Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Demand Local Law Enforcement Uphold Their Oath to Defend the Constitution . . . and Prosecute Bush and Cheney for Murder
I spoke with one of the leading constitutional scholars in the United States (he teaches at one of top law schools, and has literally "written the book" on constitutional law).
I asked him if there was any way the American people can force Congress to perform their constitutional duties to impeach Bush and Cheney.
He said no.
I persisted, by arguing that the founding fathers could never have envisioned Congress being so complicit with a rogue White House that they refuse to impeach, and instead cover up their crimes. I said there's got to be a way to force them to follow their duties, or to impeach or remove the congress people who are obstructing the rule of law.
He responded no. His last words to me were: "That's the way the constitutional cookie crumbles".
I was very disappointed, to say the least.
Is All Lost?
Renowned prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi says that local district attorneys, state attorney generals and the United States attorney general each have the power and jurisdiction to prosecute Bush and Cheney for murder:
"You’ve got to realize, there’s no statute of limitations for the crime of murder. So this could very well happen. At this stage of my life, I cannot engage in fanciful reveries. This is a very real thing that we’re talking about here. I’ve established jurisdiction on a federal and state level for the prosecution of Bush for two crimes: conspiracy to commit murder and murder. On a federal level, we’re really only talking about the Attorney General in Washington, D.C., operating through his Department of Justice. But on a state level, I’ve established jurisdiction for the attorney general in each of the fifty states, plus the hundreds of district attorneys in counties within those states, to prosecute George Bush for the murder of any soldier or soldiers from their state or county who died fighting his war in Iraq . . ."Bush and Cheney have also committed war crimes, for which they have no immunity.
They have also considered murdering U.S. citizens. And their intentional or - at the very least - reckless indifference to human life in failing to stop the planes from plowing into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon on 9/11 -- certainly constitutes homicide.
So What Does It All Mean?
Unless another constitutional expert explains some way we can force the congress critters to perform their constitutional duties and remove Bush and Cheney from power, or unless Kucinich's impeachment efforts or other efforts miraculously bear fruit, we'll have to try something else.
Specifically, we should focus our energy on getting factual evidence of acts of murder by Bush and Cheney into the hands of the local police, district attorneys, and state attorney generals, and then politely demanding that they follow their sworn oaths to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic".
The best approach would be for people who have friends inside the police departments, district attorneys offices, and attorney general offices to educate them. But a broader grassroots effort would also be helpful.
In order to put our strongest foot forward, I strongly recommend providing a copy of Bugliosi's book - The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder - to the police officer, district attorney, or attorney general. Bugliosi thoroughly documents the basis for their power and jurisdiction to arrest and prosecute Bush and Cheney, so it is the foundation for this entire strategy. You can have Amazon ship it directly to them.
Heck, you might even be able to perform a citizen's arrest of Bush or Cheney yourself.