I find this shocking, but why should I be surprised? Haven't we witnessed the despicable actions of this administration over and over again?
After you have viewed this video please write or call your Senators and loudly object. Following is excerpt from and article on the Democrats.com web site. You can also sign a petition for impeachment there.
There is only one way to stop George Bush from pre-emptively pardoning himself, Cheney, and everyone else in his administration: Congress must impeach Bush and Cheney before Bush can issue such pardons.
The Founding Fathers clearly anticipated a corrupt President might pardon his co-conspirators, and specified impeachment as the remedy.
George Mason, the father of the Bill of Rights (1791-2002), argued at the Constitutional Convention that the President might use his pardoning power to "pardon crimes which were advised by himself" or, before indictment or conviction, "to stop inquiry and prevent detection."
James Madison, the father of the U.S. Constitution (1788-2007), added that "if the President be connected, in any suspicious manner, with any person, and there be grounds to believe he will shelter [pardon] him, the House of Representatives can impeach him; they can remove him if found guilty."As your constituent, I urge you to impeach George Bush and Dick Cheney before they pardon themselves. Here is a link to sign a petition for impeachment.
There must be some accountability for the actions of this lawless administration. If there is any justice on this earth Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Wolfowitz must pay for trashing the constitution and for allowing the stain of torture to be associated with our country. Not only have they ruined their reputations, but they have ruined the high moral reputation that we once had as a nation.
It is unconscionable that they are trying to sneak one more despicable deed in under the radar. The law should be allowed to make them pay for what they have done. It is outrageous that the Republicans are, once more, aiding and abetting Bush's lawless actions.
While the world is focusing on the election the thieves are secretly plotting their escape. They must not be allowed to get away with it.
Do you think that slinking out in the night after making sure they suffer no consequences from their actions is all they're up to? Read on. The following article has been edited. If you want to read the whole article go to The Washington Post.
The White House is working to enact a wide array of federal regulations, many of which would weaken government rules aimed at protecting consumers and the environment, before President Bush leaves office in January.
The new rules would be among the most controversial deregulatory steps of the Bush era and could be difficult for his successor to undo. Some would ease or lift constraints on private industry, including power plants, mines and farms.
Those and other regulations would help clear obstacles to some commercial ocean-fishing activities, ease controls on emissions of pollutants that contribute to global warming, relax drinking-water standards and lift a key restriction on mountaintop coal mining.
"They want these rules to continue to have an impact long after they leave office," said Matthew Madia, a regulatory expert at OMB Watch, a nonprofit group critical of what it calls the Bush administration's penchant for deregulating in areas where industry wants more freedom. He called the coming deluge "a last-minute assault on the public . . . happening on multiple fronts."
As many as 90 new regulations are in the works, and at least nine of them are considered "economically significant" because they impose costs or promote societal benefits that exceed $100 million annually. They include new rules governing employees who take family- and medical-related leaves, new standards for preventing or containing oil spills, and a simplified process for settling real estate transactions.
In some cases, Bush's regulations reflect new interpretations of language in federal laws. In other cases, such as several new counterterrorism initiatives, they reflect new executive branch decisions in areas where Congress — now out of session and focused on the elections — left the president considerable discretion.
The burst of activity has made this a busy period for lobbyists who fear that industry views will hold less sway after the elections. The doors at the New Executive Office Building have been whirling with corporate officials and advisers pleading for relief or, in many cases, for hastened decision making.
Bush's aides are acutely aware of the political risks of completing their regulatory work too late. On the afternoon of Bush's inauguration, Jan. 20, 2001, his chief of staff issued a government-wide memo that blocked the completion or implementation of regulations drafted in the waning days of the Clinton administration that had not yet taken legal effect.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Bush is the first president who has deliberately set out to destroy our nation. There are no words low enough to tell of the contempt I have for this president and his enablers.