House members - including several former prosecutors - said Monday they will seek a measure ...See all stories on this topic

IMPEACHMENT: Where we're headedScoop.co.nz - New ZealandSenator Sam Ervin (D-NC) (center right) held hearings that formed the basis for impeachment charges against Pres. Richard Nixon. ...See all stories on this topic

Blumenauer, DeFazio support Gonzales impeachment proceedingsOregonLive.com - Portland,OR,USAEarl Blumenauer and Peter DeFazio said Monday night that they would back a resolution that would begin impeachment proceedings for Attorney General Alberto ...See all stories on this topic

How Democracy Works: Deceit, Denial, Impeachment..Scoop.co.nz - New ZealandMost Americans favor impeachment, and when alternatives are described to them, most favor a single-payer health care system on the French or Canadian model. ...See all stories on this topic

Impeachment As Political Solution To Iraq WarCounterCurrents.org - IndiaImpeachment will tell a story about how and why we started an aggression. It will contain sub-plots about indefinite detention and torture and the means of ...See all stories on this topic

MSNBC: Rep. Inslee to sponsor Gonzales impeachment resolutionBy kos If true, great news and real progress. Update: Diary with more information is here. These aren't articles of impeachment, but a resolution urging the judiciary committee to get cracking on them.Daily Kos - http://www.dailykos.com

Flashback to 1974: Constitutional Grounds for ImpeachmentEverything you ever needed to know about the actual grounds for impeachment, written by the House Judiciary Committee in the aftermath of Watergate and first published during the Clinton impeachment affair (when at least half of ...Digg / World & Business - http://digg.com/view/world_business

Rep. Conyers Discusses ImpeachmentBy davidswanson On July 20th, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers discussed the prospects for impeachment at greater length than has previously been widely reported. What has previously been known is that Congressman Conyers gave a speech ...Democrats.com - The Aggressive... - http://www.democrats.com

BREAKING: House Democrats Introducing Bill To Investigate ...
By Logan Murphy Jay Inslee (D-WA) announced he will be introducing a bill tomorrow that would require the House Judiciary Committee to begin an impeachment investigation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. At the beginning of the report MSNBC's Chris ...Crooks and Liars - http://www.crooksandliars.com

Gonzales Impeachment Inquiry Resolution to Be IntroducedBy Jeralyn(TalkLeft) Contrary to Big Tent Democrat who favors Gonzales' impeachment, I don't have a position on it. Generally, I'm inclined against impeachment proceedings as an unnecessary usurption of Congressional time and money that could be better ...TalkLeft - http://www.talkleft.com/

Monday, July 30, 2007

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Impeach Bush and Cheney? Conyers: In His Own Words! The YO-YO Lives.







ONE REALLY BEGINS TO WONDER; JUST WHAT IS THIS MAN’S PROBLEM? OR SUB TITLE: “CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS SHIT?” HERE COMES THE YO-YO AGAIN.


Above is cell phone video of John Conyers telling a San Diego meeting last Friday that he was willing to consider impeachment of both Bush and Cheney if he received support from others in Congress. A transcript is below.

However, Conyers appears to have changed his mind at some point over the weekend. Cindy Sheehan, Ray McGovern and others met with him on Monday to discuss impeachment. (Sheehan and McGovern were two of the witnesses at the hearings on the Downing Street Memo that Conyers held in 2005.) McGovern's report of the meeting is here. Sheehan writes:

The Congressman claims that there is absolutely no way that impeachment can go forward and when I was nearing the end of my hope I cried out: "So, if the people's house won't help us then we the people have no recourse against the executive branch." To which he replied: "Yes you do, vote the enablers out in '08."

Given the Friday video, this is not at all what people were hoping for. The response from Conyers yesterday was bad enough by itself, but it's particularly disappointing that he would seemingly mislead supporters in San Diego.

TRANSCRIPT:
CONYERS: Now, let me close with this one suggestion, is that I need some Members of Congress to come to me and say Mr Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, I heard you were out in San Diego, and they really put it to you, and you made commitments that we don't know if you were just saying, saying something to get out of that hotel alive or were you, or were you serious and here's what we need to do. We need to have three Members of Congress from anywhere come and say, "Congressman, if you... if you are willing to support an inquiry into a resolution of whether there had been acts of impeachability conducted by, the Vice President of, and the President of the United States, that could lead to High Crimes and Misdemeanors, then we will join you if you introduce such a resolution."

SPECTATOR: With House Resolution 333, you have that right now, do you not?

CONYERS: No, I, I, this is something that we are working on right now. We don't have it right now.

SPECTATOR: We do have House Resolution 333.

CONYERS: I'm talking about more. Look. And so let us, let us see how many people would be willing to back us up, in addition to the ones –

SPECTATOR: Maxine Waters.

CONYERS: Let, let us, let us stay in close communication. These are decisions that should not be taken lightly. We have, I want to examine and put forward as we move along a close, critical examination of all of the benefits and the costs involved in making this momentous decision. It's easy to say that this is an easy, this is a no brainer, the logic is all on one side, and I wish that were so. If it were so, you would be here congratulating me for doing what you had been asking me and others to do for so long.

So let's think soberly about it. There is no, let's say, now is the time and we don't have to worry about the future. I, with due respect, disagree with that. I have to think about the future. I have to weigh what this, the impact of this is going to be. And, by the way, you probably know, that there is such a thing as the retroactive impeachment process.

SPECTATORS: No, what's that? Tell us more.

CONYERS: If you introduced the resolution of impeachment after the person is gone.

SPECTATOR: Really? Wow!

CONYERS: When, I just, I just want you to know about all of the things. I am so glad that Bill Moyers did what he did. Those CDs and, we have to, print, and we want everybody to listen to them carefully and think seriously on this matter.

Video and transcript by Richard Matthews (I think).

democrats.com
By David Swanson
On July 20th, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers discussed the prospects for impeachment at greater length than has previously been widely reported. What has previously been known is that Congressman Conyers gave a speech in San Diego at which he said:"We need to have three Members of Congress from anywhere come and say, 'Congressman, if you… if you are willing to support an inquiry into a resolution of whether there had been acts of impeachability conducted by, the Vice President of, and the President of the United States, that could lead to High Crimes and Misdemeanors, then we will join you if you introduce such a resolution.'"
The transcript and video of these remarks are posted online:
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/25051
It has also been widely reported that three days later in Washington, D.C., Conyers told a group of citizens that he did not intend to pursue impeachment. About 47 of us were arrested that day in his office.
Now an interview has surfaced that Conyers gave on the evening of the 20th discussing impeachment at somewhat greater length. The audio and transcript are posted online: http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/25254

(Original Article)

By David Swanson

On July 20th, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers discussed the prospects for impeachment at greater length than has previously been widely reported. What has previously been known is that Congressman Conyers gave a speech in San Diego at which he said:

"We need to have three Members of Congress from anywhere come and say, 'Congressman, if you... if you are willing to support an inquiry into a resolution of whether there had been acts of impeachability conducted by, the Vice President of, and the President of the United States, that could lead to High Crimes and Misdemeanors, then we will join you if you introduce such a resolution.'"

The transcript and video of these remarks are posted online:
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/25051

It has also been widely reported that three days later in Washington, D.C., Conyers told a group of citizens that he did not intend to pursue impeachment. About 47 of us were arrested that day in his office.

Now an interview has surfaced that Conyers gave on the evening of the 20th discussing impeachment at somewhat greater length. The audio and transcript are posted online:
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/25254

In this audio, Conyers asserts that Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has introduced articles of impeachment against President Bush. This appears to be false, as there has been no such bill entered into the Congressional Record, and Congressman Jackson's office has not announced it. Jackson did release a statement in support of impeaching Bush and Cheney, and he has failed thus far to sign onto H Res 333, articles of impeachment against Cheney. Jackson and Congressman Maurice Hinchey are the two Members of Congress who have recently advocated for impeachment without introducing or signing onto any articles. Whether Conyers' comment is based on conversations with Jackson in which he suggested that he would introduce a bill I do not know.

When pressed on the question of what he, John Conyers, intends to do on impeachment, the Congressman hinted that he would act, but did not commit to anything:

"Well, everybody’s entitled to their opinion. There are 435 members of Congress. Nancy Pelosi is entitled to hers, you know, because – she’s more than entitled to hers – she’s the Speaker, the first woman Speaker. But then I’m entitled to mine. So every member can do what they want. I don’t check with Nancy Pelosi to do what I feel I need to do when I introduce consideration of impeachment."

Asked "[W]hat is the 'contempt of Congress' – what are the consequences?" Conyers replied:

"Well, two. Route number one: the U.S. Attorney processes it and we order her to come before the Congress. Route number two: We send out the Marshals in the house and we arrest the person and bring them in in handcuffs."

Asked whether failure to impeach Cheney or Bush would set a precedent for future administrations, permitting them to operate outside the rule of law, Conyers claimed otherwise and expressed great optimism in the Judiciary Branch of Government to handle anything the Legislative Branch fails to address:

"Illegal precedent isn’t a basis to be followed. I mean, doing the wrong thing doesn't help here. Sooner or later this will get into the courts, and even with all the conservative people that Mr. Bush has appointed, we think this is pretty fundamental."

Conyers also offered an argument against impeachment. In an age in which Congress is clearly unable to pass any useful legislation over a presidential veto, much less have the Executive Branch obey the law, Conyers asserted that impeachment would somehow mean enacting even less legislation:

"[I]f we start an impeachment, I want everybody to know that means there’s no more legislation. The Congress will become divided, the White House will enter into this, pro and con, and that’s it."

Yet, even after making such a dubious case against impeachment, Conyers could not help making clear that he knows what the overwhelming case for impeachment is:

"Well, the President has uh…We found out that he has signed over 750 Signing Statements, in which he takes Constitutional exception to the laws that he signed. We didn’t know about it. He was allowing warrantless wiretaps of American citizens. He was saying he can name anybody an Enemy Combatant, including American citizens. We didn’t know that. He was condoning torture of prisoners that we captured, which is very dangerous because they captured some of our troops as prisoners. We found out the FBI was signing National Security letters which require people to divulge personal interests without going to court, and that there were many more of these letters going on than we ever knew about. And, of course, we found out that there were no weapons of mass destruction to begin with, so to claim that America was being jeopardized by Iraq is almost laughable now. And then they outed a CIA agent, because they didn’t like her husband’s comments."

Global Voices for Justice, which interviewed Conyers also interviewed Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones: http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/25253 She offered a similar excuse for avoiding impeachment:

"The impeachment process: time intensive, work intensive. This man has 400 and some days left in the Presidency. If we put all of our time and attention on that, then we can't focus in on getting out Iraq, we can't focus in on healthcare for our children, we can't focus in on education, we can't focus in on immigration issues, we can't focus… And I think that leadership has just made a decision that our time and energy and Dollars are better spent on issues that are important to the people of America. Even though we know that George Bush has done a poor job – a very very poor job – and his ratings are down. Think about how much time impeachment takes. It was a lot of months and a lot of time put into impeaching Bill Clinton. George Bush will be out of office before we'll ever have a chance to impeach him."

Asked about setting a precedent for future administrations, Congresswoman Jones claimed that would not happen:

"Allowing an Attorney General to not follow the Constitution. All of that. And even if we don't impeach him, history will write that. We will write that. The American people will have an opportunity to speak on that. Clearly I understand that people would like for there to be impeachment. But more importantly, there are things that I think we need to focus on, and history – and we will write what George Bush has done to our country….But see, the reality is that this is not true power. This is power that he is exercising, but ultimately the courts will determine that he has not that. I mean, just like you're talking about Cheney – he, all of sudden, he's not a part of the Executive Committee. And, believe me, this Congress is exercising oversight that has never been exercised. We've issued subpoenas…."

With all due respect, Congresswoman, they've been rejected. And pretending not to see that is not the way to get historians to remember it later. The crimes President Reagan committed in funding the Contras may have been illegal, but are you reading that in any history books in the schools in your district?

Rep. John Conyers Discusses Impeachment

Submitted by davidswanson on Mon, 2007-07-30 19:01. Congress Impeachment

The distinguished Chair of the House Judiciary Committee and National PDA Advisory Board Member Rep. John Conyers (D-Michigan) attended the Tri-Caucus Minority Health Summit in San Diego, California on July 20-21, 2007, along with PDA Board Member Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona) and several other elected, including other Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) members, Rep.William "Lacy" Clay (D-Missouri), Rep. Bob Filner (D-California), Rep. Mike Honda (D-California), Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-Ohio), Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wisconsin), and Rep. Hilda Solis (D-California). Mansoor Sabbagh, Director of Global Voices for Justice ( www.globalvoicesforjustice.org ), traveled from Los Angeles to San Diego to record Congressman Conyers’ talk, and was also able to conduct an interview with him that evening (as well with Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones).

Following is a transcript of those interviews:
(Jeanne Kyle, Production Manager, edited the transcription.)

PLAY AUDIO

Mansoor Sabbagh: Thank you very much for giving a few minutes of your time.

John Conyers: Tell me who you are and what organization?

MS: My name is Mansoor Sabbagh and I have an organization called Global Voices for Justice and I work with Pacifica Radio Stations.

JC: Pacifica! Pacifica is the best radio station in America, bar none.

MS: Thank you very much, yes. Sir if you do not mind, to just get to the point of now that you are the chair of Judiciary Committee, the question comes up that where is the impeachment at right now. Because Nancy Pelosi has sort of have muzzled the whole issue. Where do we stand on that?

JC: Well, Kucinich has introduced impeachment of, uh…

MS: HRes 333

JC: …of Vice President Cheney. Jessie Jackson has introduced impeachment resolution of Bush, and the numbers are growing – that’s where we stand. And of course the President is out of touch with reality. And, he acts like everything is going great as he goes lower and lower in the polls. It’s amazing! We’re thinking about bringing in psychiatrists with political backgrounds to help us figure out how to deal with him. It’s really bad! We’ve never been in this situation in America before with someone like this in the White House.

MS: Sir, but the question is now that you chair the Judiciary Committee, it feels like that you and the issues that you brought up before November 2006 election been put on the back burner.

JC: Well, everybody’s entitled to their opinion. There are 435 members of Congress. Nancy Pelosi is entitled to hers, you know, because – she’s more than entitled to hers – she’s the Speaker, the first woman Speaker. But then I’m entitled to mine. So every member can do what they want. I don’t check with Nancy Pelosi to do what I feel I need to do when I introduce consideration of impeachment.

MS: Sir, the next question is with all that is happening, with the gag rule that’s been put forth by George Bush, especially with Harriet Meirs, and with the people who are supposed to be subpoenaed and appear in front of the Congress and he’s telling them, “Don’t show,” what do we do from here? Where do we go from here?

JC: We hold them in contempt of Congress for not responding to a legal subpoena.

MS: And what is the “contempt of Congress” – what are the consequences?

JC: Well, two. Route number one: the U.S. Attorney processes it and we order her to come before the Congress. Route number two: We send out the Marshals in the house and we arrest the person and bring them in handcuffs.

MS: The latter option is when the first option, which is when the Attorney General will not carry out his duty.

JC: Well that would be my impression. You see are very nice people in the Judiciary Committee. So we, first we write a friendly letter asking you to come before the Committee.
The second, we urge that you come. The third, we point out that there is a subpoena process. Now Harriet Meirs is a former Adviser to the President and a candidate to the United States Supreme Court. I think she knows all these rules – you learned this in maybe your first year in law school. So, she agreed to come, and then she announced she wasn’t going to come.

Now, you can come, if you are polite, you bring your lawyer, you come before the Committee, and you explain that because of the Fifth Amendment, because of Executive Privilege, because of something you read, you’re not going to testify. And we say, well, okay, it’s your prerogative.

We have other ways, we have other means, you know, I’ve got quite a few lawyers around the Judiciary Committee, so it’s not like we don’t know what the process is. But yesterday the President of the United States said he was ordering his U.S. Attorneys not to honor our process to bring Harriet Meirs before the Committee.

In other words, he’s determining the question of Executive Privilege on his own. I mean, he doesn’t need a court; he doesn’t need the Judiciary Committee, and he’s just saying, “Forget it.” Well… I don’t think the American people will want me to say, “Well, I can’t – I tried, and it didn’t work.”

They want me to take action. And in this case, I don’t mind taking action. I’ve got a duty, and an obligation, and they gave me a responsibility that I really didn’t want. I didn’t want to do it the more difficult way. I wanted to do it smoothly, without personality, without rancor.

But, they thumbed their nose at us, and then, of course, that gets members' emotions up. So we’ve got to do what they are forcing us to do. In other words, we’re going to have to make sure that we get her before the Committee, because if we don’t, it means that everybody that doesn’t want to testify can do the same thing.

MS: That is exactly takes me to my next question. What if we don’t, we cannot, he doesn’t, or he won't or we cannot get him to come, and then the next President in 2008 gets elected and they can follow suit.

JC: No, they can’t.

MS: Could you explain that please?

JC: Illegal precedent isn’t a basis to be followed. I mean, doing the wrong thing doesn’t help here. Sooner or later this will get into the courts, and even with all the conservative people that Mr. Bush has appointed, we think this is pretty fundamental.

MS: Earlier you have mentioned that there is a chance still to impeach him after he has…

JC: Oh, well, impeachment can follow a person – you don’t have to be in office to get impeached. You can get impeached for something you did while you were in office.

I hope that some of the people that want action now become aware of that, because we’re caught between all the legislation, you know, we’re supposed to be doing something besides finding out what he did before it was leaked, the warrantless wire taps, politicization of the Department of Justice – all of this – it keeps going on and on.

But we’ve got a job – we’re supposed to be creating legislation for the country! This wasn’t…we didn’t plan all this. But they keep forcing us to divert our attention from very important issues, like correcting the criminal justice system, like dealing with medical bankruptcy, which is a Judiciary Committee issue.

So… We’ve got to make sure that we don’t let – even with these things – that they block us. And if we start an impeachment, I want everybody to know that means there’s no more legislation. The Congress will become divided, the White House will enter into this, pro and con, and that’s it.

MS: Sir, right now we are in a constitutional crisis. Could you elaborate on that?

JC: Well, the President has uh…We found out that he has signed over 750 Signing Statements, in which he takes Constitutional exception to the laws that he signed.

We didn’t know about it. He was allowing warrantless wiretaps of American citizens. He was saying he can name anybody an Enemy Combatant, including American citizens.

We didn’t know that.

He was condoning torture of prisoners that we captured, which is very dangerous because they captured some of our troops as prisoners.

We found out the FBI was signing National Security letters which require people to divulge personal interests without going to court, and that there were many more of these letters going on than we ever knew about.

And, of course, we found out that there were no weapons of mass destruction to begin with, so to claim that America was being jeopardized by Iraq is almost laughable now. And then they outed a CIA agent, because they didn’t like her husband’s comments.

MS: Sir, you have dedicated your life to peace and justice movement in this country over four decades. How would you like us to remember you – what would be your legacy?

JC: I cannot dictate how my legacy should be appreciated by those who will be measuring me. I don’t want to tell them what I want them to do – I want them to come to their own conclusions.

MS: Thank you very much sir.

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Vendor Arrested For 'Impeach Him' Buttons(CBS News) KENSINGTON, Md. A 74-year-old retired mathematician who sells anti-Bush buttons at a Maryland farmers' market has become a symbol of free speech to some people.

Others say Alan McConnell is a nuisance. McConnell was at the market in Kensington as usual yesterday, selling buttons that say "Impeach Him" He has sold the $1 buttons for months; he told The Washington Post he uses the money earned to pay for "Impeach Them Both" yard signs.

Town officials had previously warned McConnell about peddling his political wares at the market (he is accused of being "aggressive" in his pitch), and had cited him for selling merchandise without a proper permit.

McConnell was also warned that he would be arrested if he returned to the market, even though it is public property. McConnell showed up this weekend, when police arrested him and forcibly carried him to a squad car. A crowd of about 40 McConnell supporters booed the arrest, chanting "Free speech!" McConnell was charged with trespassing; he faces 90 days in jail and a $500 fine.

Officials said kicking him out has nothing to do with politics but with fears that the atmosphere fostered by McConnell and his supporters would create a safety hazard.

(Mayor Peter Fosselman even cancelled last Saturday's market.) But while some critics say talk of impeachment in the halls of Congress merely impedes the nation's business, some vendors at the market say the hype surrounding McConnell may have helped improve business for them.

"The excitement has certainly brought a lot more people here, but not all of them are buying," merchant Keith Voight told the Post.

"Hopefully, the protesters today will come tomorrow to buy." McConnell's buttons might have some more takers in nearby Takoma Park, Md., whose city council will vote tonight on a resolution calling for Congress to impeach both President Bush and Vice President Cheney.

Also today, activists including Cindy Sheehan, will march on Capitol Hill to the office of Rep. John Conyers, asking that articles of impeachment against the president and vice president be introduced.

Meanwhile, Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., a critic of the Iraq War, said on NBC's "Meet the Press" that he wants Congress to censure President Bush for launching a war without adequate military preparation and for lying to the public, and for what he deemed the administration's continuous assault against the rule of law.

"This administration has weakened America in a way that is frightful." said Feingold.

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Activist is arrested for trespassing at Farmers MarketBusiness Gazette, MD - Jul 25, 2007by Patrick Dunne Staff Writer Alan McConnell flopped limp on the ground in defiance as Montgomery County Police officers tried to arrest the 74-year-old.

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Activist Arrested In Dispute Over Hot-Button Sales At Public MarketWashington Post, United States - Jul 22, 2007Alan McConnell, who had been selling his "Impeach Him" buttons at the Howard Avenue market for about a half-hour without a permit, lay down on the pavement.

So many amendments, so little concern.24 Jul 2007 by Bob King Alan McConnell, who had been selling his "Impeach Him" buttons at the Howard Avenue market for about a half-hour without a permit, lay down on the pavement after Montgomery County police asked him to come with them.Graphictruth - http://www.graphictruth.com

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24 Jul 2007 by Nicole Belle Others say Alan McConnell is a nuisance. McConnell was at the market in Kensington as usual yesterday, selling buttons that say “Impeach Him” He has sold the $1 buttons for months; he told The Washington Post he uses the money earned to ...
Crooks and Liars - http://www.crooksandliars.com - ReferencesPolitico's Allen uncritically quoted McConnell claiming Democratic ...25 Jul 2007 In his July 25 "Politico Playbook," Politico chief political correspondent Mike Allen uncritically quoted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) claiming that "the first six or seven months of this Congress have basically not

Media Matters for America - http://mediamatters.org/ - ReferencesVendor Arrested For "Impeach Him" Buttons23 Jul 2007 by intangible child A 74-year-old retired mathematician who sells anti-Bush buttons at a Maryland farmers' market has become a symbol of free speech to some people. Others say Alan McConnell is a nuisance. McConnell was at the market in Kensington as usual

Defending the Truth - http://www.defendingthetruth.comAlan McConnell Arrested for "Free Speech"27 Jul 2007 74 Year old retired mathematician Alan McConnell was arrested yesterday for "peddling his wares"McConnell, fully in his rights to exercise his free speech, was at the market in Kensington as he usual

Mizzie - MySpace Blog - http://blog.myspace.com/mizziefiedOld Man Gets Arrested At Farmers Market for Selling IMPEACH ...25 Jul 2007 Watch 74 year old Alan McConnell stand up and then lay down for his country before being busted at the Farmer's Market in Kensington, Maryland. It seems he had the audacity to sell a few impeachment buttons and signs to willing citizens.

Digg / Political News - http://digg.com/politics - ReferencesCitizen Marketers, by Ben McConnell and Jackie Huba2 Jul 2007 by Alan Rimm-Kaufman But McConnell’s and Huba’s book grew on me, and by third chapter, I found I had covered the front endpapers with notes. (Scribbling notes in the inside covers is a habit I picked up from Tim Sanders, who calls it “cliffing”.).

rkgblog - http://www.rimmkaufman.com/rkgblogMaryland Retiree's Anti-Bush Buttons Got Him Arrested23 Jul 2007 74-year-old Alan McConnell was arrested this weekend and charged with trespassing, after police said he was selling "Impeach Him" buttons without permission. McConnell has sold the anti-Bush buttons at a Maryland farmers' market for.

Democratic Underground Latest Breaking News - http://www.democraticunderground.comLand of the Free, sort of...24 Jul 2007 by PECAD Alan McConnell (left), a retired math teacher, has been selling anti-Bush buttons at a farmer's market for months when officials began harassing him for not having a permit to sell the buttons. But really, is that what's at work here?

Count Me Blue - http://countmeblue.blogspot.com/Here I am The Button Man25 Jul 2007 by Tigi B Last week, a Silver Spring, MD resident, retired college professor Alan McConnell (heretofore known as the Button Man) was arrested for selling green “Impeach Him” buttons at the Kensington Farmers Market.

Starked DC - http://www.starkeddc.com/Citizen Marketers, by Ben McConnell and Jackie Huba2 Jul 2007 by Alan Rimm-Kaufman But McConnell’s and Huba’s book grew on me, and by third chapter, I found I had covered the front endpapers with notes. (Scribbling notes in the inside covers is a habit I picked up from Tim Sanders, who calls it “cliffing”.).

rkgblog - http://www.rimmkaufman.com/rkgblogMaryland Man Arrested for Selling "Impeach Him" Buttons22 Jul 2007 by Elizabeth "I'm Pro-Accordion And I Vote!" B. Maryland retiree and local activist Alan McConnell was arrested on Saturday July 21st by Montgomery County, Maryland police for trespassing at a farmers market in Kensington, Maryland, a suburb of Washington.

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1st Amendment right to peddle sans license?23 Jul 2007 by bigsibling Alan McConnell is terribly angry with President Bush. He wants the president impeached. Okay, no problem there. He has mad buttons that state “Impeach Him.” Okay no problems there. All so far is protected speech by the 1st Amendment.The Bigsibling Blog - http://www.bigsibling.comVendor Arrested For ‘Impeach Him’ Buttons

26 Jul 2007 by inyourfaceradio RE: Alan McConnell. Starting today, InYourFaceRadio.net will begin an, ON AIR, financial boycott campaign of Kensington, Maryland. We are urging our listeners to avoid Kensington and telling them not to spend one hard earned dime in ...In Your Face Radio - http://inyourfaceradio.wordpress.com74 year-old to be arrested for selling "IMPEACH HIM" buttons for ...

21 Jul 2007 by Mikael "Impeach Him," the buttons state, and for months the 74-year-old has sold them for a dollar apiece at the town's Saturday morning farmers market. Alan McConnell has been ordered to stop selling buttons at the Kensington farmers market.Impeach Bush For Peace - http://impeachforpeace.org/impeach_bush_blog -

ReferencesRetired mathematician gets in trouble for selling anti-Bush pins23 Jul 2007 by Jim Romenesko Alan McConnell, 74, was selling his $1 "Impeach Him" buttons without a permit at a farmers market. He got on the ground when police intervened. Four officers eventually carried him to the front seat of a squad car. shortnews RSS feed: All - http://www.shortnews.comKensington Tells Retiree to Button Up or Pay Up23 Jul 2007 by susan By Dan Morse Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, July 21, 2007; Page B01 The left-leaning town of Kensington would seem fertile ground for Alan McConnell to peddle his little green buttons. “Impeach Him,” the buttons state.

The Head-On Radio Network America's... - http://headonradionetwork.comRetired mathematician gets in trouble for selling anti-Bush pins23 Jul 2007 by Jim Romenesko Alan McConnell, 74, was selling his $1 "Impeach Him" buttons without a permit at a farmers market. He got on the ground when police intervened. Four officers eventually carried him to the front seat of a squad car.

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Maryland Retiree's Anti-Bush Buttons Got Him Arrested23 Jul 2007 74-year-old Alan McConnell was arrested this weekend and charged with trespassing, after police said he was selling "Impeach.

shortnews RSS feed: All - http://www.shortnews.comKensington Tells Retiree to Button Up or Pay Up23 Jul 2007 by susan By Dan Morse Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, July 21, 2007; Page B01 The left-leaning town of Kensington would seem fertile ground for Alan McConnell to peddle his little green buttons. “Impeach Him,” the buttons state.

The Head-On Radio Network America's... - http://headonradionetwork.comGawd Bless Amurika26 Jul 2007 by admin 74-year-old Alan McConnell was arrested this weekend and charged with trespassing, after police said he was selling “Impeach Him” buttons without permission. McConnell has sold the anti-Bush buttons at a Maryland farmers’ market for.

Political Waves - http://polwaves.planetwaves.netCivil Liberties Threatened All Over26 Jul 2007 by Steven Reynolds Alan McConnell is 74 years old and got arrested for selling buttons that say “Impeach Him.” Oh, the city of Kensington, MD claims that Mr. McConnell and his supporters create a public safety hazard. The police carried him off while he.

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ReferencesLand of the Free, sort of...24 Jul 2007 by PECAD A 74-year old man has been arrested for selling "Impeach Him" buttons in Kensington, Maryland. Alan McConnell (left), a retired math teacher, has been selling anti-Bush buttons at a farmer's market for months when officials began.

Count Me Blue - http://countmeblue.blogspot.com/Maryland Man Arrested for Selling "Impeach Him" Buttons 22 Jul 2007 by Elizabeth "I'm Pro-Accordion And I Vote!" B. Maryland retiree and local activist Alan McConnell was arrested on Saturday July 21st by Montgomery County, Maryland police for trespassing at a farmers market in Kensington, Maryland, a suburb of Washington.

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In Your Face Radio - http://inyourfaceradio.wordpress.com74 year-old to be arrested for selling "IMPEACH HIM" buttons for ...21 Jul 2007 by Mikael "Impeach Him," the buttons state, and for months the 74-year-old has sold them for a dollar apiece at the town's Saturday morning farmers market. Alan McConnell has been ordered to stop selling buttons at the Kensington farmers market.

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Fresh Herbs 1, Free Speech 022 Jul 2007 by Roxie Smith Lindemann Roxie's World vigorously protests the arrest this weekend of 74-year old Alan McConnell on charges of trespassing for selling "Impeach Him" pins at a farmer's market in Kensington, Maryland. Moose bumped into this fine gentleman.

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Button sales at farmers market earn Silver Spring man a ban The Kensington Farmers Market was canceled Saturday following an incident with Silver Spring resident Alan McConnell, a founder of the Washington Area.www.gazette.net/stories/071807/silvnew192003_32375.shtml - 26k - Cached - Similar pages[PDF]

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Activist Arrested In Dispute Over Hot-Button Sales At Public Alan McConnell says he shouldn't need a license to sell his buttons at the Kensington farmers market, and dozens of supporters protested his arrest.www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/21/AR2007072101235.html - Similar pages

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Vendor Arrested For ‘Impeach Him’ Buttons

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Send Mayor Fosselman Your CommentsVendor Arrested For ‘Impeach Him’ Buttons
74-year-old retired mathematician who sells anti-Bush buttons at a Maryland farmers’ market has become a symbol of free speech to some people. Others say Alan McConnell is a nuisance.

McConnell was at the market in Kensington as usual yesterday, selling buttons that say “Impeach Him” He has sold the $1 buttons for months; he told The Washington Post he uses the money earned to pay for “Impeach Them Both” yard signs.

Town officials had previously warned McConnell about peddling his political wares at the market (he is accused of being “aggressive” in his pitch), and had cited him for selling merchandise without a proper permit.

McConnell was also warned that he would be arrested if he returned to the market, even though it is public property.

McConnell showed up this weekend, when police arrested him and forcibly carried him to a squad car. A crowd of about 40 McConnell supporters booed the arrest, chanting “Free speech!”

McConnell was charged with trespassing; he faces 90 days in jail and a $500 fine

Officials said kicking him out has nothing to do with politics but withfears that the atmosphere fostered by McConnell and his supporters would create a safety hazard. (Mayor Peter Fosselman even cancelled last Saturday’s market.)

But while some critics say talk of impeachment in the halls of Congress merely impedes the nation’s business, some vendors at the market say the hype surrounding McConnell may have helped improve business for them.

“The excitement has certainly brought a lot more people here, but not all of them are buying,” merchant Keith Voight told the Post. “Hopefully, the protesters today will come tomorrow to buy.”

McConnell’s buttons might have some more takers in nearby Takoma Park, Md., whose city council will vote tonight on a resolution calling for Congress to impeach both President Bush and Vice President Cheney.

Also today, activists including Cindy Sheehan, will march on Capitol Hill to the office of Rep. John Conyers, asking that articles of impeachment against the president and vice president be introduced.

Meanwhile, Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., a critic of the Iraq War, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he wants Congress to censure President Bush for launching a war without adequate military preparation and for lying to the public, and for what he deemed the administration’s continuous assault against the rule of law.

“This administration has weakened America in a way that is frightful.” said Feingold.

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Did You Know - Unconstitutional

It has become clear to me that a stupidity that is almost unfathomable has become the politics of the day. Unless there are pieces to the story that are not reported in the article quoted below, this has clearly got to be unconstitutional. There is simply no allowance under our Constitution for free speech to be blocked just because it is inconvenient.

A 74-year-old retired mathematician who sells anti-Bush buttons at a Maryland farmers' market has become a symbol of free speech to some people. Others say Alan McConnell is a nuisance.

McConnell was at the market in Kensington as usual yesterday, selling buttons that say "Impeach Him" He has sold the $1 buttons for months; he told The Washington Post he uses the money earned to pay for "Impeach Them Both" yard signs.

McConnell showed up this weekend, when police arrested him and forcibly carried him to a squad car. A crowd of about 40 McConnell supporters booed the arrest, chanting "Free speech!"
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Alan McConnell and Free Speech

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Activist Arrested In Dispute Over Hot-Button Sales At Public Market
By Matt Zapotosky Washington Post Staff Writer Sunday, July 22, 2007; Page C04

The 74-year-old retired mathematician who is fighting Kensington officials over his right to sell buttons urging President Bush's impeachment was arrested yesterday at a farmers market and charged with trespassing.

Alan McConnell, who had been selling his "Impeach Him" buttons at the Howard Avenue market for about a half-hour without a permit, lay down on the pavement after Montgomery County police asked him to come with them. After McConnell failed to respond to a request that he "please stand up," four officers each grabbed one of his limbs and carried him to the front seat of a squad car.

Kensington Mayor Peter Fosselman said previously that he would order McConnell's arrest if he showed up yesterday at the market. Fosselman could not be reached for comment yesterday. Montgomery County police Lt. Frank Stone said he didn't know who tipped off police that McConnell was at the market. Stone said McConnell could face a maximum 90 days in jail and a $500 fine if convicted.

A crowd of about 40 McConnell supporters chanted "free speech" and booed the arrest. But others said their objections to McConnell's activities had nothing to do with granting him his political voice -- they simply think that he bothers customers by aggressively selling non-farmers-market products.

"They keep trying to make it about their political position, and it's not about that," said Kim Kaplan, who began selling plants at the market in June. "It's about the fact that he wants to sell his buttons and get in people's faces when he's doing it."

Three weeks ago, McConnell was issued a trespassing warning after being asked to leave the market. McConnell has said that he sold the buttons at the market for months without a license. Last week, Fosselman canceled the market because he was concerned that McConnell's "potentially aggressive" supporters might endanger the safety of customers. On Thursday, two Montgomery County police officers issued McConnell an updated trespassing warning, while a Kensington official gave him a citation for selling at the market without a permit. That ticket carries a possible $500 fine.

McConnell got another of those citations yesterday before his arrest, but he continued to sell his buttons for $1 apiece even as Kensington code enforcement officer Louise Hamilton filled out the ticket. Hamilton said the mayor requested that she come to the market to see whether McConnell was selling his buttons without a license.

Most of those who were at the market yesterday were there to support McConnell, and some vendors said the hype surrounding him has helped drum up business.

"The excitement has certainly brought a lot more people here, but not all of them are buying," said Keith Voight, who sells olive oil at the market. "Hopefully, the protesters today will come tomorrow to buy."