October 4, AD 2011
Give me liberty or give me death. Patrick Henry
I HAVE RETURNED
After I returned from my vacation to Florida in March, I discovered that my computer had crashed. After various other activities, I purchased a new computer and my computer gurus tried to retrieve my address list and other information. Thanks to Adam, Gene and Hugh for your efforts and advice. However, they were unable to retrieve the lists which made it possible for me to send MACKO UNLEASHED to all of you. However, and most fortunately, longtime Libertarian patriot and Cuyahoga County Libertarian Vice Chairman Jeff Kanter put me in touch with Jeff Hexter, a very skilled computer expert who was able to retrieve all of your addresses and much other very valuable information including all the pictures which I have taken with digital cameras since 2002.
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For those of you who do not know me too well, I am Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Cuyahoga County and was formerly Region Chairman and a member of the Executive Committee. In 2008 I ran for Congress as a Libertarian and received 9511 votes, 2.94% of the votes, above the national average for Libertarian Congressional candidates. Last year I ran for State Representative and received 2812 votes, tying with Bob Williams for the second highest percentage. 5.56%, for all alternate party candidates for the state legislature in a three way race. Chad Ricketts came in first with almost 10%.
For more information about how Libertarians in Ohio did in 2010, see http://www.lpo.org/2010-election-results-lp.html
RON PAUL VS. THE NEOCONS
That is not the official title for the Republican presidential candidates’ debates but it certainly should be. Other than the mostly suppressed former governor of New Mexico, Gary Johnson, who reduced taxes fourteen times and increased them zero times, vetoed 750 bills and promises to reduce government spending, including military spending, 43% in order to present a balanced budget in 2013, Congressman Dr. Paul, a life member of the Libertarian Party although he has served 12 terms as a Republican, is the only candidate in those debates worthy to be president and the only candidate who believes in liberty, justice and peace.
In the next issue of Macko Unleashed, #21, I will analyze those other candidates who may still be relevant then more thoroughly; Gardisil Rick Perry, NAFTA Newt Gingrich who put out a contract on America in the 199os, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Chairman 9-9-9 not 6-6-6 Herman Cain, IRS agent/”Patriot” Act supporter Michele Bachmann, Manchurian candidate John Huntsman, flip-flopper socialist Mitt Romney, a chip off an old Rockefeller Republican block, Chris gun control advocate and Henry Kissinger endorsee, Christie, Thaddeus (who?) McCotter, Buddy (who?) Roemer and whoever else the Enemy may put up to try to distract people from Ron Paul and his multidecade record of defending liberty, justice and peace.
I will also comment about Libertarian front runner, Wayne Allyn Root, peace advocate Lee Wrights and several other optimistic Libertarian presidential candidates about whom I need to learn more.
The best way to become more active in the Ron Paul campaign in northeast Ohio is to contact Steve Berecek as firstname.lastname@example.org. It most heartening to see the great number of meetings and supporters that Ron Paul has stirred into action.
The best sources about the campaign nationally are Dr. Paul’s official website, www.ronpaul2012.com, The Daily Paul www.dailypaul.com and Run Ron Paul www.RunRonPaul.com. If you know of others, please advise me.
AN APPEAL TO FELLOW PEACE ADVOCATES
Finally, here is an appeal to fellow peace activists. Peace mom and patriot Cindy Sheehan brilliantly observed brilliantly the distinction between the anti-war movement and the anti-Bush war movement and how the latter went AWOL at Noon, January 20, AD 2009. There is no better way to advance the cause of peace than to support Ron Paul. Its time to come aboard now.
Regarding the issue of peace, if the Nobel Committee doesn’t send someone to the White House to repossess Barry’s Peace Prize, they should close up shop.
See www.informationclearinghouse.info. This is a grim description for the situation which faces us. Except for Dr. Roberts’ suggestion that there is a possibility of escape if America falls and that the election is delusional, it is impossible to disagree with any of his observations.
However, if the battle were over, the Enemy, especially their prostitute media and their puppet, Barack Hussein Obama aka Barry Soetoro, aka The Long-legged Mack-daddy, would not still be lying to us and trying to distort or suppress the truth.
The Day America Died
By Paul Craig Roberts
October 03, 2011 “Information Clearing House” — September 30, 2011 was the day America was assassinated.
Some of us have watched this day approach and have warned of its coming, only to be greeted with boos and hisses from “patriots” who have come to regard the US Constitution as a device that coddles criminals and terrorists and gets in the way of the President who needs to act to keep us safe.
In our book, The Tyranny of Good Intentions, Lawrence Stratton and I showed that long before 9/11 US law had ceased to be a shield of the people and had been turned into a weapon in the hands of the government. The event known as 9/11 was used to raise the executive branch above the law. As long as the President sanctions an illegal act, executive branch employees are no longer accountable to the law that prohibits the illegal act. On the president’s authority, the executive branch can violate US laws against spying on Americans without warrants, indefinite detention, and torture and suffer no consequences.
Many expected President Obama to re-establish the accountability of government to law. Instead, he went further than Bush/Cheney and asserted the unconstitutional power not only to hold American citizens indefinitely in prison without bringing charges, but also to take their lives without convicting them in a court of law. Obama asserts that the US Constitution notwithstanding, he has the authority to assassinate US citizens, who he deems to be a “threat,” without due process of law.
In other words, any American citizen who is moved into the threat category has no rights and can be executed without trial or evidence.
On September 30 Obama used this asserted new power of the president and had two American citizens, Anwar Awlaki and Samir Khan murdered. Khan was a wacky character associated with Inspire Magazine and does not readily come to mind as a serious threat.
Awlaki was a moderate American Muslim cleric who served as an advisor to the US government after 9/11 on ways to counter Muslim extremism. Awlaki was gradually radicalized by Washington’s use of lies to justify military attacks on Muslim countries. He became a critic of the US government and told Muslims that they did not have to passively accept American aggression and had the right to resist and to fight back. As a result Awlaki was demonized and became a threat.
All we know that Awlaki did was to give sermons critical of Washington’s indiscriminate assaults on Muslim peoples. Washington’s argument is that his sermons might have had an influence on some who are accused of attempting terrorist acts, thus making Awlaki responsible for the attempts.
Obama’s assertion that Awlaki was some kind of high-level Al Qaeda operative is merely an assertion. Jason Ditz concluded that the reason Awlaki was murdered rather than brought to trial is that the US government had no real evidence that Awlaki was an Al Qaeda operative.
Having murdered its critic, the Obama Regime is working hard to posthumously promote Awlaki to a leadership position in Al Qaeda. The presstitutes and the worshippers of America’s First Black President have fallen in line and regurgitated the assertions that Awlaki was a high-level dangerous Al Qaeda terrorist. If Al Qaeda sees value in Awlaki as a martyr, the organization will give credence to these claims. However, so far no one has provided any evidence. Keep in mind that all we know about Awlaki is what Washington claims and that the US has been at war for a decade based on false claims.
But what Awlaki did or might have done is beside the point. The US Constitution requires that even the worst murderer cannot be punished until he is convicted in a court of law. When the American Civil Liberties Union challenged in federal court Obama’s assertion that he had the power to order assassinations of American citizens, the Obama Justice (sic) Department argued that Obama’s decision to have Americans murdered was an executive power beyond the reach of the judiciary.
In a decision that sealed America’s fate, federal district court judge John Bates ignored the Constitution’s requirement that no person shall be deprived of life without due process of law and dismissed the case, saying that it was up to Congress to decide. Obama acted before an appeal could be heard, thus using Judge Bates’ acquiescence to establish the power and advance the transformation of the president into a Caesar that began under George W. Bush.
Attorneys Glenn Greenwald and Jonathan Turley point out that Awlaki’s assassination terminated the Constitution’s restraint on the power of government. Now the US government not only can seize a US citizen and confine him in prison for the rest of his life without ever presenting evidence and obtaining a conviction, but also can have him shot down in the street or blown up by a drone.
Before some readers write to declare that Awlaki’s murder is no big deal because the US government has always had people murdered, keep in mind that CIA assassinations were of foreign opponents and were not publicly proclaimed events, much less a claim by the president to be above the law. Indeed, such assassinations were denied, not claimed as legitimate actions of the President of the United States.
The Ohio National Guardsmen who shot Kent State students as they protested the US invasion of Cambodia in 1970 made no claim to be carrying out an executive branch decision. Eight of the guardsmen were indicted by a grand jury. The guardsmen entered a self-defense plea. Most Americans were angry at war protestors and blamed the students. The judiciary got the message, and the criminal case was eventually dismissed. The civil case (wrongful death and injury) was settled for $675,000 and a statement of regret by the defendants
The point isn’t that the government killed people. The point is that never prior to President Obama has a President asserted the power to murder citizens.
Over the last 20 years, the United States has had its own Mein Kampf transformation.
Terry Eastland’s book, Energy in the Executive: The Case for the Strong Presidency, presented ideas associated with the Federalist Society, an organization of Republican lawyers that works to reduce legislative and judicial restraints on executive power. Under the cover of wartime emergencies (the war on terror), the Bush/Cheney regime employed these arguments to free the president from accountability to law and to liberate Americans from their civil liberties. War and national security provided the opening for the asserted new powers, and a mixture of fear and desire for revenge for 9/11 led Congress, the judiciary, and the people to go along with the dangerous precedents.
As civilian and military leaders have been telling us for years, the war on terror is a 30-year project. After such time has passed, the presidency will have completed its transformation into Caesarism, and there will be no going back.
Indeed, as the neoconservative “Project For A New American Century” makes clear, the war on terror is only an opening for the neoconservative imperial ambition to establish US hegemony over the world.
As wars of aggression or imperial ambition are war crimes under international law, such wars require doctrines that elevate the leader above the law and the Geneva Conventions, as Bush was elevated by his Justice (sic) Department with minimal judicial and legislative interference.
Illegal and unconstitutional actions also require a silencing of critics and punishment of those who reveal government crimes. Thus Bradley Manning has been held for a year, mainly in solitary confinement under abusive conditions, without any charges being presented against him. A federal grand jury is at work concocting spy charges against Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange. Another federal grand jury is at work concocting terrorists charges against antiwar activists.
“Terrorist” and “giving aid to terrorists” are increasingly elastic concepts. Homeland Security has declared that the vast federal police bureaucracy has shifted its focus from terrorists to “domestic extremists.”
It is possible that Awlaki was assassinated because he was an effective critic of the US government. Police states do not originate fully fledged. Initially, they justify their illegal acts by demonizing their targets and in this way create the precedents for unaccountable power. Once the government equates critics with giving “aid and comfort” to terrorists, as they are doing with antiwar activists and Assange, or with terrorism itself, as Obama did with Awlaki, it will only be a short step to bringing accusations against Glenn Greenwald and the ACLU.
The Obama Regime, like the Bush/Cheney Regime, is a regime that does not want to be constrained by law. And neither will its successor. Those fighting to uphold the rule of law, humanity’s greatest achievement, will find themselves lumped together with the regime’s opponents and be treated as such.
This great danger that hovers over America is unrecognized by the majority of the people. When Obama announced before a military gathering his success in assassinating an American citizen, cheers erupted. The Obama regime and the media played the event as a repeat of the (claimed) killing of Osama bin Laden. Two “enemies of the people” have been triumphantly dispatched. That the President of the United States was proudly proclaiming to a cheering audience sworn to defend the Constitution that he was a murderer and that he had also assassinated the US Constitution is extraordinary evidence that Americans are incapable of recognizing the threat to their liberty.
Emotionally, the people have accepted the new powers of the president. If the president can have American citizens assassinated, there is no big deal about torturing them. Amnesty International has sent out an alert that the US Senate is poised to pass legislation that would keep Guantanamo Prison open indefinitely and that Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) might introduce a provision that would legalize “enhanced interrogation techniques,” an euphemism for torture.
Instead of seeing the danger, most Americans will merely conclude that the government is getting tough on terrorists, and it will meet with their approval. Smiling with satisfaction over the demise of their enemies, Americans are being led down the garden path to rule by government unrestrained by law and armed with the weapons of the medieval dungeon.
Americans have overwhelming evidence from news reports and YouTube videos of US police brutally abusing women, children, and the elderly, of brutal treatment and murder of prisoners not only in Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, and secret CIA prisons abroad, but also in state and federal prisons in the US. Power over the defenseless attracts people of a brutal and evil disposition.
A brutal disposition now infects the US military. The leaked video of US soldiers delighting, as their words and actions reveal, in their murder from the air of civilians and news service camera men walking innocently along a city street shows soldiers and officers devoid of humanity and military discipline. Excited by the thrill of murder, our troops repeated their crime when a father with two small children stopped to give aid to the wounded and were machine-gunned.
So many instances: the rape of a young girl and murder of her entire family; innocent civilians murdered and AK-47s placed by their side as “evidence” of insurgency; the enjoyment experienced not only by high school dropouts from torturing they-knew-not- who in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo, but also by educated CIA operatives and Ph.D. psychologists. And no one held accountable for these crimes except two lowly soldiers prominently featured in some of the torture photographs.
What do Americans think will be their fate now that the “war on terror” has destroyed the protection once afforded them by the US Constitution? If Awlaki really needed to be assassinated, why did not President Obama protect American citizens from the precedent that their deaths can be ordered without due process of law by first stripping Awlaki of his US citizenship? If the government can strip Awlaki of his life, it certainly can strip him of citizenship. The implication is hard to avoid that the executive branch desires the power to terminate citizens without due process of law.
Governments escape the accountability of law in stages. Washington understands that its justifications for its wars are contrived and indefensible. President Obama even went so far as to declare that the military assault that he authorized on Libya without consulting Congress was not a war, and, therefore, he could ignore the War Powers Resolution of 1973, a federal law intended to check the power of the President to commit the US to an armed conflict without the consent of Congress.
Americans are beginning to unwrap themselves from the flag. Some are beginning to grasp that initially they were led into Afghanistan for revenge for 9/11. From there they were led into Iraq for reasons that turned out to be false. They see more and more US military interventions: Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan and now calls for invasion of Pakistan and continued saber rattling for attacks on Syria, Lebanon, and Iran. The financial cost of a decade of the “war against terror” is starting to come home. Exploding annual federal budget deficits and national debt threaten Medicare and Social Security. Debt ceiling limits threaten government shut-downs.
War critics are beginning to have an audience. The government cannot begin its silencing of critics by bringing charges against US Representatives Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich. It begins with antiwar protestors, who are elevated into “antiwar activists,” perhaps a step below “domestic extremists.” Washington begins with citizens who are demonized Muslim clerics radicalized by Washington’s wars on Muslims. In this way, Washington establishes the precedent that war protestors give encouragement and, thus, aid, to terrorists. It establishes the precedent that those Americans deemed a threat are not protected by law. This is the slippery slope on which we now find ourselves.
Last year the Obama Regime tested the prospects of its strategy when Dennis Blair, Director of National Intelligence, announced that the government had a list of American citizens that it was going to assassinate abroad. This announcement, had it been made in earlier times by, for example, Richard Nixon or Ronald Reagan, would have produced a national uproar and calls for impeachment. However, Blair’s announcement caused hardly a ripple. All that remained for the regime to do was to establish the policy by exercising it.
Readers ask me what they can do. Americans not only feel powerless, they are powerless. They cannot do anything. The highly concentrated, corporate-owned, government-subservient print and TV media are useless and no longer capable of performing the historic role of protecting our rights and holding government accountable. Even many antiwar Internet sites shield the government from 9/11 skepticism, and most defend the government’s “righteous intent” in its war on terror. Acceptable criticism has to be couched in words such as “it doesn’t serve our interests.”
Voting has no effect. President “Change” is worse than Bush/Cheney. As Jonathan Turley suggests, Obama is “the most disastrous president in our history.” Ron Paul is the only presidential candidate who stands up for the Constitution, but the majority of Americans are too unconcerned with the Constitution to appreciate him.
To expect salvation from an election is delusional. All you can do, if you are young enough, is to leave the country. The only future for Americans is a nightmare.
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was appointed by President Reagan Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury and confirmed by the US Senate. He was Associate Editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal, and he served on the personal staffs of Representative Jack Kemp and Senator Orrin Hatch. He was staff associate of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, staff associate of the Joint Economic Committee of Congress, and Chief Economist, Republican Staff, House Budget Committee. He wrote the Kemp-Roth tax rate reduction bill, and was a leader in the supply-side revolution. He was professor of economics in six universities, and is the author of numerous books and scholarly contributions. He has testified before committees of Congress on 30 occasions.
Here is information about the three statewide ballot issues; http://www.bricker.com/services/resource-details.aspx?resourceid=59
Issue 1 Judicial Retirement Age would amend the Ohio Constitution to allow judges to take office up to the age of 75 from the current limit of 70. VOTE FOR
Issue 2 Repeal of S.B. 5 to change collective bargaining laws, salary schedules, compensation, layoff procedure and leave of public employees. Tentatively FOR, but I plan to read all of it before I make a decision.
Issue 3 Health Care Freedom Act would amend the Ohio Constitution to prohibit any local, state or federal law which would force Ohio residents to purchase health insurance. This measure would drastically restrict the form of socialized medicine which is known colloquially as Obamacare. VOTE FOR
7:00 PM Wednesday, October 5 (less than 48 hours) The Libertarian Party of Cuyahoga County will hold its regular monthly meeting at Denny’s Restaurant, 4331 West 150th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44135. The public is welcome. There will be an unstructured discussion about politics, the coming election, including running for office in 2012, and other matters of interest. If you plan to eat, arrive by 6:00 PM.
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM Friday, October 7 Cleveland Public Square
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM Saturday. October 8 West Side Market Actions to end the Afghan War and cut military spending on the tenth anniversary of the invasion. These events are sponsored by Cleveland Peace Action and the Northeast Ohio Antiwar Coalition.
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM Friday, October 7 and every Friday until further notice.Peace patriot Don Bryant will lead another pro-peace demonstration at the Federal Building on the southwest corner of East 9th and Lakeside Avenue. It was a pleasure to participate in this event a few months ago with my “Impeach Obama That’s Change We Can Believe In sign several months ago and I hope to do so again very soon. Don is an dedicated activist, especially on behalf of Middle East peace. For further information, email him at email@example.com and get on his mailing list.
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 11 Northeast Ohio Businessmen’s Briefing and Networking Event Brewster’s Bistro, 2681 Creekside Drive, Twinsburg, Ohio 44087 east of Ohio 91, north of I 480. RSVP by email to GCCPAINC@AOL.COM or 216-631-2326 by Monday, October 10. This constitutional, conservative group meets the second Tuesday of each month.
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Friday October 14, 2011
St. Paul’s Community Church
United Church of Christ
4427 Franklin Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44113-2845
BLOOD ON THE TRACKS is available for purchase from your favorite bookseller or from PM Press: www.pmpress.org ISBN 978-1-60486-421-2 • Visit Brian’s book tour blog: bloodonthetracks.info • Find the book on Facebook!
In telling his story, Willson provides numerous examples of the types of personal, risk-taking, nonviolent actions he and others have taken in attempts to educate and effect political change: tax refusal—which requires simplification of one’s lifestyle; fasting—done publicly in strategic political and/or therapeutic spiritual contexts; and obstruction tactics—strategically placing one’s body in the way of “business as usual.” It was such actions that thrust Brian Willson into the public eye in the mid-’80s, first as a participant in a high-profile, water-only “Veterans Fast for Life” against the Contra war being waged by his government in Nicaragua. Then, on a fateful day in September 1987, the world watched in horror as Willson was run over by a U.S. government munitions train during a nonviolent blocking action in which he expected to be removed from the tracks and arrested.
Follow Brian’s journey… from high school jock… to Viet Nam commander… to peace activist… seeking right livelihood… and now…coming your way with his east coast book tour.
The event will begin with a potluck vegan dinner.
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Thursday, October 20 We the People meets at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 450 Dennison Avenue, Akron, Ohio 44312 on the corner of Albrecht Avenue. THE REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING DATE IS THE SECOND THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH. This group studies the alleged legality of the federal income tax and other monetary issues.
7:00 PM Friday, October 21 John F. McManus, the president of the John Birch Society, will speak at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, 4900 Sinclair Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229. His topic is Betrayal of the Constitution. Tickets are only $5.00 at the door. For information call 740-368-0008.
Saturday, October 22 There will be a straw vote poll for Ron Paul at Ohio State University. For details see http://ohioforronpaul.com/?p=187
6:30 PM Wednesday, October 26 and the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month until further notice. Mavis Winkle’s 5005 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio 44131. This is a game which is designed to teach you how to invest more prudently. It is sponsored by Jeff Kanter. I finally attended and it was enjoyable and educational. If you plan to eat, you should arrive at 5:30 PM.
7:00 PM Wednesday, November 2 Libertarian Party of Cuyahoga County meeting. Same location as above.
7:00 PM, Saturday, November 5 Robin Pease-Kerr at St. Paul’s Community Church West 45th and Franklin Boulevard
3:00 PM Sunday, November 6 Veterans For Peace monthly meeting at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2747 Fairmount Boulevard, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44106.
7:00 PM Friday, November 11 Veterans For Peace will commemorate Veterans Day at West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, 20401 Hilliard Boulevard, Rocky River, Ohio 44116
3:00 PM Sunday, November 13 Veterans For Peace will commemorate Veterans Day at Plymouth Church, United Church of Christ, 2860 Coventry Road, Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120
I am very proud to announce that the VFP, of which I am a member, voted to impeach Barack Obama for war crimes at this year’s national convention. I would have included treason and violation of his oath of office but the resolution was very well written and those are relatively minor points. Obama was also charged wit being an accessory after the fact for not prosecuting Bush, Cheney and other war criminals in his regime for their war crimes. Nothing could more clearly exemplify that we don’t even have a two party system of opposing criminal gangs. For more information, see http://alethonews.wordpress.com/2011/09/13/vets-for-peace-votes-to-impeach-obama-for-war-crimes/
Here is the bipartisan resolution:
IMPEACHMENT OF PRESIDENT BARACK H. OBAMA FOR WAR CRIMES
Whereas, Barack H. Obama is Commander In Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces and the head of the Executive Branch of the United States government, and
Whereas, President Obama, on 19 March 2011, committed a criminal act by ordering the U.S. military to war in Libya without first obtaining the consent of the U.S. Congress in a direct violation of the U.S. Constitution, and
Whereas, the illegal U.S. invasion, bombing and occupation of Iraq initiated by the Bush administration continues under the Obama administration; and
Whereas, the U.S. government is currently engaged in illegal wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and Libya, and President Obama pledged to increase the number of military personnel and tax dollars spent on the these wars, and
Whereas, the U.S. military used and continues to use depleted uranium munitions, cluster bombs and white phosphorous in densely populated areas in violation of U.S. laws and international laws and treaties prohibiting the indiscriminate killing of civilians; and,
Whereas, the Geneva Conventions specifically prohibit the use of especially injurious weapons and materials causing unnecessary harm that remain active and lethal after battle, and over large areas of land, and
Whereas, large numbers of babies born in Iraq and Afghanistan suffer life-long illness and deformity like severe disfigurements and brain damage, Down’s syndrome, and weak hearts doctors state are caused by the U.S. military’s massive and widespread use of toxic and radioactive materials, and
Whereas, millions upon millions of Iraqi, Afghani, Pakistani, Yemeni, Somali, and Libyan civilians have been maimed, poisoned, displaced from their homes, and killed in a direct result of ongoing, illegal acts of war by the United States, and
Whereas, illegal, immoral and counterproductive detainee torture and brutalization at the hands of the U.S. military’s Immediate Reaction Force continue at Guantanamo under the Obama administration and in particular, the torture of Pfc. Bradley Manning at Quantico, Virginia, and
Whereas, President Obama is an accessory after the fact in obstructing justice by failing to order the Department of Justice to initiate investigations into numerous and blatant U.S. war crimes committed by the Bush administration, for which it is manifestly accountable under the law, and
Whereas, millions of Americans, including Veterans For Peace and Prosecute Them Now, supported the impeachment of Bush/Cheney for the same war crimes that are being committed now by Obama in violation of the U.S. Constitution, U.S. federal laws, the United Nations Charter, the Hague Convention, the Geneva Conventions, The United Nations Convention Against Torture and the Nuremberg Tribunal Charter, and
Whereas, Veterans For Peace and Prosecute Them Now are committed to the stated mission to restrain our government from intervening overtly and covertly in the internal affairs of other nations, to seek justice for veterans and victims of war, to increase public awareness of the exact costs of war, and to abolish war as an instrument of national policy;
Therefore Be It Resolved that Veterans For Peace call on the U.S. House of Representatives to immediately begin impeachment proceedings against President Barack H. Obama for failure to uphold his sworn oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America from all enemies foreign and domestic, and for his commission of war crimes, crimes against humanity, obstruction of justice and the violation of numerous national and international laws, treaties and conventions.
Approved at the 2011 VFP National Convention
OTHER CONTACTS AND SOURCES OF INFORMATION
The Libertarian Party of the United States www.lp.org
The Libertarian Party of Ohio www.lpo.org
The New American http://www.thenewamerican.com/
The American Free Press http://americanfreepress.net/
Downsize DC http://www.downsizedc.org/
The Future of Freedom Foundation www.fff.org
Lew Rockwell www.lewrockwell.com
The Mises Institute http://mises.org/
- Edward Griffin http://www.realityzone.com
Charles Earl firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Badnarik email@example.com
Maryanne Petranek firstname.lastname@example.org
Greg Coleridge email@example.com
Ohio NORML http://normlohio.org/
Gary Seman www.distributedliving.net
The above cartoon is from G. Edward Griffin at http://www.realityzone.com
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For life and liberty,
Ron Paul for President