To: The President of The United States of America, the United States Congress, and The American People.The petition appears to have been a legitimate, earnest attempt by some leftist to vent her hatred against W, but the reality is that the signature list has been completely hijacked by people who are less than sympathetic with her views (people who were probably part of the conspiracy to install the Bush regime over the objections of the American voters).
In the name of the People of the United States of America, we declare:
That for the last four and a half years President Bush and his administration have served the interests of a few influential citizens rather than the interests of the American People.
That he has acted with contempt for the People and for the Constitution and the laws of the United States.
That an edict of the Supreme Court made him President in 2000 and fraud made him President again in 2004.
That he has pursued an unprecedented expansion of Executive powers that are a grave threat to the rights and liberties of the American People.
That he has made war on sovereign nations that are no threat to the American People.
That his "War on Terror" has cost billions of dollars and thousands of lives without bringing those responsible for the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 to justice.
That the failure of his leadership and administration in the present crisis in the City of New Orleans has resulted in the deaths of thousands more.
That he is derelict in every duty of his office.
Therefore, we resolve:
That President George W. Bush and his administration are illegitimate.
That he should resign from office and new elections should be held immediately.
That if he does not resign, the Congress of the United States should act to remove him from office.
That if the Congress should fail to act, the People will exercise their right to abolish this state and will establish a new government that will better secure their rights and liberties.
For my part, I'll say that every single charge is either flat-out wrong, grossly exaggerated, or simply misleading. For example:
That he has acted with contempt for the People and for the Constitution and the laws of the United States.In RealityWorld, just about every president in the past century or so has acted with contempt for the Constitution and the laws of the U.S.
That he has pursued an unprecedented expansion of Executive powers that are a grave threat to the rights and liberties of the American People.Certainly not unprecedented. I assume the writer is speaking of things like the PATRIOT Act. Grave threat? Possibly...it depends on which president is wielding said powers. It's gotta mean something that the author of this petition and her fellow travelers are still free to roam the streets, shouting vulgar slogans and threatening the overthrow of the government.
Feel free to toss in your two cents on any of the particular charges listed.
As for the demand that W "should resign from office and new elections should be held immediately," it's hard for me to top this reply from a Free Republic poster:
Today's Constitutional quiz. When a sitting president resigns, what happens next?
A) new elections held immediately.
B) free ice cream for everyone.
C) Cindy Sheehan becomes Secretary of Defense.
D) none of the above.