Mike Gravel Demands Impeachment
Mike Gravel's Impeachment Statement
Some excerpts from the text:
As a Candidate for President, and most importantly as an American, I firmly believe that our most important and highest priority, both as individual American citizens and as a whole Nation, is to protect, defend, and nourish the foundation of American Democracy: the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. Every other issue is of secondary importance.Mike, you don't even come close to expressing the urgency with which these matters must be addressed. Even if we choose to start impeachment proceedings soon, it may well be too late to effect any real change (though unlike Pelosi and her cowardly compatriots (channeling Colbert: "I'm looking at you, Reid."), I don't see this as a reason to stop).
The illegitimate authority of this newly constructed imperial Presidency – this Supreme Commander-in-Chief created by Cheney and Bush – has replaced the Rule-of-Law based on the Constitution and Bill of Rights.This sums up the fight we are in better than anything said on the campaign trail by any of the leading candidates in the entirety of their political careers.
Our system of co-equal branches of government, the unique and revolutionary principle of American Democracy, the great leap of faith that people could actually govern themselves, has been subverted. It is now almost dead.
Read on. It's worth it.