New Motto for the Old North State?

First in Impeachment

There's a fascinating discussion unfolding here that suggests the possibility of moving forward with presidential impeachment with one STATE taking the initiative. That's right. One STATE.

Here's a snippet from this provocative DailyKos diary:

A high crime is one which seeks the overthrow of the country, which gives aid or comfort to its enemies, or which injures the country to the profit of an individual or group.

On December 10, 1903 William B. Lamar, US Congressional Representative for the 3rd district of Florida, rose on the floor of the house and delivered before Congress articles of impeachment, prepared and resolved by both houses of the legislature of Florida, alleging high crimes and misdemeanors by a Federal Judge, Charles Swayne.
Swayne was ultimately acquitted, but strong precedent was established for a State to initiate impeachment proceedings, as clearly outlined in the House Rules of the 109th Congress.

So. The possibility exists that a state legislature can initiate impeachment.

I say that as one of the state's suffering the most loss of life from Bush's illegal war plundering, North Carolina should take the lead in getting our Democracy back on track.

Calling all North Carolina legislators.

It's time for you to take the lead . . . or get out of the friggin' way. Or to paraphrase Dear Leader, you're either FOR the rule of law . . . or your against freedom and democracy.

It's show time.

Comments

I've been following it too...

I agree. So we need emails and letters to every member of the NC House and Senate? I have some time today, so what do we need to do first?



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

You might as well start in Orange County

If you can't get the progressives in Orange County onboard, you won't get anybody. Then I would move on to the North Carolina Black Leadership Caucus - whose website is currently down. They probably have suffered more (nationwide) than any other group at the hands of Bush.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

I agree with Robert

If Joe Hackney, Verla Insko and Ellie Kinnaird can't push this ahead, then no one can.

Unfortunately, I'm on a deadline today.

Maybe you can write a magnificent op-ed piece and flack it to the Charlotte Observer?

Or maybe just contact Ellie or Verla directly. Sorry I can't dig in right now.

Grrrrr.