Committee Hearings on Impeachment

Today began the first of hearings on the power of the executive branch and the impeachment of George W. Bush. Here are some videos from today.

Chairman Conyers: Attorney Vincent Bugliosi

Bugliosi: Yes, Sir, to summarize what i believe Mr. Presser said, he apparently feels that President Clinton having consensual sexual relations outside of marriage and lying about it is worse than the Bush Administration taking this nation to war on a terrible lie, a war that has caused incalculable death, horror, and suffering, and I would ask Mr. Presser what previously-recognized form of logic would allow such a conclusion.

Bruce Fein’s opening statements during the House Judiciary Committee hearing on the constitutional limits of executive power.

“The executive branch rejects the basic philosophical tenets of the united States of America. It does not accept that America was conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that sovereignty and a republican form of government lies with the people. not with the executive; that there are no vassals or serfs in the Constitution’s landscape; that every man and woman is a king or queen, but no one wears a crown; and that the rule of law is the nation’s civic religion. And the founding fathers fashioned impeachment as a remedy for a tax against the Constitutional order.”

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (kucinich.us) testifies before the committee.

“The decision before us is whether to honor our oath as members of Congress to support and defend the Constitution that has been trampled time and again over the last seven years. The decision before us is whether to stand up for the checks and balances designed by our founding fathers to prevent excessive power grabs by either the judicial, legislative, or executive branch of government. The decision before us is whether to restore faith in government, in justice, and in the rule of law.”

These heroes are putting their lives on the line to wake you up. Listen to what they are saying.

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~ by skepsis on July 25, 2008.

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