Registered voters–Help Stop Bush!


The following is a resolution by Representative Jerrold Nadler to stop Bush’s pardoning of himself or his senior cabinet members for war crimes committed during his 2 terms of office. He is expected to pardon himself and his chief advisors, and this resolution sends a clear signal to your representatives that you dont want that to happen. Partial text below (link to follow)

Dear Representative,

I urge you to co-sponsor Rep. Jerrold Nadler’s H.Res. 1531 urging President Bush not to pardon senior members of his administration for crimes authorized by the President – and to investigate those crimes both in the House and the Justice Department, and prosecute if warranted.

(1) it is the sense of the House of Representatives that the granting of preemptive pardons by the President to senior officials of his administration for acts they may have taken in the course of their official duties is a dangerous abuse of the pardon power;

(2) it is the sense of the House of Representatives that the President should not grant preemptive pardons to senior officials in his administration for acts they may have taken in the course of their official duties;

(3) it is the sense of the House of Representatives that James Madison was correct in his observation that “[i]f the President be connected, in any suspicious manner, with any person, and there be grounds [to] believe he will shelter him, the House of Representatives can impeach him; they can remove him if found guilty”;

(4) it is the sense of the House of Representatives that a special investigative commission, or a Select Committee be tasked with investigating possible illegal activities by senior officials of the administration of President George W. Bush, including, if necessary, any abuse of the President’s pardon power; and

(5) the next Attorney General of the United States appoint an independent counsel to investigate, and, where appropriate, prosecute illegal acts by senior officials of the administration of President George W. Bush.

Sincerely,

You can add in your own message as well. Please consider signing this petition if you are a registered voter. Maybe we can yet make a difference!

http://www.democrats.com/nadler-pardons

nuffsaidblack1

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~ by irishgrl on November 30, 2008.

4 Responses to “Registered voters–Help Stop Bush!”

  1. As far as I learned, you can’t pardon yourself.
    Just thought I’d mention that.

  2. well, its never BEEN done, but I dont put it past Bush to try. I think he can see the handwriting on the wall, and is probably even now scheming with his advisors how to get away with all his nefarious wrongdoing. Ive seen commentary that says its possible for him to do it, and most expect him to try. The whole point is for Congress to take immediate action to stop him now before he pardons any of his immediate cabinet members thus making them immune from further prosecution.

    By the way, I dont know if you need to be a registered voter to sign the petition, but it may be a requirement. If you feel so inclined to sign, Jess, please do.

  3. If you can pardon yourself, that would be ridiculous.
    Whoever came up with that idea…!??!?!?

  4. Bush has run his Presidency all along like a dictator, I can totally see him pardoning himself. And his advisors/cabinet members.

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