September 22, 2002
Impeach the President!
Regarding the President's
Pre-emptive Strike Policy.
The President's new pre-emptive strike policy
does nothing for the world or us Americans except further
increase America's isolation and paranoia and increase our
friends' wariness of our motivations. Instead of offering to
cooperate with other nations, Mr Bush threatens them with our
snubbing if they don't do things our way. This follows the
pattern he established early in his administration and continues
to expand on without the consent of the American people.
Apparently he has never considered that, by
wanting to force our supposed ideals on other nations, he is
subjecting them to accepting the host of problems we have, along
with the ideals:
- The wasting of our youth to alienation
from family, drugs, gangs, and irresponsible sex.
- The persistent level of poverty and
- The imprisoning of a greater portion of
our popluation than any other nation.
- The highest murder rate in the world.
- The continued pillaging of natural
- The continued destruction of our
- Turning our country into a vast playground
with endless toys.
- The continued promotion of economic
concerns over all others, including the arts, space
exploration, environmental quality, health of the
elderly, among many other endeavors.
- Opportunities for outrageous financial
compensation to business executives, sports stars, and
entertainment stars, while artists, writers,
philosophers, social workers, teachers, and many others
who do the real work of the nation have to settle for
My point is not to vilify the U.S. I only wish
to point out that we should tend our own garden before planting
our (sometimes poisonous) seeds in other nations' gardens against
Another concern I have is that Mr Bush will
include Americans in his pre-emptive strike policy. He wants,
effectively, to cast a dragnet over the whole world in his
determination to get those he regards as evil. What would he want
to do with people like Timothy McVeigh, who was a terrorist in
exactly the same sense as Mohammad Atta is? Given his
determination to abandon civil rights policies embedded in our
Constitution, I believe his dragnet will inevitably include the
This is a man who was not elected by the
American people. Yet he is taking all Americans down this road
without asking their permission. The man should not be allowed to
establish such a policy without the consent of the American
people - which means through their representatives in Congress.
Congress dare not let his popularity (which is due primarily to
the role he fell into on 9/11/2001) translate into demagoguery.
Some other items by which he has brought
disaster to our country:
- He unilaterally ended the ABM treaty
without even asking for discussion - from Russia or our
- He sees global warming as another ripe
opportunity for business to cash in by developing
technology that will help us live with it. Again, he does
not consult other nations or even the people of the
- He opens national forest land to logging,
claiming it is to prevent disastrous fires, when it
really is to put more money into his campaign
- He advocates developing oil fields in the
few areas of wilderness we have left, again put more
money into his campaign contributors' pockets.
- He is opposed to any meaningful campaign
finance reforms because - ahem - it wouldn't allow him to
reward his campaign contributors (because, of course, big
business wouldn't be allowed to contribute).
- He gave away a ton of money in the form of
tax rebates, while our country was sinking into a
recession, and plans to keep on giving it away, year
after year. Yet he also continues to advocate an
enormously expensive missile defense system, a war on
terrorism, a completely separate war on Iraq, opening up
Social Security to the golden opportunity of blowing ALL
your retirement money away on a failing market.
Apparently the money to pay for all this will come from
the air. "Tax and spend" Democrats are angels
compared to this "Give it away and spend"
Republican who has no concept of a balanced budget.
- He throws around the term "weapons of
mass destruction" without defining it, without
acknowledging every nation (including ours) that already
has them, as though the term itself is sufficient
justification for invading another nation.
- He is a one-trick pony. 9/11 was an
opportunity for him to develop a program - any program,
please! - for his years in office and an opportunity for
him to gain a place in history. Without 9/11 he has
nothing. So he uses it to justify every fat-brained idea
he comes up with.
- He hinks the American people are idiots.
Impeachment may be drastic, but
this man is out of control. Something must be done to rein him
in. Enter "Impeach Bush" into your search engine and
see what comes up. Some examples (I'm not advocating any of them;
pointing them out for reference):
Impeach Bush - Links
Impeach Bush (1)
Impeach Bush (2)
Impeach George W. Bush Petition
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