Conservative bloggers are now calling for what liberal and other left-leaning bloggers have been calling for for years: Bush’s impeachment.
La Shon Barber has even drafted a couple of impeachment articles, and is inviting comments.
RESOLVED that George Walker Bush, President of the United States, is impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors, and that the following articles of impeachment
be exhibited to the United States Senate:
Article I: Abuse of Power: Using the powers of the office of President of the United States, George Walker Bush, in violation of his constitutional oath
faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the
Constitution of the United States,
and in disregard of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has repeatedly engaged in conduct violating the constitutional
rights of citizens, failing to impart the due and proper administration of justice by protecting citizens against foreign invasions, contravening the laws
governing agencies of the executive branch (Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Internal Revenue Service, for example) and the purposes of these
agencies. This conduct has included one or more of the following:
(1) Complicit with foreign governments in breaching U.S. sovereignty. America’s founders codified the notion that “We the People” would govern the country
by a representative democracy. The government remains legitimate only through consent of the governed, and “We the People” retain the inalienable right
to alter the government, abolish it, or amend the Constitution.
To answer her question “What other examples of Bush’s actions would make a case for Abuse of Power?”, I would say that threatening to veto any bill that Congress would have passed disallowing the turnover of our ports to the UAE would count.
I’ll have to give the drafting of more articles some thought.