Saturday, March 04, 2006

John Conyers is waiting to hear from you.

Impeachment is a constitutional remedy addressed to serious offenses against the system of government. It is the first step in a remedial process--that of removal from public office and possible disqualification from holding further office. The purpose of impeachment is not personal punishment; rather, its function is primarily
to maintain constitutional government

Sec. 2 . Who May Be Impeached
The ``President, Vice President, and all civil Officers of the United States'' are subject to removal under the impeachment clause of the Constitution.
U.S. Const. art. II, Sec.
The term ``civil Officers'' in article II, section 4 of the
Constitution refers to those appointed by the President under article. The term is broad enough to include all officers of the United States who hold their appointment from the Federal government, whether their duties be executive, administrative, or judicial, or whether their position be high or low

Sec. 3 . Grounds for Impeachment
The Constitution defines the grounds for impeachment and conviction as ``Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.'' U.S. Const. art. II, Sec. 4. When the House determines that grounds for impeachment exist, the articles of impeachment are presented to the Senate. Any one of the articles may provide a sufficient basis or ground for conviction.
The offense must be prejudicial to the public nterest and it must flow from a willful intent, or a reckless disregard of duty. . . . It may constitute an intentional violation of positive law, or it may be an official dereliction of commission or omission, a serious breach of moral obligation, or other gross impropriety of personal conduct that, in its natural consequences, tends to bring an office into contempt and disrepute.
Sec. 4 . -- Impeachable Misconduct
Impeachments have commonly involved charges of misconduct incompatible with the official position of the office holder. This conduct falls into three broad categories: (1) abusing or exceeding the lawful powers of the office; (2) behaving officially or personally in a manner grossly incompatible with the office; and (3) using the power of the office for an improper purpose or for personal gain.

Mmmm... seems like there may be a case here for Impeachment.
Ya Think?


Blogger citizen shelly said...

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And more possible than ever, thanks to the UAE.

9:49 AM  

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